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Letter: As a society, we can’t do enough to thank our military veterans

The following is submitted for everyone’s approval. I hope at least the medical services and benefits can be given to all our vets. They ...

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Letter: Students need learning option a garden offers

As a former Enota Elementary teacher and Gainesville resident having taught young children for 42 years, I know the value of hands-on, real life activities ...

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Editorial: Stamping out support to those in need

While Hall County’s jobless rate lingers below 5 percent and many prosper from a growing economy, we see reminders that it’s never easy ...

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Dick Yarbrough: Retired Atlanta banker dreams of peace through art

I believe each of us has an obligation to leave this a better world than we found it.

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Letter: Forget fighting over bathrooms; focus on real victims of abuse

I’m writing in response to the glut of Facebook posts calling for parents to eschew Target bathrooms and praising North Carolina’s HB2, which ...

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Letter: Educational value of garden at Enota should factor into plans

Recent research in the field of education emphasizes the importance of the “softer side” of our schools. Students behave better, focus better and remember more ...

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Letter: I-985 exit plans need changing

Don’t waste needed money to have the Exit 14 intersection of Interstate 985 come out on Martin Road. Please consider a more cost-efficient way ...

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Letter: Columnist tells only part of story on nuclear power

In his Wednesday column about the Public Service Commission and Georgia Power, Tom Crawford has done what most journalist do today — tell part of the ...

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Letter: Cleaning up after your dogs shows consideration for others

I love my dogs. I take good care of them.

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Letter: School system should preserve Enota garden, not just pictures of it

Regarding The Times article Sunday, “Enota move grows concern over garden’s placement:” With the full approval of the Gainesville Board of Education, an extensive ...

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Letter: School garden is a cherished resource for learning, tranquility

I write following your articles in The Times about the impending destruction of the Smartville garden at Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy. What a gem this ...

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Letter: Choosing love, peace that faith offers is path to happiness

Recently I got inebriated and I had a hangover the next morning, but instead of feeling bad, I felt renewed. And recently, I hugged many ...

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Letter: Enota garden and its impact are worth saving

I am writing to object to the destruction of the Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy Smartville garden to build a parking lot. This garden is unlike ...

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Letter: State senator off base in saying Christianity is under attack

I’m glad columnist Dick Yarbrough saw that state Sen. Joshua McKoon had an opportunity to make his case for “religious freedom,” but I wonder ...

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Tom Crawford: It's time the PSC finally said 'no' to Georgia Power

Imagine that you are the loan officer at the local community bank.

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Letter: Donating cord blood can help a mother give life to others

This Mother’s Day, we celebrate the life-giving power of mothers and are reminded of the joyous event of giving birth, an event that is ...

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Editorial: Making a worthy change for a 20

So far, 2016 has not been a great year for political normalcy, musical icons or, of late, old presidents whose attitudes for their times don ...

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Dick Yarbrough: State senator makes his case for religious freedom bill

A couple of weeks ago, I was highly critical of the efforts of proponents of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act and particularly of State Sen ...

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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?

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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