letters to the editor
Why pick super with no classroom experience?
DEAR EDITOR: I cannot believe that the Cobb School Board appointed Chris Ragsdale as our interim superintendent. He has never been in the class room to work. We have tried superintendents with no c...
April 18, 2014 01:18 AM | 5 5 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Why special court treatment for veterans?
DEAR EDITOR: Are there two sets of laws? Is there one set of laws for veterans and another for non-veterans? Apparently so. The MDJ article “Veterans court to provide alternative to jail time” info...
April 17, 2014 12:00 AM | 3 3 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Kennestone coup’ not good for neighborhood
DEAR EDITOR: After attending the City Council meeting on April 9, I realized the Ward 4 residents of Marietta have absolutely no representation looking out for our interests. This saddens me becaus...
April 16, 2014 12:00 AM | 3 3 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sweeney not first on school board with Promethean ties
DEAR EDITOR: Sunday’s MDJ included an article titled “Board of Education’s Scott Sweeney has ties to education tech company.” It states that “one market the company (Promethean) hasn’t broken into ...
April 16, 2014 12:00 AM | 6 6 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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City hasn’t done due diligence on hospital request
DEAR EDITOR: Regardless of whether you believe WellStar Kennestone Hospital’s new ER should go on the triangle between Church and Cherokee, the reality is WellStar is proposing a new 200,000 square...
April 14, 2014 10:38 PM | 3 3 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mayor, council should visit museums, not defund them
DEAR EDITOR: So Marietta Councilman Stuart Fleming wants to maximize tourism revenues around the Square and is also thinking of trying to defund the historic and cultural venues around the city cen...
April 13, 2014 12:00 AM | 2 2 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Public, private support needed for arts, museums
DEAR EDITOR: I am Chairman of the Board of Trustees for Friends of the Strand, Inc., the nonprofit organization that operates the Earl Smith Strand Theatre. The city is blessed to have this grand r...
April 13, 2014 12:00 AM | 1 1 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Amendment needed saying money not speech
DEAR EDITOR: The current Supreme Court biased majority has overturned two reasonable restrictions on campaign financing in four years using the flimsy reasoning that the First Amendment guarantee o...
April 11, 2014 12:00 AM | 4 4 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Most scientists agree on climate change data
DEAR EDITOR: William Lewis’ letter, “Climate-changers busy twisting data,” appeared March 16 in the MDJ in response to my letter, which took exception to columnist Melvyn Fein’s linking of “liberal...
April 09, 2014 12:00 AM | 16 16 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ragsdale a good pick
DEAR EDITOR: So new Cobb interim School Superintendent Chris Ragsdale doesn’t have a long list of degrees from top schools ... maybe the guy knows what he’s doing. That would be a welcome change. W...
April 16, 2014 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Save history museum, cut council’s salary
DEAR EDITOR: The councilman’s complaint is that the city is giving too much money to the History Museum. Is it because the museum is not making enough revenue? If this is the reason there is a good...
April 14, 2014 10:37 PM | 1 1 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Share documentation about arts impact on city
DEAR EDITOR: Kathy Taylor Young’s letter on Friday claimed wonderful benefits from public support for “The Arts.” The MDJ could do a service by documenting the total public support for each of thes...
April 09, 2014 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Proposed hotel by Galleria ‘insane’ idea
DEAR EDITOR: Does anyone realize how insane this proposal is? The proposed site is directly in front of the tall main entrance to the Galleria exhibition hall and will “sit” on an area now occupied...
April 07, 2014 10:35 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Taxpayers paying too much for museums with little to show
DEAR EDITOR: Wednesday’s MDJ carried an interesting article about the funds that Marietta is putting into their several museums, titled: “Museums’ relevancy gone with the wind?” wherein “A Marietta...
April 06, 2014 12:33 AM | 3 3 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Putin ‘showed’ Obama, not other way around
DEAR EDITOR: Re: Maria Acevedo letter to editor, “Price not living up to higher standards like pastor should,” Tuesday’s MDJ I think a day is not wasted if you learn something, so congratulations t...
March 28, 2014 12:44 AM | 5 5 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Obama defender learned new word from Rev. Price
DEAR EDITOR: Re: Maria Acevedo letter to editor, “Price not living up to higher standards like pastor should,” Tuesday’s MDJ Ms. Acevedo would do well to exhibit some intelligence here and answer h...
March 28, 2014 12:41 AM | 4 4 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Price not living up to higher standards like pastors should
DEAR EDITOR: Solipsism? I’ve never heard the word before, until I read the Rev. Dr. Nelson Price’s weekly diatribe, (or so it seems), against President Obama in Sunday’s MDJ. Dr. Price is not aggre...
March 25, 2014 12:00 AM | 18 18 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fein right: Liberalism designed by elitists for elitists, not little guy
DEAR EDITOR: In Dr. Melvyn Fein’s excellent MDJ column on Monday he writes: “Liberalism is — and was — a program designed by elitists for elitists. It never was for, or appreciative of, the little ...
March 20, 2014 12:42 AM | 10 10 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Attempted fix to development bill misunderstood
DEAR EDITOR: Your March 12 editorial on SB 353 was sadly misinformed. This bill was variously and nefariously connected by some to the Braves stadium, the Falcons stadium and the John Williams proj...
March 18, 2014 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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