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Letter: Conservatives should worry less about imagined threats in bathrooms

In his recent letter, Jim Threlkeld described ugly examples of unintended consequences of the Obama administration's advisory opinion on gender rights relative to use of restrooms and locker rooms.

June 01, 2016 | | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Second opinion can’t hurt when dealership advises pricey ‘fixes’

I took our van to a local dealership for a recall repair. In addition to the repair, they did an unsolicited vehicle inspection. I was told the van has a leaky valve cover gasket, $655 to repair, a leaky transmission pan, $195 to repair, and it needed rear brake pads, no quote.

June 01, 2016 | | All viewpoint stories


Guest column, Sen. David Perdue: Remembering those who gave their all

On Memorial Day, we pause to reflect, remember, and honor those who paid the ultimate price to protect our freedom. While we recognize this day every year, every single day is an opportunity to remember and give thanks.

May 30, 2016 | By U.S. Sen. David Perdue Guest columnist | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: They fought real wars, not pretend ones

Americans will launch the summer season with their annual celebration of Memorial Day this weekend, most taking a bit of time from our barbecues, beach and lake visits and cornhole games to honor those who gave their lives to keep our nation free.

May 29, 2016 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: A terrorist we can be proud of

There is a terrorist living in my neighborhood, and I couldn't be prouder. You may remember that I shared with you the story of Col. Frank Gleason sometime back, but as we prepare to commemorate Memorial Day on Monday, his is a tale worth repeating.

May 28, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Letter: White House uses one-side logic in its bathroom mandate

Webster's definition of one-sided: "With one side far superior or having all the advantage."

May 27, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Cleaner energy options can be a win-win scenario

Whether we look at the newspaper headlines, the overwhelming preponderance of scientific evidence, or even the signs nature itself is giving us, the evidence now is overwhelming of the truth of climate change, with all of its potential dangers. Recent headlines tell of record breaking temperatures, the danger of the Totten glacier in Antarctica becoming destabilized, and CO2 levels reaching 400 for the first time in 3 million years. Now over 97 percent of climatologists agree with the science of global warming, and 195 nations have agreed to act on climate change.

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


Letter: Columnist takes extreme views on ‘transgender’ bathroom fight

I understand in trying to present news in an unbiased manner you have to pick journalists from both sides of specific issues. In selecting Ann McFeatters, however, you have selected an "attack dog" who recognizes absolutely nothing good about conservative or Christian values, or any approach that is in opposition to this administration's actions.

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


Letter: Order on bathrooms unlawfully replaces ‘sex’ with ‘transgender’

According to the U.S. Constitution. under the duties of the U.S. president, there is nothing giving the president authorization to approve the letter of May 13 to the school and university systems concerning the rights of "transgender" and those who claim "gender identity" to use restrooms, showers and dressing rooms of their choice.

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


Letter: Citizens Academy a great way to learn how city functions

We just completed the Gainesville Citizens' Government Academy 2016 program offered by the city of Gainesville.

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


Tom Crawford: State conservatives still fighting a losing battle

This is one of those times when I feel like I'm watching the movie "Groundhog Day." The same things keep happening over and over, with the same ending.

May 25, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: Primary offers a limited menu

Head to a coffee shop these days and the number of options on the menu will give you more jitters than the java. Same with most fast-food restaurants, shoe stores, auto dealers. And don't get us started on the supermarket cereal aisle that seems to stretch to the horizon.

May 22, 2016 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Gainesville High baseball team rallied to battle deep into playoffs

It was the second week in May and guess what the Gainesville High School baseball team was doing?

May 21, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: Random thoughts — Remorse shouldn’t earn financial rewards

Random thoughts on random topics:

May 21, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Letter was out of line in attacking Christians

Regarding Joan King's latest letter to the editor concerning Christianity being under attack, she doesn't buy any of it and according to her last statement believes "the very idea of Christians under attack is going to cost the taxpayers dearly in time, energy and lost revenue."

May 19, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


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Tom Crawford: State panel needed to hold judges accountable

There are roughly 2,000 judges in Georgia, serving at every level of the judicial system from the state Supreme Court all the way down ...

September 28, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Final result was very different for Hitler, Jesus

A recent letter to the editor criticizes the writer of an earlier letter for suggesting that Donald Trump, like Jesus Christ, is a "charismatic speaker ...

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


Editorial: A short-lived, high-octane panic

If dinosaurs had never roamed the earth, how in the world would we get around today?

September 25, 2016 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: Georgia's drought again may require a divine solution

Uh oh. Here we go again. I have been told that we are beginning to experience drought conditions in the state. Somebody needs to alert ...

September 24, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Letter: ‘Popular,’ ‘charismatic’ are traits not only tied to Hitler

I am one of Donald Trump's backers and it is not true that I "don't listen or don't care," as Joan King ...

September 23, 2016 | | All viewpoint stories


Letter: A candidate who speaks straight truth deserves voters’ support

Change makes one feel insecure and uncomfortable. This should not give someone a pass to insult young and older voters who will vote for Donald ...

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


Times editorial board adds community members

Three community members from varying backgrounds have been chosen to The Times editorial board. Each will serve a three-month term helping to inform opinions published ...

September 22, 2016 | Times staff reports | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Trump’s backers need to check facts, remember history

Thanks to The Times for the fact checking it has been doing recently. Unfortunately, it's too late. Donald Trump's supporters either won't ...

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


Tom Crawford: Be glad Georgia dodged North Carolina's fate

If you want to see how badly politicians can mess up a state, look no farther than our neighbor North Carolina.

September 21, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: Helping the poor connect the dots

Most of us can't fully imagine what it's like to be poor - not just in debt or behind on your bills, but really ...

September 18, 2016 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Letter: ‘Miss Beth’ at Parks and Rec one of Gainesville’s greatest jewels

As a lifetime resident of Gainesville-Hall County, I am especially aware of, and grateful for, all of the "pluses" that make our community an unbelievably ...

September 17, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Letter deriding global warming misses key point

On Thursday, W.T. "Ted" Hinds made a great point in regard to climate change discussions, that we should "Be careful." It's ironic really ...

September 17, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: Bucket head has the freedom to be disrespectful

The freedom to be disrepectful

September 17, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Letter: County should protect health of its residents, deny Mincey

Moving to Gainesville wasn't a difficult choice. Our grandchildren live near Gainesville. We were charmed by Lake Lanier, nearby mountains, green parks, recreational options ...

September 16, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: ‘Deplorables’ in Clinton’s basket are proud of their sacred values

I would like to present a somewhat different version of life in the "basket" as opposed to some who have revulsion at rubbing elbows with ...

September 15, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


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