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Letter: GHSA athletic realignment does a disservice to public schools

On GHSA realignment: The Dave Hunter/Buford/AA Football rule (3 percent rule) was designed to move all private schools out of Class AA. It worked as intended. The lone exception is Benedictine, an all-male school that does not have to adhere to the 3 percent rule. Other than Benedictine, all other private schools were moved out of Class AA.

December 17, 2015 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: Georgians, get ready for a power bill sticker shock

You would think we learned our lesson the first time around - but we didn't.

December 16, 2015 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Letter: It’s president’s job to try and keep enemies out of country

In October of 1962, a foreign enemy of the United States sent weapons to Cuba. These weapons were capable of attacking our cities and killing our citizens. Then president John F. Kennedy, a Democrat, stood true to his oath of office to defend our country from all enemies, foreign and domestic. He ordered a naval blockade and brought the world to the brink of nuclear Armageddon. History has proven that his show of strength won a decisive victory and turned those weapons around.

December 16, 2015 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: GOP voters won’t go for the status quo in ’16 election

I would like to believe that the GOP is employing brilliant strategy to ensure that Donald Trump is our next president. Is it not obvious that the public feels disdain for the Washington establishment? The GOP is worried about what Mr. Trump is doing to their brand. I suggest that their "brand" could not be worse because of their abhorrent performance or lack of during the past four years.

December 14, 2015 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Pols weighing in on headband ban are posturing for votes

I am highly disappointed in Doug Collins and Casey Cagle. They say they are outraged about the cross country runner in Forsyth County who was disqualified for having a Bible verse on his headband. There is no rule against writing on a headband. Runners have done this before.

December 14, 2015 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: Celebrating Gainesville's top cat

Deshaun Watson is one Tiger who has the world by the tail.

December 13, 2015 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Letter: US policies should focus on protecting our children first

Donald Trump's recommendation to temporarily halt the traffic of Muslims into our country deserves consideration, not knee-jerk condemnation. Granted, the First Amendment provides for the free exercise of religion, but this has never meant that people have been free to do whatever they wanted. An example of a restriction on the free exercise of religion is the abolition by the U.S. government of the Mormon practice of polygamy; human behavior required a restriction of the broad language used in the First Amendment.

December 12, 2015 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Don't be shocked if Gainesville again tries to impose tax as stormwater 'fee'

I see where the Gainesville City Council has considered a tax on the water that runs off your property. It has been defeated for now, but you can expect it to resurface. Though they now are calling it a fee instead of a tax. Why do you suppose that is the case?

December 12, 2015 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: UGA is about much more than just football

As my sweet mama would say, "Things just get curiouser and curiouser." That is the best way to describe the recent events at the University of Georgia - or more specifically - the athletic department at UGA.

December 12, 2015 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: Gov. Nathan Deal may be Georgia’s own Grinch for Christmas

It's the holiday season, a time when people are supposed to be having fun, going to parties and bestowing good wishes on friends and family.

December 09, 2015 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Holidays not 'golden' for everyone

Why do so many people dread the holidays?

December 09, 2015 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Doug Collins: ISIS threat calls for a decisive US response

ISIS' murderous rampage in Paris shocked the Western world, but the targeting and taking of human life is not a new page in the ISIS playbook. ISIS has caged human beings and burned them alive, resurrected the brutal practice of crucifixion, lined people up for mass shooting and beheadings, and sells children as sex slaves.

December 07, 2015 | By U.S. Rep. Doug Collins Guest columnist | All viewpoint stories


Ron Martz: A Christmas wish — the right leader for the Oval Office

Dear Santa:

December 06, 2015 | By Ron Martz rlmartz@hotmail.com. | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: We can’t outlaw evil with new gun laws

"God isn't fixing this," screamed a headline last week in the New York Daily News.

December 06, 2015 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: Don’t just say ‘Merry Christmas,’ live it

Hot Diggity Dog! It is December and that means Christmas is just around the corner.

December 05, 2015 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


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Letter: Income equality’s ‘free lunch’ would kill all incentive to strive, succeed

In days gone by farmers would use a long stick with a carrot hanging on a string to entice their mule to pull their cart ...

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


Letter: Georgia’s legal community mourns loss of attorney Summer

On behalf of the State Bar of Georgia, I would like to express condolences to the family, colleagues and many friends of longtime Gainesville attorney ...

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


Letter: Real education reform should address overpaid administrators

I keep reading about the governor's education reform committee. It would appear there is no reform, only an increase in teacher's pay. I ...

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


Letter: Story on nuclear mistakes is evidence of the dangers we face

I was pleased to see the Associated Press account of the Air Force's most recent nuclear screwup Sunday in The Times. The same report ...

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


Tom Crawford: Who will win fight for ‘freedom' under Gold Dome?

This is a fight over "freedom" that legislators don't really need. It's a fight they could have avoided. But it seems to be ...

January 27, 2016 | | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Shuttle disaster is what happens when politics overrules science

In 1986, a plan was made to launch a rocket to the space station with a young female school teacher among the crew. The crew ...

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


Letter: Teachers don’t need an arbitrary way to judge job performances

Dear Dick Yarbrough: From week to week, I look forward to your column. It is usually refreshing and on point. After reading your article on ...

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


Editorial: A few heroes put a rosy glow on winter’s gloom

Winter ... bleh. Like war, unngh, what is it good for? Absolutely nothing.

January 24, 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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