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Our Views: Grads, prepare to hustle for success

In the days to come, high school and college graduates of the Class of 2012 will grip their diplomas with pride and flip their tassels, leaving the life they've known behind for uncertain waters. Then they will hear speeches warning them of the hard road ahead of them.

May 13, 2012 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Invest, shop in our community

Though there are faint, flickering hints of light at the end, the nation remains deep inside a very dark tunnel of financial distress.

May 06, 2012 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Hall-Gainesville merger is not likely

In a time when local governments continue to operate under tight budgets, with little relief in sight, it's not surprising the issue of consolidation has again made its way to the front burner.

April 29, 2012 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Time to crash the parties

So does anyone still think we don't need to keep close tabs on ethical behavior by government officials? If so, take a look at recent scandals in the nation's capital involving members of the General Service Administration and Secret Service.

April 22, 2012 | Letter to the editor | Editorials


Our Views: Advise & consent

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. - That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.

April 15, 2012 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Vying for votes

This being an election year, we all knew the 2012 session of the General Assembly would produce its fair share of "hey, look at me" bills designed more to impress voters than to solve their problems.

April 01, 2012 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Progress update shows better days ahead

Judging our yearly progress was easier at one time.

March 25, 2012 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: War’s high costs often are hidden

The high cost of war again has been brought into clear focus.

March 18, 2012 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: School safety is always a priority

People of a certain age remember a time when children felt safe in their homes, their neighborhoods and their schools.

March 11, 2012 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Think of primary as a job interview

Georgia voters and those in nine other states are next in line Tuesday to join this year's game of Whac-A-Mole in the Republican campaign for president.

March 04, 2012 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Legislators, give up the goodies

If ever there were a piece of legislation you'd think should be a no-brainer, it is the idea to cap how much lobbyists can spend to woo state lawmakers, a practice that totals some $1.6 million annually

February 26, 2012 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Your Views: Editorial focused on immigration law offered biased views

On Jan. 29, The Times published an editorial entitled, "A bitter harvest." This editorial argued that the Georgia immigration bill sent immigrants, and revenues, fleeing Georgia farms and as a result guest worker reform was needed.

February 22, 2012 | Letter to the editor | Editorials


Our Views: State needs more sunshine, not less

The news that the Georgia General Assembly is considering a major updating of the state's open records and open meetings laws is both welcome and frightening.

February 19, 2012 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Skipping a grade

The No Child Left Behind law is one 10-year-old many are happy to leave in the dust.

February 12, 2012 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Be ‘the people’

We make every effort to cover the news objectively, but once in awhile, we encounter a story we can't wait to tell.

February 05, 2012 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


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Waving flags of fury in a summer of discord

America celebrated another birthday Saturday, blowing out the Roman candles on its cake with the usual mix of barbecue and pyrotechnics.

July 05, 2015 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


True service to city from two departing leaders

Any city's strength and achievements can be best measured by the talents of the leaders selected to guide the way. Without talented, forward-thinking people in key positions, local governments can become bloated, bickering obstacles to progress that stifle effective growth.

June 28, 2015 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Faith conquers fear, ‘so hate won’t win’

The Lord tests the righteous, but his soul hates the wicked and the one who loves violence. (Psalm 11.5)

June 21, 2015 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Is anybody listening?

"Progress has never been a bargain. You have to pay for it. Sometimes I think there's a man who sits behind a counter and says, 'All right, you can have a telephone but you lose privacy and the charm of distance. ... Mister, you may conquer the air but the birds will lose their wonder and the clouds will smell of gasoline.'" - Spencer Tracy, as Henry Drummond in "Inherit the Wind"

June 07, 2015 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Time to plug the foster gap

Broken families. Neglectful parents racked by poverty, addiction or poor personal decisions. Abused children denied a normal upbringing. Government agencies short on resources and personnel scrambling desperately to keep a bad situation from getting worse.

October 19, 2014 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


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