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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 on the editorial pages.

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 listen or don't care. When a candidate for president says he could shoot someone in Times Square and not lose any votes, you know we're all in trouble.

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 poor, as in lacking shelter, food, a job or a way to care for your children.

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 great place to raise a family. Despite what sometimes seems to be unbridled and unnecessary growth, we still retain so very much of the small-town qualities and caring attitude that makes the community a premier place to put down roots.

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, when the people he argues against are the very people who are trying to urge caution. Unfortunately, he does not take his own advice when it comes to the this divisive topic of climate change, which he thinks he is qualified to write of.

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, educational resources, Gainesville Theater Alliance, the Arts Council, and much more. All of this in a city that in 2014 ranked No. 10 among top places to live in the USA. Throw in a beautiful new 55 and older community with a marina and we were hooked.

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 unwashed.

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


Letter: Don’t buy claim of ‘consensus’ on warming, or that CO2 is bad

Vernon Dixon made an interesting observation in his letter Sept. 9 pointing to what he claimed is a 97 percent consensus among climatologists about "man-made global warming." His point was "97 percent of climatology experts who accept the science of climate change," also "believe we must act decisively to combat it."

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


Tom Crawford: Boards resist state school takeover plan

Gov. Nathan Deal very much wants to do away with local boards of education that run Georgia's public school systems.

September 14, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Ron Martz: Have we changed for the better since 9/11?

In the immediate aftermath of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, there was some thought that as a nation we would become united as at no time since the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941.

September 11, 2016 | Ron Martz | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: The unity that still eludes us

Picture these two images.

September 11, 2016 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: Safety officers honored at event embody heroism

I spoke recently to the Peace Officers' Association of Georgia at their annual conference in Savannah and was privileged to witness a group of dedicated law enforcement officers being honored by the POAG for their heroism. Here are their stories, much abridged because of space limitations.

September 10, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Letter: We know all about Clinton, so why not give Trump a shot?

Some elements of my observations will reflect my age. I'm a World War II veteran in my 89th year. While I have been determined to exit political controversies, it is difficult for me to resist.

September 10, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


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Letter: To measure schools fairly, we need to use reliable data

The Times published two essays last week, one by a national columnist, the other by a local writer, both to inform the public of reasons ...

February 22, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Protesters should recognize U.S. law supports legal immigration

Those immigrants that were so busy protesting and holding up signs saying "America is made up of immigrants" need to do a little research on ...

February 22, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Neither side of debate should tolerate violence from protesters

In America, anyone may peacefully assemble, protest lawfully, and make their feelings known, so long as it is done lawfully, no damage is done,and ...

February 22, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: GOP shouldn’t forget those who rely on national health care law

Republicans in Congress are working toward repealing the Affordable Care Act, known to many as Obamacare. Unfortunately, although they always said they would "repeal and ...

February 21, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Liberals are still in denial over fact Trump was elected

If you're concerned about America being a deeply divided nation, the first month of Donald Trump's presidency provides some keen perspective.

February 21, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Sen. David Perdue: Gorsuch is well worthy of post on high court

President Donald Trump promised the American people he would nominate an unwavering supporter of the United States Constitution to the Supreme Court. He has now ...

February 20, 2017 | By Sen. David Perdue Guest columnist | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: Water war isn’t won yet

Georgians all certainly learned a hard lesson two Sundays ago, one we won't continue to rehash other than to repeat the lesson: Don't ...

February 19, 2017 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Guest column: Casinos in state could harm arts venues

When gamblers lay down their chips, they're hoping to strike it rich by beating the odds. But the math is clear: There are more ...

February 18, 2017 | By Mary Pat Matheson Guest columnist | All viewpoint stories


Casey Cagle: State leaders seek legislation to ‘back the badge’

Protect and serve - Georgia's law enforcement officers uphold this noble call to action every day when they leave the comfort of their homes and ...

February 18, 2017 | Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle Guest columnist | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Georgia and all states should celebrate their individual histories

I congratulate The Times for having a small article about "Georgia celebrates 284th birthday, in the Feb. 13 paper, page 4A, located in the lower ...

February 18, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Class of 1967 at Gainesville High marked true end to segregation

We are in February and I received an invitation the other day. Because of the invitation, the number 50 holds particular significance for me, especially ...

February 17, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Georgia needs to provide full funding for schools, health care

I want to thank Rep. Kevin Tanner for meeting every Saturday during the legislative session with his constituents. We appreciate your time and dedication!

February 17, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: GOP leaders join effort on climate change

Several well-respected senior leaders in the Republican party have taken a giant step forward in an effort to both strengthen our economy and to help ...

February 16, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Don’t downplay impact protests can have on our nation’s leaders

Your editorial Feb. 5, "Trump's foes pay the high price of losing" isn't being considerate of the rights of his "foes." The sub ...

February 15, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Community has pitched in with comfort, aid to grieving families

RE: Fundraiser to support family of toddler killed in collision. Thank you just seems so inadequate for everything that has been done for us in ...

February 15, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


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