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Letter: Many tubing on Chattahoochee are violating the beauty of river

I have read a comment made on the Times' webpage about the tubing on the Chattahoochee River and it says exactly what I have been thinking for many years now and should have already sent this letter to the editor about my feelings.

June 11, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: Georgia athletic director owns up to Ludacris concert debacle

I haven't met UGA Athletic Director Greg McGarity, but I give him high marks for the way in which he has handled the blowback from the ludicrous Ludacris debacle.

June 11, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Letter: School board didn’t listen to feedback on Enota project

I was most disturbed to read the June 7 headline that our Gainesville Board of Education "returns to (the) original Enota plan." As a city taxpayer and a person who spent 40 years teaching students the importance of examining all sides of a question, I feel betrayed by our board.

June 10, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Bathroom choices should not be made by sudden personal whim

In my letter in May concerning gender neutral public restrooms, I did not say that I was against such - I am. My thought was the subject was not going away.

June 09, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Local churches still committed to agency helping homeless families

In recent weeks, the care of our homeless neighbors in the Gainesville community has been a hot topic, in part due to unanticipated loss of financial and volunteer support for Family Promise. Over the course of the last few years, Family Promise has faithfully served our community's homeless children and their families in the hope of ending the cycle of family homelessness. It has also given people of faith in the Gainesville community a very meaningful way to love and serve our homeless neighbors face-to-face.

June 09, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Public housing is not just ‘projects’ but a warm home to many residents

Recently, there have been several articles in The Times regarding public housing. It is to my dismay that Atlanta Street or Green Hunter Homes will be demolished and even renamed, dismissing the contribution of the person the complex was named after. What is more confusing is the reasoning for its demise, given Melrose was built first and thus is the oldest of the HUD housing.

June 08, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Documentary on Jackson County war hero was a fitting tribute

Congratulations to Garland Reynolds on the beautiful documentary he helped produced on the incredible life of Jackson County veteran Damon "Rocky" Gause. It was so well done and made his life journey so real. The nurse, Millie Dalton, was also given the recognition she deserved.

June 08, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: 3 good guys leaving state legislature early

We've spent a lot of time talking about people running for office this year, but I want to note the departure of a few who are running away from public office.

June 08, 2016 | | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Undefeated heavyweight champ fought for his country, as well

Rocky Marciano served in the U.S. Army to fight for his country. Later, he became boxing's heavyweight champion in the 1950s; he fought 49 fights and won them all, 43 from knockouts. When his country called he was there to serve.

June 08, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: Pan Am Championships at Olympic Park set a new gold medal standard

Now that the volunteers, professionals and community leaders involved in staging the 2016 Pan American Championships at Lake Lanier Olympic Park two weeks ago have had a chance to catch their collective breaths and relax a bit, it's time for them all to bask in the satisfaction that comes from a job well done.

June 05, 2016 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: Your name carries significance

It is the policy of this modest and much-beloved columnist to give you in-depth analysis of the really important issues taking place in our nation. I will leave presidential politics to the New York Times, who think their sweat doesn't stink and that guy on MSNBC who looks like the Pillsbury Doughboy. Here we cover just the big stuff.

June 04, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Atlanta leaders waste taxpayer dollars to host Super Bowl

The column by Mr. Newberry on the highly over-rated benefits from hosting a Super Bowl are right on.

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


Crawford: Georgia voters seem to like incumbents just fine

In the end, the political insurgency that supposedly would sweep incumbents out of office in last week's primaries turned out not to be much of an insurgency.

June 01, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Conservatives should worry less about imagined threats in bathrooms

In his recent letter, Jim Threlkeld described ugly examples of unintended consequences of the Obama administration's advisory opinion on gender rights relative to use of restrooms and locker rooms.

June 01, 2016 | | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Second opinion can’t hurt when dealership advises pricey ‘fixes’

I took our van to a local dealership for a recall repair. In addition to the repair, they did an unsolicited vehicle inspection. I was told the van has a leaky valve cover gasket, $655 to repair, a leaky transmission pan, $195 to repair, and it needed rear brake pads, no quote.

June 01, 2016 | | All viewpoint stories


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Editorial: Health law is ailing, in need of a booster shot

There's no free lunch. Not in life, not in business, and certainly not in government policy.

August 28, 2016 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Fall ballot choice: Democrats offer fresh faces, ideas that affect lives of local residents

Democrats are working for freedom, opportunity and security for all Americans. These three core values are shared by all our national, state and local Democratic ...

August 28, 2016 | By Sheila Nicholas Guest columnist | All viewpoint stories


Fall ballot choice: GOP leaders provide clear choice to protect freedoms, tax dollars

In politics, as in most times throughout our lives, we have choices. The choices of the people of the GOP candidates for president and vice ...

August 28, 2016 | By Debra Pilgrim Guest columnist | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: Lawyer knows her sea turtles, and other random thoughts

Lawyers, like kids, can say the darnedest things.

August 27, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Letter: The silent killer heroin requires treatment over punishment

Imagine coming home and seeing your loved one on the floor. They are not moving. Blue lips. You look around. A needle. Powder. Heroin.

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


Tom Crawford: Cobb election result offers a lesson for voters

It's generally considered impolite to take pleasure in other people's misfortunes, but sometimes you have to make an exception.

August 24, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Mincey Marble taking steps to be good neighbors during expansion

As president of Mincey Marble, a woman-owned family business, I am proud of our 40-year history of doing the right thing in our company and ...

August 24, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Evangelical Christians’ support for Trump defies logic, true faith

Donald Trump has alienated Hispanics, Asians, Muslims, blacks, women, the disabled and the media. Is there any group left? Apparently he is good with white ...

August 24, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: Enota inaction is building frustration

Whether in business or in government, it's often best to make a decision and live with the result rather than dither over it forever ...

August 21, 2016 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Johnny Vardeman: Old Cake Box was a hangout site and a tasty baking spot

Practically every community, small and large, has those "hangouts," places where people gather to discuss politics, sports or just gossip. They are usually must-stops for ...

August 21, 2016 | Johnny Vardeman | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: A former Georgia first lady worth celebrating

Class, like beauty, is in the eyes of the beholder. In my long years on this planet, I never met a man with more class ...

August 20, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Local resources offer vital support to help victims of domestic violence

In 1982, one of my clients was killed by her husband immediately after a temporary divorce hearing required him to stay away from her and ...

August 19, 2016 | | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: Battles actually brewing in some legislative races

If you write about legislative races in Georgia, the last few elections have been downright boring in their predictability.

August 16, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: Sharing a public need for education

For years, Social Security has been considered the "third rail" of American politics, the metaphor referring to an electric train track: Touch it and you ...

August 14, 2016 | Times staff reports | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: Parties sail off on voyages from reality

The political parties have concluded their respective four-day infomercials and the fall presidential race is on. Two New Yorkers earned their party nominations after brutally ...

August 07, 2016 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


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