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Dick Yarbrough: Advice to great-grandson — dream big, don’t waste a day

Dear Cameron Charles Yarbrough:

January 09, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Winning in an election means nothing if system remains corrupt

Millions today are feeling powerless and very frustrated with the loss of their political power. They are fed up having a dysfunctional and corrupt political system and politicians in general. This sentiment is evidenced by the great popularity of the two extremes in the presidential race, Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders.

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


Tom Crawford: Legislators face unusually sticky issues in election year

Legislators will be returning to Atlanta soon to convene the 2016 General Assembly session, but this one may have a slightly different feel to it.

January 06, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Letter: ‘Affluenza’ cases extend into our current politics

Two people much in the news recently - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and drunken vehicular manslaughter teenager Ethan Couch - would appear to have much in common, when it comes to their basic psychological profiles. Both might well be termed "peas in the affluenza pod."

January 06, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Guest column: Former editor was a fan of good writing and Southern food

Every newspaper writer remembers his first editor. Mine was named Joe Dabney. He was managing editor of this newspaper, then called The Daily Times, where I landed my first newsroom job. I was a flunky.

January 04, 2016 | By Phil Hudgin Guest columnist | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: The call for courage, a toast to a brave new year

We always begin a new year with reflections of the past, hope for the future and resolutions to improve ourselves in the months ahead by vowing to improve our health, finances and relationships.

January 03, 2016 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: Recounting a love story that defied time

Perhaps the most appropriate way to start this year is with a love story - the story of Dr. Raymond Cook, 96, and Dr. Elisabeth Mays Stein Cook, who passed away last week at the age of 94.

January 02, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Consequences of inaction on climate are too great to risk

Columnist Jay Ambrose's thesis is that fossil fuel use to produce energy is an unqualified good and there is little need for change the "climate alarmists" have been putting forth in scientific journals and the media.

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


Tom Crawford: Here’s a salute to the accomplishments of 2015

When it comes to politicians, there was a lot to criticize this year. It would be wrong, however, to end the year without noting some people who deserve commendations for what they accomplished in 2015.

December 30, 2015 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Sen. David Perdue: My first year in Senate shows why Washington isn’t working

Dear friends,

December 28, 2015 | By Sen. David Perdue Guest columnist | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: State may join cityhood clash

The collection of lawmakers who gather under the Gold Dome of the Georgia Capitol for the state's annual legislative session seldom are lacking for topics of discussion, and 2016 isn't likely to be an exception to the rule.

December 27, 2015 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Filibusters have hijacked budget process in US Senate

The method our Founding Fathers developed to effectuate a representative government was brilliant. This is done with an overall budget resolution stating what amounts are to be allocated to each appropriations subcommittee. There are 12 subcommittees and each will deliver an appropriations bill.

December 26, 2015 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: I wish I had been in Bethlehem long ago

This column has become a Christmas tradition, and I share it with you once again this year. It is dedicated to all who believe.

December 25, 2015 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Frank Reddy: Santa is real; he delivered a 2-wheeled Christmas miracle

Santa Claus is real.

December 24, 2015 | Frank Reddy | All viewpoint stories


Dave Casper: Christmas during the Depression was a hard road to travel

Some Christmases are not so merry and bright. It was Christmas Eve during the Great Depression, 1939 or 1940. Jobs were very hard to find, and it was hard to even put food on the table.

December 24, 2015 | By Dave Casper Community columnist | All viewpoint stories


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Letter: Voters should toss out bums of both parties

It is my hope that America will throw the bums out during this election cycle.

February 04, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Iran giveaway, presidential race show why US is headed awry

I believe most would agree that something very wrong is going on; our society and our nation is going straight to hell in a handbasket ...

February 04, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: Some people keep fighting the Civil War

You may have the impression that the Civil War ended sometime around 1865, after the Confederate armies stacked their weapons, the soldiers returned to their ...

February 03, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Enota Road bypass could lead to a dangerous traffic flow

As both a resident of the area and a safety professional, I would like to voice concerns over the proposed bypass of Enota Road. Of ...

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


Letter: If housing, income are your problem, vote for the right solutions

If you are over 40 you should already know what I'm about to say. If you are under 40, hopefully this will help you ...

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


Letter: Vengeance is no reason to punish some who pose no threat to us

A few years ago, a friend committed a crime. He deserved punishment, but there were extenuating circumstances: He was weathering three personal tragedies, continuous pain ...

February 02, 2016 | | All viewpoint stories


Guest column: A new year, but the same old Corps of Engineers

It's not unusual for a new year to usher in new rules, regulations, and laws that can impact the way we live our lives ...

February 01, 2016 | By U.S. Rep. Doug Collins Guest columnist | All viewpoint stories


Johnny Vardeman: Tunnels still cross beneath the streets of Gainesville

Underground Gainesville?

January 31, 2016 | Johnny Vardeman | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: Bringing it on home

If you're reading this on a sunny Sunday from your comfortable home, you may wonder why the struggle to find affordable housing has become ...

January 31, 2016 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: State senator wants a helping hand for disabled

Republican state Sen. Fran Millar represents Georgia's 40th District in the north Atlanta suburbs and is not your typical glad-handing, hail-fellow-well-met kind of politician.

January 30, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Income equality’s ‘free lunch’ would kill all incentive to strive, succeed

In days gone by farmers would use a long stick with a carrot hanging on a string to entice their mule to pull their cart ...

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


Letter: Georgia’s legal community mourns loss of attorney Summer

On behalf of the State Bar of Georgia, I would like to express condolences to the family, colleagues and many friends of longtime Gainesville attorney ...

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


Letter: Real education reform should address overpaid administrators

I keep reading about the governor's education reform committee. It would appear there is no reform, only an increase in teacher's pay. I ...

January 27, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Story on nuclear mistakes is evidence of the dangers we face

I was pleased to see the Associated Press account of the Air Force's most recent nuclear screwup Sunday in The Times. The same report ...

January 27, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: Who will win fight for ‘freedom' under Gold Dome?

This is a fight over "freedom" that legislators don't really need. It's a fight they could have avoided. But it seems to be ...

January 27, 2016 | | All viewpoint stories


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