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Letter: Traffic, odors should lead to ‘no’ vote on Mincey Marble plant expansion

Dear Hall County commissioners: I have been a resident of Hall County for the past 10 years and have enjoyed the lake and the neighborly environment of this beautiful area. I have noticed a marked increase in traffic on Browns Bridge Road since we have been here and know that if any small incident happens between McEver Road and the bridge, the traffic will stand still for hours.

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


Letter: Weather events prove we need to take action on climate change

In 2015, we saw record severe rainfall events in the U.S. as well as a record-setting year for wildfires. Each of the last 16 months has set a record for the hottest month ever recorded in history. We had Hurricane Sandy go straight up the coast in 2012 with devastating results. Now we have had two hurricanes this year travel directly up the coast. Matthew has been disastrous.

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


Letter: Mincey’s plant expansion plan too much for a residential area

The real problem with Mincey Marble is that it is too big and doesn't belong in a rural residential area anymore.

October 12, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Killing health care law over rising costs is not the answer

Monday's op-ed by former Senator Jim DeMint, now the president of the Heritage Foundation, likening The Affordable Care Act to the Titanic, is the height of hypocrisy. What became the ACA began its life as a market-based health insurance proposal from the Heritage Foundation itself. DeMint's column is the equivalent of a father declaring his own child to be ugly.

October 12, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: Georgia Power likely to get an early Christmas gift

Christmas traditionally is celebrated Dec. 25 for most Georgians. This year, one of our wealthiest corporate citizens may be celebrating that holiday a little earlier.

October 12, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Rezoning for Mincey Marble serves no good for residents of area

Why is rezoning the 11.7 acres from Agricultural Residential to Industrial good for the residents of the Browns Bridge peninsula?

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


Ron Martz: A rigged debate farce

The second presidential debate is scheduled for tonight and I am going to enjoy missing it just as much as I enjoyed missing the first one, and will undoubtedly enjoy missing the third one Oct. 19.

October 09, 2016 | Ron Martz | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: Crowing for Gainesville's Poultry King

Next time you bite into a piece of Georgia-grown chicken, be sure to pause and thank those responsible for it. That includes the chicken, of course, but also the farmer, the processor and the grocer who all helped put it on your plate.

October 09, 2016 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Homeless living under the bridge need a safe place

I have been helping people under the Queen City Bridge for about three years. It has gotten rougher there, and even the people staying there do not like what has happened.

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


Dick Yarbrough: Georgia is bigger, better than all those places that fit inside it

Today's topic will not include commentary on a bunch of immature multimillionaires who play a kids' game and who are being goaded by special interest groups into disrespecting a country that allows them the freedom to do so.

October 08, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Mincey Marble has not kept its promises, so Hall County should deny expansion

I ask Hall County commissioners to finally stand up for residents greatly impacted by past decisions from the almost constant 39-year expansion of Mincey Marble in what is, and has been, a rural residential area.

October 07, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Trump’s rise a dream that would turn to nightmare if he’s elected

I awoke the other morning in a cold sweat from a horrific dream that Donald Trump was running for president and was about neck and neck with Hillary Clinton - until I accepted it was a frightful reality rather than just a bad dream. Trump is Trump, and would not change if elected president. He would react hastily or drastically to the slightest provocation with no inkling as to the possible results of his actions.

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


Letter: A president who knows business is just what our country needs

Recently the subject of paid taxes came up in the debates on television. I know for a fact Donald Trump, being a tremendous businessman, is very knowledgeable about the many ways taxes can be paid but not at the risk of losing money. He is aware there are many tax-deferred accounts business people use. He is not just a candidate for president but a private person as well, and in being so has the same rights to finding the best way to invest his money and his many companies' funds in a lucrative way while paying those taxes. Tax credits ...

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


Tom Crawford: 2 other state ballot amendments should be studied closely

In recent columns, we have discussed two of the four constitutional amendments that voters will see on their ballots Nov. 8.

October 05, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Letter: More facts are needed about Mincey Marble exec’s styrene claims

Mincey Marble's Vice President of Operations, Jim Huddleston, recently provided the company's view of the facts about styrene, which would be useful information if it were complete.

October 05, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


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Editorial: Politically correct or polite? Just chill and be merry

Leave it to a savvy business like Starbucks to learn its lesson.

December 04, 2016 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Ron Martz: Now comes the lament of sore losers

The presidential post-mortems over the last three-plus weeks have been at once amusing and revelatory.

December 04, 2016 | Ron Martz | All viewpoint stories


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


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