letters to the editor
SPLOST spending goes beyond intent of law
DEAR EDITOR: We are going to be asked to vote on the proposed 2016 Cobb special purpose local option sales tax that is on the Nov. 4 ballot. The SPLOST is and was not intended to pay for routine op...
October 25, 2014 10:51 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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2016 SPLOST vote a matter of trust
DEAR EDITOR: There are good arguments on both sides of the 2016 SPLOST renewal debate, which will be voted on by Cobb residents in a few days. I feel that too much of the money will be allocated to...
October 24, 2014 12:33 AM | 3 3 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Councilwoman backs SPLOST
DEAR EDITOR : “It’s time to give us a break” Lance Lamberton said in the MD after stating that the SPLOST tax had raised over One Billion Dollars. The SPLOST a penny on the dollar is what we all sp...
October 21, 2014 10:15 PM | 10 10 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Gingrey made King’s case on Deal’s silence on immigration
DEAR EDITOR: In reading U.S. Rep. Phil Gingrey’s response to D.A. King’s MDJ column on Gov. Deal’s reluctance to talk about illegal immigration (“too divisive”), it looks like Gingrey is helping Ki...
October 21, 2014 12:46 AM | 10 10 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Disgusted with Nunn, Perdue
DEAR EDITOR: Will we ever have a chance to elect a candidate on his/her own merits instead of voting against the one we don’t want? Whatever happened to “If elected I promise to ...?” Then they wou...
October 21, 2014 12:44 AM | 1 1 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Varner property could lay fallow
DEAR EDITOR: Re: Robert Meredith letter about the Varner property proposal on Macland Road (Tuesday’s MDJ) I too was raised in the shadow of Ty Cobb Varner’s’ store and trod the dirt roads of Macla...
October 18, 2014 11:49 PM | 4 4 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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SPLOST like Fair Tax, deserves your vote
DEAR EDITOR: I want to comment on the upcoming SPLOST vote in Cobb County. As a long-time resident, I have watched as our SPLOST dollars have been spent on sometimes frivolous projects, like a very...
October 18, 2014 11:48 PM | 6 6 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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The SPLOST: Vote ‘No’ on unethical politicians, dangerous turf
DEAR EDITOR: Early voting is now underway, with Election Day Nov. 4. Yet another special purpose local option sales tax (SPLOST) has been placed on the ballot. Taxpayers are being asked to give alm...
October 18, 2014 11:46 PM | 3 3 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Appalled by Obama’s ignorance on Ebola, ISIS
DEAR EDITOR: It is absolutely amazing and disgusting that so much ignorance is being portrayed by the leaders of our nation who are supposedly intelligent people. Example 1: President Obama made th...
October 16, 2014 09:45 PM | 17 17 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Professor responds to critics
DEAR EDITOR: Obviously, a cordial response to Rod Paramoure’s commentary (Oct. 15 MDJ) about my column (“Reaction to Kennesaw State University’s ‘Year of the Arabian Peninsula’, Oct. 12 MDJ) is app...
October 25, 2014 10:50 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Reconsider paper’s endorsement of Deal
DEAR EDITOR: I respectfully ask that you reconsider your endorsement of Nathan Deal for Georgia governor. Please consider the following: First, read your own words regarding the values, both moral ...
October 24, 2014 12:32 AM | 2 2 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Relieved our latest war finally has a name
DEAR EDITOR : I breathed a sigh of relief when I read that, after two weeks of intense debate, our military brass finally came up with what (to them, anyway) was a suitable name for the “skirmish,”...
October 21, 2014 10:16 PM | 2 2 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Islam a Trojan horse
DEAR EDITOR: S.M. Ghazanfar’s guest column “Racist Bigotry Understandable” misses the point. My dictionary defines bigotry as “stubborn and complete intolerance of any creed, belief or opinion that...
October 18, 2014 11:50 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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SPLOST doomsayers push self-fulfilling prophecy
DEAR EDITOR: Why is it vital to pass the SPLOST 2016 initiative on the November ballot? There are a myriad of reasons including funding our county’s senior services, libraries, parks, and police/fi...
October 18, 2014 11:48 PM | 1 1 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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King wrong: Deal ‘rock-solid’ on illegals
DEAR EDITOR: In rebuttal to D.A. King’s guest column in Wednesday’s MDJ, Gov. Nathan Deal has been rock-solid on enforcing immigration laws. Not only has he been strong on enforcement and border se...
October 16, 2014 09:45 PM | 5 5 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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MDJ readers sound off on SPLOST, Ebola
SPLOST debate: ‘Wasteful’ vs. ‘fabulous’ ... Wake up folks —Wake up folks if you vote no don’t come crying when services fall and quality of things decrease. Just like any other corporate business....
October 15, 2014 09:59 PM | 3 3 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Why celebrate culture trying to kill us?
DEAR EDITOR : Dr. Ghazanfar guest column So now comes Dr. Ghazanfar weighing in on the poor benighted souls (in his opinion, and that, sadly, of others) who are not happy with KSU’s “Year of the Ar...
October 15, 2014 09:56 PM | 3 3 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Reader feels ‘cheated’ by Muslim, transgender stories in MDJ
DEAR EDITOR: As a long time subscriber, reader and occasional contributor to the letters column, I have to ask what editorial goals were achieved by plastering Muslim fashions as propaganda and a “...
October 14, 2014 09:26 PM | 6 6 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Appalled’ by transgender student, MDJ’s story
DEAR EDITOR: I am writing concerning the article on the front page of Sunday’s MDJ featuring a transgender student on the Homecoming Court of Walton High School. You made such a big deal of this be...
October 14, 2014 12:00 AM | 28 28 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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