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Our Views: Taxing patience

Since 1985, Special Purpose Local Option Sales Taxes have provided Georgia communities with a viable option for financing infrastructure and major capital projects. Throughout the state, cities and counties have used SPLOST collections to build courthouses, jails, libraries, roads, parks and other specific projects that could be clearly defined for voter approval.

February 10, 2013 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Fading Sax appeal

As more Americans decry the lack of cooperation among leaders in Washington, D.C., that job gets more impossible by the day.

February 03, 2013 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: In real world, there is no ‘always’ safe

Inaugural speeches are known for sweeping rhetoric and big ideas, the president's goal upon taking office to offer a vision for his term rather than two dozen bullet points on the legislation he wants passed (that's what the State of the Union is for ... can't wait).

January 27, 2013 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: A modest agenda

Sometimes, political leaders succeed not by performing great feats, but by knowing their limitations and working within them.

January 20, 2013 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Growing our future

Economic and job growth. That issue was the centerpiece of last year's presidential campaign and remains the focus of all governments as we stagger from the uppercut of a five-year recession.

January 13, 2013 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: A deficit of trust

With the new session of Congress begun and Georgia legislators preparing to bang their gavel a week from Monday, it's a good time to examine what we expect from our elected employees.

January 06, 2013 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Commissioners, take the high road

With the new year comes the promise of change, and personal resolutions to do so are a traditional part of the turning of the calendar page.

December 30, 2012 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Salute to trio of Hall leaders bowing out

Barring an unforeseen emergency before year's end or a political comeback at some future time, Tom Oliver has presided over his final Hall County Board of Commissioners meeting as chairman. He leaves behind a legacy of progressive leadership and accomplishment that future chairmen will find difficult to equal.

December 23, 2012 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Paint it red this football season

During election season, Georgia is referred to as a "red" state in reference to its reliable Republican loyalties.

December 16, 2012 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Election a wake-up call on immigration

No matter how you feel about the result of the Nov. 6 election, one promising result may be that the federal government finally is moving toward a practical policy on illegal immigration. After years of debate over how best to deal with the nearly 12 million undocumented foreign workers in the United States, a push toward a solution may be sparked by politics.

December 09, 2012 | Letter to the editor | Editorials


Our Views: Ga. students deserve more options in education

No matter how it's computed, Georgia's graduation rate is abysmal.

December 02, 2012 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Spread the cheer this holiday

This year's Christmas season began last week with a more recent tradition that goes beyond tree lightings and turkey leftovers.

November 25, 2012 | | Editorials


Our Views: Sharing a full bounty of our gratitude

On Thanksgiving Day, we gather today with family and friends to share the blessings of a big meal, the warmth of our loved ones and a gravy boat full of gratitude.

November 22, 2012 | Times Newsroom Staff | Editorials


Our Views: Divided we fall

Secession? Really?

November 18, 2012 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Common ground isn’t hard to find

The most expensive, contentious presidential campaign in U.S. history is behind us now - until the next one begins in about two years. As a second-term president, Barack Obama becomes a lame duck as soon as he palms the Bible and takes the oath anew on the Capitol steps in January. He will face a Congress still divided - Republicans in control of the House, Democrats the Senate.

November 11, 2012 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

August 09, 2015 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


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