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Dick Yarbrough: Safety officers honored at event embody heroism

I spoke recently to the Peace Officers' Association of Georgia at their annual conference in Savannah and was privileged to witness a group of dedicated law enforcement officers being honored by the POAG for their heroism. Here are their stories, much abridged because of space limitations.

September 10, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Letter: We know all about Clinton, so why not give Trump a shot?

Some elements of my observations will reflect my age. I'm a World War II veteran in my 89th year. While I have been determined to exit political controversies, it is difficult for me to resist.

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


Letter: Americans should unite behind global Paris Climate Agreement

China and the United States have just taken an historic step and have become the first two nations to formally accept the Paris Climate Agreement. This is a truly momentous step, for between them they account for about 40 percent of total greenhouse gas emissions. The Paris agreement aims at keeping global temperature rise to no more that 2 degrees Celsius, and hopefully to below 1.5 degrees C. The group of 20 will meet soon and consider accepting the agreement.

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


Letter: To tip or not is within control of paying customers

In his recent letter, Tom Day suggested when restaurants implement a no-tipping policy, he loses his freedom to reward good service or withhold reward for poor service.

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


Letter: Hall County Health Department offers effective, sympathetic care

While recently experiencing increasingly ill health, uninsured and becoming dysfunctional at work, I sought help through the Hall County Health Department. Burdened with worry and unsure what to expect, I made an appointment at the primary care clinic on Athens Street.

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


Letter: Picturing next Clinton regime paints a rather gloomy picture

What might a third Clinton White House regime look like?

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


Tom Crawford: Real election fun begins after Labor Day

It's a long-established political truism that a presidential race doesn't really start until after Labor Day.

September 07, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Quarterback’s protest is his right, but still is misguided

Colin Kaepernick made his statement by sitting out one playing of our National Anthem and kneeling at another. I do not agree with him, but he made a statement about which he believes.

September 07, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: Pet rock would be better pick than these 2 candidates

One of my loyal readers and a person of some political gravitas in his community says he has had a gullet full of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.

September 03, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Mincey Marble’s rezoning proposal isn’t everything it may appear to be

Mincey Marble Manufacturing seeks to rezone an 11.68 acre parcel on Browns Bridge Road from Agricultural-Residential to Planned Industrial Development, for a new manufacturing plant across the street from their headquarters.

September 03, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: ‘No-tipping’ trend is a new example of socialist ideals

Thursday's paper had an article about no-tipping restaurants. It reveals the extent of progressive political thinking in our culture.

September 02, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Crawford left out key data from 2001 attacks

Tom Crawford cited 10 deaths by non-Muslims in a 21-year period. I can think of a single incident that cost the American public 3,000-plus citizens as a result of their actions of Sept. 11, 2001. It was just the tip of the iceberg. Lousy reporting and patriotism.

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


Letter: Celebrate those whose labor makes American lives better

To all Americans who believe all people should have rights to live and have a good life: We make America run, from nurses, firefighters, police and teachers to construction workers.

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


Guest column: A professor’s worth reaches well beyond the classroom

In this era of the importance to many of the higher education "bottom line," as a member of that esteemed community, I want to offer those who fund that line some thoughts on what your money gets you.

September 01, 2016 | By Matthew Boedy Guest columnist | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: Violent extremism wears many faces, not just Muslim

When it comes to people who observe the Muslim faith, Georgia doesn't exactly put out the welcome mat. If anything, that welcome mat is yanked out from under them.

August 31, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


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Ron Martz: Have we changed for the better since 9/11?

In the immediate aftermath of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, there was some thought that as a nation we would become united as ...

September 11, 2016 | Ron Martz | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: The unity that still eludes us

Picture these two images.

September 11, 2016 | Times Editorial Board | 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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