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Sunday 08/31/2014
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Rome’s natural potential
Posted: August 31, 2014

My husband and I recently returned from an RV trip during which we visited two communities where we were able to see how small and large cities have developed recreational trail systems. The two communities differed in both size and prosperity.

Sunday 08/24/2014
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Pleasant policing
Posted: August 24, 2014

As I was going to get my morning paper on Sunday morning a Floyd County police car pulled into our driveway and asked if I was on my way to get the paper. He got out of his vehicle and handed the paper to me.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Bennett gets goats
Posted: August 24, 2014

To the Clay Bennett critics: If you all had your way, all the television stations would carry FOX news 24/7. Same way with the Rome News-Tribune. There would be nothing for a cartoon other than stick figures of Obama. Oh wait. That is all there was for five years, before the RN-T starting putting Clay Bennett cartoons in their newspaper.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Ferguson coverage out of control
Posted: August 24, 2014

I fully respect the actions of the citizens of Ferguson, Missouri, to exercise their right under the First Amendment to peacefully assemble and to protest the slaying of Michael Brown. However, when those actions move from that of a peaceable protest to civil disobedience, and ultimately to fire bombing, shooting, burning, and looting, then I disagree with the news media’s continued use of the phrase “protestors clashing with police.”

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Onward Christian soldiers
Posted: August 24, 2014

Everyone is familiar with the analogy found in the hymn “Onward Christian Soldiers.” The first two lines are the fol-lowing:

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: We should be wary
Posted: August 24, 2014

Should we be more wary of the real criminal threat or the imagined racist?

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Georgians want, need Medicaid expansion
Posted: August 24, 2014

The Aug. 10 article “Local Hospitals Assess Affordable Care Act” leaves the impression that Georgians did not sign up for the new health insurance.

Sunday 08/10/2014
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Blessed with good school leaders
Posted: August 10, 2014

When Kelly Henson was superintendent of Floyd County Schools, I attended most board of education meetings. When Lynn Plunkett was the school superintendent, I attended all BOE meetings.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Too much abuse of courtesy carts
Posted: August 10, 2014

In reference to the column by Severo Avila on July 23 (“If I were ki … city manager of Rome”), the paragraph on the Walmart Walking Test was dead on the mark. These electric carts for the handicapped are abused as much as the free cell phone program or food stamp program.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Tired of negative views
Posted: August 10, 2014

Is Clay Bennett the only cartoonist you can find to put on the editorial pages? I’m tired of his Democratic negative views. Bring back our own Mike Lester or try someone simi-lar. What about and local or Georgia cartoonist to support.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Support your own community
Posted: August 10, 2014

I live in Armuchee, Georgia, a small area three miles north of Rome on U.S. 27 North. There is no courthouse on Broad Street, that is just what the area is called. Like Coosa or Lindale.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Let trail users pay
Posted: August 10, 2014

After reading the articles in the Rome News-Tribune regarding the trails and extensions around Rome, I want to express my opinion.

Sunday 07/27/2014
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: The great job scam
Posted: July 27, 2014

When reading the July 5, 2014, Calhoun Times, the cartoon by Rob Rogers was revealing. A high-rise office building contained messages on the upper stories such as: “Mega Corp. Worshiping The Almighty Dollar Since Forever,” and “Paying Taxes Violates Our Religious Freedom!” and “Government Oversight Is A Mortal Sin!”

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Scripture shows caption error
Posted: July 27, 2014

In the July 19 Religion section a picture and commentary of the Virgin del Carmen was featured. This is an event similar to many around the world and one familiar to us Romans with the yearly celebration of Our Lady of Guadalupe in December. 

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Mary is honored, not worshipped
Posted: July 27, 2014

In the Religion section of the Rome News-Tribune for July 19, there was a caption for a picture that read, “Nicaragua’s fishing community celebrates the feast day of the Virgin del Carmen, who is worshipped by Catholics as the patron saint of fisherman and sailors.”

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Special treatment for border children
Posted: July 27, 2014

It is reported that our border patrol is now completely occupied with “processing the current influx” of illegals, i.e. the children. What exactly does this “processing” entail? We ask their name, address, date of birth, phone number, etc. 

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Youth sports getting too costly to play
Posted: July 27, 2014

I’m confused as to why the Rome Floyd Parks and Recreation Authority decided to cancel the financial aid and raise the price of participation (again). What exactly does a football parent get for the $75 a kid now has to pay to play? The ability to rent the fields for a game, that’s all.

Sunday 07/13/2014
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Putin talks big, acts small
Posted: July 13, 2014

I am writing this in regard to the recent conflict brewing between U.S. President Obama and Russian President Putin.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Robbery report ill-timed
Posted: July 13, 2014

Shame on you and your staff for putting the article on the rise of armed robberies above the fold on a holiday weekend.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Where are the nation’s young leaders?
Posted: July 13, 2014

Norman Arey’s column on July 3 was outstanding. I usually do not read the sports section, but the bold letters of “Wake up America, You may be out of time soon” were eye-catching.

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