letters to the editor
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 | 1 1 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lee’s actions on Braves shouldn’t be tolerated
DEAR EDITOR: If everything in recent Atlanta newspaper stories is factual and true, then Tim Lee appears to be in serious trouble. In spite of his excuses and about-face remarks, his actions are no...
August 19, 2014 12:00 AM | 1 1 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Time to cut school tofu shakes, too?
DEAR EDITOR: Letter-writer Carol Jacobson’ s progressive rant in Sunday’s MDJ (“Cobb, Marietta boards wrong to fight school snack law”) reeks of illogic and Big Government. Likening eating a donut ...
August 19, 2014 12:00 AM | 2 2 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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New role suggested for Lee
DEAR EDITOR: If and when Tim Lee decides not to run again for Commission chairman or is voted out of office, the Board of Commissioners should create a special lifetime position for him, that of ch...
August 19, 2014 12:00 AM | 2 2 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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MHS seniors should put new spin on TP prank
DEAR EDITOR: Re: Letter to editor, “Put toilet paper criminals to work cleaning public restrooms” about the TPing of Marietta High School by rising seniors, a longstanding tradition In re to the in...
August 12, 2014 07:28 PM | 1 1 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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SPLOST does not deserve your vote
DEAR EDITOR: Thank you for the wonderful guest column about the SPLOST by Ron Sifen in Sunday’s MDJ. His detailed analysis highlighted how corrupt the SPLOST process has become and how addictive ou...
August 12, 2014 12:00 AM | 8 8 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Did Emory just want an Ebola guinea pig?
DEAR EDITOR: Concerning Ebola: I’m old enough to remember when we didn’t allow persons with communicable diseases into our country. Of course, everything is coming over our Southern border, includi...
August 07, 2014 06:10 PM | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Reader agrees with King, Isakson on border crisis
DEAR EDITOR: The news report in Saturday’s MDJ (“Effect of immigration crisis on Cobb County remains unknown”) had remarks from various people about the rush on the borders by what the press consta...
August 06, 2014 12:00 AM | 13 13 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Reader responds: Grand jury should indict in death
DEAR EDITOR: Re: Guest commentary by Allen Goodwin, July 27 MDJ, “The Cooper Harris case: Silence in the face of injustice” I thoroughly and strongly disagree with Mr. Goodwin. I think Ross Harris’...
August 02, 2014 10:06 PM | 1 1 comments | 19 19 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 | 2 2 comments | 6 6 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 | 5 5 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 | 2 2 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 | 3 3 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sifen pro-SPLOST column had opposite effect
DEAR EDITOR: I respect and enjoy Ron Sifen’s excellent guest columns published in the MDJ. I’ve benefitted and learned from his superb, thorough research into Cobb issues, but most importantly, Ron...
August 16, 2014 09:31 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Council should be held to higher standard
DEAR EDITOR: This has been an interesting week for the Marietta City Council. One member is accused of “using his power as a public figure to get favors from the city government ...” The entire Cou...
August 16, 2014 09:31 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Columnist Fein must not know many women very well
DEAR EDITOR: In his editorial on the connection between young women and the Democratic Party, MDJ columnist Dr. Melvyn Fein (as usual) builds his argument around several faulty premises. First, he ...
August 12, 2014 07:28 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Six-year SPLOST too long
DEAR EDITOR: I’ve said all along that the Board of Commissioners appears to have no idea what the “SP” means in SPLOST (Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax). Meanwhile, Sifen stated many items h...
August 12, 2014 12:00 AM | 1 1 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Put TP ‘criminals’ to work cleaning public rest rooms
DEAR EDITOR: I shouldn’t be surprised that the MDJ would choose to “celebrate” the criminals who rolled Marietta High School with front page and back page spreads. The principal did it when she was...
August 07, 2014 06:09 PM | 18 18 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Obama should be impeached
DEAR EDITOR: Count 1: The President’s No. 1 priority is to protect the United States of America from invasion. Our nation is presently being invaded by illegal aliens, many of whom are gang members...
August 06, 2014 12:00 AM | 8 8 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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