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A high price to play

It's a time of year sports fans eagerly await: The start of football preseason practices, sparking anticipation for the fall nights and afternoons to come. Baseball pennant races heat up on the march toward the postseason, though sadly not for the Braves this year. And basketball lovers know their season isn't far behind.

August 02, 2015 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Putting faith in perspective

While there certainly are some in the community who were looking forward to a state vs. religion showdown in the courtroom, the Hall County School system's decision to settle the lawsuit over prayer in the athletic program at Chestatee High School was the right choice to make.

July 26, 2015 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Pluto mission again makes the case for space

Sometimes when mankind appears to be at its worst, it gets a welcome shot of medicine to add perspective and make our human-sized conflicts seem slightly less burdensome.

July 19, 2015 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


The South's primary power push

To most people so far, the 2016 race for president resembles one of those myriad reality shows, where a baker's dozen or more drama queens and kings take turns stabbing each other in the back until all but one are voted off the island.

July 12, 2015 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


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


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


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


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


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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 ...

August 23, 2015 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


America's economy, where one size fits some

There's a reason no one shops at a clothing store for one-size-fits-all garments. That concept might work OK for a baseball cap or tube ...

August 16, 2015 | | Editorials


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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