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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 a decade ago. With anger that often approaches hostility, groups are set against groups, with members of each group vowing 100 percent ownership of the truth. Opinions are becoming more solidified than Stone Mountain.

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 White County that the almighty dollar means more to them than the health and well-being of the beautiful Chattahoochee River.

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 Bible study in Charleston, S.C., on June 17, 2015; 49 in Orlando, Fla., at a nightclub June 12; and in July, in Minnesota, Louisiana and California, all further widen the bleeding wound in the nation's history.

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 less than an ounce of marijuana, he is careful to make one distinction to his interviewer.

July 13, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Clinton has her flaws, but GOP’s obsession with her is pointless

You would think that Sunday's columnists Jonah Goldberg and Ron Martz might reflect on the tragic events last week in Minneapolis, Baton Rouge and Dallas. But no, these Republican apologists are obsessed with Hillary Clinton.

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


Editorial: Third parties try to pick the ballot lock

In two weeks, the Republican Party will gather in Cleveland to officially nominate its presidential nominee for the November ballot. A week later in Philadelphia, the Democrats will do the same.

July 10, 2016 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


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


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Editorial: Politically correct or polite? Just chill and be merry

Leave it to a savvy business like Starbucks to learn its lesson.

December 04, 2016 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Ron Martz: Now comes the lament of sore losers

The presidential post-mortems over the last three-plus weeks have been at once amusing and revelatory.

December 04, 2016 | Ron Martz | All viewpoint stories


Letter: State legal community mourns Judge Mallis

On behalf of the State Bar of Georgia, I wish to extend condolences to the family, colleagues and many friends of retired DeKalb County Superior ...

December 03, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: Mount Paran students take a stand for flag

God bless America and God bless Mount Paran Christian School in Cobb County. Before a recent football playoff game, every player on the team came ...

December 03, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Guest column: PSC works to keep rates low, energy flowing

As a Public Service Commissioner, I have spent the last six years meeting constituents, listening to concerns and discussing energy issues, speaking to civic clubs ...

December 03, 2016 | By Tim Echols Guest columnist | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Experience leads to knowledge, which is how we identify climate change

How do we gain knowledge? Usually through experience. In David Ford's book, "Theology: A Very Short Introduction," he used an apple to illustrate that ...

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


Letter: Freedom could topple Castro’s long legacy of Cuban tyranny

Fidel Castro is dead, but long live Castro.

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


Tom Crawford: Farewell to a zany Capitol character

Friends and relatives who know I work at the state Capitol often ask these questions: How can you stand it there? Don't you just ...

November 30, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Lions Club members serve community well, seek others who want to join in service

I would like to thank Johnny Vardeman for his excellent article on the history of the involvement of the Gainesville Lions Club with City Park ...

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


Editorial: Public safety pros earn badges of honor

As we gather for Thanksgiving, Christmas and other end-of-year celebrations, our prayers at the holiday dinner table need to include the men and women in ...

November 27, 2016 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Raising lakes, building new ones could ease drought effects

In my memory, based on 32 years of residence in Georgia, our lakes were very low in 1986. They struggled to reach full pool in ...

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


Dick Yarbrough: Junior Lee nails the truths other pundits miss

I promised last week I would share with you the results of the latest patent-pending Wikiwinkwink Political Report, courtesy of my colleague, Junior E. Lee ...

November 26, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Letter: True Christians should support ministry to help sex trade victims

I suggest that the Hall County Commissioners do not reject the Straight Street Ministry's proposal to build a gated home for young women (18 ...

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


Editorial: The Times' time to say grace

As we sit down to our annual Thanksgiving feast, we here at The Times would like to go around the table and offer a few ...

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


Tom Crawford: Even amid changes, Georgia remains a red state

Now that the final election totals are in, let's look at a couple of Georgia's voting trends.

November 23, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


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