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Editorial: Lawmakers should abandon sacred cows

If you thought 2015 was dominated by politics, brace yourself for 2016.

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


Letter: Returned wallet, minus money, is no great favor

To the person who found my wallet at the Wal-Mart store in Cornelia, I really appreciate you turning it in without my money in it. I really hope you used the money wisely as it was to pay my light bill.

January 09, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: Advice to great-grandson — dream big, don’t waste a day

Dear Cameron Charles Yarbrough:

January 09, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Winning in an election means nothing if system remains corrupt

Millions today are feeling powerless and very frustrated with the loss of their political power. They are fed up having a dysfunctional and corrupt political system and politicians in general. This sentiment is evidenced by the great popularity of the two extremes in the presidential race, Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders.

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


Tom Crawford: Legislators face unusually sticky issues in election year

Legislators will be returning to Atlanta soon to convene the 2016 General Assembly session, but this one may have a slightly different feel to it.

January 06, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Letter: ‘Affluenza’ cases extend into our current politics

Two people much in the news recently - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and drunken vehicular manslaughter teenager Ethan Couch - would appear to have much in common, when it comes to their basic psychological profiles. Both might well be termed "peas in the affluenza pod."

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


Guest column: Former editor was a fan of good writing and Southern food

Every newspaper writer remembers his first editor. Mine was named Joe Dabney. He was managing editor of this newspaper, then called The Daily Times, where I landed my first newsroom job. I was a flunky.

January 04, 2016 | By Phil Hudgins Guest columnist | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: The call for courage, a toast to a brave new year

We always begin a new year with reflections of the past, hope for the future and resolutions to improve ourselves in the months ahead by vowing to improve our health, finances and relationships.

January 03, 2016 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: Recounting a love story that defied time

Perhaps the most appropriate way to start this year is with a love story - the story of Dr. Raymond Cook, 96, and Dr. Elisabeth Mays Stein Cook, who passed away last week at the age of 94.

January 02, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Consequences of inaction on climate are too great to risk

Columnist Jay Ambrose's thesis is that fossil fuel use to produce energy is an unqualified good and there is little need for change the "climate alarmists" have been putting forth in scientific journals and the media.

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


Tom Crawford: Here’s a salute to the accomplishments of 2015

When it comes to politicians, there was a lot to criticize this year. It would be wrong, however, to end the year without noting some people who deserve commendations for what they accomplished in 2015.

December 30, 2015 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Sen. David Perdue: My first year in Senate shows why Washington isn’t working

Dear friends,

December 28, 2015 | By Sen. David Perdue Guest columnist | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: State may join cityhood clash

The collection of lawmakers who gather under the Gold Dome of the Georgia Capitol for the state's annual legislative session seldom are lacking for topics of discussion, and 2016 isn't likely to be an exception to the rule.

December 27, 2015 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Filibusters have hijacked budget process in US Senate

The method our Founding Fathers developed to effectuate a representative government was brilliant. This is done with an overall budget resolution stating what amounts are to be allocated to each appropriations subcommittee. There are 12 subcommittees and each will deliver an appropriations bill.

December 26, 2015 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: I wish I had been in Bethlehem long ago

This column has become a Christmas tradition, and I share it with you once again this year. It is dedicated to all who believe.

December 25, 2015 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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


Tom Crawford: ‘Trump effect’ hitting incumbents in House races

Whether you like or dislike Donald Trump, there's no question he has pulled off an impressive political feat.

May 18, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Petition with 1,273 signatures shows support for Enota garden

The story in Tuesday's paper ("Garden supporters ask building of new Enota school be delayed") did not mention the petition submitted to the board ...

May 18, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Highway safety agency needs to solve glut of freeway deaths

The lighted board across Interstate 985 says 494 people have died on Georgia's highways so far this year. We are in mid-May, so this ...

May 18, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: House candidates join national GOP with wrong ideas

It was with utter incredulity that I read about the insane rantings of the Grand Old Party candidates for the 9th District U.S. House ...

May 18, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Guest column: ‘Mr. B’ set tone for a ministry of compassion

I was in the fifth grade when I first stepped into Good News at Noon one Thursday night. In that I did not understand where ...

May 16, 2016 | By Bradford Morris Guest columnist | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: Mr. B. was Gainesville's own ‘Mother Teresa’

Most of us want to do right by those in need around us, but those intentions don't always lead to actions. We might see ...

May 15, 2016 | | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: Will Deal’s vetoes stall state education reform plans?

A governor's got to do what a governor's got to do, but Gov. Nathan Deal's veto of the Campus Carry bill and ...

May 14, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Bathroom spat won’t end soon, but there are ways to solve it

The last time I was in a lady's bathroom was about 1937. I was 5. I have never seen ladies walk in a male ...

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


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