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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 with 1,273 signatures in favor of the preservation of Smartville Garden at Enota.

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 means that more than 1,300 people will die on our highways this year unless we do something different.

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 post May 9 in The Times. Their insistence on eliminating or severely reducing funds for many essential departments of the federal government is asinine since the states would be forced to take over these necessary functions without a sufficient source of additional funding.

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


Guest column: ‘Mr. B’ set tone for a ministry of compassion

I was in the fifth grade when I first stepped into Good News at Noon one Thursday night. In that I did not understand where I was going or why, one might say I was dragged there by my older sister.

May 16, 2016 | By Bradford Morris Guest columnist | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: Mr. B. was Gainesville's own ‘Mother Teresa’

Most of us want to do right by those in need around us, but those intentions don't always lead to actions. We might see someone seeking spare change along the highway exit or in the town square, reach for our wallet, but often ask ourselves: "Is a couple dollars going to make a difference?"

May 15, 2016 | | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: Will Deal’s vetoes stall state education reform plans?

A governor's got to do what a governor's got to do, but Gov. Nathan Deal's veto of the Campus Carry bill and the Religious Reform bill makes me wonder if I wasted a year of my life in an effort that is not going to go unpunished.

May 14, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Bathroom spat won’t end soon, but there are ways to solve it

The last time I was in a lady's bathroom was about 1937. I was 5. I have never seen ladies walk in a male bathroom, although I have heard that it has happened at sports arenas and stadiums because long lines of ladies were waiting at facilities designated for them.

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


Letter: Nation losing its moral compass with Christianity under attack

Never in my wildest imagination, when I was young, would I believe that I'd see conditions in America digress to the level we now live in. In our schools we are expressly forbidden to have scripture or prayer with our children as a part of their training for life. The very name of our Creator and Lord, Jesus Christ, cannot be mentioned without facing major disciplinary action. Public displays of the Christian faith in any form will get you serious legal and social problems from our government and many of our peers who have sold their souls, hearts and ...

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


Letter: Wouldn’t Beckstein still reach out to help any couple in need?

As I read the two stories side-by-side, one about the wonderful Mr. Gene Beckstein and the other about members of the board of Family Promise leaving, I couldn't help but wonder if Mr. Beckstein would have refused to serve a same-sex couple.

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


Letter: Playing stats, details out of place in story of coach’s ouster

I read with great sadness, but not much surprise, at the mitigation provided to former West Hall High School boys basketball coach Zac Swansey in the article about his resignation.

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


Tom Crawford: Deal still has ways to tame conservatives angered by vetoes

The casual political observer might be asking this question after taking in the events of the past few weeks: When did Gov. Nathan Deal become a liberal Democrat?

May 11, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Change is needed at Enota, but spare its garden

Since 1995, the name "Enota" has been synonymous with educational excellence in the Gainesville school system. My three sons attended Enota and I had the honor of serving as principal there for seven years. During that time, Enota was named a Georgia School of Excellence, the only Gainesville school ever to receive that honor. Since then, it has only become a better place for children to live and learn.

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


Letter: Writer was right; let architects solve the Enota garden puzzle

In the recent past on this page, many have expressed their dismay with the planned destruction of the Smartville Teaching Garden at Enota school. Hundreds more who have not written share that sentiment. Jack Pyburn's letter, published Friday, makes a new compelling point.

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


Ron Martz: ‘Because I’m your mother’ is the only reason she needed

Today is the first Mother's Day in 70 years that I will not be able to see or talk to my mother.

May 08, 2016 | By Ron Martz rlmartz@hotmail.com. | All viewpoint stories


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Letter: ‘Deplorables’ in Clinton’s basket are proud of their sacred values

I would like to present a somewhat different version of life in the "basket" as opposed to some who have revulsion at rubbing elbows with ...

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


Letter: Don’t buy claim of ‘consensus’ on warming, or that CO2 is bad

Vernon Dixon made an interesting observation in his letter Sept. 9 pointing to what he claimed is a 97 percent consensus among climatologists about "man-made ...

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


Tom Crawford: Boards resist state school takeover plan

Gov. Nathan Deal very much wants to do away with local boards of education that run Georgia's public school systems.

September 14, 2016 | Tom Crawford | 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


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