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Tom Crawford: Bill to limit board members is a Capitol contradiction

Talk to any member of the General Assembly, and most of them will tell you one of their biggest goals is to bring business to the state and create more jobs.

March 02, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Doug Collins: More transparency in needed in US prescription drug marketplace

Local pharmacists play a vital role in America's neighborhoods and communities, particularly in more rural areas in Northeast Georgia. They provide unparalleled guidance, assistance and resources for families, including my own.

March 01, 2016 | By U.S. Rep. Doug Collins Guest commentary | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: Primary gale roars into Georgia

Hold on to your hats: March is coming in like a lion this year.

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


Dick Yarbrough: Public school advocates should organize for ideological war

I had the privilege to speak to several hundred educators in Atlanta last week. I was there to talk about my experiences as a member of the Education Reform Commission but, as is my wont, I soon deviated off the purpose for which I had been invited to speak and into uncharted waters.

February 27, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Letter: US must take lead to end use of fossil fuels

The Supreme Court has just issued a stay to put the Clean Power Plan on hold until the legality of the plan has been decided. What this ultimately means for the fate of the Clean Power Plan is still undecided.

February 27, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: It’s past time for voters to change the roster in DC

Are you pleased with your representation in the U.S. House of Representatives? Agree with bills being passed? Too many bills being passed? Are you OK with the omnibus spending bill for an amount we cannot comprehend, certainly can't relate to? Is everything hunky-dory?

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


Letter: Scalia wouldn’t approve how the GOP is failing to fill his seat

Justice Antonin Scalia is rolling over in his grave looking at all the Republicans not wanting to follow the Constitution about his successor. Sorry Mr. Scalia, I guess politics trumps the Constitution.

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


Letter: Expanding Hall County's NSP grant would ease affordable housing crisis

Thursday night, the Hall County Board of Commissioners is scheduled to vote on a proposal that would alter how it will use the remaining $900,000 provided by the federal government through the Neighborhood Stabilization Program. This federal money can only be used for the purchase and redevelopment of foreclosed and abandoned homes and residential properties.

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


Letter: Feb. 29 is the day to acknowledge battle against rare diseases

Feb. 29 is the rarest day on the calendar, and I invite The Times' readers to do something meaningful to mark the day. On the last day of February, millions of people around the world observe Rare Disease Day. Each of us knows someone with a rare disease or disorder. My daughter, Zemirah, was born with a rare, life-limiting genetic disease known as peroxisome biogenesis disorder-zellweger spectrum disorder. She is brave and beautiful 6 month old who without a miracle will be lucky to see her second birthday.

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


Tom Crawford: Political endorsements now fall flat

In every election cycle, political pundits will spend a lot of time talking about why endorsements are so important to a candidate.

February 24, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: The campus crunch hurting Ga. students

Today's students may find it hard to believe that middle-class families could afford a higher education not that long ago. Their parents saved babysitting money, worked waiting tables or cutting yards and were able to earn diplomas free of the decades of student loan debt graduates now face.

February 21, 2016 | Times staff reports | All viewpoint stories


Local foster parenting efforts are an important first step toward solving an ongoing problem

Practically every day, we hear about a child who has been abused or neglected, and we wonder, "What's wrong with these people? Why would anybody abuse a defenseless child? Somebody ought to do something."

February 21, 2016 | By Phil Hudgins Guest columnist | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Democrats rig primary voting to back the elite

Regardless of which political party or ideology you adhere to, one must admire the Democratic Party leaders. They obviously know their constituency.

February 20, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: Sharing ideas on teachers, nukes, Cam, voting

An alert to Georgia public school teachers: Keep a close watch on these two legislators.

February 20, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Georgia should act to limit dangerous police chases

Several recent high-speed police pursuits in North Georgia have caused multiple deaths and injuries to innocent motorists and passengers who just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. That is, they were in the way of either the fleeing suspect or the pursuing police officer.

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


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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


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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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


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 ...

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 ...

June 11, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: They fought real wars, not pretend ones

Americans will launch the summer season with their annual celebration of Memorial Day this weekend, most taking a bit of time from our barbecues, beach ...

May 29, 2016 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


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