On behalf of the State Bar of Georgia, I am writing to extend condolences to the family, colleagues and many friends of Gwinnett County Recorder’s Court Judge Ramon Alvarado on his very untimely passing on July 20.
Our family, like many others, has struggled these last few months of online school. Having two boys with special needs has created an even larger gap in our academic progress despite putting in many hours of teaching and practicing.
Both your columnists Rob Jenkins and Darrell Huckaby are or have been teachers. We don’t envy their students; we can only hope that they – and your readers – have reached the fortunate stage of being able to distinguish bad instruction from good.
Rob Jenkins writes about the Mall of Georgia that we should use it or lose it ("The Mall of Georgia: Use it or lose it," C15, Feb. 23). Well, malls have been failing all over the U.S. for years, even before they built the Mall of Georgia.
The State Bar of Georgia extends condolences to the family, colleagues and many friends of Gwinnett County Senior Magistrate Judge Emily P. Powell of Buford, whose tragic passing Dec. 31 has left us all saddened.
In response to John C. Bambach’s letter to the editor (“More countervailing views needed for opinion page,” Dec. 6, A5), I find his comments one sided in the extreme.
I have written letters before, asking that the Daily Post provide further balance to its opinion pages. A recent column by Darrell Huckaby column (“What really happens in an impeachment trial?”, Nov. 17, A1) was, to me, one-sided in the extreme.
In regard to the article (“Commissioner responds to ethics complaint, Nov. 29, A1) stating that Dustin Inman Society founder D.A. King did not state an ethics claim, I offer the following:
My name is Maria Silvia Montoya and I am a proud American Latina and board member of The Dustin Inman Society. I have recently returned to Texas from Georgia, but continue to monitor Georgia politics and immigration issues there.
The event was an opportunity to share our perspective about the 287(g) program, listen to the concerns of our community and dispel any misinformation residents of our community may have about this important program.
Duluth Councilman Kirkland Carden recently condemned Sheriff Butch Conway for including D.A. King, president of the Dustin Society, as a panelist in a recent meeting regarding the Gwinnett County jail’s 287(g) program (“Duluth councilman calls for condemnation of sheriff,” Aug. 4, A1.)
We proudly support the 287(g) program, Sheriff Conway and the brave ICE Agents who risk their lives to fight the crime of illegal immigration.
I am originally from Pennsylvania, but I frequently visit Georgia and spend a lot of time in Gwinnett County. As a father of two young daughters, I am especially impressed with the quality of the county's parks and play facilities.
The Special Counsel found sweeping and systematic Russian interference with 2016 Presidential election. Yet Thomas is silent, as well as all Congressional Republicans, on this finding.
After reading about the straws and lids issue for the Gwinnett Stripers at Coolray Field ("Don't put a lid on it," April 10, 1A), this is simply the reason you can't take your family to a ballgame.
Reminder for the People of Gwinnett County: Time is running out for us to vote on the MARTA transportation plans. On Tuesday, March 19, you can vote at your regular polling places.
We appreciate the many contributions he made during his admirable career as a Georgia lawyer through his devoted service to the public and the justice system.
On behalf of the State Bar of Georgia, I would like to express congratulations to Judge William M. “Billy” Ray II on his recent confirmation by the U.S. Senate to serve as a judge of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.
On Monday, I contacted Senators David Perdue and Johnny Isakson, urging them to speak out about the hate-filled, violence-encouraging vitriol coming from the White House.
It appears their platform is impeach President Trump, raise taxes, strangle businesses with more regulations, get more people dependent on the government and wealth redistribution.
John Kelly said a few days ago that when he was a kid growing up, “women were sacred, looked upon with great honor.” Well even in those days, so halcyon in his memory, so full of “societal norms” in yours, sexual harassment was commonplace
Climate has changed ever since there has been climate. There has always been trends of cooling and warming; with more cooling phases than warming phases.
The problem is that if the vast majority is correct but we take no remedial actions, the earth could be severely, maybe irreparably, harmed as early as our grandchildren’s generation.
Scientists are not always great communicators, especially in ways the general public understands, but it is factual that 97 percent of climate scientists state unequivocally that global planetary warming is real and human caused.
Let’s talk with people and listen closely to their stories before making sweeping assumptions about a socially intricate and historically complex issue.
On behalf of the State Bar of Georgia, I would like to express congratulations to Byung J. “Bjay” Pak of Chalmers Pak Burch & Adams LLC in Atlanta on his nomination by President Donald Trump and confirmation by the U.S. Senate to serve as the new U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Georgia.
Donald Trump was elected because he convinced us that he represented our interests and he not only won the election but carried enough senators on his coattails to give the Republicans both the House and Congress.
Though I do not side with the Confederacy and their main reasons for fighting, I believe the chaos that comes from the unlawful destruction of these monuments will lead to no good end for our cities.