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Ron Martz: Gun limits for whom?

The Obama administration’s response to the mass murder of 49 people in an Orlando nightclub on June 12 is depressingly predictable and woefully inadequate.

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Editorial: A dry spell looming over water worries

Even as we enjoy the cool waters of Lake Lanier amid the summer heat, there are dark clouds looming on the horizon that could affect ...

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Letter: Will we listen to the message nature sends us?

All around us, we are seeing the ravages of climate change. Mother nature is giving us warnings of the dangers to come if we do ...

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Dick Yarbrough: Here's a Sebastian who is the real deal

I don’t know how school teachers manage to do what they do and do it as well as they do, given the obstacles tossed ...

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Letter: It’s time to abandon our political correctness, speak out boldly

“Retaking America” is a fascinating book about how political correctness is destroying our nation. Author Nick Adams, a young Australian who now resides in America ...

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Letter: School garden is of great benefit to entire community

My husband and I moved to Gainesville in the early 1990s so he could take a position teaching at Brenau University. While our daughter did ...

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Letter: Eco-friendly school movement is reflected in Enota’s garden

Surely, Gainesville City School administrators and board members are unaware of the National Wildlife Federation’s campaign to increase eco-school programs and develop schoolyard habitats ...

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Letter: Conservatives’ aim to ‘interfere’ less doesn’t make nation better

The opinion piece in Monday’s paper by John Stossel (“Clinton is eager to interfere in our lives”) was typical of the conservative claim that ...

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Tom Crawford: Georgia should follow Louisiana's lead, bend on Medicaid

This may be the first time I’ve ever written these words, but here goes: Georgia could learn a lesson from Louisiana.

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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?

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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