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Letter: Only those who break our laws should worry about deportation

I read in Sunday's Times that it seems the legal as well as the illegal Latinos in Gainesville and around the state are worried they will be deported and families split. That is their fault not the fault of the United States.

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


Letter: Hall County should be more proactive on trash by roadways

On Jan. 13, after the sickening sight of trash buildup on Old Oakwood Road near SAPA got to me, I picked up nine large bags of litter. It seems our litter problem in Hall County is only getting worse. It looks like some kind of action could be taken to catch and make an example of the littering pigs.

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


Tom Crawford: Deal backs off on merit pay plan for teachers

Last year, Gov. Nathan Deal had everyone thinking he would make major changes in the state's public education system when the 2016 legislative session rolled around.

January 20, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Deal spending our tax dollars for toll lanes is not the answer for traffic

Gov. Nathan Deal, have you become a jaded politician in just a few years? Where is the common-sense, everyday guy we elected from my Gainesville?

January 16, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: School panel did its best for Georgia’s teachers

Dear Georgia public school teachers:

January 16, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Attorney Summer will be missed as a courageous voice for justice

All of us lost a great friend this week. Not just some of us, but all of us. Even those of you reading this that did not know Dan Summer lost a great friend.

January 16, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Hall schools’ office upgrades a poor use of taxpayers’ money

The Hall County Board of Education's recent actions to allocate education SPLOST funds for central office renovations and security doors are a direct punch in the gut to Hall County taxpayers.

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


Letter: King’s speech still resonates today for its substance and style

As we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's birthday, let's honor the power of his rhetoric and his movement by focusing on the five reasons his "I Have a Dream Speech" became history-changing.

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


Letter: ‘Recipe for change’ won’t come from establishment candidates

Bruce Vandiver has a great grasp of the obvious ("Recipe for change needed to cure our political lethargy," Thursday letters column). He carefully defines the ongoing difficulties and failures. He does not, however, not have a grasp on the person who can do what needs to be done to right a sinking ship. With the efforts of our "establishment" Republicans? It seems that he is not in favor, as he belittles him, of Mr. Donald Trump.

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


Letter: Recipe for change is needed to sure political lethargy

I've given up on this community. Few people bother to speak out on issues of the day. This suggests we don't concern ourselves with subjects that once occupied the minds of America's founders. People are just too busy trying to keep the mortgage paid to consider larger issues. Besides, there's a bit of food on the table and a football game on TV, right?

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


Tom Crawford: Next governor’s race already heating up at Capitol

For the next few weeks you'll see every candidate for president dropping by the Capitol in Atlanta as they campaign toward the March 1 presidential primary.

January 13, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: Lawmakers should abandon sacred cows

If you thought 2015 was dominated by politics, brace yourself for 2016.

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


Letter: Returned wallet, minus money, is no great favor

To the person who found my wallet at the Wal-Mart store in Cornelia, I really appreciate you turning it in without my money in it. I really hope you used the money wisely as it was to pay my light bill.

January 09, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: Advice to great-grandson — dream big, don’t waste a day

Dear Cameron Charles Yarbrough:

January 09, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Winning in an election means nothing if system remains corrupt

Millions today are feeling powerless and very frustrated with the loss of their political power. They are fed up having a dysfunctional and corrupt political system and politicians in general. This sentiment is evidenced by the great popularity of the two extremes in the presidential race, Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders.

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


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Tom Crawford: Some people keep fighting the Civil War

You may have the impression that the Civil War ended sometime around 1865, after the Confederate armies stacked their weapons, the soldiers returned to their ...

February 03, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Enota Road bypass could lead to a dangerous traffic flow

As both a resident of the area and a safety professional, I would like to voice concerns over the proposed bypass of Enota Road. Of ...

February 03, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: If housing, income are your problem, vote for the right solutions

If you are over 40 you should already know what I'm about to say. If you are under 40, hopefully this will help you ...

February 03, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Vengeance is no reason to punish some who pose no threat to us

A few years ago, a friend committed a crime. He deserved punishment, but there were extenuating circumstances: He was weathering three personal tragedies, continuous pain ...

February 02, 2016 | | All viewpoint stories


Guest column: A new year, but the same old Corps of Engineers

It's not unusual for a new year to usher in new rules, regulations, and laws that can impact the way we live our lives ...

February 01, 2016 | By U.S. Rep. Doug Collins Guest columnist | All viewpoint stories


Johnny Vardeman: Tunnels still cross beneath the streets of Gainesville

Underground Gainesville?

January 31, 2016 | Johnny Vardeman | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: Bringing it on home

If you're reading this on a sunny Sunday from your comfortable home, you may wonder why the struggle to find affordable housing has become ...

January 31, 2016 | Times Editorial Board | 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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