Letters to the Editor


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JOHN MCRAE: Georgia school superintendent race running below radar of voters

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: The state school chief impact the lives of every child in the Georgia public schools

Georgia voters are not paying enough attention as to who will be guiding Georgia’s secondary education system for the next four years starting in January.

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DUANE DAVIS: Leaders are responsible for what happens on their watch

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Success or failure reflects on the person in charge

An effective leader takes full responsibility for his or her actions. The leader must be technically and tactically proficient, which means that he must know what his job entails, and how to how to do what his job requires. He does not blame others for his shortcomings.

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WALT SPECHT: Michael Bloomberg campaign donation a concern

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Former New York mayor will want support for his anti-gun stance

Georgia needs a senator who believes in gun rights and who knows how to operate a business.

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WALT SPECHT: Political cleanup needs a starting point

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Taxpayers have to go to polls to effect change

Special interest groups work to get folks to register and vote who will support their positions. Taxpayers need to vote en masse to protect their interests, too.

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BILL BATES: Businesses should upgrade video camera systems

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Poor quality images do not help police catch crooks who break in stores

Better images would give police investigators a better chance of nabbing someone who breaks into a store.

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EDWARD SCHWEIKERT: Is Savannah the next Ferguson?

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Did Savannah police shoot an unarmed suspect?

Family members say a man fatally shot by law enforcement in Savannah was patted down before being placed in a patrol car.

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JAMES RODGERS: Taking name, number of witness too much trouble for police

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Albany police uninterested in attempted contact by witness to an arrest

Taking my name and number wouldn’t seem too much trouble if someone makes an allegation aganist the officer and he could use validation.

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GAIL G. BELL: God is speaking but few are listening

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Hearts are still heavy with memories of Sept. 11, 2001

The grief of a nation so blessed and yet violated by an act of evil men cannot be suppressed nor forgotten.

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JOHN MCRAE: Georgia Second District is still without representative on state school board

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: No permanent appointment has been made for a representative from the Second District

Georgia’s largest and poorest district deserves a permanent appointment to the Georgia Board of Education, not a “fill-in” representative.

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BETTY NEW: Proclamation honoring Alice Coachman Davis applauded

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Citizens have a responsibility to inform city leaders about concerns

We can only hold our elected officials accountable if and when we express our desires. Upon voicing our opinions, we, as citizens of this community, expect our elected officials to act upon our request.

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B.J. GOODRUM: Insurance commissioner no help with complaint

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Are doctors colluding with insurance companies on coding procedures?

Routine colonoscopies turn into out-of-pocket financial hardships and the consumer has no good recourse.

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WALT SPECHT: Punish gun violators more severely

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: If someone breaks a firearms law, throw the book at him

Crack down on those who violate firearms laws and the number of incidents will decrease.

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WALT SPECHT: Traffic laws were written to be enforced

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: If a motorist has violated a law, he or she should be ticketed

If you are going to operate a motor vehicle on Georgia roads, obey the rules and you won’t be inconvenienced.

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WARREN D. GRANT: Businesses that forbid guns should assure safety

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: An armed person has a chance to defend himself

If all organizations are going to ban weapons for lawful law-abiding citizens, then they should bear the brunt of any and all consequences from any harm caused by those who don’t bother to obey the law.

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TODD HANNON: GICAA serving private school needs

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Sherwood Christian Academy joins GICAA league

While the GICAA offers a high level of competition in sports and academics, we will not lose focus on our main purpose; providing an atmosphere that allows young students to grow into responsible adults.