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Letter: Letter unfairly distorts comments by superintendent

The purpose of this letter is to correct some misinformation and misrepresentation in the letter from Juli Clay and Ginny Early that appeared Wednesday in The Times. I am writing as an individual and not in my official capacity as chairperson of the Gainesville Board of Education.

May 07, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Obama may be stopped in Syria before he repeats past mistakes

Secretary of State John Kerry just issued a statement on the conflict in Syria indicating the United States would not allow the rebel controlled city of Aleppo to fall to the Syrian government. That's like Russia saying it would not allow the U.S. government to maintain control of the city of Dallas, Texas. This policy is arrogant and illegitimate.

May 07, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: G-Day expense list for rapper is ... well, ludicrous

OK, Georgia Tech fans, give me your best shot. I asked for it. You have shown me over the past two decades that you never forget two things: the Pythagorean theorem and my editorial sideswipes at your institution.

May 07, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Let designers of new Enota school find a way to keep its garden intact

Gainesville has a long history of community support of education. There is no school that exhibits this history of successful community/educator collaboration more dramatically than Enota. My daughter is an Enota graduate. Its administration and teachers have a steadfast and deep commitment to engaging parents, interested citizens and community leaders in creative ways that further their mission. This personal, cooperative and collaborative relationship is one of the ingredients that makes Enota special.

May 06, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Cost overruns at Georgia Power nuclear plant aren’t so easy to overlook

Frank Frederick's letter of April 29 forgives the nuclear industry's cost overruns and accidents.

May 05, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Rebuilding Enota to preserve its garden should be school board’s focus

As a retired educator from Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy, I have followed very closely the discussions involving the proposed rebuilding of Enota. I have attended one school board meeting hoping to hear something encouraging, particularly concerning the outside learning garden on the campus. Unfortunately that did not happen.

May 05, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Superintendent wrong in saying Enota’s learning can’t measure up

Although we have been encouraged to see the community support and media coverage of issues surrounding the building of the new Enota Multiple Intelligence Academy, we were highly concerned by comments made by Gainesville Schools Superintendent Dr. Wanda Creel in the article, "Enota brainstorming includes plan of construction delay for ideas to preserve garden," published Sunday in The Times.

May 04, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Editorial incorrectly credited Jackson with creating Bank of U.S. he opposed

I enjoyed the thematic thrust of your editorial, "Worthy change for a 20" of April 17. I just, however, take issue with one observation you made about President Andrew Jackson. You wrote, "As president he created the Bank of the United States." The historical record will show he did not create the Bank of the U.S.

May 04, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: This is one strange election year in Georgia

When friends ask me if I'm ever going to retire as a working journalist, I respond, "how can I leave when I'm having so much fun?"

May 04, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Letter: As a society, we can’t do enough to thank our military veterans

The following is submitted for everyone's approval. I hope at least the medical services and benefits can be given to all our vets. They saved our lives!

May 02, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Students need learning option a garden offers

As a former Enota Elementary teacher and Gainesville resident having taught young children for 42 years, I know the value of hands-on, real life activities to enhance learning. I sought to instill awe and wonder for the natural world and strived to get my students outside to explore nature while teaching at Enota. I helped create garden plots for my students and enjoyed having access to the nearby woods where my class could explore.

May 02, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: Stamping out support to those in need

While Hall County's jobless rate lingers below 5 percent and many prosper from a growing economy, we see reminders that it's never easy to be poor, even as government and nonprofit agencies work to keep the safety net pulled tight.

May 01, 2016 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: Retired Atlanta banker dreams of peace through art

I believe each of us has an obligation to leave this a better world than we found it.

April 30, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Forget fighting over bathrooms; focus on real victims of abuse

I'm writing in response to the glut of Facebook posts calling for parents to eschew Target bathrooms and praising North Carolina's HB2, which calls for people to use the bathroom that corresponds with the anatomical sex they were born with.

April 30, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Educational value of garden at Enota should factor into plans

Recent research in the field of education emphasizes the importance of the "softer side" of our schools. Students behave better, focus better and remember more if they are relaxed and have chances during the day to enjoy music, art and, yes, recess.

April 30, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


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Dick Yarbrough: Add state parks to Georgia's brag book

I am late getting to this subject with summer whizzing along, but not so much so that we can't still squeeze it in the ...

July 09, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: An Rx is overdue for Georgia health care crisis

Those of us with health insurance take for granted that we can seek a doctor's care when hit by illness or injury. But for ...

July 03, 2016 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


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