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Letter: Media should focus on key issues in campaign, not the soap opera

Please stop the soap opera; write about the issues, please. We have a responsibility to the children and to the children to come.

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


Letter: Amendment gives hope to state’s kids stuck in bad schools

Children are the future. They are our legacy, our future workforce, the teachers of Georgia's future generations. Right now, 68,000 of these children are required by law to attend schools that are failing them year after year. As both a mother and a grandmother, this is simply unacceptable. I can't imagine having no other choice than to send my children to a failing school and watch the cycle continue. Not everyone can afford to send their child or children to private schools or even go as far as moving so they have a chance at a better ...

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


Tom Crawford: Politics in Georgia is all about connections

If you learned you had cancer, what would you do?

October 19, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Letter: GOP wouldn’t be facing Clinton if they had been able to oust Obama

A reply to Bruce W. Hallowell, who penned the letter "Clintons would bring a career of corruption back to White House."

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


Letter: Trump’s bad, but electing lying, corrupt Clinton could ruin nation

I have been watching MSNBC, CNN, FOX and One America News each night to be fair in making a decision on who to vote for. I have also read up on the candidates.

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


Editorial: State amendment offers a top-down school fix

Amid the usual spate of well-publicized names and races on the Nov. 8 ballot, voters across Georgia will choose among four constitutional amendments they can pass into law.

October 16, 2016 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: Bank’s lapses can hurt whole business world

There is nothing more important than your good name. I inherited mine from one of the most honest and ethical men I ever knew: my father. A man without a lot of education or sophistication, his was a world of right and wrong, good and bad, legal or illegal.

October 15, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Female voters will decide this election, and should consider wisely

American women, in the presidential election, the future of our nation is in your hands. If only men voted, Donald Trump wins. You can strengthen that landslide or change it to a Hillary Clinton victory. This election is yours to decide.

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


Letter: Earth’s temperatures constantly change, yet not because of CO2

I've read August was the hottest month on record worldwide since 1880 by three-tenths of a degree Fahrenheit. This past March was warm in North Georgia But was it warmer in Scotland, Alberta, Canada, or Berlin? No one has said.

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


Letter: Should we vote to remain on the same path?

What if you lived in a country where the national debt had climbed to over $19 trillion (actually $19,519,932,367,847)? Where the annual deficit in the current year was projected to be $590 billion? Where the monthly cost of interest on the debt was $1 billion? Where the president and his party had done absolutely nothing in eight years to address the problem, and indeed had added over $8 trillion to the debt? A country in which the president and his party declared they would never make any changes in the entitlement programs that were the main ...

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


Letter: Trump reflects a narcissistic personality not fit for a president

According to the current edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of the American Psychiatric Association, 5th ed. (2013), personality disorders, in general, involve an enduring pattern of inner experience and behavior that deviates markedly from cultural expectations.

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


Letter: Clintons would bring a career of corruption back to White House

Beginning with the lie the Hillary Clinton-Barack Obama government furnished to deflect blame from Benghazi, we see how masterful the Democrats have become in protecting its key vote-getters and key fundraisers. At this point, the Clinton-Obama government has paralyzed the Justice Department, the State Department, the IRS and the FBI when shielding Hillary from the truth.

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


Letter: Traffic, odors should lead to ‘no’ vote on Mincey Marble plant expansion

Dear Hall County commissioners: I have been a resident of Hall County for the past 10 years and have enjoyed the lake and the neighborly environment of this beautiful area. I have noticed a marked increase in traffic on Browns Bridge Road since we have been here and know that if any small incident happens between McEver Road and the bridge, the traffic will stand still for hours.

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


Letter: Weather events prove we need to take action on climate change

In 2015, we saw record severe rainfall events in the U.S. as well as a record-setting year for wildfires. Each of the last 16 months has set a record for the hottest month ever recorded in history. We had Hurricane Sandy go straight up the coast in 2012 with devastating results. Now we have had two hurricanes this year travel directly up the coast. Matthew has been disastrous.

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


Letter: Mincey’s plant expansion plan too much for a residential area

The real problem with Mincey Marble is that it is too big and doesn't belong in a rural residential area anymore.

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


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Editorial: Broken lives count; don't shut the door on them

Sometimes life breaks people.

November 19, 2016 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: Failing schools need better plan than rejected amendment

Dear Gov. Deal:

November 19, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Electoral College keeps bigger cities from taking power from small states

When I see someone wanting to change the Electoral College system for electing our president (as discussed in The Times on Friday). I realize they ...

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


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