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Letter: Americans should unite behind global Paris Climate Agreement

China and the United States have just taken an historic step and have become the first two nations to formally accept the Paris Climate Agreement. This is a truly momentous step, for between them they account for about 40 percent of total greenhouse gas emissions. The Paris agreement aims at keeping global temperature rise to no more that 2 degrees Celsius, and hopefully to below 1.5 degrees C. The group of 20 will meet soon and consider accepting the agreement.

September 09, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: To tip or not is within control of paying customers

In his recent letter, Tom Day suggested when restaurants implement a no-tipping policy, he loses his freedom to reward good service or withhold reward for poor service.

September 09, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Hall County Health Department offers effective, sympathetic care

While recently experiencing increasingly ill health, uninsured and becoming dysfunctional at work, I sought help through the Hall County Health Department. Burdened with worry and unsure what to expect, I made an appointment at the primary care clinic on Athens Street.

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


Letter: Picturing next Clinton regime paints a rather gloomy picture

What might a third Clinton White House regime look like?

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


Tom Crawford: Real election fun begins after Labor Day

It's a long-established political truism that a presidential race doesn't really start until after Labor Day.

September 07, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Quarterback’s protest is his right, but still is misguided

Colin Kaepernick made his statement by sitting out one playing of our National Anthem and kneeling at another. I do not agree with him, but he made a statement about which he believes.

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


Editorial: Laboring to find job market of future

Of the places in America this Labor Day weekend where work is both valued and available, Hall County ranks high on the list.

September 04, 2016 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: Pet rock would be better pick than these 2 candidates

One of my loyal readers and a person of some political gravitas in his community says he has had a gullet full of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.

September 03, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Mincey Marble’s rezoning proposal isn’t everything it may appear to be

Mincey Marble Manufacturing seeks to rezone an 11.68 acre parcel on Browns Bridge Road from Agricultural-Residential to Planned Industrial Development, for a new manufacturing plant across the street from their headquarters.

September 03, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: ‘No-tipping’ trend is a new example of socialist ideals

Thursday's paper had an article about no-tipping restaurants. It reveals the extent of progressive political thinking in our culture.

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


Letter: Crawford left out key data from 2001 attacks

Tom Crawford cited 10 deaths by non-Muslims in a 21-year period. I can think of a single incident that cost the American public 3,000-plus citizens as a result of their actions of Sept. 11, 2001. It was just the tip of the iceberg. Lousy reporting and patriotism.

September 01, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Celebrate those whose labor makes American lives better

To all Americans who believe all people should have rights to live and have a good life: We make America run, from nurses, firefighters, police and teachers to construction workers.

September 01, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Guest column: A professor’s worth reaches well beyond the classroom

In this era of the importance to many of the higher education "bottom line," as a member of that esteemed community, I want to offer those who fund that line some thoughts on what your money gets you.

September 01, 2016 | By Matthew Boedy Guest columnist | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: Violent extremism wears many faces, not just Muslim

When it comes to people who observe the Muslim faith, Georgia doesn't exactly put out the welcome mat. If anything, that welcome mat is yanked out from under them.

August 31, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Letter: NFL quarterback’s silent protest raises question of when it’s proper to do so

Chances are, if you are not a pro football fan or living in the San Francisco area, before a few days ago you had no idea who Colin Kaepernick is. In the last few days, however, he has become infamous.

August 31, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


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Letter: Good has come from homeless camp closing

I have been working with the homeless for many years now.

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


Tom Crawford: Tom Price is coming for your insurance

Back when he was serving in the Georgia Senate, Tom Price acquired a nickname among the Capitol crowd: Ned Flanders.

December 07, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Gainesville looks for ideas to honor city’s own Heisman finalist Deshaun Watson

We are grateful for the superb coverage of Deshaun Watson. He has brought tremendous attention and credit to Gainesville High and to the city.

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


Editorial: Politically correct or polite? Just chill and be merry

Leave it to a savvy business like Starbucks to learn its lesson.

December 04, 2016 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Ron Martz: Now comes the lament of sore losers

The presidential post-mortems over the last three-plus weeks have been at once amusing and revelatory.

December 04, 2016 | Ron Martz | All viewpoint stories


Letter: State legal community mourns Judge Mallis

On behalf of the State Bar of Georgia, I wish to extend condolences to the family, colleagues and many friends of retired DeKalb County Superior ...

December 03, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: Mount Paran students take a stand for flag

God bless America and God bless Mount Paran Christian School in Cobb County. Before a recent football playoff game, every player on the team came ...

December 03, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Guest column: PSC works to keep rates low, energy flowing

As a Public Service Commissioner, I have spent the last six years meeting constituents, listening to concerns and discussing energy issues, speaking to civic clubs ...

December 03, 2016 | By Tim Echols Guest columnist | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Experience leads to knowledge, which is how we identify climate change

How do we gain knowledge? Usually through experience. In David Ford's book, "Theology: A Very Short Introduction," he used an apple to illustrate that ...

December 01, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Freedom could topple Castro’s long legacy of Cuban tyranny

Fidel Castro is dead, but long live Castro.

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


Tom Crawford: Farewell to a zany Capitol character

Friends and relatives who know I work at the state Capitol often ask these questions: How can you stand it there? Don't you just ...

November 30, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Lions Club members serve community well, seek others who want to join in service

I would like to thank Johnny Vardeman for his excellent article on the history of the involvement of the Gainesville Lions Club with City Park ...

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


Editorial: Public safety pros earn badges of honor

As we gather for Thanksgiving, Christmas and other end-of-year celebrations, our prayers at the holiday dinner table need to include the men and women in ...

November 27, 2016 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Raising lakes, building new ones could ease drought effects

In my memory, based on 32 years of residence in Georgia, our lakes were very low in 1986. They struggled to reach full pool in ...

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


Dick Yarbrough: Junior Lee nails the truths other pundits miss

I promised last week I would share with you the results of the latest patent-pending Wikiwinkwink Political Report, courtesy of my colleague, Junior E. Lee ...

November 26, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


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