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Dick Yarbrough: Bullies on both sides should let the Civil War end

Dick Yarbrough: Bullies on both sides should let the Civil War end

My son, a learned philosopher, says of an impending competition between two football teams he particularly dislikes: “May they play a zero-zero tie in the ...

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Letter: City workers deserve our appreciation

Letter: City workers deserve our appreciation

Give thanks for the people in the yellow and orange-striped pullovers and vests.

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Letter: State leaders need to address the epidemic of highway deaths

Letter: State leaders need to address the epidemic of highway deaths

Imagine briefly that a group of Georgians who have frequently had uncomfortable encounters with dogs decided to confront the problem by initiating a campaign in ...

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Letter: President’s triumphs over first 6 months are impressive

Letter: President’s triumphs over first 6 months are impressive

There are some things I dislike about President Donald Trump, but isn’t that true of most anyone you’ve ever known or observed? Over ...

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Letter: Declaration put God as creator at the founding of our country

Letter: Declaration put God as creator at the founding of our country

Soon after World War II, an assault against our Foundation Papers began. Our Constitution states “Congress shall pass no laws establishing religion or prohibiting the ...

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Letter: State crackdown on speeders should include those who text

Letter: State crackdown on speeders should include those who text

We read the Saturday article regarding the Operation Southern Shield prevention and enforcement initiative in the Southeast that will focus on speed limit enforcement for ...

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Letter: Ideal health care for all is only possible if we make it universal

Letter: Ideal health care for all is only possible if we make it universal

Once again, the Republican health care plan will not come up for a vote as promised. This time it’s because Sen. John McCain had ...

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Tom Crawford: Candidate for governor is Georgia’s own mini-Trump

For those Georgia voters who couldn’t get enough of Donald Trump in last year’s election, fear not. We have a local version of ...

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Letter: Georgia’s legal community mourns loss of Judge O’Kelley

Letter: Georgia’s legal community mourns loss of Judge O’Kelley

On behalf of the State Bar of Georgia, I would like to express condolences to the family, colleagues and many friends of Senior U.S ...

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Editorial: No more offseasons for political circus

Editorial: No more offseasons for political circus

There was a time when every pastime had its assigned season: Baseball in spring and summer, football in fall, basketball and hockey in winter. Then ...

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Dick Yarbrough: Lowering the boom on an ISIS recruit

KNOCK! KNOCK! “Sir, you wanted to see me?”

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Editorial: No lazy summers for these kids

Editorial: No lazy summers for these kids

Back in the day, summertime for area kids was not only longer by several weeks, it was full of gleefully idle hours spent barefoot in ...

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Letter: National media bias evident in AP stories from G-20 Summit

Letter: National media bias evident in AP stories from G-20 Summit

The G-20 Summit report in the Sunday paper by Associated Press reporters David McHugh and Geir Moulson provides two great examples of how the media ...

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Letter: Freedom of faith includes those who are not Christian

Letter: Freedom of faith includes those who are not Christian

Gary Gambrell recently asked in a letter to The Times, “Since when have you heard big government will not tell us where, when or to ...

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Tom Crawford: Some early gaffes by Kemp mark 2018 governor’s race

When you look over the Republican field of candidates for the governor’s race, two names stand out as front-runners: Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle and ...

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Letter: Putting students ahead of schools dismisses idea their fates are linked

Letter: Putting students ahead of schools dismisses idea their fates are linked

In defending Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, a recent letter writer informs us he has read a book concluding that focusing on what is good for ...

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Letter: Company’s ties to administration, EPA should come under close scrutiny

Letter: Company’s ties to administration, EPA should come under close scrutiny

Recently, the Times published an Associated Press report on an Environmental Protection Agency decision to deny a petition to ban chlorpyrifos, a pesticide produced by ...

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Editorial: A temporary holiday of minimal value

Editorial: A temporary holiday of minimal value

One of the rites of late summer here in Georgia, where school starts amid the dog days of the season, is back-to-school shopping. Though a ...

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Ron Martz: Should news outlets seek to erase history?

Ron Martz: Should news outlets seek to erase history?

The late Ed Koch, the irascible and highly entertaining former mayor of New York City, once asked this question: “Should we be rewriting history just ...

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Dick Yarbrough: Skeeter Skates is a man ahead of his time

I don’t need Caller ID to know when Skeeter Skates is calling. The phone has a different kind of sound to it, like very ...

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Editorial: The label we can all share is USA

Editorial: The label we can all share is USA

When the nation pauses for a few days to celebrate the 241st anniversary of our independence, it goes without saying all the fireworks these days ...

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