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Our Views: A break at the pump

It's summer vacation season, when many families load up the vehicle and head down the road to visit the grandparents, explore the mountains or hit the beach.

June 08, 2014 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Orr was a true advocate for justice

In an age when politicians aren't always public servants and vice versa, we honor the life and career of Wyc Orr, one who filled both roles ably.

June 01, 2014 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Our duty to honor

"All we have of freedom, all we use or know. This our fathers bought for us long and long ago."

May 25, 2014 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Why a single vote matters

"Why vote?"

May 18, 2014 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Salute to graduates and a school leader

We have reached that time on the calendar when our young men and women "walk the walk" in cap and gown, gripping their diplomas with pride as they march into a promising, if unsure future.

May 11, 2014 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: The wages of politics

Now that we think of it, maybe it would be best to have legislators stay home during an election year.

May 04, 2014 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Winning back the cynics

Each election year, we use this space to encourage everyone to register, vote and take part in our marvelous American democratic process.

April 27, 2014 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


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


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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


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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