letters to the editor
Employee gym vote poor use of tax dollars
DEAR EDITOR: This Board of Commissioners is quickly becoming the worst board in the 38 years that I’ve lived in Cobb County. There was a time when fiscal responsibility was a hallmark of the Cobb C...
May 27, 2015 11:56 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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More to marijuana legalization than many think
DEAR EDITOR: Everyone keeps going on and on about marijuana these days. It seems everyone wants it legalized. They want it legalized for two reason: medicinal and recreational. They justify the for...
May 27, 2015 12:00 AM | 3 3 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rogers will be missed
DEAR EDITOR: The retirement of a dedicated, loyal, trustworthy, personable and abundantly cheerful lady, Mrs. Millie Rogers as assistant to Cobb Commission Chairman Tim Lee, will be a big loss to C...
May 27, 2015 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Long-festering’ problem with Cobb zonings discussed
DEAR EDITOR: The Cobb Board of Commissioners’ zoning hearing (last) week provided some evidence of the evolving economic recovery, with several substantial new developments on the agenda. Also on d...
May 25, 2015 12:00 AM | 4 4 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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County taxpayers paying for Cobb employees’ gym
DEAR EDITOR: In Saturday’s MDJ, Cobb Human Resources director Tony Hagler was quoted as saying that the money for the proposed county employee gym “Won’t come from the taxpayers’ pockets.” Excuse m...
May 25, 2015 12:00 AM | 2 2 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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City’s bigger priority: Tourism grants or private enterprise?
DEAR EDITOR: Tourism grants are vital to local organizations charged with bringing visitors into Marietta to experience the charm of our city. Our Visitors’ Center and museums operate with small st...
May 23, 2015 09:57 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Yarbrough right on county gym, Jack and Jill
DEAR EDITOR: Saturday’s open letter to incoming Cobb deputy chief Kellie Brownlow from MDJ columnist Dick Yarbrough was about the best thing I have seen in the Marietta Daily Journal’s opinion page...
May 21, 2015 12:15 AM | 1 1 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cobb growing, but political courage is not
DEAR EDITOR: Your May 15 guest editorial from The Washington Examiner on the future of AMTRAK was disappointing at best and appalling in other ways. This former newspaper reporter and long-time adv...
May 20, 2015 12:41 AM | 1 1 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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GOP hurts itself with anti-immigration rhetoric
DEAR EDITOR: I would like to see the Republican Party win the popular vote for the presidency in 2016 for only the second time in a quarter century. Perhaps a starting point towards that goal would...
May 18, 2015 08:12 PM | 10 10 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Commish vote for county employee gym criticized
DEAR EDITOR: Action on the part of the Cobb Board of Commissioners on Tuesday further illustrates, to me anyway, that they have only their interests in mind as they throw my tax dollars around. In ...
May 27, 2015 11:56 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Harrop wrong on death penalty
DEAR EDITOR: Columnist Froma Harrop commented in Wednesday’s MDJ that the death penalty imposed on the Boston Marathon bomber went against the will of the people of Massachusetts. She stated that o...
May 27, 2015 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Try meters on Marietta Square, not new parking deck
DEAR EDITOR: Today I considered having lunch on Marietta Square, only I couldn’t find a parking space so I drove home to west Cobb to dine. I would suggest the city install parking meters around th...
May 23, 2015 09:55 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Foley the one ‘afraid — very afraid — of Hillary’
DEAR EDITOR: It is easy to understand why Kevin Foley has anointed Hillary Clinton as the Democratic candidate for the presidency and “probable” next president of the United States. The Democrats h...
May 18, 2015 08:12 PM | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Obama has no plan against ISIS, racism
DEAR EDITOR: As we learn daily of the increasing threat to democracy and to America from ISIS, including an increase of homegrown terrorists, why do we not comprehend that this president has no int...
May 15, 2015 12:42 AM | 5 5 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Shocked that Olens, Kemp support pro-illegals group
DEAR EDITOR: I was shocked, appalled and disgusted to hear that our Attorney General Sam Olens and our Secretary of State Brian Kemp both attended a fund raiser on May 8 for the Georgia Association...
May 13, 2015 11:08 PM | 1 1 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kitten rescue offers lessons
DEAR EDITOR: Kudos to the Marietta Fire Department for its dramatic rescue a tiny kitten who had fallen into a storm drain. This kitten’s plight serves as a stark warning of the dangers free-roamin...
May 11, 2015 08:54 PM | 2 2 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Good local contrast to Baltimore violence
DEAR EDITOR: In contrast to the rioting and looting going on in Baltimore it was particularly gratifying to participate in the fund-raising events sponsored by Chick-fil-A to help raise funds for t...
May 09, 2015 11:07 PM | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cal Thomas just venting frustration
DEAR EDITOR: Syndicated columnist Cal Thomas’s MDJ column “Road to Destruction” April 28 reminds me of the Barry McGuire ’60s hit “Eve of Destruction.” The article’s tone is so unlike most of Thoma...
May 07, 2015 09:12 PM | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Don’t develop Tritt property in east Cobb
DEAR EDITOR: Re: the Wylene Tritt property rezoning on Roswell Road in east Cobb, rejected last month by the county commission I have read with great interest the ongoing battle between those that ...
May 06, 2015 10:41 PM | 4 4 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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