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Letter: Educational value of garden at Enota should factor into plans

Recent research in the field of education emphasizes the importance of the "softer side" of our schools. Students behave better, focus better and remember more if they are relaxed and have chances during the day to enjoy music, art and, yes, recess.

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


Letter: I-985 exit plans need changing

Don't waste needed money to have the Exit 14 intersection of Interstate 985 come out on Martin Road. Please consider a more cost-efficient way to add this exit than into the homes of Martin Road.

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


Letter: Columnist tells only part of story on nuclear power

In his Wednesday column about the Public Service Commission and Georgia Power, Tom Crawford has done what most journalist do today - tell part of the story. I do not disagree with anything he says about the large cost overruns on Georgia Power's nuclear plants. However, his limited knowledge of the utility industry does not allow him to tell the whole story, only to berate the PSC and Georgia Power for what he feels is poor management.

April 29, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Cleaning up after your dogs shows consideration for others

I love my dogs. I take good care of them.

April 29, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: School system should preserve Enota garden, not just pictures of it

Regarding The Times article Sunday, "Enota move grows concern over garden's placement:" With the full approval of the Gainesville Board of Education, an extensive, beautiful and educational garden has been built over the last eight years at Enota school. Now plans presented by the school administration propose the complete destruction of this garden.

April 28, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: School garden is a cherished resource for learning, tranquility

I write following your articles in The Times about the impending destruction of the Smartville garden at Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy. What a gem this garden is! What other school in Gainesville, Hall County or Georgia has a garden so well designed for the needs of the school, the pupils, the staff and the environment?

April 28, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Choosing love, peace that faith offers is path to happiness

Recently I got inebriated and I had a hangover the next morning, but instead of feeling bad, I felt renewed. And recently, I hugged many nice ladies, and even hugged some men. And recently at times, I laughed so hard tears ran down my cheeks.

April 28, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Enota garden and its impact are worth saving

I am writing to object to the destruction of the Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy Smartville garden to build a parking lot. This garden is unlike any school garden that I have seen because of the unusual plant materials and the masterful incorporation of environmental ideas into the design.

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


Letter: State senator off base in saying Christianity is under attack

I'm glad columnist Dick Yarbrough saw that state Sen. Joshua McKoon had an opportunity to make his case for "religious freedom," but I wonder what world the senator inhabits. It certainly isn't the one I know.

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


Tom Crawford: It's time the PSC finally said 'no' to Georgia Power

Imagine that you are the loan officer at the local community bank.

April 27, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Donating cord blood can help a mother give life to others

This Mother's Day, we celebrate the life-giving power of mothers and are reminded of the joyous event of giving birth, an event that is celebrated by friends and family, and an event that can give hope to many other people through the donation of umbilical cord blood.

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


Editorial: Making a worthy change for a 20

So far, 2016 has not been a great year for political normalcy, musical icons or, of late, old presidents whose attitudes for their times don't fit well with current mainstream ideals.

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


Dick Yarbrough: State senator makes his case for religious freedom bill

A couple of weeks ago, I was highly critical of the efforts of proponents of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act and particularly of State Sen. Josh McKoon, R-Columbus. The senator did a smart thing: He reached out and asked for the opportunity to explain his position directly to you.

April 23, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Students show resiliency amid a flurry of tests

I've been thinking about resiliency. It can be found in successful Fortune 500 companies and exists throughout our community. What is resiliency?

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


Letter: Alter signs to make drivers stop

Here's a thought for Gainesville and Hall County: Since nearly 99 percent of the drivers don't stop for stop signs, maybe they could paint them black with the word "Go" on them. Just maybe someone would honor it.

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


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Letter: Listen to facts about styrene, not hyped up scare tactics

The recent hysteria about styrene emissions from our company, Mincey Marble, is sadly based on speculation and exaggeration, not science and fact. After nearly 40 ...

September 29, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


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


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