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Our Views: Hope amid the pain

It is a cruel paradox worth noting in our yearly calendar.

April 20, 2014 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our views: Tax reform is overdue

'Cause I'm the taxman

April 12, 2014 | Times Editorial board | Editorials


Our Views: Embracing the future at the polls

Just in time for this year's elections, registering to vote in Georgia may get a little easier.

April 06, 2014 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: A special birthday for a Gainesville icon

Humanitarian. Philanthropist. Patron of the arts. Journalist. Businesswoman. Trailblazer. Tennis enthusiast. Storyteller. Environmentalist. Writer. Community pillar. Humorist. Mother. Wife. Centenarian.

April 01, 2014 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Measurable progress

Each year at the end of March, we offer our annual Progress sections, included in today's paper. The sections take our community's temperature along six separate topics - Education and Government, Health and Safety, Business and Industry, Sports and Leisure, Arts and Community and Poultry - over the last calendar year.

March 30, 2014 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Sunshine lights way to liberty

Tap your finger on a smartphone and you've got access to your bank account, your favorite restaurant's menu and your child's baseball schedule.

March 23, 2014 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Another ethics dodge in the Gold Dome

As the 2014 Georgia General Assembly winds down this week and a slate of new laws assessed, it's clear one apparent success from last year's session hasn't panned out as many hoped.

March 16, 2014 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Hall shouldn’t rush into energy plan

Hall County commissioners are expected to vote today on whether to commit millions of tax dollars to expansive energy-efficiency projects that may, or may not, hold the promise of long-range expense savings.

March 12, 2014 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: A misguided promise

During the 1988 presidential race, candidates went back and forth over who was more sincere about reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the U.S. flag, which even then seemed a silly issue in the midst of the more serious matters of the time.

March 09, 2014 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: A final cost of war

At the end of the year, the United States will mark the end of its longest war when the last troops are scheduled to return from Afghanistan. If that occurs, the U.S. will be at peace for the first time since 2001.

March 02, 2014 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Let the races begin

It's time to put away the snow shovels and the sleds for now, and get ready for some March Madness. Not basketball, in this case, but a sport with even harsher rivalries and more contact: Election season.

February 23, 2014 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Taking winter’s blow

When it comes to nailing down weather forecasts, the big loser this month isn't the National Weather Service, the TV weather experts or the Farmers' Almanac. It's Gen. Beauregard Lee, the state's official furry Groundhog Dog prognosticator, who saw no shadow and foresaw an early spring two Sundays ago.

February 16, 2014 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: A flickering flame

Though we're all likely sick of snow and ice in this part of the world, now we have a chance now to enjoy some frozen stuff from a comfortable distance by watching talented athletes slide around on it with skill and purpose.

February 09, 2014 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Blizzard of criticism

Anyone ready for spring?

February 02, 2014 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Some hits and misses under Gold Dome

When the Georgia General Assembly was gaveled into action earlier this month, hope was that a lightning-quick session would focus on high-priority legislation and fewer of the usual "hey look at me" proposals that often clog progress under the Gold Dome.

January 26, 2014 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


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Our Views: Watching state's wayward watchdogs

It is both telling and troubling that the state agency assigned to police ethical behavior in government hasn't been able to mind its own store.

September 14, 2014 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Terrorism’s new face

Each Sept. 11 for the past dozen years since the fateful day of 2001, we ask ourselves the same question: Are we safer now than we were then?

September 07, 2014 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


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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