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Tom Crawford: Bill to limit board members is a Capitol contradiction

Talk to any member of the General Assembly, and most of them will tell you one of their biggest goals is to bring business to the state and create more jobs.

March 02, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Doug Collins: More transparency in needed in US prescription drug marketplace

Local pharmacists play a vital role in America's neighborhoods and communities, particularly in more rural areas in Northeast Georgia. They provide unparalleled guidance, assistance and resources for families, including my own.

March 01, 2016 | By U.S. Rep. Doug Collins Guest commentary | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: Primary gale roars into Georgia

Hold on to your hats: March is coming in like a lion this year.

February 28, 2016 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: Public school advocates should organize for ideological war

I had the privilege to speak to several hundred educators in Atlanta last week. I was there to talk about my experiences as a member of the Education Reform Commission but, as is my wont, I soon deviated off the purpose for which I had been invited to speak and into uncharted waters.

February 27, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Letter: US must take lead to end use of fossil fuels

The Supreme Court has just issued a stay to put the Clean Power Plan on hold until the legality of the plan has been decided. What this ultimately means for the fate of the Clean Power Plan is still undecided.

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


Letter: It’s past time for voters to change the roster in DC

Are you pleased with your representation in the U.S. House of Representatives? Agree with bills being passed? Too many bills being passed? Are you OK with the omnibus spending bill for an amount we cannot comprehend, certainly can't relate to? Is everything hunky-dory?

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


Letter: Scalia wouldn’t approve how the GOP is failing to fill his seat

Justice Antonin Scalia is rolling over in his grave looking at all the Republicans not wanting to follow the Constitution about his successor. Sorry Mr. Scalia, I guess politics trumps the Constitution.

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


Letter: Expanding Hall County's NSP grant would ease affordable housing crisis

Thursday night, the Hall County Board of Commissioners is scheduled to vote on a proposal that would alter how it will use the remaining $900,000 provided by the federal government through the Neighborhood Stabilization Program. This federal money can only be used for the purchase and redevelopment of foreclosed and abandoned homes and residential properties.

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


Letter: Feb. 29 is the day to acknowledge battle against rare diseases

Feb. 29 is the rarest day on the calendar, and I invite The Times' readers to do something meaningful to mark the day. On the last day of February, millions of people around the world observe Rare Disease Day. Each of us knows someone with a rare disease or disorder. My daughter, Zemirah, was born with a rare, life-limiting genetic disease known as peroxisome biogenesis disorder-zellweger spectrum disorder. She is brave and beautiful 6 month old who without a miracle will be lucky to see her second birthday.

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


Tom Crawford: Political endorsements now fall flat

In every election cycle, political pundits will spend a lot of time talking about why endorsements are so important to a candidate.

February 24, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: The campus crunch hurting Ga. students

Today's students may find it hard to believe that middle-class families could afford a higher education not that long ago. Their parents saved babysitting money, worked waiting tables or cutting yards and were able to earn diplomas free of the decades of student loan debt graduates now face.

February 21, 2016 | Times staff reports | All viewpoint stories


Local foster parenting efforts are an important first step toward solving an ongoing problem

Practically every day, we hear about a child who has been abused or neglected, and we wonder, "What's wrong with these people? Why would anybody abuse a defenseless child? Somebody ought to do something."

February 21, 2016 | By Phil Hudgins Guest columnist | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Democrats rig primary voting to back the elite

Regardless of which political party or ideology you adhere to, one must admire the Democratic Party leaders. They obviously know their constituency.

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


Dick Yarbrough: Sharing ideas on teachers, nukes, Cam, voting

An alert to Georgia public school teachers: Keep a close watch on these two legislators.

February 20, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Georgia should act to limit dangerous police chases

Several recent high-speed police pursuits in North Georgia have caused multiple deaths and injuries to innocent motorists and passengers who just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. That is, they were in the way of either the fleeing suspect or the pursuing police officer.

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


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Letter: School garden is a cherished resource for learning, tranquility

I write following your articles in The Times about the impending destruction of the Smartville garden at Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy. What a gem this ...

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


Letter: Choosing love, peace that faith offers is path to happiness

Recently I got inebriated and I had a hangover the next morning, but instead of feeling bad, I felt renewed. And recently, I hugged many ...

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


Letter: Enota garden and its impact are worth saving

I am writing to object to the destruction of the Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy Smartville garden to build a parking lot. This garden is unlike ...

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


Letter: State senator off base in saying Christianity is under attack

I'm glad columnist Dick Yarbrough saw that state Sen. Joshua McKoon had an opportunity to make his case for "religious freedom," but I wonder ...

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


Tom Crawford: It's time the PSC finally said 'no' to Georgia Power

Imagine that you are the loan officer at the local community bank.

April 27, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Donating cord blood can help a mother give life to others

This Mother's Day, we celebrate the life-giving power of mothers and are reminded of the joyous event of giving birth, an event that is ...

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


Editorial: Making a worthy change for a 20

So far, 2016 has not been a great year for political normalcy, musical icons or, of late, old presidents whose attitudes for their times don ...

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


Dick Yarbrough: State senator makes his case for religious freedom bill

A couple of weeks ago, I was highly critical of the efforts of proponents of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act and particularly of State Sen ...

April 23, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Students show resiliency amid a flurry of tests

I've been thinking about resiliency. It can be found in successful Fortune 500 companies and exists throughout our community. What is resiliency?

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


Letter: Alter signs to make drivers stop

Here's a thought for Gainesville and Hall County: Since nearly 99 percent of the drivers don't stop for stop signs, maybe they could ...

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


Letter: Take action now to save planet for future Earth Days

Today is Earth Day. It is a great time to reassess where we are, as a nation and as a world, in taking proper care ...

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


Letter: Times should have reported effort to rename courthouse

As a subscriber of this "newspaper" for some 60 years, I am accustomed to you guys reporting some mundane local events while missing some real ...

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


Ron Martz: Our freedoms in peril from presidential trio

One thing that has become increasingly clear in this increasingly muddled 2016 presidential campaign is that if either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump - and you ...

April 10, 2016 | By Ron Martz rlmartz@hotmail.com. | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: Safer bridges ahead, and overdue

We've all had this feeling: You're driving along on your commute to work and what was a smooth highway now gives way to ...

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


Editorial: Deal’s difficult veto was necessary

Political courage is so rare these days the very phrase clangs on the ear as a contradiction, an oxymoron like "jumbo shrimp." This is an ...

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


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