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Editorial: A vote for a new way to pick a president

The nation's 45th president will be elected Monday.

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


Guest column: Thanks to PSC, utility keeps its sticky fingers in public’s pockets

"I'm an individual citizen asking the commission to please represent the public and get this rich, highly profitable, private corporation's sticky fingers out of my pockets!" pleaded public witness Robert Searfoss.

December 17, 2016 | By Glenn Carroll Guest columnist | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Facts on climate change refute letter denying reality of science

Wednesday's edition had a long letter from George C. Kaulbach of Cornelia attempting to show climate change is a hoax. I realize you editors need to fill space on the editorial page with something, but must you do it with letters that leave the reading public with the impression that all folks in North Georgia just came in from the turnip patch, or get their data from a recollection of the drought of 1999 in Cornelia?

December 16, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Member of PSC didn’t factor in real human cost of nuclear power

The recent commentary by Public Service Commissioner Tim Echols defending conduct of the PSC against criticism from left-leaning critics who have been quote "loud and proud" against nuclear energy is misleading. Commissioner Echols suggests electric rates in Georgia, which include the cost of nuclear power projects ,are about 14 percent below the national average. This does not represent the true cost of nuclear power. The true cost is reflected only when you include catastrophic incidents like the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi meltdown event in Japan, the 1986 Chernobyl meltdown in Ukraine, and the 1979 Three Mile Island meltdown at Harrisburg, Pa ...

December 16, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Gus Whalen taught how courage, optimism can achieve any goal

Ever since I moved to Gainesville in 1988, I have remained impressed with the astounding number of prominent local citizens who excel in many ways.

December 15, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: John Glenn’s vision, courage showed us the true greatness of America

On Sept. 11, 2001, the world changed and I began telling people that the American space program, and many other things American, had been set back by 50 years. On Nov. 9, I changed my prediction again. A person advocating Make America Great Again had become president-elect, and that person has a distorted version of what a great America looks like and represents.

December 15, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Price understands health care law’s problems better than anyone in DC

Tom Crawford misleads on health care. When Obamacare was passed with the famous quote by Democratic House leader Nancy Pelosi that "we need to pass it to find out what is in it," few if any in Congress actually took the time and effort to review it. Certainly no Democrats, certainly not the president and very few Republicans. However, one person who did was Rep. Tom Price, a very respected and intelligent doctor who also happens to be a congressman.

December 15, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: By any name, it’s hard to make a strong case for climate change

Those who push global warming changed the designation to "climate change." The reason being that in the last 150 years, earth temperature has increased just a little above 1 degree Fahrenheit. One degree warmer isn't significant.

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


Letter: Gainesville Public Works acted quickly to fix water main break

I just can't thank the Gainesville Public Works Department enough for its efficient, timely and competent handling of the water main break on Nov. 28.

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


Tom Crawford: Light penalty is an early gift for Ralston

It isn't quite Christmas Day, but Rep. David Ralston, R-Blue Ridge, the speaker of the Georgia House, has already received probably the best gift he ever got in his life.

December 14, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: With ever-changing education policies, students still learn best from the best

Elsewhere in today's edition of The Times, you will find pages spotlighting this year's Teachers of the Year for both the Hall County and Gainesville school systems.

December 11, 2016 | | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Trump won because voters believed him

"It's the economy stupid." James Carville's famous statement explaining Bill Clinton's 1992 victory has been lost to the left in America.

December 09, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Yarbrough: Gainesville community will back Wilheits in time of trouble

Philip Wilheit is a man of no small influence in our state. A community leader and a successful business man - he is president and CEO of Wilheit Packaging in Gainesville - Wilheit is also one of Gov. Nathan Deal's oldest and closest friends and advisers. He served as chairman of Deal's first gubernatorial campaign in 2010 and now sits as a member of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia.

December 09, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Letter: The long and short of earth’s climate change

"Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it."

December 09, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Trump should move country forward on clean energy

Congratulations to President-elect Donald Trump.

December 09, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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


Letter: Gainesville should give hero Deshaun Watson a parade

I hope Gainesville will give DeShaun Watson a parade. I had two sons graduate from Gainesville High and we are extremely proud of him. He ...

January 13, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: FairTax plan would fully replace sales, income taxes

Monday's front page lead article on the General Assembly, "Tax reform, cannabis on to-do lists," includes inaccurate information about the "Georgia FairTax Act," introduced ...

January 13, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: Hail to Gainesville's own champion, Deshaun Watson

To: Deshaun Watson, Quarterback, National Champion Clemson Tigers.

January 12, 2017 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: Pick up the phone; we must hold elected officials accountable

When Donald Trump was campaigning for president, he pledged he would "drain the swamp" in Washington and put an end to all the influence peddling ...

January 11, 2017 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Thanks to community, rescue pros who helped saved a stranded pet

I would like to thank each and everyone who helped by making and posting flyers, calling with sightings, and ultimately, doing the dirty work of ...

January 11, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: It’s hard to shrug off past nuclear accidents

After reading James Rust's letter defending the Public Service Commission's support for nuclear power, I find it remarkable that he would casually excuse ...

January 09, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: Schools are key Capitol project for state lawmakers

When the gavel drops to bang in the 2017 Georgia General Assembly on Monday morning, that loud crack echoing through the chambers might sound like ...

January 08, 2017 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Ron Martz: Obama leaves a legacy of indecision

Over the next 12 days, political commentators will use a lot of ink and even more air time to begin assessing the legacy of President ...

January 08, 2017 | Ron Martz | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Trump won in 9th District thanks to hard work by many

Now the election is over and the Electoral College has voted. Donald Trump will take the oath of office on Jan. 20, becoming the 45 ...

January 06, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: A salute to Judge Wynne for a stellar career in law

On behalf of the State Bar of Georgia, I wish to extend congratulations and thanks to Hall County State Court Chief Judge Charles S. Wynne ...

January 06, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


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