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Doug Collins: What our fallen heroes teach us this Memorial Day

For more than 200 years, the truths that we hold to be self-evident have compelled Americans to fight and even to fall in military service. The individuals of the U.S. Armed Forces provide a plumb line for courage around the globe.

May 27, 2017 | By. U.S. Rep. Doug Collins Guest columnist | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Gainesville law firm rose to occasion for Food Bank

On behalf of the Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Georgia, I would like to congratulate the attorneys and staff of Whelchel, Dunlap, Jarrard & Walker LLP of Gainesville for their outstanding success in the sixth annual Georgia Legal Food Frenzy competition.

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


Letter: Americans deserve to know truth about Trump, Comey

I want you to stop this. I hope you can stop this. I hope we can get past this.

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


Letter: Collins, GOP still won’t give full answers on health care bill

Last week, I joined Rep. Doug Collins' telephone town hall meeting. My purpose was to ask him why he voted for the Trump-Ryan health care act?

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


Tom Crawford: Deal joins resistance against feds’ justice policy

Ever since Donald Trump was inaugurated as president, he has been confronted with a countermovement called "the resistance."

May 24, 2017 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: Rehab, redemption best outcomes for drug war

In retrospect, the nation's "War on Drugs" from decades past turned out in some ways to be like the earlier conflict in Vietnam: A lot of resources spent and lives lost with very little gained but a perpetual stalemate. That campaign proved to be ineffective in battling the problem, though wildly successful at filling prisons nationwide.

May 21, 2017 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Guest column: Resist intolerance, preserve nation’s history and heroes despite flaws

Since the statue of Confederate President, U.S. Senator and U.S. Secretary of War Jefferson Davis has now been removed in New Orleans by intolerant leftists, ostensibly because he owned slaves, how many other statues of American leaders who owned slaves (and some owned far more than Davis) will be torn down under cover of night, too?

May 20, 2017 | By Dr. Douglas Young Guest columnist | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Trump fails to take responsibility for his own problems, actions

In the short time Donald Trump has been our president, he and his administration have been mired in continual controversy, most of it due to his own making.

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


Letter: State must help school districts more to meet increased costs

At the May 15 meeting of the Hall County Schools Board of Education, Superintendent Will Schofield expressed the need for a policy debate on school funding at the state level. Other recent articles have noted the rising costs for local districts to provide state-mandated requirements in employee contributions toward benefits.

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


Dick Yarbrough: No fake news, broccoli nor opera arias here

According to our tweeter-in-chief, there is a lot of fake news running around these days. I think he is talking about the national television networks and the navel-gazers at The New York Times and the Washington Post. I don't think he is talking about me, but who can be sure what is going on inside this guy's cranium?

May 20, 2017 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: School budgets feel the squeeze

Hall County taxpayers got good news from their school district this week, but it comes with a big asterisk moving forward: Don't count on your taxes staying low if things don't change.

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


Guest column: HELP Court guides victims of mental illnesses past the stigma

May is National Mental Health Month. Laura Masterson, a certified lay chaplain through The Community of Hope, International, and I would like to share one of the ways our local mental health court helps folks with mental health issues to lead productive lives outside of the criminal justice system. Our perspectives come from a judge who presides over this accountability court and an ecumenical chaplain involved from the start of this initiative.

May 18, 2017 | By Kathy Gosselin with Laura Masterson Guest columnists | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: Governor's race is off to an early start

The dance card is filling up quickly for next year's race for governor.

May 17, 2017 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Don’t include Perdue among Washington’s political class

Regarding Jim Threlkeld's letter of Monday, "Globalist career politicians all oppose Trump's nationalist ideas," I don't have a problem with what he is saying until the fifth and sixth paragraphs, where he asks "have you heard Rep. Doug Collins or Sens. Johnny Isakson or David Perdue defending the president on Russia's alleged interference with our election? No, you have not, and you will not. They do not want Trump to succeed anymore than the Democrats do ..."

May 17, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Career politicians are globalists who oppose Trump’s nationalist views

Let's face it, President Donald Trump does not fit the mold of a career politician and that is why he was elected. And, since he does not fit the criteria to be in that exclusive club, both Republicans and Democrats will do their best to ensure his programs and promises to the American people will not succeed.

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


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Dick Yarbrough: Bullies on both sides should let the Civil War end

My son, a learned philosopher, says of an impending competition between two football teams he particularly dislikes: "May they play a zero-zero tie in the ...

July 22, 2017 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Letter: City workers deserve our appreciation

Give thanks for the people in the yellow and orange-striped pullovers and vests.

July 22, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: State leaders need to address the epidemic of highway deaths

Imagine briefly that a group of Georgians who have frequently had uncomfortable encounters with dogs decided to confront the problem by initiating a campaign in ...

July 22, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: President’s triumphs over first 6 months are impressive

There are some things I dislike about President Donald Trump, but isn't that true of most anyone you've ever known or observed? Over ...

July 21, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Declaration put God as creator at the founding of our country

Soon after World War II, an assault against our Foundation Papers began. Our Constitution states "Congress shall pass no laws establishing religion or prohibiting the ...

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


Letter: State crackdown on speeders should include those who text

We read the Saturday article regarding the Operation Southern Shield prevention and enforcement initiative in the Southeast that will focus on speed limit enforcement for ...

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


Letter: Ideal health care for all is only possible if we make it universal

Once again, the Republican health care plan will not come up for a vote as promised. This time it's because Sen. John McCain had ...

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


Tom Crawford: Candidate for governor is Georgia’s own mini-Trump

For those Georgia voters who couldn't get enough of Donald Trump in last year's election, fear not. We have a local version of ...

July 19, 2017 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Georgia’s legal community mourns loss of Judge O’Kelley

On behalf of the State Bar of Georgia, I would like to express condolences to the family, colleagues and many friends of Senior U.S ...

July 17, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: No more offseasons for political circus

There was a time when every pastime had its assigned season: Baseball in spring and summer, football in fall, basketball and hockey in winter. Then ...

July 16, 2017 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: Lowering the boom on an ISIS recruit

KNOCK! KNOCK! "Sir, you wanted to see me?"

July 15, 2017 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: No lazy summers for these kids

Back in the day, summertime for area kids was not only longer by several weeks, it was full of gleefully idle hours spent barefoot in ...

July 13, 2017 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Letter: National media bias evident in AP stories from G-20 Summit

The G-20 Summit report in the Sunday paper by Associated Press reporters David McHugh and Geir Moulson provides two great examples of how the media ...

July 12, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Freedom of faith includes those who are not Christian

Gary Gambrell recently asked in a letter to The Times, "Since when have you heard big government will not tell us where, when or to ...

July 12, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: Some early gaffes by Kemp mark 2018 governor’s race

When you look over the Republican field of candidates for the governor's race, two names stand out as front-runners: Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle and ...

July 12, 2017 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


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