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Letter: Green spaces are more prized than buildings to a city

Regarding the Enota Elementary School Garden controversy, I would hope that the powers that be consider the arguments made by Gainesville citizens in favor of redesigning the proposed building to conserve the garden as is.

June 22, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


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 killer, (insert name), driven by hatred and radicalized from afar to become an Islamist extremist.

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 to talk first with Junior E. Lee, general manager of the Yarbrough Worldwide Media and Pest Control Company in Garfield, Ga.

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 I do not have children who would be affected by the plans, I am an alumnae of the school, a resident of the neighborhood and a taxpayer in Gainesville.

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 the community (or for the business, school or church)?

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 a memorable way, truths that we all know but often do not focus on or verbalize, such as home is where the heart is, memories are to be cherished, community is important, and life is not always - but most of the time - what you make it.

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 we've lived here, there have been more accidents than I can count and two fatalities, one in 2013 and one in 2014, and sadly I heard there were three fatalities in the accident Saturday, barely two years since the last one.

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 crosses and memorials left by loved ones. I have lost sleep at night. I have prayed infinite prayers for those struck with tragedy and for those who must deal with the aftermath.

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 just another backbencher in a Senate dominated by bitter fights between party leaders.

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 between community leaders and concerned citizens should never be a one-way street.

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


Letter: Georgia voters should defeat amendment on school takeover

In November, voters in Georgia will not only be voting for president and a U.S. senator, they will also be voting on a Georgia constitutional amendment that could destroy public education in our state.

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


Guest column, Rep. Doug Collins: Separation of powers key to securing liberty

When I have the privilege of spending time with high school government students in Northeast Georgia, I'm always impressed by the high caliber of discussion we enjoy. These bright young people studying our constitutional republic often have a command of our founders' vision of government that eludes elitist liberals and Washington bureaucrats.

June 13, 2016 | By U.S. Rep. Doug Collins Guest columnist | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: Enota school plan cultivates discontent

In reviewing the dispute over construction of the new Enota elementary school and dismantling of its beloved Smartville Garden, let's start by acknowledging how both sides have strong points, and satisfying everyone's concerns was never going to be an easy task.

June 12, 2016 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Let Gainesville school leaders know thoughts on Enota plan

RE: Times article of June 7: "Gainesville going with original Enota school plan, which includes destroying garden." Over the last several weeks, a lively discussion has been held by hundreds of people interested in saving the garden at Enota school as part of the new school's overall design. Over 1,200 citizens signed a petition supporting the garden and imploring the board to proactively seek a realistic compromise.

June 11, 2016 | Letter to the editor | 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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