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Letter: Americans should oppose effort to sell cherished public lands

Hunters, fishermen, hikers, campers, and friends of the natural heritage of our great country are expressing alarm at a recent proposal by Rep. Jason Chaffetz of Utah to sell off 3.3 million acres of public land. A further proposal of Rep. Chaffetz adds insult to injury by taking away the power of Forest Service personnel to enforce regulations within its boundaries.

February 04, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Voters chose a president who will take us down an old path

Most of you reading this are responsible. Most of you chose the 45th president (hereinafter referred to as 45) to lead us. It was an irrational choice and we are being led down an old path that ended in the Bush-Cheney recession (not the Great Recession, as there was nothing great about it, unless you were in a position similar to 45 and could make a lot of money off people's suffering).

February 04, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: All of us need to pitch in to help homeless

I'm writing this letter in response to a article from Jan. 25 concerning the audit done recently of the homeless population.

February 03, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Citizen participation in local government is encouraging

The Times' Sunday editorial spoke about an issue that is near and dear to my heart: citizen involvement in local government. More people need to do this in Hall County, its local cities and municipalities. This is where we have the best opportunity to participate in our democracy.

February 02, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Despite critics and protesters, Trump has us on right path

Jim Scharnagel and Ruben Navarrette couldn't have presented a more different picture or description of President Donald Trump in Tuesday's issue of The Times.

February 02, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Torture is the only way to fight barbarism, combat terrorism

I had to laugh when I read the letter, "We can't let US condone use of torture" by Joan O. King. Yes, no doubt, torture is barbaric, but I have a question. How else are we supposed to fight barbarians? Maybe ask them to go to their room for a time-out?

January 31, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: New president is a threat to nation’s future

Whoever wrote the editorial in the Jan. 22 edition of The Times had their head buried in the sand. The gist of the editorial was that we should relent and assist Donald Trump to make America great again. It would be asinine to spin our wheels on a government gone completely awry.

January 31, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: Saluting the diligent squeaky wheels among us

"Eighty percent of life is just showing up."

January 29, 2017 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Letter: We can’t let US condone use of torture

I awoke yesterday to learn that our new president believes "torture works."

January 28, 2017 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Letter: ‘Palestine’ is a term used by Israelis to label Arabs

I'm responding to Bill Morrison's letter to the editor about Palestine. He stated "'Palestine' is a Jewish term for the Jewish land; it is not an Arab or Muslim term."

January 27, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Columnist’s harsh potshots at Dems were not funny, seemed out of line

Saturday's column by your resident humorist, Dick Yarbrough, about the Democratic Party's "left turn" wasn't funny; it managed to be both silly and ignorant at the same time. Mr. Yarbrough is what you'd call a "Republican humorist." which is an oxymoron. Dick, you might have to look that word up. If there's a Republican version of Will Rogers, it's not Dick Yarbrough.

January 26, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: South supports president, but he should switch Super Bowl teams

Dear Mr. President: On Nov. 9, my alarm went off and I started to feel the depression setting in thinking America would still be on this wrong road we traveled down the last eight years. To my excitement, I went to Google and immediately it had your picture as our new president-elect.

January 26, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Cost of birth control pills doesn’t justify charging taxpayers for it

Re Sunday story "Political changes lead women to seek new birth control options:" Nicole Mason, quoted in this article, apparently confuses "not having access to birth control" with the possible requirement of having to pay for birth control. She says it's "upsetting" to think that women are switching to more invasive (and far more costly) methods of control such as IUDs simply because currently their insurance (or the government) will pay for such procedures.

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


Letter: State should offer services to repay brave veterans’ sacrifices

The following is submitted for everyone's approval:

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


Letter: Stakeholders in exit battle need to listen to, love their neighbors

As a member of the Martin Road Stakeholders Committee, watching the progress of the battle over Exit 14/Martin Road expansion has been interesting. There are many players in this struggle, from the government officials at all levels to the commercial property owners, the industry-freight companies and the homeowners and their families. With that many contenders, there's always room for complete breakdown of communication, perspective, objectivity and especially respect. I've faced the challenge myself.

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


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Editorial: Myths on immigration muddy the debate

Last week, the Gainesville Campus of the University of North Georgia was the site of a community forum offered by the Latino Student Association to ...

April 30, 2017 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Guest column: Budget cuts could threaten legal services for state’s poor

We recently helped a mother and her five children avoid eviction from their home that was scheduled to happen the following day. All in a ...

April 28, 2017 | By Wendy Glasbrenner Georgia Legal Services Program | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: United Way of Hall still is expanding its reach under new leadership

Any worries that the United Way of Hall County might lose its fundraising momentum after the retirement of its longtime director has been blown away ...

April 27, 2017 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: House runoff in metro Atlanta is all about Trump

The first round of voting in the 6th Congressional District special election was a giant exercise in sorting.

April 26, 2017 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: New face, fresh start for Gainesville schools

When an organization has a chance at a do-over, the key questions to ask are: What did we do right last time and how can ...

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


Editorial: A Golden home venue for the Tigers

Atlanta media has been in a frenzy hyping the city's new sports venues - the Braves' new stadium opened to great acclaim, even if getting ...

April 20, 2017 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Letter: What Hall spends on bilingual ballots is a wise investment for county’s future

The recent decision by the Hall County Board of Elections to begin making bilingual ballots accessible to the public has attracted some attention. Several letters ...

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


Tom Crawford: Public Service Commission facing reality over nuclear cost overruns

On St. Patrick's Day in 2009, the Public Service Commission decided one of its most important cases ever.

April 19, 2017 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: Bilingual ballots are a vote for what’s right

We've all experienced this moment: You're in the voting booth, poring over your choices. After selecting your candidates, you scroll to the bottom ...

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


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