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Guest column, Rep. Doug Collins: Separation of powers key to securing liberty

When I have the privilege of spending time with high school government students in Northeast Georgia, I'm always impressed by the high caliber of discussion we enjoy. These bright young people studying our constitutional republic often have a command of our founders' vision of government that eludes elitist liberals and Washington bureaucrats.

June 13, 2016 | By U.S. Rep. Doug Collins Guest columnist | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: Enota school plan cultivates discontent

In reviewing the dispute over construction of the new Enota elementary school and dismantling of its beloved Smartville Garden, let's start by acknowledging how both sides have strong points, and satisfying everyone's concerns was never going to be an easy task.

June 12, 2016 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Let Gainesville school leaders know thoughts on Enota plan

RE: Times article of June 7: "Gainesville going with original Enota school plan, which includes destroying garden." Over the last several weeks, a lively discussion has been held by hundreds of people interested in saving the garden at Enota school as part of the new school's overall design. Over 1,200 citizens signed a petition supporting the garden and imploring the board to proactively seek a realistic compromise.

June 11, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Many tubing on Chattahoochee are violating the beauty of river

I have read a comment made on the Times' webpage about the tubing on the Chattahoochee River and it says exactly what I have been thinking for many years now and should have already sent this letter to the editor about my feelings.

June 11, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: Georgia athletic director owns up to Ludacris concert debacle

I haven't met UGA Athletic Director Greg McGarity, but I give him high marks for the way in which he has handled the blowback from the ludicrous Ludacris debacle.

June 11, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Letter: School board didn’t listen to feedback on Enota project

I was most disturbed to read the June 7 headline that our Gainesville Board of Education "returns to (the) original Enota plan." As a city taxpayer and a person who spent 40 years teaching students the importance of examining all sides of a question, I feel betrayed by our board.

June 10, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Bathroom choices should not be made by sudden personal whim

In my letter in May concerning gender neutral public restrooms, I did not say that I was against such - I am. My thought was the subject was not going away.

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


Letter: Local churches still committed to agency helping homeless families

In recent weeks, the care of our homeless neighbors in the Gainesville community has been a hot topic, in part due to unanticipated loss of financial and volunteer support for Family Promise. Over the course of the last few years, Family Promise has faithfully served our community's homeless children and their families in the hope of ending the cycle of family homelessness. It has also given people of faith in the Gainesville community a very meaningful way to love and serve our homeless neighbors face-to-face.

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


Letter: Public housing is not just ‘projects’ but a warm home to many residents

Recently, there have been several articles in The Times regarding public housing. It is to my dismay that Atlanta Street or Green Hunter Homes will be demolished and even renamed, dismissing the contribution of the person the complex was named after. What is more confusing is the reasoning for its demise, given Melrose was built first and thus is the oldest of the HUD housing.

June 08, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Documentary on Jackson County war hero was a fitting tribute

Congratulations to Garland Reynolds on the beautiful documentary he helped produced on the incredible life of Jackson County veteran Damon "Rocky" Gause. It was so well done and made his life journey so real. The nurse, Millie Dalton, was also given the recognition she deserved.

June 08, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: 3 good guys leaving state legislature early

We've spent a lot of time talking about people running for office this year, but I want to note the departure of a few who are running away from public office.

June 08, 2016 | | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Undefeated heavyweight champ fought for his country, as well

Rocky Marciano served in the U.S. Army to fight for his country. Later, he became boxing's heavyweight champion in the 1950s; he fought 49 fights and won them all, 43 from knockouts. When his country called he was there to serve.

June 08, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: Pan Am Championships at Olympic Park set a new gold medal standard

Now that the volunteers, professionals and community leaders involved in staging the 2016 Pan American Championships at Lake Lanier Olympic Park two weeks ago have had a chance to catch their collective breaths and relax a bit, it's time for them all to bask in the satisfaction that comes from a job well done.

June 05, 2016 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: Your name carries significance

It is the policy of this modest and much-beloved columnist to give you in-depth analysis of the really important issues taking place in our nation. I will leave presidential politics to the New York Times, who think their sweat doesn't stink and that guy on MSNBC who looks like the Pillsbury Doughboy. Here we cover just the big stuff.

June 04, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Atlanta leaders waste taxpayer dollars to host Super Bowl

The column by Mr. Newberry on the highly over-rated benefits from hosting a Super Bowl are right on.

June 02, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


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Tom Crawford: Here are ideas for a few new state laws

July is a special time in Georgia because it's the month when most of the laws passed during the previous legislative session go into ...

July 27, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Addressing climate change should be a conservative’s goal

The conservative values of the sacredness of life from conception to death, balancing our budget, hard work to get ahead, strong Christian ethics and a ...

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


Letter: Father is sorry, thankful for judge, state troopers’ restraint

I wanted to reach out and thank Judge Jason Deal for his understanding during the trial of my son Leighton Beaux Marchetta. I pitied him ...

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


Editorial: Celebrating a longtime voice for children

Neglected and abused children have their fates decided in courtrooms full of adults speaking the language of the juvenile court system.

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


Dick Yarbrough: Answer Man solves all of today's vexing puzzles

Hey, boys and girls! What time is it? It's time for Answer Man! The show where we delve into inquiring minds and show you ...

July 23, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Church service for racial healing was long overdue

I was so pleased to read the story on racial unity featured in The Times on July 17 (Traditionally white, black churches' joint service shows ...

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


Letter: Effort to end violence, learning to live together begins with empathy

Have you ever heard the old saying if you took all the money in the world and divided it up equally in less than 10 ...

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


Tom Crawford: The political parties’ big parties are worth skipping

You can understand why people were reluctant to attend the Republican national convention in Cleveland's Quicken Loans Arena this week, or for that matter ...

July 20, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Letter: There’s no cause to celebrate this failed president

I greatly disagree with Dick Meyer's "give thanks for Obama" tribute and suspect at least 60 percent or more of Americans do. I feel ...

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


Johnny Vardeman: Old fire maps provide peek into city’s past

David A. Sanborn, a civil engineer and surveyor, began mapping urban areas as early as 1866 for fire insurance purposes.

July 17, 2016 | Johnny Vardeman | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: A hard road to unity

Could it happen here?

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


Dick Yarbrough: It’s time to lower rhetoric, start healing in world gone mad

Have we gone totally, completely insane?

July 16, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Franklin offered valuable lesson on open-minded rhetoric

Even a casual observation of current events would confirm that American citizens have become more polarized in thought and rhetoric than we could have imagined ...

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


Letter: Quest for tourism money is ruining Chattahoochee River habitat

The love of money destroys the beauty and peace of our rivers. It is such a sad commentary to the people of Helen, Robertstown and ...

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


Letter: Nation must join in love to end violence

Once again, I find myself unable to remain silent amid the violence perpetrating itself upon innocent people. The massacre of the Emmanuel Nine in church ...

July 13, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


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