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Letter: Better sites could be found for proposed women’s mission

My husband and I have substantial concerns regarding the spot zoning of land on our road.

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


Letter: Leftist forces, supported by Obama, allow violent marches

"There is only one way in which the murderous death of the old society and the bloody birth throes of a new society can be shortened, simplified, and concentrated, and that is by revolutionary terror." These were the words of communist Karl Marx, in the Engels Neue Rheinische Zeitung article "The Victory of Counter-Revolution in Vienna," 1848.

November 17, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Children show selfless love by reaching out to help a neighbor

As I walked out to get my mail on Friday of this past week, I was very weary from weeks and weeks of visiting my husband in the hospital. I did notice that my yard had been raked and all the leaves were gone. What a wonderful surprise! Who could have done this?

November 16, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: The Trump effect on Georgia could hit health, environment

For both Georgia and the United States as a whole, the election of Donald Trump as president is going to mean some major changes in our lives.

November 16, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Guest column: Don’t fret over this ‘revolution’ as America will rise to occasion

President Thomas Jefferson said "the Revolution of 1800" was even more important than that of 1776, since the 1800 U.S. presidential election marked the first time a nation held a free and fair election in which the ruling party lost but still let the winning opposition party take over the government with no violence.

November 14, 2016 | By Dr. Douglas Young For The Times | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: Now it's time to heal a wide split

"Sail on, sail on,

November 13, 2016 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Voices of hatred, war shouted their way to election victory

Now the election is over, I'd like to thank a few letter writers for making it an ugly and sordid testament to the depths some people will sink to manipulate the public. You know who you are.

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


Letter: Totems, thought germs, and how we can spread them

We live in a world filled with germs. As we go about our daily lives, we come into contact with thousands of them. Sometimes they infect our vital organs, and if they're successful, they reproduce using our bodies and spread to another host.

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


Tom Crawford: Why do governments fund rich sports owners?

John Malone is a very wealthy man. His net worth is estimated at $6.9 billion, and he is one of this country's largest private landowners.

November 09, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Clinton’s actual ‘experience’ is nothing to brag about in a leader

I agree with the main point of Jim Scharnagel's letter Friday that both Clinton and Trump leave a lot to be desired as a president, but one is going to win. However, I greatly disagree that he feels Clinton is a much better candidate. He mentions her "knowledge and experience in grappling with the numerous problems a president must address." However, he gives zero examples of her "knowledge and experience." This is because she has neither; she is totally inept and has been for the past 40 years. Examples:

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


Letter: Nation falls shy of attaining its democratic ideal in 3 key measures

In 1971, Howard Zinn measured our government against the harshest of all standards, the ideal of democracy. Against this, man's achievements in 1971 or 2016, although worthy of praise, fall short of ideal. Zinn measured our shortages against 10 categories. As we close Election Day 2016, at least three of those deserve another measurement: ballot access, freedom of individuality and the opportunity to protest.

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


Letter: Stewardship, education are the keys to survival for hemlocks

Gratitude is much on our minds as we approach the Thanksgiving season and reflect on our blessings: families, friends, the beautiful part of the country we live in and its bountiful natural resources, our freedom to enjoy them and, yes, our responsibility and privilege to protect these treasures. But part of this picture is in grave danger.

November 05, 2016 | Times staff reports | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: Skeeter has his own unique take on election

One of the dangers of providing you with my opinions each week - besides not having a clue where to put commas - is that it is easy to lose touch with reality and start acting like all the media pundits who think they are so smart that their IQs should be measured with a yardstick. My momma didn't raise me like that.

November 05, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Ron Martz: A slanted perspective on campaign

No matter whether Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump wins the presidency on Tuesday, the biggest loser in this bizarre election cycle will be the American media.

November 05, 2016 | Ron Martz | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: Still worth your vote

Election Days when Americans gather to elect a new president have always been a joyous tribute to our constitutional democracy and the will of the people.

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


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Letter: No one is illegal; all deserve a chance here

I was one of the protesters holding a sign that stated, "We are ALL immigrants," and I will be one of them this weekend as ...

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


Editorial: Ga. lawmakers take 2 steps forward, 2 back

As the Georgia General Assembly session begins its turn toward the home stretch this week, we're seeing the usual mix of good bills but ...

February 26, 2017 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Letter: No one is illegal; all deserve a chance to succeed in US

I was one of the protesters holding a sign that stated, "We are ALL immigrants," and I will be one of them this weekend as ...

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


Letter: Be it a stolen bike or more, Gainesville’s cops are tops

God bless the Gainesville Police!

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


Letter: To measure schools fairly, we need to use reliable data

The Times published two essays last week, one by a national columnist, the other by a local writer, both to inform the public of reasons ...

February 22, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Protesters should recognize U.S. law supports legal immigration

Those immigrants that were so busy protesting and holding up signs saying "America is made up of immigrants" need to do a little research on ...

February 22, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Neither side of debate should tolerate violence from protesters

In America, anyone may peacefully assemble, protest lawfully, and make their feelings known, so long as it is done lawfully, no damage is done,and ...

February 22, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: GOP shouldn’t forget those who rely on national health care law

Republicans in Congress are working toward repealing the Affordable Care Act, known to many as Obamacare. Unfortunately, although they always said they would "repeal and ...

February 21, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Liberals are still in denial over fact Trump was elected

If you're concerned about America being a deeply divided nation, the first month of Donald Trump's presidency provides some keen perspective.

February 21, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Sen. David Perdue: Gorsuch is well worthy of post on high court

President Donald Trump promised the American people he would nominate an unwavering supporter of the United States Constitution to the Supreme Court. He has now ...

February 20, 2017 | By Sen. David Perdue Guest columnist | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: Water war isn’t won yet

Georgians all certainly learned a hard lesson two Sundays ago, one we won't continue to rehash other than to repeat the lesson: Don't ...

February 19, 2017 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Guest column: Casinos in state could harm arts venues

When gamblers lay down their chips, they're hoping to strike it rich by beating the odds. But the math is clear: There are more ...

February 18, 2017 | By Mary Pat Matheson Guest columnist | All viewpoint stories


Casey Cagle: State leaders seek legislation to ‘back the badge’

Protect and serve - Georgia's law enforcement officers uphold this noble call to action every day when they leave the comfort of their homes and ...

February 18, 2017 | Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle Guest columnist | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Georgia and all states should celebrate their individual histories

I congratulate The Times for having a small article about "Georgia celebrates 284th birthday, in the Feb. 13 paper, page 4A, located in the lower ...

February 18, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Class of 1967 at Gainesville High marked true end to segregation

We are in February and I received an invitation the other day. Because of the invitation, the number 50 holds particular significance for me, especially ...

February 17, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


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