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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


Dick Yarbrough: Pet rock would be better pick than these 2 candidates

One of my loyal readers and a person of some political gravitas in his community says he has had a gullet full of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.

September 03, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Mincey Marble’s rezoning proposal isn’t everything it may appear to be

Mincey Marble Manufacturing seeks to rezone an 11.68 acre parcel on Browns Bridge Road from Agricultural-Residential to Planned Industrial Development, for a new manufacturing plant across the street from their headquarters.

September 03, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: ‘No-tipping’ trend is a new example of socialist ideals

Thursday's paper had an article about no-tipping restaurants. It reveals the extent of progressive political thinking in our culture.

September 02, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Crawford left out key data from 2001 attacks

Tom Crawford cited 10 deaths by non-Muslims in a 21-year period. I can think of a single incident that cost the American public 3,000-plus citizens as a result of their actions of Sept. 11, 2001. It was just the tip of the iceberg. Lousy reporting and patriotism.

September 01, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Celebrate those whose labor makes American lives better

To all Americans who believe all people should have rights to live and have a good life: We make America run, from nurses, firefighters, police and teachers to construction workers.

September 01, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Guest column: A professor’s worth reaches well beyond the classroom

In this era of the importance to many of the higher education "bottom line," as a member of that esteemed community, I want to offer those who fund that line some thoughts on what your money gets you.

September 01, 2016 | By Matthew Boedy Guest columnist | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: Violent extremism wears many faces, not just Muslim

When it comes to people who observe the Muslim faith, Georgia doesn't exactly put out the welcome mat. If anything, that welcome mat is yanked out from under them.

August 31, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


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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


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 ...

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 ...

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


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