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Editorial: Why not trust the Constitution?

The U.S. Constitution is an amazing document in so many ways, not the least of which is its timeless nature. It has endured 200-plus ...

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Ron Martz: A death for a death solves nothing

The state of Georgia killed another one of its citizens last Tuesday.

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Dick Yarbrough: Much-loved fried shrimp are back at St. Simons grill

Perhaps this renewed love affair doesn’t quite rise to the level of Humphrey Bogart’s Rick finding Ingrid Bergman’s Ilsa in “Casablanca” (“Of ...

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Letter: Super Bowl again puts spotlight on domestic violence

Soon we’ll gather with friends for the most watched television event of the year (if even just for the commercials). Last year the Super ...

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Letter: Voters should toss out bums of both parties

It is my hope that America will throw the bums out during this election cycle.

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Letter: Iran giveaway, presidential race show why US is headed awry

I believe most would agree that something very wrong is going on; our society and our nation is going straight to hell in a handbasket ...

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Tom Crawford: Some people keep fighting the Civil War

You may have the impression that the Civil War ended sometime around 1865, after the Confederate armies stacked their weapons, the soldiers returned to their ...

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Letter: Enota Road bypass could lead to a dangerous traffic flow

As both a resident of the area and a safety professional, I would like to voice concerns over the proposed bypass of Enota Road. Of ...

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Letter: If housing, income are your problem, vote for the right solutions

If you are over 40 you should already know what I’m about to say. If you are under 40, hopefully this will help you ...

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Letter: Vengeance is no reason to punish some who pose no threat to us

A few years ago, a friend committed a crime. He deserved punishment, but there were extenuating circumstances: He was weathering three personal tragedies, continuous pain ...

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Guest column: A new year, but the same old Corps of Engineers

It’s not unusual for a new year to usher in new rules, regulations, and laws that can impact the way we live our lives ...

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Johnny Vardeman: Tunnels still cross beneath the streets of Gainesville

Johnny Vardeman: Tunnels still cross beneath the streets of Gainesville

Underground Gainesville?

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Editorial: Bringing it on home

If you’re reading this on a sunny Sunday from your comfortable home, you may wonder why the struggle to find affordable housing has become ...

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Dick Yarbrough: State senator wants a helping hand for disabled

Republican state Sen. Fran Millar represents Georgia’s 40th District in the north Atlanta suburbs and is not your typical glad-handing, hail-fellow-well-met kind of politician.

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Letter: Income equality’s ‘free lunch’ would kill all incentive to strive, succeed

In days gone by farmers would use a long stick with a carrot hanging on a string to entice their mule to pull their cart ...

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Letter: Georgia’s legal community mourns loss of attorney Summer

On behalf of the State Bar of Georgia, I would like to express condolences to the family, colleagues and many friends of longtime Gainesville attorney ...

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Letter: Real education reform should address overpaid administrators

I keep reading about the governor’s education reform committee. It would appear there is no reform, only an increase in teacher’s pay. I ...

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Letter: Story on nuclear mistakes is evidence of the dangers we face

I was pleased to see the Associated Press account of the Air Force’s most recent nuclear screwup Sunday in The Times. The same report ...

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Tom Crawford: Who will win fight for ‘freedom' under Gold Dome?

This is a fight over “freedom” that legislators don’t really need. It’s a fight they could have avoided. But it seems to be ...

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Letter: Shuttle disaster is what happens when politics overrules science

In 1986, a plan was made to launch a rocket to the space station with a young female school teacher among the crew. The crew ...

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Letter: Teachers don’t need an arbitrary way to judge job performances

Dear Dick Yarbrough: From week to week, I look forward to your column. It is usually refreshing and on point. After reading your article on ...

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Editorial: A few heroes put a rosy glow on winter’s gloom

Winter ... bleh. Like war, unngh, what is it good for? Absolutely nothing.

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Editorial: Is it time to roll the dice on casinos?

Are Georgians ready to gamble on allowing casinos to take root here?

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