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Letter: Citizens Academy a great way to learn how city functions

We just completed the Gainesville Citizens' Government Academy 2016 program offered by the city of Gainesville.

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


Tom Crawford: State conservatives still fighting a losing battle

This is one of those times when I feel like I'm watching the movie "Groundhog Day." The same things keep happening over and over, with the same ending.

May 25, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: Primary offers a limited menu

Head to a coffee shop these days and the number of options on the menu will give you more jitters than the java. Same with most fast-food restaurants, shoe stores, auto dealers. And don't get us started on the supermarket cereal aisle that seems to stretch to the horizon.

May 22, 2016 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Gainesville High baseball team rallied to battle deep into playoffs

It was the second week in May and guess what the Gainesville High School baseball team was doing?

May 21, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: Random thoughts — Remorse shouldn’t earn financial rewards

Random thoughts on random topics:

May 21, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Letter was out of line in attacking Christians

Regarding Joan King's latest letter to the editor concerning Christianity being under attack, she doesn't buy any of it and according to her last statement believes "the very idea of Christians under attack is going to cost the taxpayers dearly in time, energy and lost revenue."

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


Tom Crawford: ‘Trump effect’ hitting incumbents in House races

Whether you like or dislike Donald Trump, there's no question he has pulled off an impressive political feat.

May 18, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Petition with 1,273 signatures shows support for Enota garden

The story in Tuesday's paper ("Garden supporters ask building of new Enota school be delayed") did not mention the petition submitted to the board with 1,273 signatures in favor of the preservation of Smartville Garden at Enota.

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


Letter: Highway safety agency needs to solve glut of freeway deaths

The lighted board across Interstate 985 says 494 people have died on Georgia's highways so far this year. We are in mid-May, so this means that more than 1,300 people will die on our highways this year unless we do something different.

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


Letter: House candidates join national GOP with wrong ideas

It was with utter incredulity that I read about the insane rantings of the Grand Old Party candidates for the 9th District U.S. House post May 9 in The Times. Their insistence on eliminating or severely reducing funds for many essential departments of the federal government is asinine since the states would be forced to take over these necessary functions without a sufficient source of additional funding.

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


Guest column: ‘Mr. B’ set tone for a ministry of compassion

I was in the fifth grade when I first stepped into Good News at Noon one Thursday night. In that I did not understand where I was going or why, one might say I was dragged there by my older sister.

May 16, 2016 | By Bradford Morris Guest columnist | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: Mr. B. was Gainesville's own ‘Mother Teresa’

Most of us want to do right by those in need around us, but those intentions don't always lead to actions. We might see someone seeking spare change along the highway exit or in the town square, reach for our wallet, but often ask ourselves: "Is a couple dollars going to make a difference?"

May 15, 2016 | | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: Will Deal’s vetoes stall state education reform plans?

A governor's got to do what a governor's got to do, but Gov. Nathan Deal's veto of the Campus Carry bill and the Religious Reform bill makes me wonder if I wasted a year of my life in an effort that is not going to go unpunished.

May 14, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Bathroom spat won’t end soon, but there are ways to solve it

The last time I was in a lady's bathroom was about 1937. I was 5. I have never seen ladies walk in a male bathroom, although I have heard that it has happened at sports arenas and stadiums because long lines of ladies were waiting at facilities designated for them.

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


Letter: Nation losing its moral compass with Christianity under attack

Never in my wildest imagination, when I was young, would I believe that I'd see conditions in America digress to the level we now live in. In our schools we are expressly forbidden to have scripture or prayer with our children as a part of their training for life. The very name of our Creator and Lord, Jesus Christ, cannot be mentioned without facing major disciplinary action. Public displays of the Christian faith in any form will get you serious legal and social problems from our government and many of our peers who have sold their souls, hearts and ...

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


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Letter: Will we listen to the message nature sends us?

All around us, we are seeing the ravages of climate change. Mother nature is giving us warnings of the dangers to come if we do ...

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


Dick Yarbrough: Here's a Sebastian who is the real deal

I don't know how school teachers manage to do what they do and do it as well as they do, given the obstacles tossed ...

June 25, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Letter: It’s time to abandon our political correctness, speak out boldly

"Retaking America" is a fascinating book about how political correctness is destroying our nation. Author Nick Adams, a young Australian who now resides in America ...

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


Letter: School garden is of great benefit to entire community

My husband and I moved to Gainesville in the early 1990s so he could take a position teaching at Brenau University. While our daughter did ...

June 24, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Eco-friendly school movement is reflected in Enota’s garden

Surely, Gainesville City School administrators and board members are unaware of the National Wildlife Federation's campaign to increase eco-school programs and develop schoolyard habitats ...

June 24, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Conservatives’ aim to ‘interfere’ less doesn’t make nation better

The opinion piece in Monday's paper by John Stossel ("Clinton is eager to interfere in our lives") was typical of the conservative claim that ...

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


Tom Crawford: Georgia should follow Louisiana's lead, bend on Medicaid

This may be the first time I've ever written these words, but here goes: Georgia could learn a lesson from Louisiana.

June 22, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Green spaces are more prized than buildings to a city

Regarding the Enota Elementary School Garden controversy, I would hope that the powers that be consider the arguments made by Gainesville citizens in favor of ...

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


Editorial: Nation still is divided, misguided on terrorism

Headline: Another senseless mass killing in (add city). Some (add number) people lose their lives and (add another number) are wounded by a crazed, unstable ...

June 19, 2016 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Banning guns, as with anything, can lead to illegal profits

Recent talk of gun control only makes sense if you ask one question. Who will profit?

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


Dick Yarbrough: Politicians and bugs, they’re all pests to Junior Lee

I had hoped to catch you up on the current status of the presidential race before now but in order to do so, I needed ...

June 18, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Letter: School leaders were too quick to dismiss alternate plans for Enota

To Gainesville Public School Board Chair Delores Diaz: I am writing to express my concerns over the proposed plans for the new Enota school. While ...

June 17, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: New building for Enota school should include a unique design

What does a community (or business, school, or church) do when a person in leadership makes a decision that is clearly, obviously, glaringly wrong for ...

June 17, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Letter on growing up in public housing was heart-warming

I want to commend Gwendolyn Johnson for her beautiful letter to The Times on June 8 about growing up in public housing. She expressed, in ...

June 17, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


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