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Letter: Brenau concert labeled ‘holiday’ because of timing at Thanksgiving

James Peters' letter in The Times on Monday suggesting that Brenau University chose to name its Holiday Concert "in favor of an abstract holiday" inaccurately reflects the program and its content.

November 25, 2015 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: ‘Scrooge’s’ cheap shot at Brenau concert is right out of Fox News

Every Christmas season needs a Scrooge, and James Peters' letter about the Brenau University Holiday Concert certainly fits the bill. Rather than enjoying a wonderful program of music, maybe Mr. Peters and company just prefer sitting in front of Fox News and listening to Bill O'Reilly vent about the collapse of Western civilization brought about by the red Starbucks coffee cup.

November 25, 2015 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: Can, and should, Georgia refuse Syrian refugees?

Gov. Nathan Deal was adamant when he signed an executive order declaring that no Syrian refugees will be allowed to set foot in Georgia.

November 25, 2015 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Deal should focus on highway dangers, not innocent refugees

Gov. Nathan Deal is anxious to protect us. Syrian refugees fleeing terrorism and war need asylum. Some of those refugees may potentially be ISIS terrorists. So Gov. Deal wants to keep them all out. It is an easy position to take, as it bears no expense to the state and makes him appear to be a concerned leader.

November 25, 2015 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Spirit of giving, faith and love evident at Community Thanksgiving Banquet

On Sunday evening, Nov. 15, Kayanne and I enjoyed and appreciated an early and happy Thanksgiving. The power of God and the cooperative spirit of Gainesville were in evidence at the Community Thanksgiving Banquet.

November 23, 2015 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Rep. Doug Collins: Welcoming those who come to US legally is cause for thanks

Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on the many blessings we enjoy. Every citizen of the United States has ample reason to be grateful for this great country and the liberties, opportunities, stability, and peace gifted to us by previous generations.

November 23, 2015 | By U.S. Rep. Doug Collins Guest columnist | All viewpoint stories


Letter: ‘Holiday’ concert not right without the ‘Christmas’

I wish to thank Dr. Steinhaus and Director Bobby Ivey for organizing and delivering a concert by the Music Department of Brenau for the public on Nov. 23. I think it is a great idea and it publicizes the name of Brenau University at a season that is traditionally merry.

November 23, 2015 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: Terrorism fight for US is a battle not joined

"Pas Peur" read the sign last week at a Paris rally. Not afraid.

November 22, 2015 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Saying goodbye to foster kids brings tears, memories — then 2 new faces

As I knelt down in the day care classroom, the little girl reached for me saying "bye, bye mommy!" in the sweetest, happiest voice.

November 21, 2015 | Shannon Casas | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: Says who? Beware media’s shady social media sources

I can't guarantee that I got all the commas where they belong today, but I can guarantee that what you read here is my opinion laid out for all to see.

November 21, 2015 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Shame on those who left dog by roadside

A few weeks ago, a small white dog with speckled ears showed up in our neighborhood on Florence Drive. A driver was seen letting it out of his car and driving off.

November 21, 2015 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Fighting to win is what has kept Americans free

I grew up the son of an Army officer well-schooled in military history and tactics. During family vacations and trips, my dad would often take us to Civil War battlefields or old Revolutionary War forts and spend hours wandering around, reading about their historical importance. He would always buy a couple of books to add to his home library.

November 20, 2015 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: US is at risk if Syrian refugees bring terrorism to our homeland

By now, everyone has seen the horrifying news out of Paris last week, with 129 killed and 350 wounded in one of the worst terrorist attacks ever. The Muslim terrorist group ISIS claimed responsibility. Where will ISIS strike next? Maybe right here in our beloved town.

November 19, 2015 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Virtual charter school a positive option, thanks to state leaders

My children attend Georgia Connections Academy, a public, free, virtual charter school. I was interested in this because I wanted to have a better choice than the district school in my zip code and be very hands-on in their education.

November 19, 2015 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Warming fears could give way to a bigger concern — global cooling

From Nov. 30 to Dec. 11 in Paris, thousands of politicians, diplomats, bureaucrats, nongovernmental sycophants and trustworthy media people will gather "in the best possible conditions," according to France Diplomatie website. Their aim is to cobble together a "binding" agreement to reduce CO2 emissions to prevent the global temperature from increasing 2 degrees Celsius.

November 18, 2015 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


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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 ...

May 05, 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: 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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


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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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


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