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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 1988. They were low again in 1999-2000. Thanks to hurricanes in 2004-2005, full pool was reached. In 2006-2008, Lake Lanier dropped to 25 feet below full pool (1,046 feet). In 2009, thanks to a record December-January rainfall, it was full again. In 2010-2015, Lanier ranged from 1,065 to 1,071 feet. With above average rain in 2015, Lanier rose to 1,074 feet.

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, general manager of the Yarbrough Worldwide Media and Pest Control Co., located in Greater Garfield, Ga.

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 and older) who were victims in sex trafficking. They should allow this ministry to move forward in Hall County and not be intimidated by some in the neighboring community who expressed fear that this building would lower their property values.

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 morsels of gratitude before we pick up our forks and dig in.

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 20 years to build and were 1,200 percent over budget. An additional two reactors under construction at Plant Vogtle now are three years behind schedule and $3 billion over budget. The new reactors were supposed to come on line this year but are only 30 percent finished, so the situation is bound to get worse.

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


Editorial: Broken lives count; don't shut the door on them

Sometimes life breaks people.

November 19, 2016 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: Failing schools need better plan than rejected amendment

Dear Gov. Deal:

November 19, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Electoral College keeps bigger cities from taking power from small states

When I see someone wanting to change the Electoral College system for electing our president (as discussed in The Times on Friday). I realize they have not studied it as I have. Because critics only look at vote totals, they remain in a one-dimensional aspect of the Electoral College and miss all the other benefits.

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


Letter: Clearing camps gives homeless no place to go

In the article titled "More Gainesville homeless camps to be cleared Monday," I would like to quote a sentence that reads: "And like a game of 'Whack-a-mole,' local law enforcement has prepared to stamp out these camps without the promise of alternative shelter. "

November 18, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Better sites could be found for proposed women’s mission

My husband and I have substantial concerns regarding the spot zoning of land on our road.

November 18, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Leftist forces, supported by Obama, allow violent marches

"There is only one way in which the murderous death of the old society and the bloody birth throes of a new society can be shortened, simplified, and concentrated, and that is by revolutionary terror." These were the words of communist Karl Marx, in the Engels Neue Rheinische Zeitung article "The Victory of Counter-Revolution in Vienna," 1848.

November 17, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Children show selfless love by reaching out to help a neighbor

As I walked out to get my mail on Friday of this past week, I was very weary from weeks and weeks of visiting my husband in the hospital. I did notice that my yard had been raked and all the leaves were gone. What a wonderful surprise! Who could have done this?

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


Tom Crawford: The Trump effect on Georgia could hit health, environment

For both Georgia and the United States as a whole, the election of Donald Trump as president is going to mean some major changes in our lives.

November 16, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


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Letter: What God gave Israelis as their homeland can’t be taken away by UN

Regardless of what the United Nations says or what individual countries or leaders say, the whole nation of Israel belongs to the Jewish people, not ...

January 19, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


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


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