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Letter: A thanks to Gainesville's hospitality from Council of the Blind visitors

I would like to thank Mayor Danny Dunagan and the kind folks of Gainesville for the warm welcome given to the Georgia Council of the Blind on the weekend of April 28-29. GCB held its annual convention and conference at the beautiful Ramada Inn Lanier Centre. Members and their families visited from across the state for a weekend of meetings and fun activities.

May 03, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: State launches latest effort to fix struggling schools

We have seen this all before, many times.

May 02, 2017 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: Myths on immigration muddy the debate

Last week, the Gainesville Campus of the University of North Georgia was the site of a community forum offered by the Latino Student Association to discuss rights students and others have when confronted by law enforcement. Gwinnett County state Rep. Brenda Lopez, an attorney specializing in immigration, discussed legal options people have in such cases.

April 30, 2017 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Guest column: Budget cuts could threaten legal services for state’s poor

We recently helped a mother and her five children avoid eviction from their home that was scheduled to happen the following day. All in a day, our attorney found and pointed out flaws in previous legal proceedings, negotiating with the Department of Community Affairs that oversaw the housing unit our client and her family lived in. The family of six was spared from being homeless and allowed to stay in their home until a new lease they had in the works began.

April 28, 2017 | By Wendy Glasbrenner Georgia Legal Services Program | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: United Way of Hall still is expanding its reach under new leadership

Any worries that the United Way of Hall County might lose its fundraising momentum after the retirement of its longtime director has been blown away like spring dandelions.

April 27, 2017 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: House runoff in metro Atlanta is all about Trump

The first round of voting in the 6th Congressional District special election was a giant exercise in sorting.

April 26, 2017 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: New face, fresh start for Gainesville schools

When an organization has a chance at a do-over, the key questions to ask are: What did we do right last time and how can we keep doing it? And what did we do wrong and how can we avoid the same mistakes?

April 23, 2017 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: A Golden home venue for the Tigers

Atlanta media has been in a frenzy hyping the city's new sports venues - the Braves' new stadium opened to great acclaim, even if getting there is a challenge; the Falcons' new home is delayed by problems with its fancy new roof and may not open until fall.

April 20, 2017 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Letter: What Hall spends on bilingual ballots is a wise investment for county’s future

The recent decision by the Hall County Board of Elections to begin making bilingual ballots accessible to the public has attracted some attention. Several letters to the editor have been written from people who are in favor of and people opposed to adding Spanish to our local ballots.

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


Tom Crawford: Public Service Commission facing reality over nuclear cost overruns

On St. Patrick's Day in 2009, the Public Service Commission decided one of its most important cases ever.

April 19, 2017 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: Bilingual ballots are a vote for what’s right

We've all experienced this moment: You're in the voting booth, poring over your choices. After selecting your candidates, you scroll to the bottom of the ballot, where you're greeted by a list of constitutional amendments and referendums, some quite lengthy.

April 16, 2017 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Hall embraces diversity with bilingual ballots

Recent Hall County events have reminded many of us that our county is a warm and welcoming place to live, a reputation we can be proud of.

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


Letter: A true love of learning is lost during schools’ testing frenzy

This week, most children begin to endure standardized testing. It will linger through the remainder of the year. Few teachers avoid the notion of or argue about testing and accountability. Rather, it is how we measure it, how children are to show it, how results are used, and how much we do it.

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


Letter: To participate fully in elections, all voters should learn English

I agree bilingual ballots could give Latino legal residents a voice in the Hall County election process. However, if they wish to participate fully, as a legal citizen, I suggest they have enough interest in our culture and election process to learn our language, which is English.

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


Letter: Bilingual ballots will give Latino residents a voice in Hall elections

Enthusiasm for bilingual ballots in Hall County has not gone unnoticed. The news has spread throughout many forums in Hall County for our Latino citizens. Excitement has resonated from not only the Latino community, but also from people who wish to have a more inclusive society here in Hall County. The bilingual ballot decision has been validation to our citizens who are not entirely fluent in reading and speaking English that their voice matters.

April 12, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


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Ron Martz: A military mind, in a time we need one badly

No matter your views on President Donald J. Trump, the one decision he has made since taking office that is most likely to produce tangible ...

May 28, 2017 | Ron Martz | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: A million hero march has preserved freedom

Why did they die?

May 28, 2017 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Doug Collins: What our fallen heroes teach us this Memorial Day

For more than 200 years, the truths that we hold to be self-evident have compelled Americans to fight and even to fall in military service ...

May 27, 2017 | By. U.S. Rep. Doug Collins Guest columnist | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Gainesville law firm rose to occasion for Food Bank

On behalf of the Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Georgia, I would like to congratulate the attorneys and staff of Whelchel, Dunlap ...

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


Letter: Americans deserve to know truth about Trump, Comey

I want you to stop this. I hope you can stop this. I hope we can get past this.

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


Letter: Collins, GOP still won’t give full answers on health care bill

Last week, I joined Rep. Doug Collins' telephone town hall meeting. My purpose was to ask him why he voted for the Trump-Ryan health care ...

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


Tom Crawford: Deal joins resistance against feds’ justice policy

Ever since Donald Trump was inaugurated as president, he has been confronted with a countermovement called "the resistance."

May 24, 2017 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: Rehab, redemption best outcomes for drug war

In retrospect, the nation's "War on Drugs" from decades past turned out in some ways to be like the earlier conflict in Vietnam: A ...

May 21, 2017 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Guest column: Resist intolerance, preserve nation’s history and heroes despite flaws

Since the statue of Confederate President, U.S. Senator and U.S. Secretary of War Jefferson Davis has now been removed in New Orleans by ...

May 20, 2017 | By Dr. Douglas Young Guest columnist | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Trump fails to take responsibility for his own problems, actions

In the short time Donald Trump has been our president, he and his administration have been mired in continual controversy, most of it due to ...

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


Letter: State must help school districts more to meet increased costs

At the May 15 meeting of the Hall County Schools Board of Education, Superintendent Will Schofield expressed the need for a policy debate on school ...

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


Dick Yarbrough: No fake news, broccoli nor opera arias here

According to our tweeter-in-chief, there is a lot of fake news running around these days. I think he is talking about the national television networks ...

May 20, 2017 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: School budgets feel the squeeze

Hall County taxpayers got good news from their school district this week, but it comes with a big asterisk moving forward: Don't count on ...

May 19, 2017 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Guest column: HELP Court guides victims of mental illnesses past the stigma

May is National Mental Health Month. Laura Masterson, a certified lay chaplain through The Community of Hope, International, and I would like to share one ...

May 18, 2017 | By Kathy Gosselin with Laura Masterson Guest columnists | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: Governor's race is off to an early start

The dance card is filling up quickly for next year's race for governor.

May 17, 2017 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


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