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Guest column, Rep. Doug Collins: Our fight for freedom still goes on

Two hundred and 40 years ago, citizens fed up with a distant, authoritarian government risked their livelihoods and lives to formally break away from the most powerful nation in the world.

July 04, 2016 | By U.S. Rep. Doug Collins Guest columnist | All viewpoint stories


Guest column, Butch Miller: Carl Rogers served his hometown well

Rep. Carl Rogers has served the people of Gainesville-Hall County for more than 20 years. He has been a key leader in our local delegation, the state legislature and the Georgia Republican Party for many years. He has been an extraordinary public servant over his years of service in the House of Representatives.

July 03, 2016 | By State Sen. Butch Miller Guest columnist | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: An Rx is overdue for Georgia health care crisis

Those of us with health insurance take for granted that we can seek a doctor's care when hit by illness or injury. But for those without a job, insurance or, in some cases, easy access to medical care, that peace of mind is elusive.

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


Letter: Letter attacking intellectuals also confuses US debt, deficit

A letter writer Thursday echos the late George Wallace in blaming the federal government's budget imbalance on Ivy League-educated U.S. presidents who appointed "blue-blooded elitists" to run the national economy.

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


Letter: Summitt was a giant who never lost touch with her loyal fans

I was saddened to learn Pat Summitt, retired women's basketball coach at Tennessee, passed away. I had the privilege of crossing paths in little ways with Coach Summitt over the years. Each time, my respect for the great lady increased.

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


Dick Yarbrough: 2 state leaders set an example for public service

This is a bit weird. I find myself in the position of having to defend politicians. Well, not all of them, just the good ones.

July 02, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Editorial stated well how simple solutions don’t solve problems

I am on vacation in the Gainesville area, and my compliments to your staff for the excellent editorial, "Divided, misguided" of June 19. Many of our discussion points are spot on, making particular note of "knee-jerk approaches that don't get to the root of the issue" and "unrealistic solutions designed to inflame emotions and earn votes."

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


Letter: Flood maps hurt homeowners but help insurance providers

I was reading a Times article about redrawn flood plain maps and I couldn't help but respond to it. How fortunate for the insurance and lending companies. I feel bad for those who already live in these areas that do not know they have properties in a flood plain.

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


Letter: Community needs a chance to say goodbye to Enota school

Members of the Gainesville City School Board: I respectfully request you reconsider the decision to raze Enota elementary school and gardens without gaining more public input.

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


Letter: Gainesville’s school board has ignored wishes of community

My frustration with Superintendent Wanda Creel and the Gainesville City School Board has grown since the June 6 meeting.

June 30, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: The intellectuals’ way has led us to huge government deficits

Most of the recent presidents have been from Ivy League Schools and that supposedly meant they received the best education available. These educated presidents consequently appointed economists who came from the best business schools around. These blue-blooded elitists filled their cabinets with the brightest and most able people in America to insure that we would have a nation which produced prosperity and well-being for all.

June 30, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


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 into this paper. His message seems intended to convince readers that conservatives and Christians are "victims" whose freedom of speech is under attack on all fronts. It's a false narrative. Perhaps the best metric by which to measure this allegation is to look at which party controls Congress. The "victims" are running the show.

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 our corn crop to power out cars. To make it worse, as taxpayers we subsidize the ethanol producers nearly 50 cents a gallon.

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 entertaining - presidential campaigns since at least 1912.

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 flat tire while traveling on Pearl Nix Parkway.

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


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Editorial: Parties sail off on voyages from reality

The political parties have concluded their respective four-day infomercials and the fall presidential race is on. Two New Yorkers earned their party nominations after brutally ...

August 07, 2016 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: Third parties try to pick the ballot lock

In two weeks, the Republican Party will gather in Cleveland to officially nominate its presidential nominee for the November ballot. A week later in Philadelphia ...

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


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