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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


Letter: Change in federal drug laws would clear way to make cannabis oil in Georgia

With some minor enhancements, House Bill 722 would offer Georgians the benefits of medical cannabis needed by many and eliminate dangers from its use. Having witnessed the negative impact of marijuana on individuals, I was against efforts to create a path to legalize medical cannabis. Then I began learning about the many classes of compounds known as cannabinoids that make up the cannabis plant and the unique role each compound may play in our health care.

February 13, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Bill to expand Medicaid access for Georgians could save lives

When I woke up that morning in December and felt the dull ache of depression thudding through my body I was a little bit surprised. Except for a few minor stresses life was pretty good, but sure enough, there was that dark expanse of loneliness, sadness and along with it all the physical symptoms of depression. Physical symptoms that include lethargy, inability to concentrate, slowed motor skills and an inability to express myself through speech and writing with clarity.

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


Letter: Solving income inequality will help, not hurt, US economy

In his Jan. 28 letter, Thomas Day claimed income equality's "free lunch" would kill all incentive to strive and succeed. There are several potential errors in this argument.

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


Tom Crawford: Kemp's SEC primary could be decisive

Two years ago, Secretary of State Brian Kemp began his push to set up an "SEC Primary" for a simple reason: He wanted the world to pay more attention to Georgia and the South in an important presidential election year.

February 10, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Medical bills can add up fast if you have no insurance

Early in December, I had to miss work and visit the doctor. Winter has never been kind to me, and, as I grow older, my body becomes more susceptible to the changing of the seasons. I was diagnosed with a touch of bronchitis and given two shots and two prescriptions, a simple diagnosis with a simple cure. Except that the latter turned out not to be the case. When my symptoms persisted, I went back two weeks later and received three more prescriptions.

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


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Letter: Letter on growing up in public housing was heart-warming

I want to commend Gwendolyn Johnson for her beautiful letter to The Times on June 8 about growing up in public housing. She expressed, in ...

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


Letter: Dangerous highway a scene of too many deadly car wrecks

I wish someone could please do something about the speeding on my road, Talmo Road in Hall County. There was another accident June 11. Since ...

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


Letter: Higher profile by law enforcement on deadly road might save lives

I have been witness to severe injury crashes. I have watched people die. I have found people already dead. I have been haunted by the ...

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


Tom Crawford: Is David Perdue aiming for higher office?

During his first 18 months as a U.S. senator, David Perdue had not made much of a splash on the national scene. He was ...

June 15, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Enota solution doesn’t have to involve destroying its garden

Re: Sunday's editorial, "Enota school plan cultivates discontent; Gainesville school leaders too tin-eared, indifferent." I applaud the summation of the editorial: An honest give-and-take ...

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


Letter: Georgia voters should defeat amendment on school takeover

In November, voters in Georgia will not only be voting for president and a U.S. senator, they will also be voting on a Georgia ...

June 13, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Guest column, Rep. Doug Collins: Separation of powers key to securing liberty

When I have the privilege of spending time with high school government students in Northeast Georgia, I'm always impressed by the high caliber of ...

June 13, 2016 | By U.S. Rep. Doug Collins Guest columnist | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: Enota school plan cultivates discontent

In reviewing the dispute over construction of the new Enota elementary school and dismantling of its beloved Smartville Garden, let's start by acknowledging how ...

June 12, 2016 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


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