letters to the editor
Fein columns example of why state needs new leadership
DEAR EDITOR: Sociology: The science of society, social institutions and social relationships. Dr. Melvyn Fein who is a professor of sociology at Kennesaw State is once again trying to dissuade the ...
July 31, 2014 07:35 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Price column on target
DEAR EDITOR: The Rev. Dr. Nelson Price’s column “Note to parents: All hands on deck!” (Sunday’s MDJ) was right on target. He addresses the issues of just what has been going on in our schools and c...
July 29, 2014 11:20 PM | 1 1 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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City gives criminality by local homeless a free pass
DEAR EDITOR: The critical comments posted online concerning Councilman Anthony Coleman’s efforts to address the vagrant situation in Marietta exhibit a delusional view of “the homeless” as merely “...
July 29, 2014 11:20 PM | 3 3 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stultz failed to represent constituents
DEAR EDITOR: I was reading the quote in the Marietta Daily Journal from Cobb school board member Tim Stultz about the recent election and his comment that Susan Thayer had more financial support be...
July 29, 2014 12:22 AM | 3 3 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cobb should change plan, not ‘steal’ family’s land
DEAR EDITOR: I am very angry about the way the county is treating the families featured in the article “Family plans to fight losing cherished land,” in the July 16 issue of the MDJ. These families...
July 22, 2014 08:14 PM | 1 1 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Marietta SPLOST meeting inconvenient
DEAR EDITOR: As I read the story in the Saturday morning MDJ paper “Where is everybody?” concerning the SPLOST public meeting at The Marietta City Hall, some thoughts came to mind. The meeting was ...
July 22, 2014 08:13 PM | 1 1 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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SPLOST plan an insult to taxpayers
DEAR EDITOR: Where are the conservatives?! As a progressive, I am appalled over the 2016 SPLOST. There is something fundamentally wrong about deciding how much to tax and then finding ways to spend...
July 22, 2014 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Reader tired of ‘trash’ in mail about candidate
DEAR EDITOR: Every day this week, our home has received a negative ad for the Post 1 Cobb Commission seat, and all of them have been incorrect trash. I have known Bill Byrne since 1972 and at that ...
July 17, 2014 08:29 PM | 3 3 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Smyrna’s Bacon too ‘WASPy’ to be funny
DEAR EDITOR: What would we do for amusement if not for Smyrna Mayor Max Bacon? We might read a book of American statesmen, browse through the great literature of the world or immerse ourselves in t...
July 17, 2014 01:48 AM | 3 3 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fein’s viewpoint appreciated
DEAR EDITOR: MDJ columnist Dr. Melvyn Fein is articulate and always presents the facts of the matter clearly and well. His presence in our university system, and others like him, gives me encourage...
July 31, 2014 07:35 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Get it right on Riverwalk
DEAR EDITOR: Of course the Riverwalk development has come back, and this time without the need for county incentives for the highly valued land on Cobb Galleria Parkway and Cumberland Boulevard. Wh...
July 29, 2014 11:20 PM | 1 1 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Use SPLOST funds to update Cobb libraries
DEAR EDITOR: The East Marietta, Kennesaw, Acworth and Gritters library branches are all long overdue for new facilities. I am a stay-at-home dad who home-schools my children and can say first-hand ...
July 29, 2014 12:22 AM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Olens doing ‘lasting damage’ to AG’s office
DEAR EDITOR: I read your report that Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens, citing a “lack of authority,” refused to appoint an independent investigator to review the handling of ethics complaints inv...
July 24, 2014 11:59 PM | 1 1 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Nunn ashamed of husband, or just an opportunist?
DEAR EDITOR: Why is Mrs. Ronald Martin — aka “Michelle Nunn” — running a political campaign under her father’s last name instead of that of her husband? Is she ashamed of her husband — or is it mer...
July 24, 2014 11:59 PM | 10 10 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Goldwater’s words still ring true
DEAR EDITOR: We have many problems these days, but you only need to look back half a century to find that leadership was a quality that was here in abundance, something that seems lacking in our co...
July 22, 2014 08:10 PM | 5 5 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lee playing Russian roulette with SPLOST
DEAR EDITORS: I was quite surprised and disappointed to see the editorial board praise Tim Lee for reevaluating his position on the SPLOST use for BRT. I wouldn’t trust Tim Lee as far as I could th...
July 22, 2014 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letter-writer wrong on Kingston
DEAR EDITOR: A recent letter writer seems to support pro-business candidates, but then rejects the endorsement in the U.S. Senate race by the nation’s leading business advocacy group (“Give Perdue ...
July 17, 2014 08:27 PM | 4 4 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Braves stadium a waste
DEAR EDITOR: Atlanta Braves President John Schuerholz recently said that with $14 million, the Braves could move three natural gas lines under the “82 acres, pristine — with these beautiful trees u...
July 17, 2014 08:26 PM | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Forget SPLOST, just build MARTA rail
DEAR EDITOR: After the Cobb Commission stole the park bond money to give it to the Braves, no one could believe that the SPLOST will be anything but political payback to Chamber of Commerce machine...
July 15, 2014 07:22 PM | 1 1 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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