Letters to the Editor


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WARREN GRANT: Torture report was a big lie

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Everything, even torture, is debatable

Torture is a terrible thing, but when you’re dealing with terrible thugs you have to fight fire with fire.

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WALT SPECHT: Shootings need to be dealt with

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Citizens should speak up about shooting crimes

Someone saw more than they are telling. You can be unknown, and yet let the facts be known. It is all up to you what you do to deal with this threat to your community, and ours.

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NOLAN CONLEY: Fourth Commandment does not address Sunday

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: The Sabbath is Saturday

The first day of the week is mentioned nine times in God’s word and not one time is it called a holy day or anything but the first day of the week.

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RUBY BRITT: Morals have no color

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Adults who should know better are inciting riots

In the aftermath of the Ferguson, Mo., grand jury decision to not convict a white policeman for shooting a black man who reached into his police car and struggled with him for his gun, 18 people were injured, and 12 buildings and two police cars burned.

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ALLAN RUSSELL: Efforts continue to take God and Christmas out of Christmastime

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Christians should work to keep Christmas in the holidays

We are entering not a holiday season, but rather a season in which we celebrate the life, crucifixion, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, the most significant being to ever walk this Earth.

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WARREN D. GRANT: What colleges are really teaching may surprise you

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Univesity of North Carolina is the latest to face a scandal

What are we teaching kids? Cheating is fair game if the results produce the expected outcome (national titles and big revenue).

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PAUL J. PENA: Upgraded missile defense is U.S.'s best security

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: A bad deal with Iran is worse than none at all

Congress must step up and fully fund the GMD missile defense program; it’s our only real defense against a missile launched at the U.S. homeland by Iran.

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SUZI BONIFAY: Criticism is easy; solutions are hard

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Criticizing from the sidelines does nothing to solve education issues

Improving schools in a community takes more than booing from the sidelines. It takes collaboration and teamwork to help find creative solutions to difficult problems — poverty, homelessness, abuse, drugs, etc.

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WALT SPECHT: Automation erases too many jobs

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: technology is killing more jobs than it creates

Next time you self-checkout at the store, remember, this was sold to the stores as a way to save money by doing away with cashier’s positions. Where will these people that are working, and want to work, going to find employment?

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ROBERT BROWN: Obamacare proponents banked on stupidity of voters

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Large media outlets ignored admissions of lack of tranparency

If you depend upon the mainstream media for the information needed to understand those who would run our country, you may not recognize this name — Jonathan Gruber, MIT professor and a major player in structuring and selling “Obamacare.”

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JOHN MCRAE: Second District missing voice on Georgia School Board

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: District 2 seat has been vacant for more than eight months

The Second District of Georgia is not being represented when the Georgia Board of Education meets to discuss budgets, policies and educational issues.

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WARREN D. GRANT: here comes the next election

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Politicians are jockeying for position in 2016

Promises made during the campaigns will be forgotten like yesterday’s lunch.

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ERNEST R. SMITH: GOP, do it right this time

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: A repeat of the previous performance by Republicans is unacceptable

Now that Republicans have a chance to lead the country, they should adhere to conservative ideals and values.

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JOHN MCRAE: Interesting week for Dougherty schools

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Dougherty School System needs cultural change

Poor graduation rates, insensitive picture, a loaded gun and a student facing sodomy charges show a school culture that needs to be addressed.

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RONALD W. HARRIS: Albany loses one of its best

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Holli Anne Reksten was killed in a traffic wreck Thursday

The city lost one of its long-term dependable anchors of stability for the disenfranchised, the abused and the children left behind. In an instant, I lost the best part of my life and my best friend.