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Letter: Churches protect our values, fabric of our community

The first thing that impressed me about the Gainesville area when I moved here from Savannah in 1972 were the wonderful churches in the city, the suburbs and in the county area serving every portion of the community.

April 01, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Deal allowed business interests to bully him into vetoing bill

Concerning the veto of the "religious freedom" bill: I am very disappointed with Gov. Nathan Deal. His statement, "I do not respond very well to insults or threats," is not true because that is exactly what he has done. He has allowed Angie's List, NFL, Disney, Coca-Cola, Home Depot, Apple, Porsche and others to bully him.

April 01, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: County should direct traffic at busy intersection

In Friday's edition of The Times, I saw the report by Jeff Gill about our Hall County commissioners discussing a million-dollar long-range solution to the backups at the Sardis and Ledan roads intersection. This is an intersection I have to pass through several times a week.

March 31, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: State lawmakers don’t follow clock

Georgia legislators have some problems when it comes to telling time.

March 30, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Honor Vietnam vets on Tuesday anniversary

Thank you, Vietnam Veterans! Tuesday is a special day of recognition for Vietnam Veterans. March 29, 1966, is the day U.S. troops were first on the ground in Vietnam. This year commemorates the 50th anniversary of that day.

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


Editorial: No remedy from Capitol for ailing kids

As we assess what the Georgia General Assembly accomplished in its now-concluded 40-day session, one key bill that didn't get passed was a missed opportunity to help many in our state: The push to expand availability of a cannabis oil derivative for those who endure seizure disorders.

March 27, 2016 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Governor should sign bill securing religious liberty

Georgia House Bill 757 is sitting on Gov. Nathan Deal's desk to either be signed or vetoed. The bill provides that "religious officials shall not be required to perform marriage ceremonies, perform rites, or administer sacraments in violation of their legal right to free exercise of religion."

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


Letter: Columnist spews vitriol, resents anyone resisting leftist positions

I picked up the March 12 edition of The Times and was appalled at the vitriol spewed by editorial writer Ann McFeatters, caterwauling about our "slide into madness." She has tunnel vision and resorts to calling people names.

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


Dick Yarbrough: What Easter is really all about

Editor's Note: Continuing a long-standing Easter Week tradition in this space.

March 26, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Letter: State legislation could end statute of limitations for sexual predators

Thank you for your coverage of First Baptist Church in Gainesville and its cover-up of child sexual abuse in the Boy Scout troop the church sponsored. As your report indicates, Scoutmaster Fleming Weaver had admitted to abusing at least five boys in Troop 56. And the church leadership did nothing.

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


Letter: Accused Scoutmaster, others have violated community’s trust

My heart is sickened by allegations of sexual abuse by Fleming Weaver, my former Scoutmaster. I earned my Eagle Scout in 1979 and admired Mr. Weaver, considered him a shaping influence in my life. Likewise, Dr. Steve Brown was my pastor and I respected and liked him. And I know at least one of the victims.

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


Letter: Hell hath no fury like an incumbent politician facing a re-election challenge

You'd think an incumbent running for re-election would broadcast his or her accomplishments from past term. Things like district-popular bills voted for (YEA), district-disliked bills voted against (NAY), sponsored bills to cut spending and reduce our national debt, and specific actions and votes intended to slow or stop the unconstitutional rampage by the socialist-leaning White House.

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


Tom Crawford: Georgia's ‘religious liberty’ bill is up to Deal

As Gov. Nathan Deal ponders the "religious liberty" bill that the General Assembly has adopted, he can look to recent examples of how two other Republican governors handled this particular issue.

March 23, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Center provides therapy, support for sexual abuse victims of all ages

Due to recent events here in Gainesville, the Children's Center for Hope and Healing would like to remind residents of Hall County and Northeast Georgia of our mission and the services we offer. CCHH is dedicated to breaking the cycle of sexual abuse.

March 23, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: Legislature obsessed with prayers and pistols

God, guns and marijuana.

March 20, 2016 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


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Editorial: Nation still is divided, misguided on terrorism

Headline: Another senseless mass killing in (add city). Some (add number) people lose their lives and (add another number) are wounded by a crazed, unstable ...

June 19, 2016 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Banning guns, as with anything, can lead to illegal profits

Recent talk of gun control only makes sense if you ask one question. Who will profit?

June 18, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: Politicians and bugs, they’re all pests to Junior Lee

I had hoped to catch you up on the current status of the presidential race before now but in order to do so, I needed ...

June 18, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Letter: School leaders were too quick to dismiss alternate plans for Enota

To Gainesville Public School Board Chair Delores Diaz: I am writing to express my concerns over the proposed plans for the new Enota school. While ...

June 17, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: New building for Enota school should include a unique design

What does a community (or business, school, or church) do when a person in leadership makes a decision that is clearly, obviously, glaringly wrong for ...

June 17, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Letter on growing up in public housing was heart-warming

I want to commend Gwendolyn Johnson for her beautiful letter to The Times on June 8 about growing up in public housing. She expressed, in ...

June 17, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Dangerous highway a scene of too many deadly car wrecks

I wish someone could please do something about the speeding on my road, Talmo Road in Hall County. There was another accident June 11. Since ...

June 16, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Higher profile by law enforcement on deadly road might save lives

I have been witness to severe injury crashes. I have watched people die. I have found people already dead. I have been haunted by the ...

June 15, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: Is David Perdue aiming for higher office?

During his first 18 months as a U.S. senator, David Perdue had not made much of a splash on the national scene. He was ...

June 15, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Enota solution doesn’t have to involve destroying its garden

Re: Sunday's editorial, "Enota school plan cultivates discontent; Gainesville school leaders too tin-eared, indifferent." I applaud the summation of the editorial: An honest give-and-take ...

June 15, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


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