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Letter: ‘Critical thinking’ should offer solutions, not just criticize ideas

I am appalled by the letter from Eugene Elander from Dahlonega that appeared in Wednesday's Times stating that the governor's Amendment No. 1 is "wrongheaded."

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

Letter: Residents deserve answers from DOT on traffic impact of Mincey expansion

In its successful bid to rezone the 11.68-acre site on the north side of Browns Bridge Road, Mincey Marble has submitted an application to the Georgia Department of Transportaton to add two center turning lanes for trucks to cross Browns Bridge in order to enter the existing and proposed new plant.

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

Tom Crawford: Voters will settle 2 unknowns on Georgia ballot

As Georgians ponder how they will cast their ballots in this general election, there are only two issues that really have any suspense to them.

October 26, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories

Letter: Letter on Georgia school amendment, column on ‘the left’ both wrongheaded

It is not often a local newspaper carries a doubleheader of wrongheadness on its Opinion page on the exact same day, but such was the case in last Wednesday's Times. I am referring to the letter from Mary Worley and the column by Thomas Sowell. Neither piece passes the test of critical-thinking logic, a subject which I have taught for many years, nor do these items even pass the infamous "sniff test" often applied to such political articles.

October 26, 2016 | | All viewpoint stories

Letter: Retired educators invited to take part in celebration, meetings

Gov. Nathan Deal has designated Nov. 6 as Retired Educator Day in Georgia. Georgia has more than 118,000 retired educators. They contribute countless volunteer hours each year which enrich the lives of many of our residents. We hope our area churches will join in announcing this day of appreciation for this group that has given so much of themselves to the young people in our state.

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

Letter: State should not allow KSU president who isn’t qualified

I am not only surprised, but really disappointed to read about the most unreasonable decision by the Board of Regents of the University Systems of Georgia to appoint Attorney General Sam Olens as the new President of the Kennesaw State University. He does not have any experience or educational background even to become the department head of any community college, unless somebody bypasses all the usual procedures to select a president of any state or private university as stated by columnist Tom Crawford's column "Politics all about connections" published Oct. 19.

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

Editorial: 'Rigged' election plot a far-fetched notion

Amid America's gradual descent into cynicism, we accept certain things as gospel: Death and taxes, the star-spangled banner waving forever, the good guys always win, and, either way, the rules of the game are fair. And in elections, our vote will be counted.

October 23, 2016 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories

Letter: Gainesville, Hall should unite for homeless solution

I would like to let myself be heard concerning this homeless situation in Gainesville and Hall County.

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

Letter: Georgians should rise up against paying for nuclear boondoggle

Once again Tom Crawford has warned Times readers about the uncontrolled power the Public Service Commission holds over their pocketbooks. (Oct. 12 column).

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

Dick Yarbrough: Cagle lays out his education vision for Georgia

Once upon a time, there was a lieutenant governor in Georgia who later became governor. He had a vision for improving public education in the state. His name was Zell Miller.

October 22, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories

Letter: It’s time to put a third party choice in place

I believe there is almost universal agreement this election cycle that we are only going to get to choose which candidate will do the least harm. It is without a doubt; the lesser of two evils, and when that is the only choice you have, the result is not going to be good for anyone.

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

Letter: Despite low election, Clinton is clearly the greater of two evils

This campaign for president is, to say the least, the most insidious, smutty, vile display of bad behavior on the part of both candidates that I have ever witnessed in my 74 years. Like so many other Americans, I am greatly perplexed and disheartened by the candidates we are left to pick from. We passed over a number of viable, much more deserving and qualified candidates to settle on the worst possible two choices for president I could imagine.

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

Letter: Focus of voters should be on who is best able to save nation

There is a story about a physician that had to perform a life saving operation on their own child. When asked how they had the courage to do such a thing, they answered I had to forget who I was working on and focus on saving their life.

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

Letter: At least Clinton doesn’t deny science over climate, vaccines

The letters to the editor in Monday edition show a balanced view, Trump vs. Clinton, but missed one of the biggest reasons to support Hillary: She is not anti-science.

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

Letter: Trump is crude, but Clinton’s actions have actually cost lives

Donald Trump is a rude, crude dude. Hillary Clinton has TV ads proclaiming how much she values and cherishes children. That love and concern does not extend to the thousands upon thousands upon thousands of children who have been, and are being slaughtered in the name of "choice." She not only condones this practice, but also promotes it. Add to those numbers the Americans slaughtered at Benghazi.

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

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Letter: It’s hard to shrug off past nuclear accidents

After reading James Rust's letter defending the Public Service Commission's support for nuclear power, I find it remarkable that he would casually excuse ...

January 09, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories

Editorial: Schools are key Capitol project for state lawmakers

When the gavel drops to bang in the 2017 Georgia General Assembly on Monday morning, that loud crack echoing through the chambers might sound like ...

January 08, 2017 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories

Ron Martz: Obama leaves a legacy of indecision

Over the next 12 days, political commentators will use a lot of ink and even more air time to begin assessing the legacy of President ...

January 08, 2017 | Ron Martz | All viewpoint stories

Editorial: Mercifully, a fresh start in 2017

When midnight chimed in the new year, the baby with the 2017 sash and top hat strolled past one beat-up old man of a year.

January 01, 2017 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories

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