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Lake Lanier Olympic Venue is a place of which we can be continually proud

Whether they occur in the sweltering heat of summer or the frigid winds of winter, it is almost impossible not to be swept up in the excitement and pageantry of the Olympic Games.

June 13, 2015 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Water: Keep it flowing clean for the future

Water is a resource we often take for granted. Where our pioneer ancestors had to settle by a waterway and haul it by the bucket for their daily needs, all we need do is open a faucet for our morning coffee, hot shower or to water the garden. It's always there, cheap and available.

May 31, 2015 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: They were ordinary yet heroic

America's lengthy roster of war dead began with 25,000 lost establishing our nation in the Revolutionary War, the first believed to be Crispus Attucks in the Boston Massacre of 1770. That was followed by 20,000 in the War of 1812 and 13,000 in the Mexican War in the 19th century.

May 24, 2015 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Taking on life's next stage

It's that time of year when proud young men and women don the odd yet traditional attire of colored robes and a square hat with a dangly tail, walk across a crowded stage to much fanfare and clutch a piece of rolled-up paper that says, in essence, "You have reached the next level. Move ahead one giant step."

May 17, 2015 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Free speech still means free

"Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me."

May 10, 2015 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Planting a new seed

The purple "River of Phlox" flows down the hillside alongside the rocky stream, a centerpiece in the woodland oasis that is the Atlanta Botanical Garden, Gainesville - A Smithgall Woodland Legacy.

May 03, 2015 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Exams have some feeling testy

Schools may be nearing a tipping point over standardized tests.

April 26, 2015 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Georgia's watchdog needs some teeth

Is there hope that Georgia's Ethics Commission can overcome its shady past and actually, you know, enforce ethics?

April 19, 2015 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Bill gets passing grade

The Georgia General Assembly wrapped up its annual frenzy of bills, votes, debates and occasional nonsense earlier this month, and, as is usually the case, it will take a while for us to fully realize the impact of what was, and was not, done during that session.

April 11, 2015 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Cheaters fail again

Putting a dramatic and fitting end to the prosecution of professional educators accused of repeatedly changing student test scores in the Atlanta school system, 10 defendants were handcuffed and taken from the courtroom to jail last week. Another, pregnant and on the verge of delivering a child, soon will join them there.

April 05, 2015 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Celebrating a season of progress

Spring brings its annual renewal of life and hope, symbolized by the warm sunshine, green sprouts on the trees and the miracle of Easter.

March 29, 2015 | | Editorials


Our Views: Apathy on the ballot

What if they held an election and nobody voted?

March 22, 2015 | | Editorials


Our Views: Bring public records out of the shadows

As an employer, what would you do if one of your hired workers, someone you pay out of your own pocket, decided to hide information from you that affected your livelihood, perhaps even your safety, your kids' schools and your community?

March 15, 2015 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Legislators out to shade the sunshine

A group acting on behalf of county commissioners is again trying to get the state's General Assembly to make it harder for Georgia residents to keep up with what is going on in the governments they support.

March 08, 2015 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Putting faith in the law

There is an old adage warning those who seek civil discourse to avoid the discussion of politics or religion in social situations.

March 01, 2015 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


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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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