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Letter: Undefeated heavyweight champ fought for his country, as well

Rocky Marciano served in the U.S. Army to fight for his country. Later, he became boxing's heavyweight champion in the 1950s; he fought 49 fights and won them all, 43 from knockouts. When his country called he was there to serve.

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


Editorial: Pan Am Championships at Olympic Park set a new gold medal standard

Now that the volunteers, professionals and community leaders involved in staging the 2016 Pan American Championships at Lake Lanier Olympic Park two weeks ago have had a chance to catch their collective breaths and relax a bit, it's time for them all to bask in the satisfaction that comes from a job well done.

June 05, 2016 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: Your name carries significance

It is the policy of this modest and much-beloved columnist to give you in-depth analysis of the really important issues taking place in our nation. I will leave presidential politics to the New York Times, who think their sweat doesn't stink and that guy on MSNBC who looks like the Pillsbury Doughboy. Here we cover just the big stuff.

June 04, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Atlanta leaders waste taxpayer dollars to host Super Bowl

The column by Mr. Newberry on the highly over-rated benefits from hosting a Super Bowl are right on.

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


Crawford: Georgia voters seem to like incumbents just fine

In the end, the political insurgency that supposedly would sweep incumbents out of office in last week's primaries turned out not to be much of an insurgency.

June 01, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Conservatives should worry less about imagined threats in bathrooms

In his recent letter, Jim Threlkeld described ugly examples of unintended consequences of the Obama administration's advisory opinion on gender rights relative to use of restrooms and locker rooms.

June 01, 2016 | | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Second opinion can’t hurt when dealership advises pricey ‘fixes’

I took our van to a local dealership for a recall repair. In addition to the repair, they did an unsolicited vehicle inspection. I was told the van has a leaky valve cover gasket, $655 to repair, a leaky transmission pan, $195 to repair, and it needed rear brake pads, no quote.

June 01, 2016 | | All viewpoint stories


Guest column, Sen. David Perdue: Remembering those who gave their all

On Memorial Day, we pause to reflect, remember, and honor those who paid the ultimate price to protect our freedom. While we recognize this day every year, every single day is an opportunity to remember and give thanks.

May 30, 2016 | By U.S. Sen. David Perdue Guest columnist | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: They fought real wars, not pretend ones

Americans will launch the summer season with their annual celebration of Memorial Day this weekend, most taking a bit of time from our barbecues, beach and lake visits and cornhole games to honor those who gave their lives to keep our nation free.

May 29, 2016 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: A terrorist we can be proud of

There is a terrorist living in my neighborhood, and I couldn't be prouder. You may remember that I shared with you the story of Col. Frank Gleason sometime back, but as we prepare to commemorate Memorial Day on Monday, his is a tale worth repeating.

May 28, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Letter: White House uses one-side logic in its bathroom mandate

Webster's definition of one-sided: "With one side far superior or having all the advantage."

May 27, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Cleaner energy options can be a win-win scenario

Whether we look at the newspaper headlines, the overwhelming preponderance of scientific evidence, or even the signs nature itself is giving us, the evidence now is overwhelming of the truth of climate change, with all of its potential dangers. Recent headlines tell of record breaking temperatures, the danger of the Totten glacier in Antarctica becoming destabilized, and CO2 levels reaching 400 for the first time in 3 million years. Now over 97 percent of climatologists agree with the science of global warming, and 195 nations have agreed to act on climate change.

May 26, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Columnist takes extreme views on ‘transgender’ bathroom fight

I understand in trying to present news in an unbiased manner you have to pick journalists from both sides of specific issues. In selecting Ann McFeatters, however, you have selected an "attack dog" who recognizes absolutely nothing good about conservative or Christian values, or any approach that is in opposition to this administration's actions.

May 26, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Order on bathrooms unlawfully replaces ‘sex’ with ‘transgender’

According to the U.S. Constitution. under the duties of the U.S. president, there is nothing giving the president authorization to approve the letter of May 13 to the school and university systems concerning the rights of "transgender" and those who claim "gender identity" to use restrooms, showers and dressing rooms of their choice.

May 25, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Citizens Academy a great way to learn how city functions

We just completed the Gainesville Citizens' Government Academy 2016 program offered by the city of Gainesville.

May 25, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


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Letter: The silent killer heroin requires treatment over punishment

Imagine coming home and seeing your loved one on the floor. They are not moving. Blue lips. You look around. A needle. Powder. Heroin.

August 25, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: Cobb election result offers a lesson for voters

It's generally considered impolite to take pleasure in other people's misfortunes, but sometimes you have to make an exception.

August 24, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Mincey Marble taking steps to be good neighbors during expansion

As president of Mincey Marble, a woman-owned family business, I am proud of our 40-year history of doing the right thing in our company and ...

August 24, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Evangelical Christians’ support for Trump defies logic, true faith

Donald Trump has alienated Hispanics, Asians, Muslims, blacks, women, the disabled and the media. Is there any group left? Apparently he is good with white ...

August 24, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: Enota inaction is building frustration

Whether in business or in government, it's often best to make a decision and live with the result rather than dither over it forever ...

August 21, 2016 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Johnny Vardeman: Old Cake Box was a hangout site and a tasty baking spot

Practically every community, small and large, has those "hangouts," places where people gather to discuss politics, sports or just gossip. They are usually must-stops for ...

August 21, 2016 | Johnny Vardeman | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: A former Georgia first lady worth celebrating

Class, like beauty, is in the eyes of the beholder. In my long years on this planet, I never met a man with more class ...

August 20, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Local resources offer vital support to help victims of domestic violence

In 1982, one of my clients was killed by her husband immediately after a temporary divorce hearing required him to stay away from her and ...

August 19, 2016 | | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: Battles actually brewing in some legislative races

If you write about legislative races in Georgia, the last few elections have been downright boring in their predictability.

August 16, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: Sharing a public need for education

For years, Social Security has been considered the "third rail" of American politics, the metaphor referring to an electric train track: Touch it and you ...

August 14, 2016 | Times staff reports | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Hall County’s seniors have paid fair share of school taxes

For some reason the new idea that our illustrious board of education has come up with to bilk the taxpayers once again does not surprise ...

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


Dick Yarbrough: Public school teachers — keep up the good work

Dear public school teachers:

August 13, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Health insurance tax would put a heavy burden on small business

Health care is consistently ranked as a top concern by Americans , as confirmed by polling conducted earlier this year by the AP and National Opinion ...

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


Letter: New school building is needed to bring Enota up to date

Let me clarify a point that seems to have been overlooked in the saga that has become known as the "Enota Garden." We need a ...

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


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August 11, 2016 | | All viewpoint stories


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