Letters to the Editor


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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.

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AARON LOVETT: Congress ignores obligation to notch babies

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: While taking care of other groups, the federal government unfairly penalizes notch babies

Congress owes it to those who were born in the notch baby period to ensure they are fairly treated.

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BABS HALL: Group helps people cope with loss of loved one to suicide

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: An Albany group meets monthly to support those suffering from loss

Survivors of Suicide meets at 7 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month.

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NADINE M. MATHIS: America should not spare the rod

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Jail alone will not correct the problems with young criminals

Corporal punishment is a deterrent to crime.

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WARREN D. GRANT: God is not the one who is arrogrant

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Those who question God are the ones who are arrogant

if God doesn’t exist, there is no heaven, so if someone doesn’t believe in God, they shouldn’t be upset with any perceived unfairness in rules for getting there.

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BETTY NEW: Albany missed chance to honor Alice Coachman Davis

LETTER TO THE EDITOR; The Olympic great received more recognition elsewhere than in her hometown

The death of Alice Coachman Davis should have been a time for the Albany community to collectively reflect on the positive image that she projected around the world.

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ELEANOR DAVIS: Residents the losers in bankruptcy case

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Life savings are wrapped up in Seasons Christian residence

A decision is expected Tuesday on whether the bid for Seasons Christian Retirement Center will be accepted.

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NADINE M. MATHIS: Parents abdicate their responsibilities

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Taxpyers should not foot the bill for lunches for everyone

better home life is needed to turn things around in America. K

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JOHN BRYANT: Gas pump prices redistribute wealth

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: High fuel costs impact blue-collar workers the most

Not being able to afford fuel has many people vacationing at home.

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EDWARD SCHWEIKERT: Traffic light needed at Oakland on U.S. Highway 82

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Will it take an injury to a well-known person to spark action?

It may take a wreck involving a high-profile individual before needed action is taken at a dangerous interection north of Albany on U.S. Highway 82.

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JUDY GLASS: Dougherty School System should address technology initiative

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Better technology could help students improve performance

With the exposure kids today have to technology, the Dougherty County School System’s technology initiative could be a step in the right direction.

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PATRISE M. PERKINS-HOOKER: Georgia Leagal Services earns national award

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: The Legal Services Program provides service to those outside Atlanta who canot afford a lawyer

GLSP earned national recognition for implementing innovative strategies to meet recession-driven legal needs in the face of a 20 percent cut in its budget.