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Letter: Trump endangers Earth by ignoring plea for science

President Donald Trump knows just enough science to be dangerous. Given the opportunity, he has demonstrated that he is more than dangerous. By withdrawing from the Paris climate accord, he endangers the future of our planet, and in doing so, jeopardizes the future of my children and grandchildren, and yours.

June 06, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Dawsonville Highway needs more than just cosmetic fixes

Dawsonville Highway traffic is nearing critical mass as a result of increasing development in the corridor between Lake Lanier and the McEver Road intersection. And now the city is proposing to add a projected 6,700 daily vehicle trips to the corridor, from a 900-residence development by Oak Hall Companies and development of seven commercial parcels along the highway itself.

June 05, 2017 | | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: With growth in a school system comes difficult job of redrawing district lines

If you live in a growing, vibrant suburban or exurban area, there are certain things you learn to expect; niggling, predictable worries that are part and parcel of an envious quality of life.

June 04, 2017 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Viewpoint: Why Trump’s climate decision was the right one

President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris climate agreement has unleashed a predictable firestorm of criticism. But it was the right move.

June 04, 2017 | By Nicolas Loris and Katie Tubb The Heritage Foundation/Tribune News Service | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: Farewell to the world's greatest preacher

In my book, the word "unique" is an absolute. There is no "kind of" unique or "somewhat" unique. Unique is unique. Unmatched. Unequalled. Nonpareil. One of a kind. Dr. G. Gilman Watson is unique. There is absolutely nobody like him.

June 03, 2017 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Power crews deserve thanks for quick work

This past Wednesday night a huge red oak fell on Glenwood Drive, of course taking out power lines, transformers and knocking out power for nine hours.

June 01, 2017 | | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Kudos to Times photographer

Photographer Scott Rogers is a consummate professional.

June 01, 2017 | | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Thank you for another great Memorial Day parade

I am writing to send a public thank you to our Gainesville City Council, local public safety officials, local civic leaders, local high school bands and all the many others who were involved in putting on the annual Memorial Day parade Monday.

June 01, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: We must honor sacrifice with responsibility

At first glance, Doug Collins's editorial on May 25 is an appropriate elegy for our veterans and their awe-inspiring sacrifices. Upon deeper consideration, however, his words also beg self-examination of us.

May 31, 2017 | | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Time to let go of idea of Confederate greatness

It was with great interest that I read the recent guest column of Dr. Douglas Young in which he decried the intolerant leftist firebrands who are at work across the country trying to destroy the glorious history of the Confederacy by taking down its monuments.

May 31, 2017 | | All viewpoint stories


Crawford: Solution right in front of regents

Have you ever had one of those moments when you don't see that the answer to your problem is sitting there right in front of you?

May 30, 2017 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Ron Martz: A military mind, in a time we need one badly

No matter your views on President Donald J. Trump, the one decision he has made since taking office that is most likely to produce tangible positive results for the United States is the appointment of Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster as his national security adviser.

May 28, 2017 | Ron Martz | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: A million hero march has preserved freedom

Why did they die?

May 28, 2017 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Doug Collins: What our fallen heroes teach us this Memorial Day

For more than 200 years, the truths that we hold to be self-evident have compelled Americans to fight and even to fall in military service. The individuals of the U.S. Armed Forces provide a plumb line for courage around the globe.

May 27, 2017 | By. U.S. Rep. Doug Collins Guest columnist | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Gainesville law firm rose to occasion for Food Bank

On behalf of the Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Georgia, I would like to congratulate the attorneys and staff of Whelchel, Dunlap, Jarrard & Walker LLP of Gainesville for their outstanding success in the sixth annual Georgia Legal Food Frenzy competition.

May 25, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


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Articles by Section - All viewpoint stories


Letter: GOP tax plan offers sketchy details, false promises

I attended U.S. Rep. Doug Collins' town hall last Wednesday night and was thankful he answered many questions from a mostly Democratic audience. His ...

August 12, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Congressman was dismissive to those who oppose his views

Thursday's Times report of U.S. Rep. Doug Collins' town hall includes quotations by the congressman that are dismissive of and insulting to the ...

August 12, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Planning board doesn’t allow honest input from residents

The meeting of elected officials who compose the Policy Committee of the Gainesville Hall Metropolitan Planning Commission showed their true colors at their meeting on ...

August 11, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: Lanier paddlers leave foes in their wake

One by one, the last monuments to Atlanta's 1996 Olympics have come down.

August 11, 2017 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Letter: True affordable, decent housing is out of reach for many in Gainesville

For the past couple of years, Gainesville citizens have watched already limited affordable housing options dwindle in the midtown area and beyond. With no rent ...

August 10, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: Plant Vogtle news gets worse for Ga. Power, and its customers

When it comes to the nuclear reactors Georgia Power has been trying to build at Plant Vogtle, there never seems to be any good news ...

August 09, 2017 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: Civil forfeiture often punishes the innocent

If there were any truth to political labeling, a self-proclaimed conservative would be someone you would expect to favor limited government power and to uphold ...

August 06, 2017 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


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