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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


Letter: If you don’t want to fear the law, come into the US legally

In reading the letter on Thursday's Opinion page from Arturo Adame, I am quite dumbfounded. But that's not a state new to me in the last few months. It never ceases to amaze me that some people just will never get "it," no matter what.

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


Editorial: Georgia provides help for the helpers

One of the state's most difficult tasks may have gotten a little bit easier.

May 04, 2017 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Program to detain immigrants leads to distrust among Latino residents

Hall County's 287(g) program is halting growth in our cities and county. Immigration Customs Enforcement isn't simply there to keep our citizens and residents safe, but to keep Latino people in fear. The Latino community doesn't believe ICE is out to deport the worst criminals.

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


Letter: Hall landfill is a fine example of one residents can live with

If the people who are objecting to the proposed landfill would visit the Hall County Landfill off Candler Highway, they would see how beautifully it is managed and operated. It is practically invisible as a landfill and resembles only a grassy hill. There is no smell at all and no trash or garbage anywhere visible. All of us who live here should be very appreciative of how our waste is taken care of, including tree stumps.

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


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Letter: Art, symbols have always been used to define us

It's what every culture in human history has done: using art to further your agenda. Art is important and powerful. Who you memorialize in ...

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


Letter: Removing monuments merely used a tool to force an agenda

In his recent letter, Doug Henry suggests the Confederate soldier monument on the Gainesville square is a symbol of white supremacy and racial hatred. He ...

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


Ron Martz: ‘Groupthink’ bullies come from right and left

The recent "Google Memo" controversy and last weekend's deadly riot in Charlottesville, Va., involving neo-Nazis and other white supremacists are from opposite sides of ...

August 20, 2017 | Ron Martz | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: A conflict set in stone

On any given Saturday, thousands of people pass by "Old Joe" and never give him a second thought. But Gainesville's monument to the Confederacy ...

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


Letter: Recent letters, column take different views on how we learn tolerance

The juxtaposition of Jayne Bedingfield's letter in Friday's paper about generalization being "a mistake that is often made by children and the ...

August 19, 2017 | | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Let’s all help UNG students learn to become better writers

University of North Georgia enrollment keeps climbing. As we prepare for the start of the fall semester, we are looking at close to 20,000 ...

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


Dick Yarbrough: Feeling grateful and lucky to be alive

I owe you an explanation about where I have been or not been - as on these pages. To mangle a bit of Charles Dickens, these ...

August 19, 2017 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Letter: How a march for equality, dignity can hit close to home

"I wish I lived in an all white world." This shocking statement came from my 5-year-old daughter. It was three decades past the days of ...

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


Letter: Parker’s views on monuments, race echo alt-right extremism

Star Parker's column on Thursday regarding the events in Charlottesville, Va. was in stark contrast to the editorial of The Times on the same ...

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


Editorial: Racism is not a right-left issue; it's a right-wrong one

As conflicts escalate nationwide over racial issues, local residents gathered in a peaceful march Tuesday in Gainesville. They chanted "love not hate will make America ...

August 17, 2017 | Times staff reports | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Prayer, peace will lead us past evil that spurs injustice

Author Charles Dickens once wrote that we are living in the best of times and the worst of times, the age of wisdom, the age ...

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


Letter: Sea levels aren’t rising because of CO2; there are seismic causes

A recent two-column article in the Times pictured dead trees along the shoreline in New Jersey. The first line read something like this, "Dead trees ...

August 16, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Trump followers aren’t listening to trusted sources of conservative ideas

In this era of Trump, I often ask myself: What or whom do the president's supporters read for educated opinions, wisdom and guidance? No ...

August 16, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: Georgia Democrats may be headed for an ugly split in 2018 race

Georgia's Democratic voters will have their choice of two Staceys in next year's primary for governor: state Rep. Stacey Abrams of Atlanta or ...

August 16, 2017 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: Dissent should have a purpose

Put yourself in the shoes of a member of Congress for a moment. Yeah, it may feel icky, but play along.

August 13, 2017 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


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