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Letter: Summitt was a giant who never lost touch with her loyal fans

I was saddened to learn Pat Summitt, retired women's basketball coach at Tennessee, passed away. I had the privilege of crossing paths in little ways with Coach Summitt over the years. Each time, my respect for the great lady increased.

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


Dick Yarbrough: 2 state leaders set an example for public service

This is a bit weird. I find myself in the position of having to defend politicians. Well, not all of them, just the good ones.

July 02, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Editorial stated well how simple solutions don’t solve problems

I am on vacation in the Gainesville area, and my compliments to your staff for the excellent editorial, "Divided, misguided" of June 19. Many of our discussion points are spot on, making particular note of "knee-jerk approaches that don't get to the root of the issue" and "unrealistic solutions designed to inflame emotions and earn votes."

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


Letter: Flood maps hurt homeowners but help insurance providers

I was reading a Times article about redrawn flood plain maps and I couldn't help but respond to it. How fortunate for the insurance and lending companies. I feel bad for those who already live in these areas that do not know they have properties in a flood plain.

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


Letter: Community needs a chance to say goodbye to Enota school

Members of the Gainesville City School Board: I respectfully request you reconsider the decision to raze Enota elementary school and gardens without gaining more public input.

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


Letter: Gainesville’s school board has ignored wishes of community

My frustration with Superintendent Wanda Creel and the Gainesville City School Board has grown since the June 6 meeting.

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


Letter: The intellectuals’ way has led us to huge government deficits

Most of the recent presidents have been from Ivy League Schools and that supposedly meant they received the best education available. These educated presidents consequently appointed economists who came from the best business schools around. These blue-blooded elitists filled their cabinets with the brightest and most able people in America to insure that we would have a nation which produced prosperity and well-being for all.

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


Letter: Free speech isn’t under attack by those who prefer polite diplomacy

After reading Dick Biggs' recent letter, I'd say it looks like conservatives are going all out to get their party's traditional talking points into this paper. His message seems intended to convince readers that conservatives and Christians are "victims" whose freedom of speech is under attack on all fronts. It's a false narrative. Perhaps the best metric by which to measure this allegation is to look at which party controls Congress. The "victims" are running the show.

June 29, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Ethanol fuel subsidies show why nation needs better leadership

I read this headline,"FEMA contractor predicts 'social unrest' caused by 395 percent food price spikes." I then remembered we use over a third of our corn crop to power out cars. To make it worse, as taxpayers we subsidize the ethanol producers nearly 50 cents a gallon.

June 29, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: Some politicians in Georgia have outraised Trump

As Republicans and Democrats prepare for their national nominating conventions next month, it's clear that this has become one of the strangest - and most entertaining - presidential campaigns since at least 1912.

June 29, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Family’s roadside help is an example of everyday kindness

We read of bad events every day, but so many good deeds are done in our area. I found this out when I had a flat tire while traveling on Pearl Nix Parkway.

June 29, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Guest column, Rep. Doug Collins: IRS abuse is a violation of public’s trust

Who do you trust with your private information - the affiliations that reveal your religious or political beliefs?

June 27, 2016 | By U.S. Rep. Doug Collins Guest columnist | All viewpoint stories


Ron Martz: Gun limits for whom?

The Obama administration's response to the mass murder of 49 people in an Orlando nightclub on June 12 is depressingly predictable and woefully inadequate.

June 26, 2016 | By Ron Martz rlmartz@hotmail.com. | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: A dry spell looming over water worries

Even as we enjoy the cool waters of Lake Lanier amid the summer heat, there are dark clouds looming on the horizon that could affect the lake's long-term health.

June 26, 2016 | | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Will we listen to the message nature sends us?

All around us, we are seeing the ravages of climate change. Mother nature is giving us warnings of the dangers to come if we do not act. Coral reefs are dying; this last year had record flooding; oil spills are doing irreparable damage to ecosystems; sea levels are rising with increases in flooding of coastal cities; record temperatures with resultant severe heat waves and deaths are increasing; and animals and plants are moving their habitat northward to adapt to warmer climates.

June 25, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


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Letter: Prayer Band has long brought races together in worship

Yes, it was very nice for St. John and Air Line to have service together. But I don't want Hall County to forget back ...

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


Tom Crawford: Here are ideas for a few new state laws

July is a special time in Georgia because it's the month when most of the laws passed during the previous legislative session go into ...

July 27, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Addressing climate change should be a conservative’s goal

The conservative values of the sacredness of life from conception to death, balancing our budget, hard work to get ahead, strong Christian ethics and a ...

July 26, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Father is sorry, thankful for judge, state troopers’ restraint

I wanted to reach out and thank Judge Jason Deal for his understanding during the trial of my son Leighton Beaux Marchetta. I pitied him ...

July 25, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: Celebrating a longtime voice for children

Neglected and abused children have their fates decided in courtrooms full of adults speaking the language of the juvenile court system.

July 24, 2016 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: Answer Man solves all of today's vexing puzzles

Hey, boys and girls! What time is it? It's time for Answer Man! The show where we delve into inquiring minds and show you ...

July 23, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Church service for racial healing was long overdue

I was so pleased to read the story on racial unity featured in The Times on July 17 (Traditionally white, black churches' joint service shows ...

July 23, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Effort to end violence, learning to live together begins with empathy

Have you ever heard the old saying if you took all the money in the world and divided it up equally in less than 10 ...

July 22, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: The political parties’ big parties are worth skipping

You can understand why people were reluctant to attend the Republican national convention in Cleveland's Quicken Loans Arena this week, or for that matter ...

July 20, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Letter: There’s no cause to celebrate this failed president

I greatly disagree with Dick Meyer's "give thanks for Obama" tribute and suspect at least 60 percent or more of Americans do. I feel ...

July 20, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: A hard road to unity

Could it happen here?

July 17, 2016 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: It’s time to lower rhetoric, start healing in world gone mad

Have we gone totally, completely insane?

July 16, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Franklin offered valuable lesson on open-minded rhetoric

Even a casual observation of current events would confirm that American citizens have become more polarized in thought and rhetoric than we could have imagined ...

July 14, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Quest for tourism money is ruining Chattahoochee River habitat

The love of money destroys the beauty and peace of our rivers. It is such a sad commentary to the people of Helen, Robertstown and ...

July 14, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: Third parties try to pick the ballot lock

In two weeks, the Republican Party will gather in Cleveland to officially nominate its presidential nominee for the November ballot. A week later in Philadelphia ...

July 10, 2016 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


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