letters to the editor
Some advice on dealing with police
DEAR EDITOR: If you are stopped by the police or they knock on your door or approach you at your workplace, here is some advice: Don’t charge them, don’t run away, don’t call them names (though rec...
March 30, 2015 09:46 PM | 3 3 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Let people decide on term limits for Marietta
DEAR EDITOR: I wrote a guest column for this paper in 2010 that summarized the history of term limits, which have been around since ancient times and have become more widespread in this country in ...
March 28, 2015 09:15 PM | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Legislature has ‘warped sense’ on use of taxes for construction
DEAR EDITOR: President Eisenhower warned us about the harm the military-industrial complex could do to the country, but no one warned us of the blind love affair that politicians have developed for...
March 23, 2015 09:31 PM | 3 3 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘International Village’ too commercial for residential area
DEAR EDITORS: Re: Keith McSorley letter to the editor, “Proposed ‘Cobb International Village’ embraces change,” March 12 MDJ Keith McSorley’s Cobb International Village concept is commercial in nat...
March 18, 2015 11:25 PM | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dismayed at comments about development bill
DEAR EDITOR: In response to the March 13 article by Ricky Leroux (“Development Authority Bill Has Critics in Cobb County”), I am writing this letter to confirm that, in my role as Chairman of the D...
March 17, 2015 10:12 PM | 1 1 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Reasons many to oppose Isakson/Tritt plan
DEAR EDITOR: The Cobb Commission should vote no on the Isakson Living development (Tritt Walk.) It does not fit the character of our residential community. East Cobb is over-developed. We realize s...
March 16, 2015 07:30 PM | 2 2 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tritt plan would be huge asset for seniors
DEAR EDITOR: My wife and I have been residents in east Cobb for 39 years. We have raised two daughters and helped raise three granddaughters who live in the east Cobb area. We are both in our 70s a...
March 16, 2015 07:30 PM | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Approve plans for Tritt property as presented
DEAR EDITOR: I write to voice my support for the proposed CCRC by Isakson Living at the Tritt property on Roswell Road. This project is the one that minimizes the impact in regards to traffic and o...
March 14, 2015 05:59 PM | 4 4 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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Are we now ‘The Disunited States’?
DEAR EDITOR: Our illustrious politicians have really done it this time. For several years, they have done nothing but attempt to keep the other party from getting anything done. Now, several senato...
March 12, 2015 11:57 PM | 5 5 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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Story on failing schools reminder that with rights come responsibilities
DEAR EDITOR: Thank you for the enlightening and informative article on the proposed amendment to Georgia’s Constitution which, if passed, would establish a statewide district for failing schools Th...
March 30, 2015 09:45 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Limits have potential to weaken city
DEAR EDITOR: The proposed term limits have the potential to weaken the city government. The main reason brought forward in support of term limits has been that they would level the playing field fo...
March 28, 2015 09:14 PM | 1 1 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Proposed health care merger will not enhance quality of care
DEAR EDITOR: I am opposed to the proposed merger of WellStar and Emory Healthcare. My concern is that health care in the Metro Atlanta area is becoming a monopoly and the longstanding tradition of ...
March 23, 2015 09:31 PM | 1 1 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cobb board thanked for rejecting Tritt plan
DEAR EDITOR: Thank you, Cobb BoC, for voting down the request for the large senior development on the Tritt property off Roswell Road in east Cobb. I am not anti-senior, as I could myself be consid...
March 18, 2015 11:24 PM | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Commission threw Cobb’s seniors under bus in Tritt vote
DEAR EDITOR: It was with a great deal of disappointment and frustration that I left the Board of Commissioners meeting Tuesday morning. The “no” vote on the CCRC for the Tritt property once again s...
March 17, 2015 10:11 PM | 2 2 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Don’t send elderly down river; approve Isakson/Tritt
DEAR EDITOR: Pete Fordonski’s recent letter to the MDJ about why Tritt Walk should be approved the other day expresses my sentiments exactly, much better than I could have said it myself. I want to...
March 16, 2015 07:29 PM | 2 2 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Commission should OK, enlarge plans for Tritt
DEAR EDITOR: This is a request for the Cobb Commission to vote in favor of the Isakson Living proposal for the Tritt property. I’ve learned two things of interest in the last few years: First, it c...
March 14, 2015 05:58 PM | 2 2 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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Why focus just on U.S. history’s ‘bad and ugly’?
DEAR EDITOR: Now comes MDJ columnist Kevin Foley with his mantra of America’s weaknesses. Foley seems to think that America is one-third “good” and two-thirds “bad and ugly.” He blithely dismisses ...
March 11, 2015 07:44 PM | 13 13 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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People more important than trees
DEAR EDITOR: My husband and I (both in our lower 80s) are Cobb residents with our children all living in the Atlanta area. We have our bags packed, hoping to go to the Isakson Living Retirement Hom...
March 10, 2015 10:33 PM | 1 1 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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KSU’s music department a treasure in our own backyard
DEAR EDITOR: Thanks to notices in the MDJ, I’ve been attending the wonderful concerts and recitals at the Bailey Performance Center at Kennesaw State University. Most of them are free! Even the one...
March 07, 2015 08:35 PM | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
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