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Letter: Rezoning for Mincey Marble serves no good for residents of area

Why is rezoning the 11.7 acres from Agricultural Residential to Industrial good for the residents of the Browns Bridge peninsula?

October 11, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Ron Martz: A rigged debate farce

The second presidential debate is scheduled for tonight and I am going to enjoy missing it just as much as I enjoyed missing the first one, and will undoubtedly enjoy missing the third one Oct. 19.

October 09, 2016 | Ron Martz | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: Crowing for Gainesville's Poultry King

Next time you bite into a piece of Georgia-grown chicken, be sure to pause and thank those responsible for it. That includes the chicken, of course, but also the farmer, the processor and the grocer who all helped put it on your plate.

October 09, 2016 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Homeless living under the bridge need a safe place

I have been helping people under the Queen City Bridge for about three years. It has gotten rougher there, and even the people staying there do not like what has happened.

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


Dick Yarbrough: Georgia is bigger, better than all those places that fit inside it

Today's topic will not include commentary on a bunch of immature multimillionaires who play a kids' game and who are being goaded by special interest groups into disrespecting a country that allows them the freedom to do so.

October 08, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Mincey Marble has not kept its promises, so Hall County should deny expansion

I ask Hall County commissioners to finally stand up for residents greatly impacted by past decisions from the almost constant 39-year expansion of Mincey Marble in what is, and has been, a rural residential area.

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


Letter: Trump’s rise a dream that would turn to nightmare if he’s elected

I awoke the other morning in a cold sweat from a horrific dream that Donald Trump was running for president and was about neck and neck with Hillary Clinton - until I accepted it was a frightful reality rather than just a bad dream. Trump is Trump, and would not change if elected president. He would react hastily or drastically to the slightest provocation with no inkling as to the possible results of his actions.

October 06, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: A president who knows business is just what our country needs

Recently the subject of paid taxes came up in the debates on television. I know for a fact Donald Trump, being a tremendous businessman, is very knowledgeable about the many ways taxes can be paid but not at the risk of losing money. He is aware there are many tax-deferred accounts business people use. He is not just a candidate for president but a private person as well, and in being so has the same rights to finding the best way to invest his money and his many companies' funds in a lucrative way while paying those taxes. Tax credits ...

October 06, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: 2 other state ballot amendments should be studied closely

In recent columns, we have discussed two of the four constitutional amendments that voters will see on their ballots Nov. 8.

October 05, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Letter: More facts are needed about Mincey Marble exec’s styrene claims

Mincey Marble's Vice President of Operations, Jim Huddleston, recently provided the company's view of the facts about styrene, which would be useful information if it were complete.

October 05, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: Merely out of sight won't fix homeless problem

Many in Gainesville are aware of the longtime homeless camp under the Queen City Parkway Bridge, a temporary haven of sorts for those who have nowhere else to go.

October 02, 2016 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Letter: A truthful candidate is deserving of support, but that’s not Trump

I agree with Helen Stell that when a candidate speaks the truth they deserve your support. However, she's obviously missing which candidate that is. I suggest she do some Googling and check on Donald Trump's responses. Any subject, it doesn't matter. He lies about everything.

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


Letter: Theater roles teach us much about our own ‘stage of life’

In Shakespeare's As You Like It, Act II Scene VII, Jaques wrote:

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


Dick Yarbrough: Apparently I'm now a bed-wetting liberal redneck

I've got both sides angry at me

October 01, 2016 | Denise Parson | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: Apparently I'm now a bed-wetting liberal redneck

I've got both sides angry at me

October 01, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


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Letter: Clearing camps gives homeless no place to go

In the article titled "More Gainesville homeless camps to be cleared Monday," I would like to quote a sentence that reads: "And like a game ...

November 18, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Better sites could be found for proposed women’s mission

My husband and I have substantial concerns regarding the spot zoning of land on our road.

November 18, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


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