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Dick Yarbrough: Reliving a special radio memory from years ago

Long before I was a columnist, a part of the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games and a corporate suit, I was in broadcasting.

March 19, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Scouts abuse case a sad event, would have been handled differently today

Today at First Baptist Church, we are in a state of deep regret and sadness. In recent days, we learned beyond any doubt that several decades ago some acts of harm against several of our youth occurred through our scouting program.

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


Letter: Crawford left out key details in his column on Collins, Broun

Tom Crawford's column Wednesday left out some very critical information. In his rush to tell everyone how "conservative" Rep. Doug Collins is, citing his conservative rating with National Journal and Heritage Foundation, he completely forgot to mention Paul Broun's ratings.

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


Letter: McDonald’s defies image of greed with worker wage hikes

I love it when conventional wisdom is proved wrong. I refer to Wednesday's op-ed page and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch piece about a well-known fast food restaurant, "Better-paid employees: McDonald's is lovin' it."

March 17, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: Incumbents are on the defensive this election year

U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, is the kind of politician who would seem to be very conservative.

March 16, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Holy Trinity’s clothing store aims to build on last year’s success

Father Bill Humble, the vestry and parishioners of Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Flowery Branch would like to issue a heartfelt thank you to all the people who donated clothing for distribution at the Holy Trinity Free Clothing Store last year.

March 16, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Columnist should realize this year’s presidential race is a new Revolution

Doesn't columnist Ann McFeatters realize that she and her ilk are responsible for Roger Ailes' and Rush Limbaugh's alternative to the Democratic media?

March 16, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: State’s construction detour needs caution

The Georgia General Assembly is much like Forrest Gump's box of chocolates; you never know what you're going to get.

March 13, 2016 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Conservatism, states' rights don't always serve common good

"Conservatism" has become a euphemism akin to "dog whistles" of bigotry, elitism and cronyism. Some hear conservative values as a call to favor the will of the majority and denouncement of the minority and those living at the margins of life. Too often, they are told to pull themselves up by their bootstraps. Unfortunately, that reason presupposes all have equality, and all have boots.

March 12, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: Parents have a stake in teacher evaluations

To my friends in the state legislature (and, yes, you are my friends; without you, I wouldn't have a job.):

March 12, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Gun law should go farther; how about firearms in preschool?

Now that the mad dog gun advocates in our legislature have drafted another gun rights bill promoting and encouraging college students to carry their six shooters on campus, tell me: Where are these life-saving, constitutionally inalienable right to own, pearl-handled killing devices to be stored once the student arrives at the Dawgs game?

March 11, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Democrats deny voters' rights in their own party delegate process

When Republicans want to require photo IDs to ensure voters are who they say they are, Democrats say Republicans are trying to disenfranchise voters. Yet, around 30 percent of the delegates who determine the nominee for president on the Democratic ticket are super delegates who are not even selected by us voters. They are appointed by the Democratic establishment.

March 11, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Voters should be able to choose ideas, not just individual candidates

As the political debates drag on and we watch with growing unease as candidates beat each other up with charges and smears we've heard over and over, I'd like to suggest we shouldn't be casting votes for individual candidates at all. Instead, the public should be hearing local debates over issues, policies and ideas, and casting their votes for planks in party platforms.

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


Letter: Deal backed religious freedom before, now changes his tune

While he was in Congress, Gov. Nathan Deal supported wholeheartedly the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. The federal RFRA law contains the same wording included in the Georgia RFRA bill. I understand that the governor pledged to sign a bill containing the language of the federal law. Gov. Deal is now unwilling to support this bill.

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


Letter: Hall County should turn Glades Reservoir project over to private sector

It was certainly good news for the taxpayers of Hall County when it was decided that Glades Reservoir was not needed for future water supply. We have already spent nearly $20 million on this project with nothing to show for it. (I am embarrassed that as a Hall Commissioner in the 1990s, I had a part in the beginning of this boondoggle!)

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


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Tom Crawford: Cobb election result offers a lesson for voters

It's generally considered impolite to take pleasure in other people's misfortunes, but sometimes you have to make an exception.

August 24, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Mincey Marble taking steps to be good neighbors during expansion

As president of Mincey Marble, a woman-owned family business, I am proud of our 40-year history of doing the right thing in our company and ...

August 24, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Evangelical Christians’ support for Trump defies logic, true faith

Donald Trump has alienated Hispanics, Asians, Muslims, blacks, women, the disabled and the media. Is there any group left? Apparently he is good with white ...

August 24, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: Enota inaction is building frustration

Whether in business or in government, it's often best to make a decision and live with the result rather than dither over it forever ...

August 21, 2016 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Johnny Vardeman: Old Cake Box was a hangout site and a tasty baking spot

Practically every community, small and large, has those "hangouts," places where people gather to discuss politics, sports or just gossip. They are usually must-stops for ...

August 21, 2016 | Johnny Vardeman | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: A former Georgia first lady worth celebrating

Class, like beauty, is in the eyes of the beholder. In my long years on this planet, I never met a man with more class ...

August 20, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Local resources offer vital support to help victims of domestic violence

In 1982, one of my clients was killed by her husband immediately after a temporary divorce hearing required him to stay away from her and ...

August 19, 2016 | | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: Battles actually brewing in some legislative races

If you write about legislative races in Georgia, the last few elections have been downright boring in their predictability.

August 16, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: Sharing a public need for education

For years, Social Security has been considered the "third rail" of American politics, the metaphor referring to an electric train track: Touch it and you ...

August 14, 2016 | Times staff reports | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Hall County’s seniors have paid fair share of school taxes

For some reason the new idea that our illustrious board of education has come up with to bilk the taxpayers once again does not surprise ...

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


Dick Yarbrough: Public school teachers — keep up the good work

Dear public school teachers:

August 13, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Health insurance tax would put a heavy burden on small business

Health care is consistently ranked as a top concern by Americans , as confirmed by polling conducted earlier this year by the AP and National Opinion ...

August 12, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: New school building is needed to bring Enota up to date

Let me clarify a point that seems to have been overlooked in the saga that has become known as the "Enota Garden." We need a ...

August 12, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Share your opinions as part of our editorial board

The Times wants community members to be a part of its editorial board.

August 11, 2016 | | All viewpoint stories


Letter: When it comes to dishonesty in DC, both parties are the same

In his recent letter, Gary B. Hulsey suggests Americans have lost their way and no longer stand for truth and justice. Referring to the Benghazi ...

August 11, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


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