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Letter: Richt displayed ideal character, grace at UGA press gathering

Normally my Monday morning activities would not include watching a streaming press conference on my iPad. Yet as a speech coach, I wanted to see how Mark Richt responded to questions during his press conference one day after the University of Georgia fired him as head football coach.

December 03, 2015 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Abortion clinic attack reminds how other innocent lives are lost

The nation has been horrified by another attack on an abortion clinic and the taking of several innocent lives, as well we should be. I wonder how many innocent lives of unborn babies had been taken at that one clinic that day before the attack - the day before, the week before, the month before, the year before - and we were not horrified. Or by the taking of the lives of 55 million plus babies in our country since 1973.

December 03, 2015 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: Georgia is pricing students out of college

If you have a child attending one of Georgia's public universities, you may have the perception that the cost of college is going up faster here than just about anywhere else.

December 02, 2015 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: Encrypting our lives against data thieves

"Information is all, is it not?"

November 29, 2015 | Times staff reports | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Gainesville team, band showed spirit

Congratulations to Gainesville High School. The football team, band, coaches, band director and fans deserve a lot of recognition for the great performances I witnessed in Stockbridge last Friday night. What a game! What a team! What a band! This validated for me the old adage, "it is how you play the game that counts."

November 28, 2015 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: My wife a saint? I can't argue with that

Several of you got a chuckle over my recent observations on a survey from the College of Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of Georgia that says a good way to improve your marriage is to show gratitude to your spouse. As one reader told me, groveling doesn't hurt, either.

November 28, 2015 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Obama’s failure is that he is too eager to meddle in Middle East

I read with interest Brian Heard's letter "fighting to win." I believe in American potential, but not American exceptionalism. I was taught God created all men equal; therefore I don't believe any country or it's people are exceptional relative to another. Nor do I believe any country deserves an exemption from obligations of international law or United Nations resolutions.

November 27, 2015 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: St. Paul’s Christmas concert will celebrate true spirit of season

RE: Response to James Peters' letter of Monday: You likely missed out on some good music by not attending the Holiday concert you mentioned. Might I recommend that you attend Voices of North Georgia's Christmas concert entitled "Caroling! Caroling!" on Dec. 4 or Dec. 5 in the sanctuary of St. Paul United Methodist Church at Washington and Academy streets in Gainesville.

November 27, 2015 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: Thanks for giving so freely and so often

This Thanksgiving, we're especially grateful to serve such a generous and caring community. Our job as journalists often involves bringing you news of tragedies, struggle and heartache. Time and again, we share these stories and are overwhelmed by those who respond asking how they can help.

November 25, 2015 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Brenau concert labeled ‘holiday’ because of timing at Thanksgiving

James Peters' letter in The Times on Monday suggesting that Brenau University chose to name its Holiday Concert "in favor of an abstract holiday" inaccurately reflects the program and its content.

November 25, 2015 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: ‘Scrooge’s’ cheap shot at Brenau concert is right out of Fox News

Every Christmas season needs a Scrooge, and James Peters' letter about the Brenau University Holiday Concert certainly fits the bill. Rather than enjoying a wonderful program of music, maybe Mr. Peters and company just prefer sitting in front of Fox News and listening to Bill O'Reilly vent about the collapse of Western civilization brought about by the red Starbucks coffee cup.

November 25, 2015 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: Can, and should, Georgia refuse Syrian refugees?

Gov. Nathan Deal was adamant when he signed an executive order declaring that no Syrian refugees will be allowed to set foot in Georgia.

November 25, 2015 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Deal should focus on highway dangers, not innocent refugees

Gov. Nathan Deal is anxious to protect us. Syrian refugees fleeing terrorism and war need asylum. Some of those refugees may potentially be ISIS terrorists. So Gov. Deal wants to keep them all out. It is an easy position to take, as it bears no expense to the state and makes him appear to be a concerned leader.

November 25, 2015 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Spirit of giving, faith and love evident at Community Thanksgiving Banquet

On Sunday evening, Nov. 15, Kayanne and I enjoyed and appreciated an early and happy Thanksgiving. The power of God and the cooperative spirit of Gainesville were in evidence at the Community Thanksgiving Banquet.

November 23, 2015 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Rep. Doug Collins: Welcoming those who come to US legally is cause for thanks

Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on the many blessings we enjoy. Every citizen of the United States has ample reason to be grateful for this great country and the liberties, opportunities, stability, and peace gifted to us by previous generations.

November 23, 2015 | By U.S. Rep. Doug Collins Guest columnist | All viewpoint stories


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Tom Crawford: It's a bad time for state lawmaker to get DUI

It's never a good time for a politician to get arrested for driving under the influence, but it's especially bad to get pulled ...

April 20, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Letter: If socialism were installed in US, whose type would it resemble?

A recent headline read, "In Venezuela, no toilet paper and now lousy phone service." A couple of days before, Yahoo news had "Venezuela to ration ...

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


Letter: Voters’ voices are being ignored in primary process

In early January, our country was still trying to decide who should be our rightful president. Al Gore had won the popular vote, and George ...

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


Editorial: Salutes to service for Carl Rogers, Jackie Wallace

Two Hall County leaders with very different jobs are stepping away from them this year. Thus, it's an appropriate time to offer a salute ...

April 17, 2016 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Rogers’ service to community and colleagues will be missed

There comes a time when we all go home and Carl Rogers has chosen this to be his time to leave the Georgia legislature. He ...

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


Dick Yarbrough: State school district No. 181 impacts lives

Even the most casual reader of this space knows that I am bullish on public education. But there is one school system in Georgia that ...

April 16, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Ron Martz: Our freedoms in peril from presidential trio

One thing that has become increasingly clear in this increasingly muddled 2016 presidential campaign is that if either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump - and you ...

April 10, 2016 | By Ron Martz rlmartz@hotmail.com. | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: Safer bridges ahead, and overdue

We've all had this feeling: You're driving along on your commute to work and what was a smooth highway now gives way to ...

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


Editorial: Deal’s difficult veto was necessary

Political courage is so rare these days the very phrase clangs on the ear as a contradiction, an oxymoron like "jumbo shrimp." This is an ...

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


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