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Letter: ‘Critical thinking’ should offer solutions, not just criticize ideas

I am appalled by the letter from Eugene Elander from Dahlonega that appeared in Wednesday's Times stating that the governor's Amendment No. 1 is "wrongheaded."

October 27, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Residents deserve answers from DOT on traffic impact of Mincey expansion

In its successful bid to rezone the 11.68-acre site on the north side of Browns Bridge Road, Mincey Marble has submitted an application to the Georgia Department of Transportaton to add two center turning lanes for trucks to cross Browns Bridge in order to enter the existing and proposed new plant.

October 27, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: Voters will settle 2 unknowns on Georgia ballot

As Georgians ponder how they will cast their ballots in this general election, there are only two issues that really have any suspense to them.

October 26, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Letter on Georgia school amendment, column on ‘the left’ both wrongheaded

It is not often a local newspaper carries a doubleheader of wrongheadness on its Opinion page on the exact same day, but such was the case in last Wednesday's Times. I am referring to the letter from Mary Worley and the column by Thomas Sowell. Neither piece passes the test of critical-thinking logic, a subject which I have taught for many years, nor do these items even pass the infamous "sniff test" often applied to such political articles.

October 26, 2016 | | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Retired educators invited to take part in celebration, meetings

Gov. Nathan Deal has designated Nov. 6 as Retired Educator Day in Georgia. Georgia has more than 118,000 retired educators. They contribute countless volunteer hours each year which enrich the lives of many of our residents. We hope our area churches will join in announcing this day of appreciation for this group that has given so much of themselves to the young people in our state.

October 26, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: State should not allow KSU president who isn’t qualified

I am not only surprised, but really disappointed to read about the most unreasonable decision by the Board of Regents of the University Systems of Georgia to appoint Attorney General Sam Olens as the new President of the Kennesaw State University. He does not have any experience or educational background even to become the department head of any community college, unless somebody bypasses all the usual procedures to select a president of any state or private university as stated by columnist Tom Crawford's column "Politics all about connections" published Oct. 19.

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


Editorial: 'Rigged' election plot a far-fetched notion

Amid America's gradual descent into cynicism, we accept certain things as gospel: Death and taxes, the star-spangled banner waving forever, the good guys always win, and, either way, the rules of the game are fair. And in elections, our vote will be counted.

October 23, 2016 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Gainesville, Hall should unite for homeless solution

I would like to let myself be heard concerning this homeless situation in Gainesville and Hall County.

October 22, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Georgians should rise up against paying for nuclear boondoggle

Once again Tom Crawford has warned Times readers about the uncontrolled power the Public Service Commission holds over their pocketbooks. (Oct. 12 column).

October 22, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: Cagle lays out his education vision for Georgia

Once upon a time, there was a lieutenant governor in Georgia who later became governor. He had a vision for improving public education in the state. His name was Zell Miller.

October 22, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Letter: It’s time to put a third party choice in place

I believe there is almost universal agreement this election cycle that we are only going to get to choose which candidate will do the least harm. It is without a doubt; the lesser of two evils, and when that is the only choice you have, the result is not going to be good for anyone.

October 21, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Despite low election, Clinton is clearly the greater of two evils

This campaign for president is, to say the least, the most insidious, smutty, vile display of bad behavior on the part of both candidates that I have ever witnessed in my 74 years. Like so many other Americans, I am greatly perplexed and disheartened by the candidates we are left to pick from. We passed over a number of viable, much more deserving and qualified candidates to settle on the worst possible two choices for president I could imagine.

October 21, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Focus of voters should be on who is best able to save nation

There is a story about a physician that had to perform a life saving operation on their own child. When asked how they had the courage to do such a thing, they answered I had to forget who I was working on and focus on saving their life.

October 20, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: At least Clinton doesn’t deny science over climate, vaccines

The letters to the editor in Monday edition show a balanced view, Trump vs. Clinton, but missed one of the biggest reasons to support Hillary: She is not anti-science.

October 20, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Trump is crude, but Clinton’s actions have actually cost lives

Donald Trump is a rude, crude dude. Hillary Clinton has TV ads proclaiming how much she values and cherishes children. That love and concern does not extend to the thousands upon thousands upon thousands of children who have been, and are being slaughtered in the name of "choice." She not only condones this practice, but also promotes it. Add to those numbers the Americans slaughtered at Benghazi.

October 19, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


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Letter: State legal community mourns Judge Mallis

On behalf of the State Bar of Georgia, I wish to extend condolences to the family, colleagues and many friends of retired DeKalb County Superior ...

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


Dick Yarbrough: Mount Paran students take a stand for flag

God bless America and God bless Mount Paran Christian School in Cobb County. Before a recent football playoff game, every player on the team came ...

December 03, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Guest column: PSC works to keep rates low, energy flowing

As a Public Service Commissioner, I have spent the last six years meeting constituents, listening to concerns and discussing energy issues, speaking to civic clubs ...

December 03, 2016 | By Tim Echols Guest columnist | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Experience leads to knowledge, which is how we identify climate change

How do we gain knowledge? Usually through experience. In David Ford's book, "Theology: A Very Short Introduction," he used an apple to illustrate that ...

December 01, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Freedom could topple Castro’s long legacy of Cuban tyranny

Fidel Castro is dead, but long live Castro.

November 30, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: Farewell to a zany Capitol character

Friends and relatives who know I work at the state Capitol often ask these questions: How can you stand it there? Don't you just ...

November 30, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Lions Club members serve community well, seek others who want to join in service

I would like to thank Johnny Vardeman for his excellent article on the history of the involvement of the Gainesville Lions Club with City Park ...

November 30, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: Public safety pros earn badges of honor

As we gather for Thanksgiving, Christmas and other end-of-year celebrations, our prayers at the holiday dinner table need to include the men and women in ...

November 27, 2016 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Raising lakes, building new ones could ease drought effects

In my memory, based on 32 years of residence in Georgia, our lakes were very low in 1986. They struggled to reach full pool in ...

November 26, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: Junior Lee nails the truths other pundits miss

I promised last week I would share with you the results of the latest patent-pending Wikiwinkwink Political Report, courtesy of my colleague, Junior E. Lee ...

November 26, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Letter: True Christians should support ministry to help sex trade victims

I suggest that the Hall County Commissioners do not reject the Straight Street Ministry's proposal to build a gated home for young women (18 ...

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


Editorial: The Times' time to say grace

As we sit down to our annual Thanksgiving feast, we here at The Times would like to go around the table and offer a few ...

November 24, 2016 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: Even amid changes, Georgia remains a red state

Now that the final election totals are in, let's look at a couple of Georgia's voting trends.

November 23, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Letter: State PSC lets Ga. Power soak customers for nuke plant costs

In response to The Times' recent front page article on Georgia Power's nuclear study: Plant Vogtle reactor units No. 1 and No. 2 took ...

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


A silent, somber ritual of justice: Witnessing an execution

With my eyes on a man taking his last breaths, all I could hear were my own.

November 20, 2016 | Nick Watson | All viewpoint stories


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