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KSU leaders slow to learn
DEAR EDITOR: Re: Carolyn Sanford letter to editor, “Shame on KSU for radical Islam push,” Sept. 7 MDJ As a former high school social studies teacher, I found Ms. Sanford’s letter about KSU’s “Year ...
September 16, 2014 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Obama has done great job on jobs
DEAR EDITOR: RE Phil Finkle’s letter, “Obama a Destroyer of Jobs,” Sunday’s MDJ Mr. Finkle states, “The records show that the Obama reign has destroyed millions of jobs by hard-working Americans (t...
September 16, 2014 12:00 AM | 15 15 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Obama a destroyer of jobs
DEAR EDITOR: Don’t you love it when the Obamaites cite their concern for hardworking families? Mrs. Obama did it here last week while fundraising in her plea for minorities and women to vote for Ms...
September 13, 2014 09:57 PM | 3 3 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mathis ‘backed in corner’ on Braves, Lee?
DEAR EDITOR: Re: Ben Mathis guest column, “Critics of Lee, Braves just a bitter minority,” Tuesday MDJ I suspect that Ben Mathis, as chairman of the Cobb Chamber of Commerce is well educated, a dec...
September 13, 2014 09:53 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Reasons are many for Marietta to forgo more ... Speed Tables
DEAR EDITOR: As the Marietta council once again considers speed tables, I would like to share my thoughts and concerns. Our property values are already under enough downward pressure without the im...
September 13, 2014 09:51 PM | 2 2 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Illegals working indirectly for city
DEAR EDITOR: I just read the article regarding those in Marietta who will have to foreclose on their properties due to failure to pay the city for mowing. I don’t know why anyone has to hire the ci...
September 09, 2014 12:00 AM | 11 11 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Time for Jerkins critics to ‘move on’
DEAR EDITOR: Re: Lance Lamberton’s letter to the Editor Aug. 20, titled “Bottom Line on Austell Mayor? It’s time for Joe to go.” I’m not going to comment on his remarks as to our mayor since there’...
September 02, 2014 11:49 PM | 2 2 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Disappointed by coverage of race-related murder
DEAR EDITOR: I am disappointed in the MDJ’s coverage of the murder of Joshua Chellew. Not once is it noted that the four on trial for the murder are black youths and Mr. Chellew was an unarmed whit...
September 02, 2014 12:00 AM | 8 8 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Public records don’t support Lee’s claim on Braves
DEAR EDITOR: I read with interest the column by the Chairman of the Cobb Commission (Tim Lee) and the Sr. VP for Economic Development at the Cobb Chamber of Commerce (Brooks Mathis), entitled “Key ...
August 31, 2014 12:46 AM | 6 6 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Obama ignorant of military science
DEAR EDITOR: I was shocked, appalled and bewildered when our clueless commander-in-chief actually held a press conference to tell the world he has no strategy to deal with ISIS. How insane is that ...
September 18, 2014 09:14 PM | 6 6 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Limits needed on TV campaign advertisements
DEAR EDITOR: How about banning all political commercials, only allowing them 60 days prior to the election. Absolutely all political commercials, advertising, posters, etc., would be banned. It is ...
September 18, 2014 09:13 PM | 1 1 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mayor right on gay marriage
DEAR EDITOR: In the article regarding the Marietta City Council’s decision to provide retirement benefits to those in a same-sex marriage, Mayor Steve Tumlin showed admirable leadership when he spo...
September 16, 2014 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Grand jury has already looked at Braves deal
DEAR EDITOR: In regard to calls for a grand jury investigation of the Braves Stadium deal, I first would point out that it’s already been done. I believe it was January of this year a Cobb grand ju...
September 13, 2014 09:54 PM | 2 2 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lee critic insulting, unwarranted
DEAR EDITORS: A recent column in the MDJ authored by Mike Boyce (“Lee’s comments show he has sold his soul,” Aug. 31) compels us to call for a much needed change in the manner in which issues are d...
September 09, 2014 10:27 PM | 6 6 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pro-SPLOST spokesmen offering false information
DEAR EDITORS: Forget Denmark! There’s something rotten here in Cobb County, and it smells a lot like SPLOST misinformation already being spread to Cobb voters. “The projects in the 2014 SPLOST are ...
September 09, 2014 12:00 AM | 3 3 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Does Foley hate democracy? Or blacks?
DEAR EDITOR: Friday’s MDJ included a column by Kevin Foley in which he tells black people what is best for them and criticizes those who have chosen not to vote in the past. Why does Foley hate dem...
September 04, 2014 09:21 PM | 7 7 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Why should ‘undocumented’ be allowed to vote?
DEAR EDITOR: An article in the Sunday (Aug. 24) New York Times addresses who can legally vote and on what levels. A similar article, much less wordy but still spot on, appeared in Monday’s edition ...
September 02, 2014 12:00 AM | 3 3 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Thunder’ spineless on gay question
DEAR EDITOR: Re: Front page story, Wednesday’s MDJ, “Marietta must provide benefits to same-sex couples.” Question by MDJ to Mayor Steve “Thunder” Tumlin: Should legally married same sex couples em...
August 31, 2014 12:50 AM | 15 15 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lee doesn’t understand economic development
DEAR EDITOR: In Wednesday’s MDJ, Cobb County Commission Chair Tim Lee defended himself against formal ethics charges by claiming his accuser “doesn’t have a good, clear understanding of the process...
August 31, 2014 12:49 AM | 1 1 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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