letters to the editor
Cobb NAACP seeks answers
DEAR EDITOR: The NAACP is a national, people-based, civil-rights organization that has successfully advocated for equality and justice around the world. In America today, young black men are gettin...
April 20, 2015 12:00 AM | 3 3 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cobb seniors have earned their exemptions
DEAR EDITOR: The continuing discussion about the Cobb school tax exemption for seniors offers an opportunity to recount a bit of history on the exemption and a comment about government in general. ...
April 18, 2015 10:58 PM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Should Senior Tax Exemption go to those who don’t need it?
DEAR EDITOR: I thank recent MDJ letter-writer Mike Barnes for reading my letter to the editor about the Senior School Tax Exemption. Like Mr. Barnes, I too am 66 years old, did three years in the m...
April 17, 2015 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Don’t do away with school tax break for Cobb seniors
DEAR EDITOR: I agree wholeheartedly with recent letter-writers’ assessments of Mike Holzknecht, who wants Cobb to do away with the Senior School Tax Exemption. Holzknecht is like any other liberal ...
April 17, 2015 12:00 AM | 2 2 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Senator answers: Maybe all votes weren’t counted
DEAR EDITOR: A few days ago an MDJ columnist called me out alleging I did not support a procedural request for a roll call vote on a bill with a provision related to separate bill, Senate Bill 6. I...
April 15, 2015 09:56 PM | 3 3 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Republicans in Senate acted like cowards on illegal immigration
DEAR EDITOR: Non-vulgar words mostly cannot express the disgust and sense of betrayal I, and probably a slew of other Georgians, feel about allowing illegals to get driver’s licenses! Also access t...
April 14, 2015 09:49 PM | 1 1 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Columns by Foley, Yarbrough on Muslims appreciated
DEAR EDITOR: This brief note intends to convey my public acknowledgment of two welcome narratives in the Marietta Daily Journal recently concerning the Muslim community. First, there was Kevin Fole...
April 13, 2015 07:56 PM | 8 8 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Attack on seniors’ education-tax exemption unfair
DEAR EDITOR: I am not sure how others responded after reading the comments from letter-to-the-editor writer Mike Holzknecht regarding his harsh/negative opinion of the current school-tax exemption ...
April 06, 2015 10:52 PM | 20 20 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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Deny rezoning for warehouses in residential area
DEAR EDITOR: In Hilary Butschek’s recent article, “North Cobb residents fight developer’s proposal: BK Properties requests rezoning 30-acres in Town Center area to build two warehouses,” she descri...
April 01, 2015 09:46 PM | 4 4 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
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Critic of school-tax break will be senior too someday
DEAR EDITOR: I am a senior citizen born off the Square in the old Marietta Hospital 66 years ago. I have lived in Cobb all my life except four years of military service. My family has lived here fo...
April 14, 2015 09:48 PM | 12 12 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Practice tolerance, not finger-pointing
DEAR EDITOR: I must admit, during the work week, I seldom read the newspaper. Each morning, I am off to work with little time to spare. However, this week is Spring Break. I sat down to breakfast M...
April 14, 2015 09:47 PM | 5 5 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Public should be outraged over driver’s licenses for illegals
DEAR EDITOR: I read D.A. King’s very informative column Sunday with great interest and even more disgust. No matter what side of the illegal immigration crisis we are on, all of us should be outrag...
April 13, 2015 07:55 PM | 2 2 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Columnist Press misunderstands Bible
DEAR EDITOR: Bill Press’s MDJ column, “Hatred in the name of God” on Monday stated, “We don’t know what Jesus thought about homosexuality since he says not one word about it in the entire New Testa...
April 06, 2015 10:51 PM | 6 6 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Critical thinking’ missing from Foley piece on education
DEAR EDITOR: MDJ columnist Kevin Foley addresses a noble theme in supporting education but, in his zeal to castigate Republicans and conservatives in general, he blurs his point. He starts his piec...
April 01, 2015 09:45 PM | 8 8 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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Georgia should pass Religious Freedom Restoration Act
DEAR EDITOR: It was sad to read most of the “sounding board” opinions on Page 1A in Monday’s MDJ on the possible passage of SB 129, The Religious Freedom Restoration Act. We are becoming a nation o...
March 31, 2015 08:51 PM | 7 7 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
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Story on failing schools reminder that with rights come responsibilities
DEAR EDITOR: Thank you for the enlightening and informative article on the proposed amendment to Georgia’s Constitution which, if passed, would establish a statewide district for failing schools Th...
March 30, 2015 09:45 PM | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
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Limits have potential to weaken city
DEAR EDITOR: The proposed term limits have the potential to weaken the city government. The main reason brought forward in support of term limits has been that they would level the playing field fo...
March 28, 2015 09:14 PM | 3 3 comments | 123 123 recommendations | email to a friend
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Proposed health care merger will not enhance quality of care
DEAR EDITOR: I am opposed to the proposed merger of WellStar and Emory Healthcare. My concern is that health care in the Metro Atlanta area is becoming a monopoly and the longstanding tradition of ...
March 23, 2015 09:31 PM | 1 1 comments | 75 75 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cobb board thanked for rejecting Tritt plan
DEAR EDITOR: Thank you, Cobb BoC, for voting down the request for the large senior development on the Tritt property off Roswell Road in east Cobb. I am not anti-senior, as I could myself be consid...
March 18, 2015 11:24 PM | 0 0 comments | 83 83 recommendations | email to a friend
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