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Editorial: Deal’s vetoes crash the party

When this year's session of the General Assembly began in January, we pondered whether lawmakers would address issues of substance or, as they often do, pander to election-year politics with bills aimed at currying favor with certain groups of voters.

May 08, 2016 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Letter unfairly distorts comments by superintendent

The purpose of this letter is to correct some misinformation and misrepresentation in the letter from Juli Clay and Ginny Early that appeared Wednesday in The Times. I am writing as an individual and not in my official capacity as chairperson of the Gainesville Board of Education.

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


Letter: Obama may be stopped in Syria before he repeats past mistakes

Secretary of State John Kerry just issued a statement on the conflict in Syria indicating the United States would not allow the rebel controlled city of Aleppo to fall to the Syrian government. That's like Russia saying it would not allow the U.S. government to maintain control of the city of Dallas, Texas. This policy is arrogant and illegitimate.

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


Dick Yarbrough: G-Day expense list for rapper is ... well, ludicrous

OK, Georgia Tech fans, give me your best shot. I asked for it. You have shown me over the past two decades that you never forget two things: the Pythagorean theorem and my editorial sideswipes at your institution.

May 07, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Let designers of new Enota school find a way to keep its garden intact

Gainesville has a long history of community support of education. There is no school that exhibits this history of successful community/educator collaboration more dramatically than Enota. My daughter is an Enota graduate. Its administration and teachers have a steadfast and deep commitment to engaging parents, interested citizens and community leaders in creative ways that further their mission. This personal, cooperative and collaborative relationship is one of the ingredients that makes Enota special.

May 06, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Cost overruns at Georgia Power nuclear plant aren’t so easy to overlook

Frank Frederick's letter of April 29 forgives the nuclear industry's cost overruns and accidents.

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


Letter: Rebuilding Enota to preserve its garden should be school board’s focus

As a retired educator from Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy, I have followed very closely the discussions involving the proposed rebuilding of Enota. I have attended one school board meeting hoping to hear something encouraging, particularly concerning the outside learning garden on the campus. Unfortunately that did not happen.

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


Letter: Superintendent wrong in saying Enota’s learning can’t measure up

Although we have been encouraged to see the community support and media coverage of issues surrounding the building of the new Enota Multiple Intelligence Academy, we were highly concerned by comments made by Gainesville Schools Superintendent Dr. Wanda Creel in the article, "Enota brainstorming includes plan of construction delay for ideas to preserve garden," published Sunday in The Times.

May 04, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Editorial incorrectly credited Jackson with creating Bank of U.S. he opposed

I enjoyed the thematic thrust of your editorial, "Worthy change for a 20" of April 17. I just, however, take issue with one observation you made about President Andrew Jackson. You wrote, "As president he created the Bank of the United States." The historical record will show he did not create the Bank of the U.S.

May 04, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: This is one strange election year in Georgia

When friends ask me if I'm ever going to retire as a working journalist, I respond, "how can I leave when I'm having so much fun?"

May 04, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Letter: As a society, we can’t do enough to thank our military veterans

The following is submitted for everyone's approval. I hope at least the medical services and benefits can be given to all our vets. They saved our lives!

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


Letter: Students need learning option a garden offers

As a former Enota Elementary teacher and Gainesville resident having taught young children for 42 years, I know the value of hands-on, real life activities to enhance learning. I sought to instill awe and wonder for the natural world and strived to get my students outside to explore nature while teaching at Enota. I helped create garden plots for my students and enjoyed having access to the nearby woods where my class could explore.

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


Editorial: Stamping out support to those in need

While Hall County's jobless rate lingers below 5 percent and many prosper from a growing economy, we see reminders that it's never easy to be poor, even as government and nonprofit agencies work to keep the safety net pulled tight.

May 01, 2016 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: Retired Atlanta banker dreams of peace through art

I believe each of us has an obligation to leave this a better world than we found it.

April 30, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Forget fighting over bathrooms; focus on real victims of abuse

I'm writing in response to the glut of Facebook posts calling for parents to eschew Target bathrooms and praising North Carolina's HB2, which calls for people to use the bathroom that corresponds with the anatomical sex they were born with.

April 30, 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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