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Ron Martz: A case of separate justice

Donald Trump has never said much with which I agree, especially since he became a presidential candidate. Much of that has to do with the fact that he is rude, crude, ethically challenged and speaks in platitudes rather than substance.

July 10, 2016 | By Ron Martz rlmartz@hotmail.com. | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: Add state parks to Georgia's brag book

I am late getting to this subject with summer whizzing along, but not so much so that we can't still squeeze it in the state of Georgia's brag book, along with Vidalia onions, St. Simons sunsets, rainbow trout and Ray Charles Robinson. I am talking about our state parks.

July 09, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Clintons again proven to be above the law

How can this be? The director of the FBI admits Hillary Clinton lied, under oath, with regard to knowing information in her personal emails was classified, with regard to the number of servers she was using and with regard to the facts that information in the emails was altered or destroyed after the investigation began. All felonies.

July 08, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: We should keep Brecklynn and her family’s needs in our prayers

I want to thank Kristen Oliver and The Times for sharing the article on Brecklynn Allgood's health problems, and for sharing her beautiful picture.

July 08, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: FBI’s failure to prosecute Clinton violates America’s rule of law

With the punt by FBI Director James Comey, I believe we have witnessed the most devastating blow to the rule of law that I have seen in my lifetime of 91 years. This whole episode stinks so much it would burn your nostrils if you were standing on Mars.

July 08, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Declaration’s meaning is lost when we recycle same Congress

I applaud the Times for publishing the Declaration of Independence each July 4. It is a time of refreshing to remember the power of our original document of freedom.

July 07, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: School board members should be parents of children in system

No one should be on the city or county school boards unless they have a child or children in the school system. When they have a child in the school system, board members would, or should, have a better feeling for what is going on compared to members who do not have a child in the city or county systems.

July 07, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: Abortions aren't going anywhere despite legislative efforts

More than four decades have passed since the Supreme Court issued its Roe v. Wade decision that made abortions legal, but the pro-life movement is still trying to find some way of reversing that.

July 06, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Pentagon shouldn’t put transgender troops ahead of veterans’ care

The Pentagon has announced transgenders can now serve openly in our military. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter stated that transgenders before his announcement had to pay for an operation out of their own pockets. He then stated this is "inconsistent with our promise to all our troops that we will take care of them."

July 05, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Guest column, Rep. Doug Collins: Our fight for freedom still goes on

Two hundred and 40 years ago, citizens fed up with a distant, authoritarian government risked their livelihoods and lives to formally break away from the most powerful nation in the world.

July 04, 2016 | By U.S. Rep. Doug Collins Guest columnist | All viewpoint stories


Guest column, Butch Miller: Carl Rogers served his hometown well

Rep. Carl Rogers has served the people of Gainesville-Hall County for more than 20 years. He has been a key leader in our local delegation, the state legislature and the Georgia Republican Party for many years. He has been an extraordinary public servant over his years of service in the House of Representatives.

July 03, 2016 | By State Sen. Butch Miller Guest columnist | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Letter attacking intellectuals also confuses US debt, deficit

A letter writer Thursday echos the late George Wallace in blaming the federal government's budget imbalance on Ivy League-educated U.S. presidents who appointed "blue-blooded elitists" to run the national economy.

July 02, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Summitt was a giant who never lost touch with her loyal fans

I was saddened to learn Pat Summitt, retired women's basketball coach at Tennessee, passed away. I had the privilege of crossing paths in little ways with Coach Summitt over the years. Each time, my respect for the great lady increased.

July 02, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: 2 state leaders set an example for public service

This is a bit weird. I find myself in the position of having to defend politicians. Well, not all of them, just the good ones.

July 02, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Editorial stated well how simple solutions don’t solve problems

I am on vacation in the Gainesville area, and my compliments to your staff for the excellent editorial, "Divided, misguided" of June 19. Many of our discussion points are spot on, making particular note of "knee-jerk approaches that don't get to the root of the issue" and "unrealistic solutions designed to inflame emotions and earn votes."

July 01, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


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Letter: Addressing climate change should be a conservative’s goal

The conservative values of the sacredness of life from conception to death, balancing our budget, hard work to get ahead, strong Christian ethics and a ...

July 26, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Father is sorry, thankful for judge, state troopers’ restraint

I wanted to reach out and thank Judge Jason Deal for his understanding during the trial of my son Leighton Beaux Marchetta. I pitied him ...

July 25, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: Celebrating a longtime voice for children

Neglected and abused children have their fates decided in courtrooms full of adults speaking the language of the juvenile court system.

July 24, 2016 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: Answer Man solves all of today's vexing puzzles

Hey, boys and girls! What time is it? It's time for Answer Man! The show where we delve into inquiring minds and show you ...

July 23, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Church service for racial healing was long overdue

I was so pleased to read the story on racial unity featured in The Times on July 17 (Traditionally white, black churches' joint service shows ...

July 23, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Effort to end violence, learning to live together begins with empathy

Have you ever heard the old saying if you took all the money in the world and divided it up equally in less than 10 ...

July 22, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: The political parties’ big parties are worth skipping

You can understand why people were reluctant to attend the Republican national convention in Cleveland's Quicken Loans Arena this week, or for that matter ...

July 20, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Letter: There’s no cause to celebrate this failed president

I greatly disagree with Dick Meyer's "give thanks for Obama" tribute and suspect at least 60 percent or more of Americans do. I feel ...

July 20, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Johnny Vardeman: Old fire maps provide peek into city’s past

David A. Sanborn, a civil engineer and surveyor, began mapping urban areas as early as 1866 for fire insurance purposes.

July 17, 2016 | Johnny Vardeman | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: A hard road to unity

Could it happen here?

July 17, 2016 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: It’s time to lower rhetoric, start healing in world gone mad

Have we gone totally, completely insane?

July 16, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Franklin offered valuable lesson on open-minded rhetoric

Even a casual observation of current events would confirm that American citizens have become more polarized in thought and rhetoric than we could have imagined ...

July 14, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Quest for tourism money is ruining Chattahoochee River habitat

The love of money destroys the beauty and peace of our rivers. It is such a sad commentary to the people of Helen, Robertstown and ...

July 14, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Nation must join in love to end violence

Once again, I find myself unable to remain silent amid the violence perpetrating itself upon innocent people. The massacre of the Emmanuel Nine in church ...

July 13, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: Metro Atlanta town going down a grassy slope

When Mayor Ted Terry talks about the recent decision by him and the Clarkston City Council to dramatically reduce the penalty for the possession of ...

July 13, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


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