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Our Views: Tourism dollars fuel Ga. economy

As Labor Day weekend approaches, the heat and humidity are easing up a bit, the kids are back in school and we prepare for the rites of autumn.

August 26, 2012 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: It’s Act III of election year; here’s your cue

For many Georgians, the 2012 election season has been a three-act play - part tragedy, part comedy - that is moving toward a final curtain much too slowly.

August 19, 2012 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: A loaded debate

It doesn't take long for the smoke to clear from the latest shooting incident before politicians, pundits and amateur sociologists get out their magnifying glasses to determine why such horrible acts occur.

August 12, 2012 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: A matter of trust

Tuesday's primary vote rejecting the transportation sales tax in the Georgia Mountains Region and eight of the 12 other areas in the state begs many questions.

August 05, 2012 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Roads sales tax is vital to manage our growth

Tuesday's Georgia primary ballot offers many interesting races to lure voters, and early voting figures indicate they are responding.

July 29, 2012 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: New laws alone won’t make Lake Lanier safer

Nothing casts a pall over summer like the tragedies we've seen on Lake Lanier. Though the number of serious accidents isn't yet that great, a few high profile events have caused a great deal of pain, and pointed out the need for greater safety.

July 22, 2012 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Effort to strip chairman’s power is campaign grandstanding at its best

When it comes to cities and counties, there is no perfect system of government, largely because there are no perfect elected officials.

July 15, 2012 | | Editorials


Our Views: Price of security

When it comes to government intrusion, many of us nowadays throw our hands up in the air and ask, "Now what?"

July 08, 2012 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Another battle won, yet the war goes on

There was some good news this week about Lake Lanier.

July 01, 2012 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: The wrong fix for immigration problem

One way you can tell it's an election year is not only by the campaign ads and signs that litter the airways and roadways. Another clear indicator is when a public official launches a new policy plan clearly aimed at voters, or a specific group of them.

June 24, 2012 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: The tax dilemma

This may seem like heresy to many (tea partyers, cover your eyes), but there are occasions when government needs more money. Shocking yes, but true.

June 17, 2012 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: A taxing question

When The Times launched an effort to find how timely political candidates were in paying their taxes, little did we know the result would be the revelation that you really can't trust those online tax records posted by the Hall County tax commissioner's office.

June 10, 2012 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Another chance to halt the gravy train

Amid candidates for Congress, state and local office and a controversial transportation sales tax, you'll find a late addition to the July 31 Republican primary ballot.

June 03, 2012 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Remembering freedom’s cost

Every Memorial Day for the past decade or so, we have taken stock in where our country stands as we fight enemies abroad. For quite awhile now, the day set aside in tribute to the nation's war casualties has continued to see that toll mount in deserts of the Middle East.

May 27, 2012 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Steer toward a safe summer on roads

With high school and college students out for the summer and vacation season upon us, our already-crowded highways will be clogged with even more travelers in the weeks to come.

May 20, 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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