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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 sit on a lead or celebrate too early; you haven't won until you've played the whole game.

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 losers than winners; the industry couldn't function otherwise.

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 families. Honorable men and women of the badge all across our state willingly put themselves in harm's way to protect their fellow citizens.

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 left corner. I live in Savannah for 20 years and attending this birthday celebration event each year, I thought that this birthday celebration of Georgia's history was observed through the state. However, I learned that this was not really true.

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 this month. The invitation was for the 50-year reunion of the Gainesville High School Class of 1967 to be held this May.

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 the Republican party take leadership in combating climate change.

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 heading read, "Those opposing president should focus less on protest marches, more on winning votes."

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


Letter: Community has pitched in with comfort, aid to grieving families

RE: Fundraiser to support family of toddler killed in collision. Thank you just seems so inadequate for everything that has been done for us in our time of grief. We are so grateful for this community that we live in, and the many surrounding communities, that have been so loving and kind to our families. We are truly thankful for all the food, cards, your thoughts, prayers, your loving support and for the money that has been given and/or raised by our White County and surrounding counties.

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


Tom Crawford: 2 bills that would put people first in Georgia

What should be the priority for state legislators: helping their poorest constituents avoid pain and suffering or protecting the financial status of their most affluent constituents?

February 15, 2017 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: Checking in at Capitol, where they've been busy

While we've been distracted these last several weeks by the Falcons' run to the Super Bowl and the daily reality show "Celebrity Presidential Apprentice" unfolding in Washington, the Georgia legislature has been humming along in the background like your refrigerator.

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


Letter: Casinos lead to crime, addiction, would change state’s character

As baseball great Yogi Berra was fond of saying, "it's deja vu all over again!" The lure of so-called easy tax revenue from legalizing non-Indian gambling casinos into Georgia continues to percolate in the state legislature.

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


Letter: True patriots believe in compassion, but not in importing terrorism

Recently I had lunch with 10 men about my age. The question was asked, How many of you served in the military? Six of those men had served in various branches and for varying periods of time. These were men who served post World War II. I believe that is a higher percentage than any subsequent generation.

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


Letter: Violent protesters ignore fair election, free speech

I would like to comment on the protests taking place across this nation. I must say I have never seen such childish, petty and stupid behavior. These people do not believe in our Constitution nor in American liberty. Donald Trump was legally elected, fair and square, yet the extreme socialist left will not accept that fact. The real hardworking, patriotic American people have spoken and the protesters need to just get over it.

February 10, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Writers forget lessons from attacks of 9-11

It will be comforting to me, if possible, to know readers share my sense of humor concerning comments about two contributing articles to the Jan. 28 Opinion page.

February 10, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


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Letter: Reagan started GOP’s disdain of government, and it lives on

On one hand, the Republicans embarrassing inability to repeal or reform a law that they have been crusading against for the last seven years is ...

March 30, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Female pioneers led freedom’s march for us all by speaking up

The preamble to the U.S. Constitution reads: We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice ...

March 29, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Americans should have same health care as elected leaders

In my opinion, U.S. taxpayers should have the same health care system as their officials or vice versa. We need to get everything on ...

March 29, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: One state lawmaker has a fresh idea worth considering

One of the most frustrating aspects of covering Georgia's legislature is that you find yourself writing the same stories about the same set of ...

March 29, 2017 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: Hall County is still moving forward

Inside today's print edition of The Times is the annual special section which we call Progress. In it, we attempt to capture just a ...

March 26, 2017 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Gainesville should better enforce rules to clean up Midtown

In reading the article in The Times on Sunday regarding the new apartment complex Enclave being built off MLK Boulevard, as a resident of the ...

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


Letter: Story falsely summarized FBI director’s wiretap stance

From the Times Tuesday, March 21, Page 3A: "Director Comey also says Trump wiretap claims false." I listened to much of Director Comey's comments ...

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


Editorial: Ted Oglesby, a Renaissance public servant, steady voice of reason in journalism, politics

It would be hard to find too many Gainesville residents who had his fingers in more pies than Ted Oglesby.

March 24, 2017 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Americans deserve better health option than GOP bill

Health care really is a complex topic. One reason health care is tricky is because my health is not solely determined by my choices, but ...

March 23, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Tobacco no worse than alcohol, should remain a legal choice

In response to the letter in The Times on March 10 ("Young people are best hope to end 'targeting' by Big Tobacco"), I must say ...

March 23, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Guest column: Georgia should approve expansion of eye care services

Georgia lawmakers have the opportunity this session to increase consumer access to needed eye care services and enable highly skilled medical professionals to use the ...

March 22, 2017 | By Dr. Benjamin Casella Guest columnist | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: Georgia wise not to follow North Carolina off a cliff

We are now in that period called March Madness, when basketball teams fight their way through a three-week tournament to determine an NCAA national champion.

March 22, 2017 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Collins needs to address all the problems with GOP health bill

On March 6, Ken Akins, Marissa Pyle and myself met with Rep. Doug Collins at his Gainesville office to talk about the Affordable Care Act ...

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


Editorial: State should put students before politics

Georgia voters rejected a proposed amendment to the constitution last fall that would have allowed the state to assume control of struggling schools. So lawmakers ...

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


Guest column: Move to approve injections by optometrists is a dangerous idea

We, as Americans, aspire to be great. It's why we lead the world in creativity, innovation, and economic growth. Yet, occasionally, our efforts have ...

March 17, 2017 | By Steven Walsh Guest columnist | All viewpoint stories


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