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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


Letter: Americans should unite behind global Paris Climate Agreement

China and the United States have just taken an historic step and have become the first two nations to formally accept the Paris Climate Agreement. This is a truly momentous step, for between them they account for about 40 percent of total greenhouse gas emissions. The Paris agreement aims at keeping global temperature rise to no more that 2 degrees Celsius, and hopefully to below 1.5 degrees C. The group of 20 will meet soon and consider accepting the agreement.

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


Letter: To tip or not is within control of paying customers

In his recent letter, Tom Day suggested when restaurants implement a no-tipping policy, he loses his freedom to reward good service or withhold reward for poor service.

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


Letter: Hall County Health Department offers effective, sympathetic care

While recently experiencing increasingly ill health, uninsured and becoming dysfunctional at work, I sought help through the Hall County Health Department. Burdened with worry and unsure what to expect, I made an appointment at the primary care clinic on Athens Street.

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


Letter: Picturing next Clinton regime paints a rather gloomy picture

What might a third Clinton White House regime look like?

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


Tom Crawford: Real election fun begins after Labor Day

It's a long-established political truism that a presidential race doesn't really start until after Labor Day.

September 07, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Quarterback’s protest is his right, but still is misguided

Colin Kaepernick made his statement by sitting out one playing of our National Anthem and kneeling at another. I do not agree with him, but he made a statement about which he believes.

September 07, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: Laboring to find job market of future

Of the places in America this Labor Day weekend where work is both valued and available, Hall County ranks high on the list.

September 04, 2016 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


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Letter: No one is illegal; all deserve a chance here

I was one of the protesters holding a sign that stated, "We are ALL immigrants," and I will be one of them this weekend as ...

February 27, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: Ga. lawmakers take 2 steps forward, 2 back

As the Georgia General Assembly session begins its turn toward the home stretch this week, we're seeing the usual mix of good bills but ...

February 26, 2017 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Letter: No one is illegal; all deserve a chance to succeed in US

I was one of the protesters holding a sign that stated, "We are ALL immigrants," and I will be one of them this weekend as ...

February 25, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Be it a stolen bike or more, Gainesville’s cops are tops

God bless the Gainesville Police!

February 24, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


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


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