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Dick Yarbrough: Reliving a special radio memory from years ago

Long before I was a columnist, a part of the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games and a corporate suit, I was in broadcasting.

March 19, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Scouts abuse case a sad event, would have been handled differently today

Today at First Baptist Church, we are in a state of deep regret and sadness. In recent days, we learned beyond any doubt that several decades ago some acts of harm against several of our youth occurred through our scouting program.

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


Letter: Crawford left out key details in his column on Collins, Broun

Tom Crawford's column Wednesday left out some very critical information. In his rush to tell everyone how "conservative" Rep. Doug Collins is, citing his conservative rating with National Journal and Heritage Foundation, he completely forgot to mention Paul Broun's ratings.

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


Letter: McDonald’s defies image of greed with worker wage hikes

I love it when conventional wisdom is proved wrong. I refer to Wednesday's op-ed page and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch piece about a well-known fast food restaurant, "Better-paid employees: McDonald's is lovin' it."

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


Tom Crawford: Incumbents are on the defensive this election year

U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, is the kind of politician who would seem to be very conservative.

March 16, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Holy Trinity’s clothing store aims to build on last year’s success

Father Bill Humble, the vestry and parishioners of Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Flowery Branch would like to issue a heartfelt thank you to all the people who donated clothing for distribution at the Holy Trinity Free Clothing Store last year.

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


Letter: Columnist should realize this year’s presidential race is a new Revolution

Doesn't columnist Ann McFeatters realize that she and her ilk are responsible for Roger Ailes' and Rush Limbaugh's alternative to the Democratic media?

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


Editorial: State’s construction detour needs caution

The Georgia General Assembly is much like Forrest Gump's box of chocolates; you never know what you're going to get.

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


Letter: Conservatism, states' rights don't always serve common good

"Conservatism" has become a euphemism akin to "dog whistles" of bigotry, elitism and cronyism. Some hear conservative values as a call to favor the will of the majority and denouncement of the minority and those living at the margins of life. Too often, they are told to pull themselves up by their bootstraps. Unfortunately, that reason presupposes all have equality, and all have boots.

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


Dick Yarbrough: Parents have a stake in teacher evaluations

To my friends in the state legislature (and, yes, you are my friends; without you, I wouldn't have a job.):

March 12, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Gun law should go farther; how about firearms in preschool?

Now that the mad dog gun advocates in our legislature have drafted another gun rights bill promoting and encouraging college students to carry their six shooters on campus, tell me: Where are these life-saving, constitutionally inalienable right to own, pearl-handled killing devices to be stored once the student arrives at the Dawgs game?

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


Letter: Democrats deny voters' rights in their own party delegate process

When Republicans want to require photo IDs to ensure voters are who they say they are, Democrats say Republicans are trying to disenfranchise voters. Yet, around 30 percent of the delegates who determine the nominee for president on the Democratic ticket are super delegates who are not even selected by us voters. They are appointed by the Democratic establishment.

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


Letter: Voters should be able to choose ideas, not just individual candidates

As the political debates drag on and we watch with growing unease as candidates beat each other up with charges and smears we've heard over and over, I'd like to suggest we shouldn't be casting votes for individual candidates at all. Instead, the public should be hearing local debates over issues, policies and ideas, and casting their votes for planks in party platforms.

March 10, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Deal backed religious freedom before, now changes his tune

While he was in Congress, Gov. Nathan Deal supported wholeheartedly the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. The federal RFRA law contains the same wording included in the Georgia RFRA bill. I understand that the governor pledged to sign a bill containing the language of the federal law. Gov. Deal is now unwilling to support this bill.

March 10, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Hall County should turn Glades Reservoir project over to private sector

It was certainly good news for the taxpayers of Hall County when it was decided that Glades Reservoir was not needed for future water supply. We have already spent nearly $20 million on this project with nothing to show for it. (I am embarrassed that as a Hall Commissioner in the 1990s, I had a part in the beginning of this boondoggle!)

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


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Letter: Free speech isn’t under attack by those who prefer polite diplomacy

After reading Dick Biggs' recent letter, I'd say it looks like conservatives are going all out to get their party's traditional talking points ...

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


Letter: Ethanol fuel subsidies show why nation needs better leadership

I read this headline,"FEMA contractor predicts 'social unrest' caused by 395 percent food price spikes." I then remembered we use over a third of ...

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


Tom Crawford: Some politicians in Georgia have outraised Trump

As Republicans and Democrats prepare for their national nominating conventions next month, it's clear that this has become one of the strangest - and most ...

June 29, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Family’s roadside help is an example of everyday kindness

We read of bad events every day, but so many good deeds are done in our area. I found this out when I had a ...

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


Guest column, Rep. Doug Collins: IRS abuse is a violation of public’s trust

Who do you trust with your private information - the affiliations that reveal your religious or political beliefs?

June 27, 2016 | By U.S. Rep. Doug Collins Guest columnist | All viewpoint stories


Ron Martz: Gun limits for whom?

The Obama administration's response to the mass murder of 49 people in an Orlando nightclub on June 12 is depressingly predictable and woefully inadequate.

June 26, 2016 | By Ron Martz rlmartz@hotmail.com. | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: A dry spell looming over water worries

Even as we enjoy the cool waters of Lake Lanier amid the summer heat, there are dark clouds looming on the horizon that could affect ...

June 26, 2016 | | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Will we listen to the message nature sends us?

All around us, we are seeing the ravages of climate change. Mother nature is giving us warnings of the dangers to come if we do ...

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


Dick Yarbrough: Here's a Sebastian who is the real deal

I don't know how school teachers manage to do what they do and do it as well as they do, given the obstacles tossed ...

June 25, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Letter: It’s time to abandon our political correctness, speak out boldly

"Retaking America" is a fascinating book about how political correctness is destroying our nation. Author Nick Adams, a young Australian who now resides in America ...

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


Letter: School garden is of great benefit to entire community

My husband and I moved to Gainesville in the early 1990s so he could take a position teaching at Brenau University. While our daughter did ...

June 24, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Eco-friendly school movement is reflected in Enota’s garden

Surely, Gainesville City School administrators and board members are unaware of the National Wildlife Federation's campaign to increase eco-school programs and develop schoolyard habitats ...

June 24, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Conservatives’ aim to ‘interfere’ less doesn’t make nation better

The opinion piece in Monday's paper by John Stossel ("Clinton is eager to interfere in our lives") was typical of the conservative claim that ...

June 22, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: Georgia should follow Louisiana's lead, bend on Medicaid

This may be the first time I've ever written these words, but here goes: Georgia could learn a lesson from Louisiana.

June 22, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Green spaces are more prized than buildings to a city

Regarding the Enota Elementary School Garden controversy, I would hope that the powers that be consider the arguments made by Gainesville citizens in favor of ...

June 22, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


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