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Letter: Recipe for change is needed to sure political lethargy

I've given up on this community. Few people bother to speak out on issues of the day. This suggests we don't concern ourselves with subjects that once occupied the minds of America's founders. People are just too busy trying to keep the mortgage paid to consider larger issues. Besides, there's a bit of food on the table and a football game on TV, right?

January 14, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: Next governor’s race already heating up at Capitol

For the next few weeks you'll see every candidate for president dropping by the Capitol in Atlanta as they campaign toward the March 1 presidential primary.

January 13, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: Lawmakers should abandon sacred cows

If you thought 2015 was dominated by politics, brace yourself for 2016.

January 10, 2016 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Returned wallet, minus money, is no great favor

To the person who found my wallet at the Wal-Mart store in Cornelia, I really appreciate you turning it in without my money in it. I really hope you used the money wisely as it was to pay my light bill.

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


Dick Yarbrough: Advice to great-grandson — dream big, don’t waste a day

Dear Cameron Charles Yarbrough:

January 09, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Winning in an election means nothing if system remains corrupt

Millions today are feeling powerless and very frustrated with the loss of their political power. They are fed up having a dysfunctional and corrupt political system and politicians in general. This sentiment is evidenced by the great popularity of the two extremes in the presidential race, Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders.

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


Tom Crawford: Legislators face unusually sticky issues in election year

Legislators will be returning to Atlanta soon to convene the 2016 General Assembly session, but this one may have a slightly different feel to it.

January 06, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Letter: ‘Affluenza’ cases extend into our current politics

Two people much in the news recently - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and drunken vehicular manslaughter teenager Ethan Couch - would appear to have much in common, when it comes to their basic psychological profiles. Both might well be termed "peas in the affluenza pod."

January 06, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Guest column: Former editor was a fan of good writing and Southern food

Every newspaper writer remembers his first editor. Mine was named Joe Dabney. He was managing editor of this newspaper, then called The Daily Times, where I landed my first newsroom job. I was a flunky.

January 04, 2016 | By Phil Hudgins Guest columnist | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: The call for courage, a toast to a brave new year

We always begin a new year with reflections of the past, hope for the future and resolutions to improve ourselves in the months ahead by vowing to improve our health, finances and relationships.

January 03, 2016 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: Recounting a love story that defied time

Perhaps the most appropriate way to start this year is with a love story - the story of Dr. Raymond Cook, 96, and Dr. Elisabeth Mays Stein Cook, who passed away last week at the age of 94.

January 02, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Consequences of inaction on climate are too great to risk

Columnist Jay Ambrose's thesis is that fossil fuel use to produce energy is an unqualified good and there is little need for change the "climate alarmists" have been putting forth in scientific journals and the media.

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


Tom Crawford: Here’s a salute to the accomplishments of 2015

When it comes to politicians, there was a lot to criticize this year. It would be wrong, however, to end the year without noting some people who deserve commendations for what they accomplished in 2015.

December 30, 2015 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Sen. David Perdue: My first year in Senate shows why Washington isn’t working

Dear friends,

December 28, 2015 | By Sen. David Perdue Guest columnist | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: State may join cityhood clash

The collection of lawmakers who gather under the Gold Dome of the Georgia Capitol for the state's annual legislative session seldom are lacking for topics of discussion, and 2016 isn't likely to be an exception to the rule.

December 27, 2015 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


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Dick Yarbrough: Retired Atlanta banker dreams of peace through art

I believe each of us has an obligation to leave this a better world than we found it.

April 30, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Forget fighting over bathrooms; focus on real victims of abuse

I'm writing in response to the glut of Facebook posts calling for parents to eschew Target bathrooms and praising North Carolina's HB2, which ...

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


Letter: Educational value of garden at Enota should factor into plans

Recent research in the field of education emphasizes the importance of the "softer side" of our schools. Students behave better, focus better and remember more ...

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


Letter: I-985 exit plans need changing

Don't waste needed money to have the Exit 14 intersection of Interstate 985 come out on Martin Road. Please consider a more cost-efficient way ...

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


Letter: Columnist tells only part of story on nuclear power

In his Wednesday column about the Public Service Commission and Georgia Power, Tom Crawford has done what most journalist do today - tell part of the ...

April 29, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Cleaning up after your dogs shows consideration for others

I love my dogs. I take good care of them.

April 29, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: School system should preserve Enota garden, not just pictures of it

Regarding The Times article Sunday, "Enota move grows concern over garden's placement:" With the full approval of the Gainesville Board of Education, an extensive ...

April 28, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: School garden is a cherished resource for learning, tranquility

I write following your articles in The Times about the impending destruction of the Smartville garden at Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy. What a gem this ...

April 28, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Choosing love, peace that faith offers is path to happiness

Recently I got inebriated and I had a hangover the next morning, but instead of feeling bad, I felt renewed. And recently, I hugged many ...

April 28, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Enota garden and its impact are worth saving

I am writing to object to the destruction of the Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy Smartville garden to build a parking lot. This garden is unlike ...

April 27, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: State senator off base in saying Christianity is under attack

I'm glad columnist Dick Yarbrough saw that state Sen. Joshua McKoon had an opportunity to make his case for "religious freedom," but I wonder ...

April 27, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: It's time the PSC finally said 'no' to Georgia Power

Imagine that you are the loan officer at the local community bank.

April 27, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Donating cord blood can help a mother give life to others

This Mother's Day, we celebrate the life-giving power of mothers and are reminded of the joyous event of giving birth, an event that is ...

April 27, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: Making a worthy change for a 20

So far, 2016 has not been a great year for political normalcy, musical icons or, of late, old presidents whose attitudes for their times don ...

April 24, 2016 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: State senator makes his case for religious freedom bill

A couple of weeks ago, I was highly critical of the efforts of proponents of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act and particularly of State Sen ...

April 23, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


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