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The Place thankful for donations

The Place of Forsyth County thanks the Vickery Lake subdivision for their generosity of donating 140 bags of groceries that helped to fulfill the 255 Thanksgiving boxes and stock the pantry shelves.

December 12, 2016 | Reader Submitted | Letters from Citizens


Chestatee school is a class act

The annual luncheon held by Chestatee is a great event and a real compliment to the administration and teachers at the school, especially Mr. Ahrens.

November 28, 2016 | Newsroom Staff | Letters from Citizens


More roads needed

In my opinion, what Forsyth County and, especially, Cumming, needs - far more than additional parks and recreational facilities - is to expedite the completion of its arterial roads and vastly improve the lighting of its streets, roads, and their intersections (which are, currently, very poorly lit).

October 24, 2016 | Newsroom Staff | Letters from Citizens


Use money we already have

Does it take an amendment to the Georgia constitution to help victims of sex trafficking?

October 18, 2016 | Newsroom Staff | Letters from Citizens


High school band members need recognition

One Saturday, about 6 p.m., I was driving past South Forsyth High School and I saw scores of band members standing in neat rows in the very hot parking lot. The football teams get great press each week, but there are hundreds of dedicated boys and girls practicing in band every week.

October 07, 2016 | | Letters from Citizens


Some phrases need to be eliminated

Although I hold a degree in journalism from the University of Georgia, I make no claim to literary luminosity. I am extremely proud of Forsyth County schools. However, there are several words and phrases which I am certain are degrading our English language such as:

October 07, 2016 | | Letters from Citizens


Commissioners must put stop to excessive building

You would think that our [county] commissioners would give a little thought to zoning and approving all of these subdivisions before destroying our way of life in this county.

March 20, 2016 | Reader Submitted | Letters from Citizens


Lawmakers should look to lower education costs

Georgians should be thankful our General Assembly did not pursue legislation that could allow gambling casinos in our state.

March 20, 2016 | Reader Submitted | Letters from Citizens


Forsyth residents should push for return to countywide voting

Finally, we have discovered that the fox is really in the hen house.

March 13, 2016 | Reader Submitted | Letters from Citizens


Legislature should focus on more pressing issues

Tom Crawford's column from the Feb. 17 edition, "Religious freedom battles starting," should be required reading for every member of the Georgia Legislature.

February 21, 2016 | Reader Submitted | Letters from Citizens


It’s time to limit discretion of high court justices

With the passing of Justice Scalia, we are again thrown into a confirmation battle over the political ideology of a new Supreme Court justice who will be interpreting the U.S. Constitution and federal laws.

February 21, 2016 | Reader Submitted | Letters from Citizens


State lawmakers face easy vote on casinos

State legislators don't often defer to citizens on major decisions, but the General Assembly is currently debating whether to let voters amend the state's Constitution to permit destination resort casinos in Georgia. Without such an amendment, the casinos are blocked.

February 21, 2016 | Reader Submitted | Letters from Citizens


City sewer rates causing a stink

The increase of the city sewer rates is out of control, and I for one would like to hear from other residents to assist in stopping the continued rate hikes.

February 14, 2016 | Reader Submitted | Letters from Citizens


Citizens deserve right to decide about casinos

Georgia's unemployment rate is higher than the national average, and it's even higher for veterans.

February 14, 2016 | Reader Submitted | Letters from Citizens


Pre-Civil War home destroyed for subdivision

At the corner of Old Alpharetta Road and Hwy. 141 stood an 1840s' two-story plantation plain-style home which was finally taken down last week by developers of a subdivision. This was probably one of the last such structures in the county.

February 14, 2016 | Reader Submitted | Letters from Citizens


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Temple not a religious matter

The Hindu Temple situation is not about any religion. It would not matter if it was proposed to be a Baptist Church, a Jewish Synagogue ...

February 28, 2017 | Joe Miller | Letters from Citizens


In response to Tom Crawford's column

Mr. Tom Crawford:

February 13, 2017 | Reader Submitted | Letters from Citizens


Enjoy what you have, where you live

Having lived, worked and fought in several countries throughout the world, I feel extremely blessed to be living with my wonderful daughters in Forsyth County ...

February 06, 2017 | Joe Miller | Letters from Citizens


Tam's nomination causes backlash

Lt. Gov Cagle's nomination to the JQC, Brian Tam, has been the subject of an extreme backlash from Tam's former constituents in Forsyth ...

January 30, 2017 | Newsroom Staff | Letters from Citizens


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