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Our Views: No new taxes ... ever?

"Read my lips ... no new taxes!"

July 17, 2011 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Leadership void could be problems for Hall County

Now that the smoke has cleared from all the last-minute wheeling and dealing that resulted in a county budget for the coming year, a couple of things seem obvious.

July 10, 2011 | The Times editorial board | Editorials


Our Views: Split decisions

Two federal court rulings last week have had a major effect on Georgia's future, and our area's, on two key issues: immigration and water.

July 03, 2011 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: What’s the plan for Hall County budget?

Here's the question for the gang of three that is in control of the Hall County Board of Commissioners: What's the plan for adopting a budget that makes sense for the county before Thursday's deadline?

June 26, 2011 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Battle lines soon to be drawn

The General Assembly is about to embark on a task undertaken every 10 years that is the political equivalent of cleaning the garage: messy, but important.

June 19, 2011 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: No play, no pay

A treasured summer tradition is in limbo these days: the annual July trek of football fans to watch the Atlanta Falcons' preseason camp.

June 12, 2011 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Fewer services or higher taxes?

We have reached a critical juncture in determining the future of Hall County, and local residents have to speak up now if they want a role in deciding what the county will become over the next few years.

June 04, 2011 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Never forget them

The bands will play, the veterans will bask in the applause and visitors to Monday's Memorial Day parades in Gainesville and elsewhere will wave their flags with patriotic fervor. A few then may visit loved ones at local cemeteries and pay respects to those who were lost in battle.

May 29, 2011 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views; Lanier in limbo

Waiting.

May 24, 2011 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Class of 2011, push us forward

High school seniors across the region soon will be walking across a stage, grabbing a piece of paper and throwing a cap in the air.

May 15, 2011 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Double whammy

It's a look we see in the faces of others, likely reflected back to them by our own.

May 08, 2011 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: A costly decision

When you are a candidate for public office, caught up in the often heated rhetoric of the campaign trail, it's easy to promise sweeping changes. From the outside looking in, problems seem obvious, solutions are crystal clear and strategies for action easily formulated.

May 01, 2011 | Times editorial board | Editorials


Our Views: A useful 40 days

As legislative sessions go, this year's General Assembly gathering ranks as useful and effective compared to past years, when too much time was spent on hot-button topics with little real impact, at the expense of more serious issues.

April 17, 2011 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


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Our Views: It's autumn for old jobs

Labor Day weekend provides us an annual three-day break before summer fades into fall. School and football are back, and though it's still plenty hot, the days are growing shorter and the leaves are crisping up for seasonal changes to come.

August 31, 2014 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Georgia icon is still giving ’em Zell

Nostalgia is popular these days: Retro fashions, disco and '80s pop, "Throwback Thursdays" on social media. What's old is new again, what used to be hip turned square and then back to cool.

August 24, 2014 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Free to bow our heads

On any given fall Friday night, you'd be hard-pressed to find a football field in the South without a bowed head or a bent knee.

August 17, 2014 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Money for asphalt drying up

Of all the modern conveniences we take for granted - a light goes on at the flip of a switch, water comes out at the turn of a tap - our roads and highways rank high on the list.

August 10, 2014 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


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