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Letter: CNN convention coverage made an effort to ignore speakers

According to conservative news sources, "CNN cut away from speakers ... Mary Ann Mendoza, Sabine Durden, and Jamiel Shaw, who each lost a child through crimes committed by illegal aliens. ... who spoke out against illegal immigration at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, turning instead to its daily stable of talking heads, and coming back for a conventional politicians speech."

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


Tom Crawford: Georgia is not a battleground state yet

As the last of the two conventions finished its business of nominating a presidential candidate last week, the Clinton and Trump campaigns were quickly shifting into high gear.

August 03, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Democrats showed lack of respect for police, flag

Highlights from the Democrats' convention:

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


Guest column: Volunteer work at hospital is an eye-opening experience

On a chilly day during the winter of 2014 my mother asked me, "Did you know there is an opportunity to volunteer at the hospital this summer?"

August 01, 2016 | By Carley English For The Times | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: Golden memories of ’96 linger 20 years later

Friday night, the Olympic flame will be lit in Rio de Janeiro, opening the first Summer Games in South America.

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


Charlotte Atkins: A fond farewell to a very special home

"Home" is such a personal word and means different things to different folks. I have called many places home in my life, from the East Coast to the West Coast. All have been special and all have shaped me and my life's journey.

July 31, 2016 | Charlotte Atkins | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: Meeting gospel giants would top my bucket list

I don't have a bucket list, but if I did, I would be hard-pressed to find room to add anything else. There is not much I have wanted to do that I haven't done, from shooting the breeze with the president in the Oval Office to seeing the sun rise in the Scottish Highlands to being embedded with the brave men and women of Georgia's 48th Brigade Combat Team in Iraq.

July 30, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Too many guns in hands of the fearful leads to mass killings

The nation is faced with two deeply emotional and highly inflammatory problems: the spread of guns and rampant distrust of authority - mass shootings on one hand and an apparent war between police and people of color on the other. These problems are intertwined.

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


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 in 1995 that the Gainesville Prayer Band went into an all-white church, and we're still going into all-white churches on the first Sunday of the month.

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 effect.

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 belief that God is central to my life, loyalty, taking personal responsibility, a deep respect for scientific reasoning and facts, and being good stewards of the earth are all dear to my heart. My children and my family are very dear to me. I believe we need to keep America strong, for America is a beacon of hope to the world.

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 being stuck with such a delicate case. Trying to balance justice with the law is not an easy task, and this particular case was probably harder than most. I applaud him for recognizing that my sons intent was not to harm anyone, but to commit suicide.

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 how little is on ours. Please note that all answers remain the exclusive property of the Yarbrough Worldwide Media and Pest Control Company located in Greater Garfield, Ga., and may not be rebroadcast, retransmitted or refried without the expressed written consent of Major League Baseball. Let's take our first question:

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 'what kingdom of God looks like')

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


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Editorial: Health law is ailing, in need of a booster shot

There's no free lunch. Not in life, not in business, and certainly not in government policy.

August 28, 2016 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Fall ballot choice: Democrats offer fresh faces, ideas that affect lives of local residents

Democrats are working for freedom, opportunity and security for all Americans. These three core values are shared by all our national, state and local Democratic ...

August 28, 2016 | By Sheila Nicholas Guest columnist | All viewpoint stories


Fall ballot choice: GOP leaders provide clear choice to protect freedoms, tax dollars

In politics, as in most times throughout our lives, we have choices. The choices of the people of the GOP candidates for president and vice ...

August 28, 2016 | By Debra Pilgrim Guest columnist | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: Lawyer knows her sea turtles, and other random thoughts

Lawyers, like kids, can say the darnedest things.

August 27, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Letter: The silent killer heroin requires treatment over punishment

Imagine coming home and seeing your loved one on the floor. They are not moving. Blue lips. You look around. A needle. Powder. Heroin.

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


Tom Crawford: Cobb election result offers a lesson for voters

It's generally considered impolite to take pleasure in other people's misfortunes, but sometimes you have to make an exception.

August 24, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Mincey Marble taking steps to be good neighbors during expansion

As president of Mincey Marble, a woman-owned family business, I am proud of our 40-year history of doing the right thing in our company and ...

August 24, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Evangelical Christians’ support for Trump defies logic, true faith

Donald Trump has alienated Hispanics, Asians, Muslims, blacks, women, the disabled and the media. Is there any group left? Apparently he is good with white ...

August 24, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: Enota inaction is building frustration

Whether in business or in government, it's often best to make a decision and live with the result rather than dither over it forever ...

August 21, 2016 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Johnny Vardeman: Old Cake Box was a hangout site and a tasty baking spot

Practically every community, small and large, has those "hangouts," places where people gather to discuss politics, sports or just gossip. They are usually must-stops for ...

August 21, 2016 | Johnny Vardeman | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: A former Georgia first lady worth celebrating

Class, like beauty, is in the eyes of the beholder. In my long years on this planet, I never met a man with more class ...

August 20, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Local resources offer vital support to help victims of domestic violence

In 1982, one of my clients was killed by her husband immediately after a temporary divorce hearing required him to stay away from her and ...

August 19, 2016 | | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: Battles actually brewing in some legislative races

If you write about legislative races in Georgia, the last few elections have been downright boring in their predictability.

August 16, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: Sharing a public need for education

For years, Social Security has been considered the "third rail" of American politics, the metaphor referring to an electric train track: Touch it and you ...

August 14, 2016 | Times staff reports | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: Parties sail off on voyages from reality

The political parties have concluded their respective four-day infomercials and the fall presidential race is on. Two New Yorkers earned their party nominations after brutally ...

August 07, 2016 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


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