letters to the editor
Cartoon was not helpful
DEAR EDITOR: I was outraged to view your political cartoon about the police. Our police do an outstanding job and to allow such an inaccurate portrayal of them is just so out of character with the ...
August 28, 2014 10:35 PM | 1 1 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Politicians overzealous on ‘improvement’ front
DEAR EDITOR: I find myself suffering from great shock and embarrassment. I have discovered that I actually agree with something Marietta Councilman Philip Goldstein said. There are some local polit...
August 27, 2014 11:02 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lee shouldn’t have kept others in dark about Braves move
DEAR EDITOR: I read in the MDJ about Chairman Lee’s secret confab with Dan McRae about the intricacies of bond financing. It is not surprising that no fee was asked or paid. It is customary for a l...
August 26, 2014 09:33 PM | 2 2 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lee proving RINO after all
DEAR EDITORS: Just wanted to remind your readership that the MDJ gave Tim Lee its unqualified endorsement in the last election for Cobb County Commission Chairman. Back then, many of us suspected t...
August 26, 2014 09:32 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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ARC quote clarified
DEAR EDITOR: Clarity and precision are two qualities we pride ourselves on at the Georgia Public Policy Foundation, so I feel it important to clarify my quote in Saturday’s edition with regard to a...
August 26, 2014 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Charity choices wrong role for Commission
DEAR EDITOR: Once again the proposed Cobb FY2015 budget contains almost $1 million of contributions to the charities of the BoC’s choice. About the same as it was for FY2013 and FY 2014 budgets. I’...
August 26, 2014 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Democrats don’t want ‘honest’ talk about race
DEAR EDITOR: I read with interest and considerable puzzlement Roger Simon’s column in Wednesday’s MDJ concerning the situation in Ferguson and his insipid call for a conversation on race and racism...
August 26, 2014 04:00 AM | 7 7 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Coulter’s world-view comes up short
DEAR EDITOR: After writing a column two weeks ago simultaneously criticizing Dr. Kent Brantly as “idiotic” and all American Christians who go on mission trips as those who “slink off” to other coun...
August 22, 2014 12:19 AM | 3 3 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bottom line on Austell mayor? It’s time for Joe to go
DEAR EDITOR: Concerning your article (“DA looks into Mayor Jerkins”) in Tuesday’s MDJ, my response is that it’s about time that Austell Mayor Joe Jerkins was finally called to task for his systemat...
August 19, 2014 10:48 PM | 3 3 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Shame on paper for cop cartoon
DEAR EDITOR: In reference to the police cartoon on your editorial page Tuesday showing a policeman intimidating, and threatening to kill, those practicing our constitutional rights; an implied comm...
August 28, 2014 10:35 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Smoking ban overreach
DEAR EDITOR: Re: Story “Kennesaw bans Smoking in Parks,” Aug. 19 MDJ The ban doesn’t go far enough. There are already laws against discarding cigarette butts and these laws should be rigorously enf...
August 28, 2014 10:35 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Towery column missed point on Ferguson
DEAR EDITOR: I read articles that are slanted on liberal and conservative issues. One cannot fully discern what is correct unless they hear both sides. I judge each article on face value. Matt Towe...
August 27, 2014 11:01 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Weary of attacks on Tim Lee
DEAR EDITOR: Do the critics of the Cobb Commission Chair Tim Lee really believe that he is undermining the BoC and his constituents by seeking expert advice? Just how knowledgeable are these protes...
August 26, 2014 09:32 PM | 1 1 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Reconsider ‘no smoking’ law
DEAR EDITOR: It isn’t just the MDJ, AJC and 11 Alive (NBC) that are reporting on our new “no smoking in Kennesaw parks and cemetery” law. Both the Fox Network and AP have picked it up and it is bei...
August 26, 2014 09:31 PM | 2 2 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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If SPLOST not perfect, why support it?
DEAR EDITORS: Ron Sifen’s, guest column, “Cobb SPLOST not perfect, but deserves your vote,” in the Aug. 10 MDJ, was a self-defeating argument. In addition to the title, in his closing statements he...
August 24, 2014 12:00 AM | 1 1 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lee’s efforts to bring Braves appreciated
DEAR EDITOR: I am writing in support of my Cobb County Commissioners, in particular, Chairman Tim Lee and his visionary work to bring the Atlanta Braves to Cobb County. The Braves and the county kn...
August 20, 2014 09:44 PM | 3 3 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Austell rep-elect should think before she speaks
DEAR EDITOR: It looks like the Democrats of Austell’s District 39 have given the Georgia Legislature a competitor for the Pelosi-Obama-Reed “Shoot Off Your Mouth Before You Think” trophy! Georgia S...
August 19, 2014 10:47 PM | 1 1 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lee a discredit to office
DEAR EDITOR: College baseball is a sport but professional baseball is a lucrative multi-billion dollar business. Why should folks who will never attend an Atlanta Braves game or watch one on televi...
August 19, 2014 12:00 AM | 1 1 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cobb, Marietta boards wrong to fight snack law
DEAR EDITOR: The lack of leadership by the Cobb Board of Education and that of the Marietta School Board with respect to implementing the new food and snack laws is amazing. I remember when the gov...
August 16, 2014 09:32 PM | 4 4 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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