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Letter: Voters chose a president who will take us down an old path

Most of you reading this are responsible. Most of you chose the 45th president (hereinafter referred to as 45) to lead us. It was an irrational choice and we are being led down an old path that ended in the Bush-Cheney recession (not the Great Recession, as there was nothing great about it, unless you were in a position similar to 45 and could make a lot of money off people's suffering).

February 04, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: All of us need to pitch in to help homeless

I'm writing this letter in response to a article from Jan. 25 concerning the audit done recently of the homeless population.

February 03, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Citizen participation in local government is encouraging

The Times' Sunday editorial spoke about an issue that is near and dear to my heart: citizen involvement in local government. More people need to do this in Hall County, its local cities and municipalities. This is where we have the best opportunity to participate in our democracy.

February 02, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Despite critics and protesters, Trump has us on right path

Jim Scharnagel and Ruben Navarrette couldn't have presented a more different picture or description of President Donald Trump in Tuesday's issue of The Times.

February 02, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Torture is the only way to fight barbarism, combat terrorism

I had to laugh when I read the letter, "We can't let US condone use of torture" by Joan O. King. Yes, no doubt, torture is barbaric, but I have a question. How else are we supposed to fight barbarians? Maybe ask them to go to their room for a time-out?

January 31, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: New president is a threat to nation’s future

Whoever wrote the editorial in the Jan. 22 edition of The Times had their head buried in the sand. The gist of the editorial was that we should relent and assist Donald Trump to make America great again. It would be asinine to spin our wheels on a government gone completely awry.

January 31, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: Saluting the diligent squeaky wheels among us

"Eighty percent of life is just showing up."

January 29, 2017 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Letter: We can’t let US condone use of torture

I awoke yesterday to learn that our new president believes "torture works."

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


Letter: ‘Palestine’ is a term used by Israelis to label Arabs

I'm responding to Bill Morrison's letter to the editor about Palestine. He stated "'Palestine' is a Jewish term for the Jewish land; it is not an Arab or Muslim term."

January 27, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Columnist’s harsh potshots at Dems were not funny, seemed out of line

Saturday's column by your resident humorist, Dick Yarbrough, about the Democratic Party's "left turn" wasn't funny; it managed to be both silly and ignorant at the same time. Mr. Yarbrough is what you'd call a "Republican humorist." which is an oxymoron. Dick, you might have to look that word up. If there's a Republican version of Will Rogers, it's not Dick Yarbrough.

January 26, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: South supports president, but he should switch Super Bowl teams

Dear Mr. President: On Nov. 9, my alarm went off and I started to feel the depression setting in thinking America would still be on this wrong road we traveled down the last eight years. To my excitement, I went to Google and immediately it had your picture as our new president-elect.

January 26, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Cost of birth control pills doesn’t justify charging taxpayers for it

Re Sunday story "Political changes lead women to seek new birth control options:" Nicole Mason, quoted in this article, apparently confuses "not having access to birth control" with the possible requirement of having to pay for birth control. She says it's "upsetting" to think that women are switching to more invasive (and far more costly) methods of control such as IUDs simply because currently their insurance (or the government) will pay for such procedures.

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


Letter: State should offer services to repay brave veterans’ sacrifices

The following is submitted for everyone's approval:

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


Letter: Stakeholders in exit battle need to listen to, love their neighbors

As a member of the Martin Road Stakeholders Committee, watching the progress of the battle over Exit 14/Martin Road expansion has been interesting. There are many players in this struggle, from the government officials at all levels to the commercial property owners, the industry-freight companies and the homeowners and their families. With that many contenders, there's always room for complete breakdown of communication, perspective, objectivity and especially respect. I've faced the challenge myself.

January 24, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: It’s still your America

North Georgians awoke this morning as they did the Sunday before, to another January day of church services, household chores, dinner plans, the usual fare. The sun may not be shining, based on a gloomy forecast, yet it did not fall from the sky and incinerate the planet.

January 22, 2017 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


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Guest column: Congressional bills would improve effort to preserve North Georgia forests

The Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest is home to some of our state's most scenic natural areas: the Cohutta Mountains, Brasstown Bald, Lake Rabun and the ...

March 15, 2017 | By Deron Davis Guest columnist | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: Speaker may seek to shift his power to governor's post

David Ralston is now being mentioned as a possible candidate for governor in 2018, which leads to an obvious question: Why would someone want to ...

March 15, 2017 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: Let the light shine in to keep government transparent

"Sunshine is the best disinfectant," attributed to Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis in 1913, doesn't refer to keeping your kitchen germ-free. It's the ...

March 12, 2017 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Leaders should take sensible steps to lower US health costs

Our country is going the way of Greece and nobody seems willing to let our political leaders curb how much they spend. Hopefully someone, especially ...

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


Letter: Motorists should stick to posted speed limits during bridge work

My concern is with the traffic on Ga. 53 at the meeting of Hall and Forsyth counties. There is a bridge construction in progress and ...

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


Dick Yarbrough: State has a better plan to fix struggling schools

Don't look now, but the initiative to deal with low-performing schools in Georgia has taken a big step toward becoming law.

March 11, 2017 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


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