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Letter: All else aside, pick a president with principles

Do you remember how people called anyone who disagreed with Barack Obama a racist back in 2008 and 2012? Or when you dared oppose Obama for president, you were accused of not supporting him because you were scared to have a black president?

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


Letter: GOP could accept court nominee in return for FBI probe of Clinton

As perhaps one of the few Republicans to support President Barack Obama's right under the constitution to select a nominee to fill Justice Scalia's vacant seat on the U S Supreme Court, I have but one suggestion.

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


Tom Crawford: Fight is on in Georgia over freedom of faith

Whatever happened to faith, hope and love?

February 17, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Fed, banks have piled up global debt they now can’t pay

Every action the Federal Reserve and western central banks have taken for the last eight years has been to the purpose of keeping the banks of the central banking system solvent. Otherwise they are dead. They died in 2008.

February 15, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: Keep elections in English

This editorial, you'll note, is written in English. As are the other items on this page and throughout this newspaper. Though Gainesville and Hall County have a large Spanish-speaking populace, it's not cost-effective for us to print a bilingual product for those readers.

February 14, 2016 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: Beating plowshares into pistols at state Capitol

Son of a gun. Rep. Rick Jasperse, R-Jasper, is at it again.

February 13, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Change in federal drug laws would clear way to make cannabis oil in Georgia

With some minor enhancements, House Bill 722 would offer Georgians the benefits of medical cannabis needed by many and eliminate dangers from its use. Having witnessed the negative impact of marijuana on individuals, I was against efforts to create a path to legalize medical cannabis. Then I began learning about the many classes of compounds known as cannabinoids that make up the cannabis plant and the unique role each compound may play in our health care.

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


Letter: Bill to expand Medicaid access for Georgians could save lives

When I woke up that morning in December and felt the dull ache of depression thudding through my body I was a little bit surprised. Except for a few minor stresses life was pretty good, but sure enough, there was that dark expanse of loneliness, sadness and along with it all the physical symptoms of depression. Physical symptoms that include lethargy, inability to concentrate, slowed motor skills and an inability to express myself through speech and writing with clarity.

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


Letter: Solving income inequality will help, not hurt, US economy

In his Jan. 28 letter, Thomas Day claimed income equality's "free lunch" would kill all incentive to strive and succeed. There are several potential errors in this argument.

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


Tom Crawford: Kemp's SEC primary could be decisive

Two years ago, Secretary of State Brian Kemp began his push to set up an "SEC Primary" for a simple reason: He wanted the world to pay more attention to Georgia and the South in an important presidential election year.

February 10, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Medical bills can add up fast if you have no insurance

Early in December, I had to miss work and visit the doctor. Winter has never been kind to me, and, as I grow older, my body becomes more susceptible to the changing of the seasons. I was diagnosed with a touch of bronchitis and given two shots and two prescriptions, a simple diagnosis with a simple cure. Except that the latter turned out not to be the case. When my symptoms persisted, I went back two weeks later and received three more prescriptions.

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


Letter: Whatever candidate or party we choose, vote for our democratic freedoms

I am not a political type of person, but feel that one of the many things our voting populous should consider is the type of party, whether it is Republican or Democrat. That it still remain a party that is based on democracy. Our values and beliefs are about freedom and the Bill of Rights and our Constitution.

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


Doug Collins: One language unites a nation

Imagine that every member of your family or workplace spoke a different language. If scheduling, completing projects, and general communication isn't already enough of a challenge in your household or at your job, I'm sure you agree that the level of difficulty would reach a whole new level if no one understood anyone else.

February 08, 2016 | By U.S. Rep. Doug Collins Guest columnist | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: Why not trust the Constitution?

The U.S. Constitution is an amazing document in so many ways, not the least of which is its timeless nature. It has endured 200-plus years of societal and political changes though, like the fabled elephant to the blind men, it appears as different things to all who interpret it.

February 07, 2016 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Ron Martz: A death for a death solves nothing

The state of Georgia killed another one of its citizens last Tuesday.

February 07, 2016 | By Ron Martz rlmartz@hotmail.com. | All viewpoint stories


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Letter: Rebuilding Enota to preserve its garden should be school board’s focus

As a retired educator from Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy, I have followed very closely the discussions involving the proposed rebuilding of Enota. I have attended ...

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


Letter: Cost overruns at Georgia Power nuclear plant aren’t so easy to overlook

Frank Frederick's letter of April 29 forgives the nuclear industry's cost overruns and accidents.

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


Letter: Superintendent wrong in saying Enota’s learning can’t measure up

Although we have been encouraged to see the community support and media coverage of issues surrounding the building of the new Enota Multiple Intelligence Academy ...

May 04, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Editorial incorrectly credited Jackson with creating Bank of U.S. he opposed

I enjoyed the thematic thrust of your editorial, "Worthy change for a 20" of April 17. I just, however, take issue with one observation you ...

May 04, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: This is one strange election year in Georgia

When friends ask me if I'm ever going to retire as a working journalist, I respond, "how can I leave when I'm having ...

May 04, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Letter: As a society, we can’t do enough to thank our military veterans

The following is submitted for everyone's approval. I hope at least the medical services and benefits can be given to all our vets. They ...

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


Letter: Students need learning option a garden offers

As a former Enota Elementary teacher and Gainesville resident having taught young children for 42 years, I know the value of hands-on, real life activities ...

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


Editorial: Stamping out support to those in need

While Hall County's jobless rate lingers below 5 percent and many prosper from a growing economy, we see reminders that it's never easy ...

May 01, 2016 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: Retired Atlanta banker dreams of peace through art

I believe each of us has an obligation to leave this a better world than we found it.

April 30, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Forget fighting over bathrooms; focus on real victims of abuse

I'm writing in response to the glut of Facebook posts calling for parents to eschew Target bathrooms and praising North Carolina's HB2, which ...

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


Letter: Educational value of garden at Enota should factor into plans

Recent research in the field of education emphasizes the importance of the "softer side" of our schools. Students behave better, focus better and remember more ...

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


Letter: I-985 exit plans need changing

Don't waste needed money to have the Exit 14 intersection of Interstate 985 come out on Martin Road. Please consider a more cost-efficient way ...

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


Letter: Columnist tells only part of story on nuclear power

In his Wednesday column about the Public Service Commission and Georgia Power, Tom Crawford has done what most journalist do today - tell part of the ...

April 29, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Cleaning up after your dogs shows consideration for others

I love my dogs. I take good care of them.

April 29, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: School system should preserve Enota garden, not just pictures of it

Regarding The Times article Sunday, "Enota move grows concern over garden's placement:" With the full approval of the Gainesville Board of Education, an extensive ...

April 28, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


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