letters to the editor
Cobb should change plan, not ‘steal’ family’s land
DEAR EDITOR: I am very angry about the way the county is treating the families featured in the article “Family plans to fight losing cherished land,” in the July 16 issue of the MDJ. These families...
July 22, 2014 08:14 PM | 1 1 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Marietta SPLOST meeting inconvenient
DEAR EDITOR: As I read the story in the Saturday morning MDJ paper “Where is everybody?” concerning the SPLOST public meeting at The Marietta City Hall, some thoughts came to mind. The meeting was ...
July 22, 2014 08:13 PM | 1 1 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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SPLOST plan an insult to taxpayers
DEAR EDITOR: Where are the conservatives?! As a progressive, I am appalled over the 2016 SPLOST. There is something fundamentally wrong about deciding how much to tax and then finding ways to spend...
July 22, 2014 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Reader tired of ‘trash’ in mail about candidate
DEAR EDITOR: Every day this week, our home has received a negative ad for the Post 1 Cobb Commission seat, and all of them have been incorrect trash. I have known Bill Byrne since 1972 and at that ...
July 17, 2014 08:29 PM | 3 3 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Smyrna’s Bacon too ‘WASPy’ to be funny
DEAR EDITOR: What would we do for amusement if not for Smyrna Mayor Max Bacon? We might read a book of American statesmen, browse through the great literature of the world or immerse ourselves in t...
July 17, 2014 01:48 AM | 3 3 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Voters must help Cobb regain its former ‘balance’
DEAR EDITOR: Cobb has long enjoyed a reputation for being a great place to live and raise a family. Visionaries like Ernest Barrett, Bill Byrne and Sam Olens were dedicated to making Cobb a “best p...
July 15, 2014 07:23 PM | 4 4 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Don’t overlook volunteerism in Cobb ‘blight fight’
DEAR EDITOR: This letter is in response to the article published on June 15, 2014 titled “Blight Be Gone: BoC plans to form authority to tackle issues in South Cobb.” As a resident and community vo...
July 15, 2014 01:18 AM | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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SPLOST and BRT: Here we go again
DEAR EDITOR: I thought the SPLOST project lists were built from the bottom up, based on the wants and needs of the public. This time, though, the BIG LIST was assembled by staff and delivered to co...
July 11, 2014 01:53 AM | 1 1 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Declaration signers were in contradiction to Christianity
DEAR EDITOR, Nelson Price (“Declaration of Independence was declaration of dependence,” Marietta Daily Journal, 6 July 2014) makes some interesting points, but he exaggerates one of his claims absu...
July 09, 2014 12:15 AM | 22 22 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Olens doing ‘lasting damage’ to AG’s office
DEAR EDITOR: I read your report that Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens, citing a “lack of authority,” refused to appoint an independent investigator to review the handling of ethics complaints inv...
July 24, 2014 11:59 PM | 1 1 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Nunn ashamed of husband, or just an opportunist?
DEAR EDITOR: Why is Mrs. Ronald Martin — aka “Michelle Nunn” — running a political campaign under her father’s last name instead of that of her husband? Is she ashamed of her husband — or is it mer...
July 24, 2014 11:59 PM | 6 6 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Goldwater’s words still ring true
DEAR EDITOR: We have many problems these days, but you only need to look back half a century to find that leadership was a quality that was here in abundance, something that seems lacking in our co...
July 22, 2014 08:10 PM | 5 5 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lee playing Russian roulette with SPLOST
DEAR EDITORS: I was quite surprised and disappointed to see the editorial board praise Tim Lee for reevaluating his position on the SPLOST use for BRT. I wouldn’t trust Tim Lee as far as I could th...
July 22, 2014 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letter-writer wrong on Kingston
DEAR EDITOR: A recent letter writer seems to support pro-business candidates, but then rejects the endorsement in the U.S. Senate race by the nation’s leading business advocacy group (“Give Perdue ...
July 17, 2014 08:27 PM | 4 4 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Braves stadium a waste
DEAR EDITOR: Atlanta Braves President John Schuerholz recently said that with $14 million, the Braves could move three natural gas lines under the “82 acres, pristine — with these beautiful trees u...
July 17, 2014 08:26 PM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Forget SPLOST, just build MARTA rail
DEAR EDITOR: After the Cobb Commission stole the park bond money to give it to the Braves, no one could believe that the SPLOST will be anything but political payback to Chamber of Commerce machine...
July 15, 2014 07:22 PM | 1 1 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Give Perdue chance to put Congress on diet
DEAR EDITOR: Tim Lee may be a very nice man; however, it appears that like Obama, he is a pro-tax politician. Instead of trying to build a legacy by supporting all sorts of expensive projects, Lee ...
July 15, 2014 01:17 AM | 1 1 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kennesaw needs all five council members
DEAR EDITOR: Recently in the news was the arrest of a current Kennesaw City Councilman on very serious charges. He had previously served two terms as mayor. Without any judgment being made on the a...
July 13, 2014 01:13 AM | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Can’t expect much from ‘community organizer’
DEAR EDITOR, It is indeed indicative — and characteristic — of the mindset of the respective parties when the Israeli authorities launch a full-scale investigation into the “revenge” killing of a P...
July 09, 2014 12:13 AM | 7 7 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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