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Letter: Scalia wouldn’t approve how the GOP is failing to fill his seat

Justice Antonin Scalia is rolling over in his grave looking at all the Republicans not wanting to follow the Constitution about his successor. Sorry Mr. Scalia, I guess politics trumps the Constitution.

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


Letter: Expanding Hall County's NSP grant would ease affordable housing crisis

Thursday night, the Hall County Board of Commissioners is scheduled to vote on a proposal that would alter how it will use the remaining $900,000 provided by the federal government through the Neighborhood Stabilization Program. This federal money can only be used for the purchase and redevelopment of foreclosed and abandoned homes and residential properties.

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


Letter: Feb. 29 is the day to acknowledge battle against rare diseases

Feb. 29 is the rarest day on the calendar, and I invite The Times' readers to do something meaningful to mark the day. On the last day of February, millions of people around the world observe Rare Disease Day. Each of us knows someone with a rare disease or disorder. My daughter, Zemirah, was born with a rare, life-limiting genetic disease known as peroxisome biogenesis disorder-zellweger spectrum disorder. She is brave and beautiful 6 month old who without a miracle will be lucky to see her second birthday.

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


Tom Crawford: Political endorsements now fall flat

In every election cycle, political pundits will spend a lot of time talking about why endorsements are so important to a candidate.

February 24, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: The campus crunch hurting Ga. students

Today's students may find it hard to believe that middle-class families could afford a higher education not that long ago. Their parents saved babysitting money, worked waiting tables or cutting yards and were able to earn diplomas free of the decades of student loan debt graduates now face.

February 21, 2016 | Times staff reports | All viewpoint stories


Local foster parenting efforts are an important first step toward solving an ongoing problem

Practically every day, we hear about a child who has been abused or neglected, and we wonder, "What's wrong with these people? Why would anybody abuse a defenseless child? Somebody ought to do something."

February 21, 2016 | By Phil Hudgins Guest columnist | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Democrats rig primary voting to back the elite

Regardless of which political party or ideology you adhere to, one must admire the Democratic Party leaders. They obviously know their constituency.

February 20, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: Sharing ideas on teachers, nukes, Cam, voting

An alert to Georgia public school teachers: Keep a close watch on these two legislators.

February 20, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Georgia should act to limit dangerous police chases

Several recent high-speed police pursuits in North Georgia have caused multiple deaths and injuries to innocent motorists and passengers who just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. That is, they were in the way of either the fleeing suspect or the pursuing police officer.

February 19, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: All else aside, pick a president with principles

Do you remember how people called anyone who disagreed with Barack Obama a racist back in 2008 and 2012? Or when you dared oppose Obama for president, you were accused of not supporting him because you were scared to have a black president?

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


Letter: GOP could accept court nominee in return for FBI probe of Clinton

As perhaps one of the few Republicans to support President Barack Obama's right under the constitution to select a nominee to fill Justice Scalia's vacant seat on the U S Supreme Court, I have but one suggestion.

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


Tom Crawford: Fight is on in Georgia over freedom of faith

Whatever happened to faith, hope and love?

February 17, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Fed, banks have piled up global debt they now can’t pay

Every action the Federal Reserve and western central banks have taken for the last eight years has been to the purpose of keeping the banks of the central banking system solvent. Otherwise they are dead. They died in 2008.

February 15, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: Keep elections in English

This editorial, you'll note, is written in English. As are the other items on this page and throughout this newspaper. Though Gainesville and Hall County have a large Spanish-speaking populace, it's not cost-effective for us to print a bilingual product for those readers.

February 14, 2016 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: Beating plowshares into pistols at state Capitol

Son of a gun. Rep. Rick Jasperse, R-Jasper, is at it again.

February 13, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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


Tom Crawford: State conservatives still fighting a losing battle

This is one of those times when I feel like I'm watching the movie "Groundhog Day." The same things keep happening over and over ...

May 25, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: Primary offers a limited menu

Head to a coffee shop these days and the number of options on the menu will give you more jitters than the java. Same with ...

May 22, 2016 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Gainesville High baseball team rallied to battle deep into playoffs

It was the second week in May and guess what the Gainesville High School baseball team was doing?

May 21, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: Random thoughts — Remorse shouldn’t earn financial rewards

Random thoughts on random topics:

May 21, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Letter was out of line in attacking Christians

Regarding Joan King's latest letter to the editor concerning Christianity being under attack, she doesn't buy any of it and according to her ...

May 19, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: ‘Trump effect’ hitting incumbents in House races

Whether you like or dislike Donald Trump, there's no question he has pulled off an impressive political feat.

May 18, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Petition with 1,273 signatures shows support for Enota garden

The story in Tuesday's paper ("Garden supporters ask building of new Enota school be delayed") did not mention the petition submitted to the board ...

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


Letter: Highway safety agency needs to solve glut of freeway deaths

The lighted board across Interstate 985 says 494 people have died on Georgia's highways so far this year. We are in mid-May, so this ...

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


Letter: House candidates join national GOP with wrong ideas

It was with utter incredulity that I read about the insane rantings of the Grand Old Party candidates for the 9th District U.S. House ...

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


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