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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


Letter: Allowing ‘campus carry’ of guns could increase chaos, violence

I fully support Tom Crawford's column in the May 5 edition of The Times. He contends Gov. Nathan Deal is not justified in signing the "campus carry" bill into law. However, some of his contentions could be used to defend the governor's decision.

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


Guest commentary: A tale of 2 cultures connected by tragedy

"We're going to make a determination on the people that you're talking about who are terrific people, they're terrific people ..." - President-elect Donald Trump, "60 Minutes" interview, Nov. 13, 2016

May 14, 2017 | By Sidney O. Smith III Guest columnist | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: Moms, it’s time to let them go

You let go of her hands when she took her first steps.

May 14, 2017 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Let’s all keep our cellphone conversations to ourselves

Picture yourself riding in the van that is transporting you from the airport to the parking lot. Pretty tight space, huh?

May 13, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: You get to help choose Hall's future

Growth is a word that creeps its way onto the front page of this paper nearly every day in some form or fashion, and one that occupies much of the discussion in local halls of government each day.

May 12, 2017 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: Georgians get 2 punches to gut from bills on guns, health care

Within the space of 24 hours, Georgians suffered two devastating blows from their governor and their congressional delegation. I wonder if the state will ever recover from them.

May 11, 2017 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Author of recent letter should realize the real plight immigrants face

I read with interest the letter from Teena Welch on undocumented immigrants. She stated "I notice a lot of Latinos who are being deported have been here for years. Why in the world did they not take steps in all that time to become legal?"

May 10, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Retirees and empty-nesters also can appreciate in-town living

City life is not just for professionals and millennials. Anyone can appreciate the ease of accessibility that in-town living offers. Within walking distance of the square in Gainesville is the Arts Council, the public library, the post office, several churches, a university and miles of walking trails as well as shops and restaurants.

May 10, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Congratulations to French voters for making the right choice

Congratulations go out to the French people on the election of Emmanuel Macron as the next president of France.

May 10, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: Gainesville development is a high-rise endeavor

Gainesville is looking to go big and grow home.

May 07, 2017 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Parents should give their children the right priorities from the start

The reason God expelled Satan from heaven is because his priorities and motives were all wrong. This is what happened to the first family in the garden of paradise, between Cain and Abel and God's priorities and motives seen in Noah in building the ark.

May 06, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Congress puts money, effort toward curing Alzheimer’s

This year, the annual cost of caring for individuals living with Alzheimer's or other dementias will reach $259 billion, $175 billion of which comes in direct costs to Medicare and Medicaid. Yet in 2016, for every $100 the U.S. government spent on Alzheimer's research, $16,000 was spent by Medicare and Medicaid to care for those living with the disease.

May 05, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


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Editorial: Ballot safety is at risk

If it wasn't bad enough America's politics and government are lumbering the highway on four bald tires, the act of voting itself is ...

July 23, 2017 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


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


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