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Letter: Female voters will decide this election, and should consider wisely

American women, in the presidential election, the future of our nation is in your hands. If only men voted, Donald Trump wins. You can strengthen that landslide or change it to a Hillary Clinton victory. This election is yours to decide.

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


Letter: Earth’s temperatures constantly change, yet not because of CO2

I've read August was the hottest month on record worldwide since 1880 by three-tenths of a degree Fahrenheit. This past March was warm in North Georgia But was it warmer in Scotland, Alberta, Canada, or Berlin? No one has said.

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


Letter: Should we vote to remain on the same path?

What if you lived in a country where the national debt had climbed to over $19 trillion (actually $19,519,932,367,847)? Where the annual deficit in the current year was projected to be $590 billion? Where the monthly cost of interest on the debt was $1 billion? Where the president and his party had done absolutely nothing in eight years to address the problem, and indeed had added over $8 trillion to the debt? A country in which the president and his party declared they would never make any changes in the entitlement programs that were the main ...

October 14, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Trump reflects a narcissistic personality not fit for a president

According to the current edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of the American Psychiatric Association, 5th ed. (2013), personality disorders, in general, involve an enduring pattern of inner experience and behavior that deviates markedly from cultural expectations.

October 14, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Clintons would bring a career of corruption back to White House

Beginning with the lie the Hillary Clinton-Barack Obama government furnished to deflect blame from Benghazi, we see how masterful the Democrats have become in protecting its key vote-getters and key fundraisers. At this point, the Clinton-Obama government has paralyzed the Justice Department, the State Department, the IRS and the FBI when shielding Hillary from the truth.

October 13, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Traffic, odors should lead to ‘no’ vote on Mincey Marble plant expansion

Dear Hall County commissioners: I have been a resident of Hall County for the past 10 years and have enjoyed the lake and the neighborly environment of this beautiful area. I have noticed a marked increase in traffic on Browns Bridge Road since we have been here and know that if any small incident happens between McEver Road and the bridge, the traffic will stand still for hours.

October 13, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Weather events prove we need to take action on climate change

In 2015, we saw record severe rainfall events in the U.S. as well as a record-setting year for wildfires. Each of the last 16 months has set a record for the hottest month ever recorded in history. We had Hurricane Sandy go straight up the coast in 2012 with devastating results. Now we have had two hurricanes this year travel directly up the coast. Matthew has been disastrous.

October 13, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Mincey’s plant expansion plan too much for a residential area

The real problem with Mincey Marble is that it is too big and doesn't belong in a rural residential area anymore.

October 12, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Killing health care law over rising costs is not the answer

Monday's op-ed by former Senator Jim DeMint, now the president of the Heritage Foundation, likening The Affordable Care Act to the Titanic, is the height of hypocrisy. What became the ACA began its life as a market-based health insurance proposal from the Heritage Foundation itself. DeMint's column is the equivalent of a father declaring his own child to be ugly.

October 12, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: Georgia Power likely to get an early Christmas gift

Christmas traditionally is celebrated Dec. 25 for most Georgians. This year, one of our wealthiest corporate citizens may be celebrating that holiday a little earlier.

October 12, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Rezoning for Mincey Marble serves no good for residents of area

Why is rezoning the 11.7 acres from Agricultural Residential to Industrial good for the residents of the Browns Bridge peninsula?

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


Ron Martz: A rigged debate farce

The second presidential debate is scheduled for tonight and I am going to enjoy missing it just as much as I enjoyed missing the first one, and will undoubtedly enjoy missing the third one Oct. 19.

October 09, 2016 | Ron Martz | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: Crowing for Gainesville's Poultry King

Next time you bite into a piece of Georgia-grown chicken, be sure to pause and thank those responsible for it. That includes the chicken, of course, but also the farmer, the processor and the grocer who all helped put it on your plate.

October 09, 2016 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Homeless living under the bridge need a safe place

I have been helping people under the Queen City Bridge for about three years. It has gotten rougher there, and even the people staying there do not like what has happened.

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


Dick Yarbrough: Georgia is bigger, better than all those places that fit inside it

Today's topic will not include commentary on a bunch of immature multimillionaires who play a kids' game and who are being goaded by special interest groups into disrespecting a country that allows them the freedom to do so.

October 08, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


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Letter: Raising lakes, building new ones could ease drought effects

In my memory, based on 32 years of residence in Georgia, our lakes were very low in 1986. They struggled to reach full pool in ...

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


Dick Yarbrough: Junior Lee nails the truths other pundits miss

I promised last week I would share with you the results of the latest patent-pending Wikiwinkwink Political Report, courtesy of my colleague, Junior E. Lee ...

November 26, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


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