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Editorial: Golden memories of ’96 linger 20 years later

Friday night, the Olympic flame will be lit in Rio de Janeiro, opening the first Summer Games in South America.

July 31, 2016 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Charlotte Atkins: A fond farewell to a very special home

"Home" is such a personal word and means different things to different folks. I have called many places home in my life, from the East Coast to the West Coast. All have been special and all have shaped me and my life's journey.

July 31, 2016 | Charlotte Atkins | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: Meeting gospel giants would top my bucket list

I don't have a bucket list, but if I did, I would be hard-pressed to find room to add anything else. There is not much I have wanted to do that I haven't done, from shooting the breeze with the president in the Oval Office to seeing the sun rise in the Scottish Highlands to being embedded with the brave men and women of Georgia's 48th Brigade Combat Team in Iraq.

July 30, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Too many guns in hands of the fearful leads to mass killings

The nation is faced with two deeply emotional and highly inflammatory problems: the spread of guns and rampant distrust of authority - mass shootings on one hand and an apparent war between police and people of color on the other. These problems are intertwined.

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


Letter: Prayer Band has long brought races together in worship

Yes, it was very nice for St. John and Air Line to have service together. But I don't want Hall County to forget back in 1995 that the Gainesville Prayer Band went into an all-white church, and we're still going into all-white churches on the first Sunday of the month.

July 28, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: Here are ideas for a few new state laws

July is a special time in Georgia because it's the month when most of the laws passed during the previous legislative session go into effect.

July 27, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Addressing climate change should be a conservative’s goal

The conservative values of the sacredness of life from conception to death, balancing our budget, hard work to get ahead, strong Christian ethics and a belief that God is central to my life, loyalty, taking personal responsibility, a deep respect for scientific reasoning and facts, and being good stewards of the earth are all dear to my heart. My children and my family are very dear to me. I believe we need to keep America strong, for America is a beacon of hope to the world.

July 26, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Father is sorry, thankful for judge, state troopers’ restraint

I wanted to reach out and thank Judge Jason Deal for his understanding during the trial of my son Leighton Beaux Marchetta. I pitied him being stuck with such a delicate case. Trying to balance justice with the law is not an easy task, and this particular case was probably harder than most. I applaud him for recognizing that my sons intent was not to harm anyone, but to commit suicide.

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


Editorial: Celebrating a longtime voice for children

Neglected and abused children have their fates decided in courtrooms full of adults speaking the language of the juvenile court system.

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


Dick Yarbrough: Answer Man solves all of today's vexing puzzles

Hey, boys and girls! What time is it? It's time for Answer Man! The show where we delve into inquiring minds and show you how little is on ours. Please note that all answers remain the exclusive property of the Yarbrough Worldwide Media and Pest Control Company located in Greater Garfield, Ga., and may not be rebroadcast, retransmitted or refried without the expressed written consent of Major League Baseball. Let's take our first question:

July 23, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Church service for racial healing was long overdue

I was so pleased to read the story on racial unity featured in The Times on July 17 (Traditionally white, black churches' joint service shows 'what kingdom of God looks like')

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


Letter: Effort to end violence, learning to live together begins with empathy

Have you ever heard the old saying if you took all the money in the world and divided it up equally in less than 10 years the money would revert back to the way it was before the distribution? I often wonder what would happen if the white race suddenly became black and black race became white?

July 22, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: The political parties’ big parties are worth skipping

You can understand why people were reluctant to attend the Republican national convention in Cleveland's Quicken Loans Arena this week, or for that matter the Democratic convention coming up in Philadelphia next week.

July 20, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Letter: There’s no cause to celebrate this failed president

I greatly disagree with Dick Meyer's "give thanks for Obama" tribute and suspect at least 60 percent or more of Americans do. I feel he has greatly overestimated any success he attributes to Obama.

July 20, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: A hard road to unity

Could it happen here?

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


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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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