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Editorial: Why should we vote? Consider the alternatives

There's an election this Tuesday, if you weren't aware. Your local media outlets have done their part to beat the drum and stir up interest, and certainly the candidates want you tuned in as well.

November 01, 2015 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials

Savoring our autumnal bliss

If you don't like fall in North Georgia, well, you're pretty hard to please.

October 11, 2015 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials

Saluting true masters

Today's society puts a great premium on rewarding those who excel in fields that play out in the public arena.

October 04, 2015 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials

A nation of ‘us vs. them’

The idea we live in a polarized nation is not new. For decades, Americans have pulled in opposite directions based on differences over ideology, backgrounds, faith, you name it.

September 27, 2015 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials

Our messy blueprint of freedom

The Georgia Department of Education has engaged in an ambitious plan to mark Constitution Week, which runs Sept. 17-23. The idea is for every fourth-grader in the state's public schools, more than 120,000 in all, to receive a pocket copy of the U.S. Constitution, paid for by donations and not taxpayer funds.

September 20, 2015 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials

The post-9/11 generation: What will they remember?

Fourteen years ago, the nation and world were still reeling from a morning forever burnished in our memories.

September 13, 2015 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials

Many workers still laboring to scrape by

Labor Day 2015 brings the usual combination of shorter days, football games, end-of-summer trips to the lake and ... a day off from work?

September 06, 2015 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials

Some schools face a steep learning curve

The school year is just a few weeks old and already the drumbeat of opposition to current education policy is banging loudly. The rallying cries against a system many see as failing is coming from several quarters, focused on the intertwined issues of standardized testing, rigid curriculums and inadequate funding.

August 30, 2015 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials

Women make their mark in North Georgia

It's hard to imagine any community in America that wasn't built with strong female hands as part of the construction crew, and ours is no exception.

August 23, 2015 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials

America's economy, where one size fits some

There's a reason no one shops at a clothing store for one-size-fits-all garments. That concept might work OK for a baseball cap or tube socks, but not much else. Finding what fits best is an American quest, whether it's shirts, shoes or how we manage our public and private institutions.

August 16, 2015 | | Editorials

Designing the perfect POTUS

In 457 days, a year and three months, Americans will elect their 45th president. Before the balloons drop in someone's hotel ballroom, dozens of debates, hundreds of ideas, thousands of speeches with millions of words, and billions of dollars will be deployed in the 2016 campaign.

August 09, 2015 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials

A high price to play

It's a time of year sports fans eagerly await: The start of football preseason practices, sparking anticipation for the fall nights and afternoons to come. Baseball pennant races heat up on the march toward the postseason, though sadly not for the Braves this year. And basketball lovers know their season isn't far behind.

August 02, 2015 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials

Putting faith in perspective

While there certainly are some in the community who were looking forward to a state vs. religion showdown in the courtroom, the Hall County School system's decision to settle the lawsuit over prayer in the athletic program at Chestatee High School was the right choice to make.

July 26, 2015 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials

Pluto mission again makes the case for space

Sometimes when mankind appears to be at its worst, it gets a welcome shot of medicine to add perspective and make our human-sized conflicts seem slightly less burdensome.

July 19, 2015 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials

The South's primary power push

To most people so far, the 2016 race for president resembles one of those myriad reality shows, where a baker's dozen or more drama queens and kings take turns stabbing each other in the back until all but one are voted off the island.

July 12, 2015 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials

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