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Letter: A salute to Judge Wynne for a stellar career in law

On behalf of the State Bar of Georgia, I wish to extend congratulations and thanks to Hall County State Court Chief Judge Charles S. Wynne on his retirement from office effective Dec. 31.

January 06, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Trump won in 9th District thanks to hard work by many

Now the election is over and the Electoral College has voted. Donald Trump will take the oath of office on Jan. 20, becoming the 45 president of the United States.

January 06, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: More traffic isn’t welcome at busy section of Gainesville

I read in your paper the new Holiday Inn Express will be built on Dawsonville Highway, a fast-growing, bustling section of town. That's not exactly how we would describe it. It's turned into a nightmare, and the building is still going on, with no chance of widening the road.

January 05, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Renamed road should celebrate all of Deshaun Watson’s talents

A proclamation to rename Touchdown Drive to Deshaun Watson Drive is missing an opportunity to tell it all and still hit the mark. Bureaucracy very seldom looks outside the box, so this probably hasn't been considered. Therefore, I would like to suggest these options to capture the full magnitude of this multitalented young man.

January 05, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Story on dog rescue a welcome break from tragic news

Thank you for devoting front page space for the heartwarming story of the dog rescue from the well. We are so used to horrible things on the front page, that this was a welcome story. It is good to temper the bad with the good, and remember that good things happen in this world.

January 05, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: Deal made some smart moves; voters rejected his school plan

The year 2016 is over, but I want to start 2017 by looking back at some of the positive things from last year.

January 04, 2017 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Previous letter falsely claimed Israel’s hard-fought land is illegal

The letter Saturday was sadly misguided. The claim that the territories now under settlement building in the West Bank by Israel was a "land grab" is free of facts.

January 04, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Guest column: Reflections on 2016, resolutions for the new year

In 2016, the American people voted to change the direction of our country. They elected a new president and vice president. They returned Republican majorities to Congress with a two-year probation period to show we can deliver results.

January 02, 2017 | By Sen. David Perdue Guest columnist | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Columnist chose to ignore Israel’s illegal land grab along West Bank

I'm responding to Star Parker's article on the United Nations vote to condemn the Israeli strategy of building settlements in both East Jerusalem and the West Bank.

December 31, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Hall tax office doesn’t collect personal data

Many residents have contacted me regarding collection, use and ultimate security of confidential personal information in the Tax Commissioner Office. Specifically, the inquiry is on the collection of Social Security numbers to conduct business in our office, which has been brought to awareness by press coverage of the recent unintentional release of such by another county in Georgia. Rest assured, we do not collect Social Security numbers to fulfill our responsibilities.

December 30, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: Georgians got an unwanted gift in their stockings

The sign outside the Public Service Commission hearing room on Dec. 20 said this: "Merry Christmas from the Georgia Public Service Commission."

December 28, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Joshua Silavent: Lessons from the homeless camps

In some Buddhist traditions, monks in training are required to panhandle for their food. It's an act meant to teach humility.

December 25, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | All viewpoint stories


Guest column: Forget stress of holiday and focus on love, family

"And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying: "Glory to God in the highest and on earth, peace good will toward men!" - Luke 2:13-14 KJV

December 25, 2016 | R. Garry Glenn Guest columnist | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: Christmas is a light in the darkness

Joy to the world.

December 25, 2016 | Times staff reports | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Web list aiming to expose ‘radical’ professors raises familiar red flags

Recently, the conservative student organization movement Turning Point USA launched the website Professor Watchlist. By searching online news outlets and soliciting anonymous tips, Professor Watchlist provides pictures and brief bios of professors who run against the ideology of Turning Point USA.

December 24, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


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Dick Yarbrough: A turn to the left is not what Democrats need

I hope you will forgive me, but I am going against my better judgment today and sounding like one of those inch-wide, inch-deep political pundits ...

January 21, 2017 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Inauguration draws little interest inside area restaurant

I was excited about watching our new president get sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. At lunch, I made it a ...

January 21, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Growing clean energy can offer the US a new road to prosperity

Secretary of Energy nominee Rick Perry was right when he said that climate change was a danger, but we had to combat it in a ...

January 21, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Challenging times call for Congress to show leadership

To Sens. Johnny Isakson and David Perdue and Rep. Doug Collins:

January 20, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: What God gave Israelis as their homeland can’t be taken away by UN

Regardless of what the United Nations says or what individual countries or leaders say, the whole nation of Israel belongs to the Jewish people, not ...

January 19, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: Obamacare repeal would hit Georgia hard

To get an understanding of the major problem facing state legislators this year, you have to have been watching a town hall meeting televised on ...

January 18, 2017 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Being Christian doesn’t mean being tolerant of all behaviors

I want to add my name to congratulate The Times for adding columnist Star Parker to your opinion page. I have seen her before on ...

January 18, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: How to tell a newcomer to the South about the need to wave

Having lived all but 10 years of my adult life in the Southeastern part of the United States, I am well aware that this region ...

January 18, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: How we overcome a nation divided into ‘others’

Monday, the nation again pauses to celebrate the legacy of a man who dedicated his life's work toward uniting a divided nation into something ...

January 15, 2017 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Christian values should embrace a tolerance for our differences

The headline read "Christian persecution grows in America." I don't know if columnist Star Parker wrote the headline or someone at The Times did ...

January 14, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Gainesville should give hero Deshaun Watson a parade

I hope Gainesville will give DeShaun Watson a parade. I had two sons graduate from Gainesville High and we are extremely proud of him. He ...

January 13, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: FairTax plan would fully replace sales, income taxes

Monday's front page lead article on the General Assembly, "Tax reform, cannabis on to-do lists," includes inaccurate information about the "Georgia FairTax Act," introduced ...

January 13, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: Hail to Gainesville's own champion, Deshaun Watson

To: Deshaun Watson, Quarterback, National Champion Clemson Tigers.

January 12, 2017 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: Pick up the phone; we must hold elected officials accountable

When Donald Trump was campaigning for president, he pledged he would "drain the swamp" in Washington and put an end to all the influence peddling ...

January 11, 2017 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Thanks to community, rescue pros who helped saved a stranded pet

I would like to thank each and everyone who helped by making and posting flyers, calling with sightings, and ultimately, doing the dirty work of ...

January 11, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


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