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Letter: South supports president, but he should switch Super Bowl teams

Dear Mr. President: On Nov. 9, my alarm went off and I started to feel the depression setting in thinking America would still be on this wrong road we traveled down the last eight years. To my excitement, I went to Google and immediately it had your picture as our new president-elect.

January 26, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Cost of birth control pills doesn’t justify charging taxpayers for it

Re Sunday story "Political changes lead women to seek new birth control options:" Nicole Mason, quoted in this article, apparently confuses "not having access to birth control" with the possible requirement of having to pay for birth control. She says it's "upsetting" to think that women are switching to more invasive (and far more costly) methods of control such as IUDs simply because currently their insurance (or the government) will pay for such procedures.

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


Letter: State should offer services to repay brave veterans’ sacrifices

The following is submitted for everyone's approval:

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


Letter: Stakeholders in exit battle need to listen to, love their neighbors

As a member of the Martin Road Stakeholders Committee, watching the progress of the battle over Exit 14/Martin Road expansion has been interesting. There are many players in this struggle, from the government officials at all levels to the commercial property owners, the industry-freight companies and the homeowners and their families. With that many contenders, there's always room for complete breakdown of communication, perspective, objectivity and especially respect. I've faced the challenge myself.

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


Editorial: It’s still your America

North Georgians awoke this morning as they did the Sunday before, to another January day of church services, household chores, dinner plans, the usual fare. The sun may not be shining, based on a gloomy forecast, yet it did not fall from the sky and incinerate the planet.

January 22, 2017 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: A turn to the left is not what Democrats need

I hope you will forgive me, but I am going against my better judgment today and sounding like one of those inch-wide, inch-deep political pundits and blah-blah bloggers who can be more boring than a tree stump.

January 21, 2017 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Inauguration draws little interest inside area restaurant

I was excited about watching our new president get sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. At lunch, I made it a point to pick a restaurant that had TVs so that I could watch the ceremonies. The place I picked had it going on, all the TVs were tuned to various affiliates covering the swearing-in festivities as to get several perspectives. They even had the closed caption on so that if you wanted to you could keep up with the sound that was missing. My hat goes off to this restaurant because it was well prepared.

January 21, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Growing clean energy can offer the US a new road to prosperity

Secretary of Energy nominee Rick Perry was right when he said that climate change was a danger, but we had to combat it in a way that does not hurt our economy. Fortunately, now that solar and wind energy have become so cheap, now we can both control climate change and help our economy at the same time.

January 21, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Challenging times call for Congress to show leadership

To Sens. Johnny Isakson and David Perdue and Rep. Doug Collins:

January 20, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: What God gave Israelis as their homeland can’t be taken away by UN

Regardless of what the United Nations says or what individual countries or leaders say, the whole nation of Israel belongs to the Jewish people, not just a part of it. God gave it to them 4,000 years ago even though it has been overrun and changed hands 15-plus times since.

January 19, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: Obamacare repeal would hit Georgia hard

To get an understanding of the major problem facing state legislators this year, you have to have been watching a town hall meeting televised on CNN last week.

January 18, 2017 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Being Christian doesn’t mean being tolerant of all behaviors

I want to add my name to congratulate The Times for adding columnist Star Parker to your opinion page. I have seen her before on several TV shows offering ideas and good goals. She is a smart black woman who spent many years on welfare and food stamps until she brought herself up by hard work and her bootstraps.

January 18, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: How to tell a newcomer to the South about the need to wave

Having lived all but 10 years of my adult life in the Southeastern part of the United States, I am well aware that this region has some communication customs that are not necessarily recognized in other parts of the nation.

January 18, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: How we overcome a nation divided into ‘others’

Monday, the nation again pauses to celebrate the legacy of a man who dedicated his life's work toward uniting a divided nation into something whole through shared values of faith, tolerance and compassion.

January 15, 2017 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Christian values should embrace a tolerance for our differences

The headline read "Christian persecution grows in America." I don't know if columnist Star Parker wrote the headline or someone at The Times did, but, it was probably intended to be inflammatory and divisive. That seems to be the goal of the modern media these days.

January 14, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


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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


Letter: Georgia needs to provide full funding for schools, health care

I want to thank Rep. Kevin Tanner for meeting every Saturday during the legislative session with his constituents. We appreciate your time and dedication!

February 17, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: GOP leaders join effort on climate change

Several well-respected senior leaders in the Republican party have taken a giant step forward in an effort to both strengthen our economy and to help ...

February 16, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Don’t downplay impact protests can have on our nation’s leaders

Your editorial Feb. 5, "Trump's foes pay the high price of losing" isn't being considerate of the rights of his "foes." The sub ...

February 15, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


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