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Letter: Recipe for change is needed to sure political lethargy

I've given up on this community. Few people bother to speak out on issues of the day. This suggests we don't concern ourselves with subjects that once occupied the minds of America's founders. People are just too busy trying to keep the mortgage paid to consider larger issues. Besides, there's a bit of food on the table and a football game on TV, right?

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


Tom Crawford: Next governor’s race already heating up at Capitol

For the next few weeks you'll see every candidate for president dropping by the Capitol in Atlanta as they campaign toward the March 1 presidential primary.

January 13, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: Lawmakers should abandon sacred cows

If you thought 2015 was dominated by politics, brace yourself for 2016.

January 10, 2016 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Returned wallet, minus money, is no great favor

To the person who found my wallet at the Wal-Mart store in Cornelia, I really appreciate you turning it in without my money in it. I really hope you used the money wisely as it was to pay my light bill.

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


Dick Yarbrough: Advice to great-grandson — dream big, don’t waste a day

Dear Cameron Charles Yarbrough:

January 09, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Winning in an election means nothing if system remains corrupt

Millions today are feeling powerless and very frustrated with the loss of their political power. They are fed up having a dysfunctional and corrupt political system and politicians in general. This sentiment is evidenced by the great popularity of the two extremes in the presidential race, Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders.

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


Tom Crawford: Legislators face unusually sticky issues in election year

Legislators will be returning to Atlanta soon to convene the 2016 General Assembly session, but this one may have a slightly different feel to it.

January 06, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Letter: ‘Affluenza’ cases extend into our current politics

Two people much in the news recently - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and drunken vehicular manslaughter teenager Ethan Couch - would appear to have much in common, when it comes to their basic psychological profiles. Both might well be termed "peas in the affluenza pod."

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


Guest column: Former editor was a fan of good writing and Southern food

Every newspaper writer remembers his first editor. Mine was named Joe Dabney. He was managing editor of this newspaper, then called The Daily Times, where I landed my first newsroom job. I was a flunky.

January 04, 2016 | By Phil Hudgins Guest columnist | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: The call for courage, a toast to a brave new year

We always begin a new year with reflections of the past, hope for the future and resolutions to improve ourselves in the months ahead by vowing to improve our health, finances and relationships.

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


Dick Yarbrough: Recounting a love story that defied time

Perhaps the most appropriate way to start this year is with a love story - the story of Dr. Raymond Cook, 96, and Dr. Elisabeth Mays Stein Cook, who passed away last week at the age of 94.

January 02, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Consequences of inaction on climate are too great to risk

Columnist Jay Ambrose's thesis is that fossil fuel use to produce energy is an unqualified good and there is little need for change the "climate alarmists" have been putting forth in scientific journals and the media.

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


Tom Crawford: Here’s a salute to the accomplishments of 2015

When it comes to politicians, there was a lot to criticize this year. It would be wrong, however, to end the year without noting some people who deserve commendations for what they accomplished in 2015.

December 30, 2015 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Sen. David Perdue: My first year in Senate shows why Washington isn’t working

Dear friends,

December 28, 2015 | By Sen. David Perdue Guest columnist | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: State may join cityhood clash

The collection of lawmakers who gather under the Gold Dome of the Georgia Capitol for the state's annual legislative session seldom are lacking for topics of discussion, and 2016 isn't likely to be an exception to the rule.

December 27, 2015 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


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Letter: Students show resiliency amid a flurry of tests

I've been thinking about resiliency. It can be found in successful Fortune 500 companies and exists throughout our community. What is resiliency?

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


Letter: Alter signs to make drivers stop

Here's a thought for Gainesville and Hall County: Since nearly 99 percent of the drivers don't stop for stop signs, maybe they could ...

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


Letter: Take action now to save planet for future Earth Days

Today is Earth Day. It is a great time to reassess where we are, as a nation and as a world, in taking proper care ...

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


Letter: Times should have reported effort to rename courthouse

As a subscriber of this "newspaper" for some 60 years, I am accustomed to you guys reporting some mundane local events while missing some real ...

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


Tom Crawford: It's a bad time for state lawmaker to get DUI

It's never a good time for a politician to get arrested for driving under the influence, but it's especially bad to get pulled ...

April 20, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Letter: If socialism were installed in US, whose type would it resemble?

A recent headline read, "In Venezuela, no toilet paper and now lousy phone service." A couple of days before, Yahoo news had "Venezuela to ration ...

April 19, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Voters’ voices are being ignored in primary process

In early January, our country was still trying to decide who should be our rightful president. Al Gore had won the popular vote, and George ...

April 19, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: Salutes to service for Carl Rogers, Jackie Wallace

Two Hall County leaders with very different jobs are stepping away from them this year. Thus, it's an appropriate time to offer a salute ...

April 17, 2016 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Rogers’ service to community and colleagues will be missed

There comes a time when we all go home and Carl Rogers has chosen this to be his time to leave the Georgia legislature. He ...

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


Dick Yarbrough: State school district No. 181 impacts lives

Even the most casual reader of this space knows that I am bullish on public education. But there is one school system in Georgia that ...

April 16, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Ron Martz: Our freedoms in peril from presidential trio

One thing that has become increasingly clear in this increasingly muddled 2016 presidential campaign is that if either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump - and you ...

April 10, 2016 | By Ron Martz rlmartz@hotmail.com. | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: Safer bridges ahead, and overdue

We've all had this feeling: You're driving along on your commute to work and what was a smooth highway now gives way to ...

April 10, 2016 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: Deal’s difficult veto was necessary

Political courage is so rare these days the very phrase clangs on the ear as a contradiction, an oxymoron like "jumbo shrimp." This is an ...

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


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