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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


Tom Crawford: Here are 2 guys who really need some Christmas cheer

It's a tradition for newspapers to make a seasonal request of their readers: "This Christmas, remember the needy."

December 23, 2015 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Climate change hoax has been years in making

Having read Vernon Dixon's letter, I could almost visualize him drooling over this foolish "climate change" summit. He demonstrates all too well how too many people are willing to be led by the nose rather than do their own thinking.

December 23, 2015 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Leaders in Congress vote against smaller government, deficits

Recently on a local radio station, I listened to Rep. Doug Collins attempt to explain why he supported a spending bill which adds an estimated $57 billion to the national debt. This a debt that our children and our grandchild will be facing. It is totally unfair to burden them with this massive debt.

December 23, 2015 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: GOP leaders again sell out conservatives

The new GOP leader of the House, Paul Ryan, worked with Democratic leadership as conservative Americans' leanings took a back seat to an omnibus bill of tax, spending and regulatory legislation of nearly $2 trillion, done late at night with no time to read and debate.

December 22, 2015 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: A stocking full of hope for a world in turmoil

"And so this is Christmas

December 20, 2015 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Immigrants who are here legally play a positive role in community

After reading the article on immigration Thursday ("Report says immigrants boost state's economic fortunes") featuring Jerry Gonzalez and Debra Pilgrim, I felt the need to talk to all the immigrants in our community.

December 19, 2015 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Columnist is correct; PSC is out to silence protests of Plant Vogtle

Tom Crawford's scathing column on the Public Service Commission's role in the construction of two new nuclear reactors at Georgia's Power's Plant Vogtle was encouraging. Maybe people are finally waking up.

December 19, 2015 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: Sometimes, being on the naughty list can be nice

Ring! Ring! Ring!

December 19, 2015 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Climate deal is first step toward a healthier planet

The long awaited United Nations Paris meeting to work out a comprehensive climate change treaty just concluded with almost 200 countries agreeing to limit global warming and transition to a clean energy future. That is a miraculous event in itself. Can you imagine almost 200 countries agreeing on anything, much less something as big and complicated as this?

December 18, 2015 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Preservation of mill also should address needs of area residents

I am writing in regards to a recent meeting held at the Hall County Government Center. Abit Massey expressed the need to close a portion of Whitehall Road. He stated the road is lightly traveled and it needs to be closed to protect it from the development and growth along the Ga. 365 Corridor.

December 17, 2015 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Fine coverage of Gainesville’s Heisman hero was appreciated

Many folks throughout the community thank the sports team's coverage of the Heisman Memorial Trophy, including the lead-up stories, presentation and supporting editorial.

December 17, 2015 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


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Editorial: Why not trust the Constitution?

The U.S. Constitution is an amazing document in so many ways, not the least of which is its timeless nature. It has endured 200-plus ...

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


Ron Martz: A death for a death solves nothing

The state of Georgia killed another one of its citizens last Tuesday.

February 07, 2016 | By Ron Martz rlmartz@hotmail.com. | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: Much-loved fried shrimp are back at St. Simons grill

Perhaps this renewed love affair doesn't quite rise to the level of Humphrey Bogart's Rick finding Ingrid Bergman's Ilsa in "Casablanca" ("Of ...

February 06, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Super Bowl again puts spotlight on domestic violence

Soon we'll gather with friends for the most watched television event of the year (if even just for the commercials). Last year the Super ...

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


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


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