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School boards need citizens’ review for SPLOST projects aimed at education

Hall County voters will once again go to the polls this year to renew another 1-cent sales tax. Gainesville, Buford and Hall County schools are ...

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Media is right to focus more on facts than left or right leanings

Rebuttal to Bruce Vandiver’s Aug. 21 letter: Vandiver seems to think that both liberal and conservative outlooks should be “balanced” in a news media ...

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Many ignore facts in favor of good intentions

To Bruce Vandiver from Lula: I read your letter regarding Ron Martz’s essay, your general criticism of him and other rational-thinking people with whom ...

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Tax dollars should not support group many of us resist

I appreciate The Times’ willingness to publish a variety of views. Joel Mathis and I rarely agree, but I’m glad his voice is heard.

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Public may be ignorant of facts; many in power opt to hide them

In a recent letter to The Times, a Lula city councilman made the following statement: “We should have knowledge and a spiritual obligation to ...

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GOP candidates provide a lot of entertainment, few good ideas

So Hillary’s campaign is entertaining to Eddy McEntire? Have you taken a few minutes to watch the Republican clown car? Seventeen individuals, each with ...

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Columnist’s take on ‘liberal media’ is right-wing slop

I have a few thoughts regarding Ron Martz’s recent column: “Essay: Does traditional media lean left?” This is nothing but a Xerox copy of ...

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Here’s a unique solution to reconcile abortion, capital punishment

A society that will not use its moral and legal authority to cull evil from its population is doomed to anarchy. It is not enough ...

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Ethics, truth should matter in a president

Watching the political theater that is the Hillary Clinton campaign has been entertaining as both a comedy and as an epic horror. Comic in that ...

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Government should come together to serve the people

Have vanity, ideology and shortsightedness prevented us as elected officials from accomplishing the purpose that we were elected to do? Today as we watch television ...

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Gainesville's curb cuts area big help to wheelchair users

A huge thank you to the city of Gainesville for the curb cuts they have worked on for the last couple of weeks. The flow ...

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Church forum did not refute holy scripture

I write as one who serves a congregation in the Presbyterian Church USA to object to your bold and misleading heading for Dr. Tom Smiley ...

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Clergy opened their ears, hearts to cope with ever-changing world

In response to Dr. Tom Smiley’s letter on the “Christianity beyond the catch phrases” forum held last week, having attended the forum and listened ...

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Congress must act quickly to fix disability insurance loss

A threat of far more immediate and severe consequences looms for many older and disabled Americans if Congress does not act.

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Gainesville’s residents can impose their will as active voters

This letter is in response to the article, “Pushback on change” found in the July 8 issue of The Times.

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Forum focused on man’s desires, not God’s word

Regarding the community forum held Wednesday, a participating clergyman said the effort was about “How can we come together and listen to each other, recognizing ...

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Climate change is a cyclical occurrence not caused by man

Whenever you see someone decry industrial influence on “climate change,” you generally can be sure you are reading compost. The entire notion of “man-made” or ...

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