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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


Letter: ‘Holiday’ concert not right without the ‘Christmas’

I wish to thank Dr. Steinhaus and Director Bobby Ivey for organizing and delivering a concert by the Music Department of Brenau for the public on Nov. 23. I think it is a great idea and it publicizes the name of Brenau University at a season that is traditionally merry.

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


Editorial: Terrorism fight for US is a battle not joined

"Pas Peur" read the sign last week at a Paris rally. Not afraid.

November 22, 2015 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


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Letter: Story on nuclear mistakes is evidence of the dangers we face

I was pleased to see the Associated Press account of the Air Force's most recent nuclear screwup Sunday in The Times. The same report ...

January 27, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: Who will win fight for ‘freedom' under Gold Dome?

This is a fight over "freedom" that legislators don't really need. It's a fight they could have avoided. But it seems to be ...

January 27, 2016 | | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Shuttle disaster is what happens when politics overrules science

In 1986, a plan was made to launch a rocket to the space station with a young female school teacher among the crew. The crew ...

January 27, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Teachers don’t need an arbitrary way to judge job performances

Dear Dick Yarbrough: From week to week, I look forward to your column. It is usually refreshing and on point. After reading your article on ...

January 25, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: A few heroes put a rosy glow on winter’s gloom

Winter ... bleh. Like war, unngh, what is it good for? Absolutely nothing.

January 24, 2016 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Governor responds quickly to reader’s road plan concerns

Gov. Nathan Deal called me. He tracked me down and kept calling back until I was off work and headed home around 7:30 p ...

January 23, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: State of my column — Strong and broccoli-free

My fellow Georgians: Now that President Barack Obama has delivered his final soppy State of the Union address (Yay! Hooray!) and Gov. Nathan Deal has ...

January 23, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: Is it time to roll the dice on casinos?

Are Georgians ready to gamble on allowing casinos to take root here?

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


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