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Your Views: Company’s desire to rezone area should be denied

Zoning laws exist for a reason: To protect and separate one set of land uses from another. These separations are put in place to keep incompatible land uses separated.

March 02, 2012 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: It’s time for mother to stop overshadowing son’s success

I'm a member of the Gainesville High School Class of '99. I've been following the news about Cody Stephens and his mother's fight for him to be named sole valedictorian.

March 02, 2012 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Celebrate the blessings we have

Both students at Gainesville High School are smart students and I praise them. I do not know either one of them. But I am a mother of a great daughter who is 41 years old today.

March 02, 2012 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: GHS valedictorian showed class, unselfishness

I want to congratulate the Bryants on raising an outstanding son. He has shown more class, maturity and unselfishness than anyone involved in this controversy. I am sure his classmates and the community will long remember him for these traits long after others are forgotten.

March 01, 2012 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: What is really ‘fair’ about more taxes for the rich?

Recently, Warren Buffett joined with the president to say the "rich" should pay their "fair share" of tax. President Barack Obama mentioned Buffett specifically, pointing out that he pays a lower rate than his secretary (never mind that he pays a factor much higher).

March 01, 2012 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Candidates for president have little practical training for job

The current presidential debates put me in mind of the last Eisenhower-Kennedy transition meeting, Jan. 19, 1961. The emphasis of that meeting was Indochina. We do remember the ensuing, ill-fated Vietnam War do we not?

February 29, 2012 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Assist in the effort to save endangered hemlock trees

Feb. 26 to March 3 is National Invasive Species Awareness Week and a good time to highlight a particularly troublesome example: the hemlock woolly adelgid that is killing hemlocks from Maine to Georgia.

February 29, 2012 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: GHS controversy an insult to what students achieved

I am perturbed to say the least of it. The issue of Cody Stephens and the decision for co-valedictorian is a asinine debate. Moreover, calling it a racial issue is a mockery to the proponents of civil rights.

February 28, 2012 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Wisdom failed us when US placed Obama in charge

Nations and people that forget history are doomed to repeat them. It seems to me that in our age of enlightenment, man has advanced greatly in the fields of education and technology to a level that was thought unreachable in times past. The sad fact, however, is that we have not achieved wisdom.

February 27, 2012 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Relationship of state to church like sun to moon

The separation of church and state is very much like the separation of the sun and moon. To describe it more appropriately, we really should rephrase our conversation to say the "relationship" between the two.

February 25, 2012 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: The power of November belongs to us

Life cannot exist without freedom. For what is life without the ability to make choices and take chances? And then what better thing to do with that life that freedom grants you than to use it to ensure that it remains for all who seek it?

February 24, 2012 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Board should follow the rules in selecting GHS valedictorian

The Times article on the school board meeting the other night is a travesty to our community.

February 24, 2012 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Children’s Theater helps Lions raise funds for service projects

I would like to thank The Times for the article you ran concerning the Gainesville Lions Clubs Children's Theater in the Feb. 12 Good News section. It is our hope that the readers of The Times will answer the call and help us as we strive to serve our community.

February 24, 2012 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: City schools get input from community on GHS award

As most of you likely know, GHS is experiencing a difficult issue in the selection of awards for the graduation ceremony.

February 23, 2012 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Use logic, action to fight problems that plague nation

As budget talks continue in Washington and across the U.S. for many of its states, I have to wonder if anything will ever be resolved. Will all of this talking and analysis, all of the in-fighting and bickering actually pay off?

February 17, 2012 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


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Your Views: King’s legacy still guides us 50 years later, but there is more work to do

As the French are fond of saying, The more things change, the more they stay the same. This year's 30th anniversary of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. national observance is a good time to assess his legacy and progress (or lack thereof) toward his goals and aspirations for America. That legacy is rather mixed.

January 15, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Hope and death are intertwined, all part of the mystery of life

Every time I speak at a funeral or visit someone in the hospital, I'm reminded how painful life is. I've spent countless hours with people who have lost loved ones, and with people who are dying. As you age, you begin to lose loved ones to heart disease, cancer and dementia.

January 15, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Humankind is hardly perfect in its rebellion

I write this letter to pose further understanding after Tuesday's column by Joan King. Ms. King is a thoughtful and generally cogent writer. I read her column faithfully and remain in strong respect for her consistent revelations concerning the ongoing corruption in our nuclear plant construction process.

January 14, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Staff at assisted living facility responds well to frozen pipes

I am the director of nursing for Homestead Hospice of Athens and we have patients who are residents at Summers Landing Assisted living facility in Gainesville. It was a complete coincidence that I was visiting the facility at the exact moment that some frozen pipes in the ceiling burst Jan. 8. I wanted to write a letter to the editor in attempt to recognize the staff of Summers Landing. They happened to be having a staff meeting at the same time and that meant there were more employees in the building than usual.

January 14, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Series on foster child care opened eyes to a serious issue

On more than one occasion, I have taken pen to paper to offer my criticism of your newspaper. It is expected that we subscribers will do that. When a newspaper does something that I feel is commendable, I will also offer my praise as well as extending my subscription another quarter.

October 22, 2014 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


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