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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


Our Views: Grads, prepare to hustle for success

In the days to come, high school and college graduates of the Class of 2012 will grip their diplomas with pride and flip their tassels, leaving the life they've known behind for uncertain waters. Then they will hear speeches warning them of the hard road ahead of them.

May 13, 2012 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Invest, shop in our community

Though there are faint, flickering hints of light at the end, the nation remains deep inside a very dark tunnel of financial distress.

May 06, 2012 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Hall-Gainesville merger is not likely

In a time when local governments continue to operate under tight budgets, with little relief in sight, it's not surprising the issue of consolidation has again made its way to the front burner.

April 29, 2012 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Time to crash the parties

So does anyone still think we don't need to keep close tabs on ethical behavior by government officials? If so, take a look at recent scandals in the nation's capital involving members of the General Service Administration and Secret Service.

April 22, 2012 | Letter to the editor | Editorials


Our Views: Advise & consent

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. - That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.

April 15, 2012 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Vying for votes

This being an election year, we all knew the 2012 session of the General Assembly would produce its fair share of "hey, look at me" bills designed more to impress voters than to solve their problems.

April 01, 2012 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Progress update shows better days ahead

Judging our yearly progress was easier at one time.

March 25, 2012 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: War’s high costs often are hidden

The high cost of war again has been brought into clear focus.

March 18, 2012 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: School safety is always a priority

People of a certain age remember a time when children felt safe in their homes, their neighborhoods and their schools.

March 11, 2012 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Think of primary as a job interview

Georgia voters and those in nine other states are next in line Tuesday to join this year's game of Whac-A-Mole in the Republican campaign for president.

March 04, 2012 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Legislators, give up the goodies

If ever there were a piece of legislation you'd think should be a no-brainer, it is the idea to cap how much lobbyists can spend to woo state lawmakers, a practice that totals some $1.6 million annually

February 26, 2012 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Your Views: Editorial focused on immigration law offered biased views

On Jan. 29, The Times published an editorial entitled, "A bitter harvest." This editorial argued that the Georgia immigration bill sent immigrants, and revenues, fleeing Georgia farms and as a result guest worker reform was needed.

February 22, 2012 | Letter to the editor | Editorials


Our Views: State needs more sunshine, not less

The news that the Georgia General Assembly is considering a major updating of the state's open records and open meetings laws is both welcome and frightening.

February 19, 2012 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


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Our Views: In search of that star

Peace on earth? Where, exactly?

December 21, 2014 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our views: Nonprofits need donations of time, money to make difference

The holidays are traditionally a season of giving, where many with kind hearts buy for families in need, Angel Tree kids or Toys for Tots, feed the hungry or follow the sound of the summoning jingle of bells to drop a few bucks in the Salvation Army's red kettles. And as the calendar year wanes, those in the mood for goodwill and tax deductions pull out their checkbooks to make end-of-year donations.

December 14, 2014 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: For medicinal use only

Most Americans of Baby Boomer age and younger were exposed to marijuana at some point in early adulthood, whether they partook or not on their own. For many, it was a rite of passage encountered at a rock concert or someone's dark basement. For others, it was a substance and a crowd of users best avoided.

December 07, 2014 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: How we get 2 views of 1 death

In the great American novel "To Kill A Mockingbird," attorney Atticus Finch is explaining to his daughter Scout how to deal with other people amid conflicts at school: "You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view ... Until you climb into his skin and walk around in it."

November 30, 2014 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Life is good, so we give thanks

When you think about it, it's somewhat odd to choose one particular day of the year to express thankfulness.

November 27, 2014 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: No checks, no balance

If there's a word that can sum up our national leadership these days, it is "lame" - a lame-duck session of Congress, a lame-duck president, all yielding results that are totally lame.

November 23, 2014 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Our Views: Hall rides a rising tide

Hall County's business community took a well-earned opportunity last week to celebrate a full November cornucopia of blessings and pat itself on the back a bit.

November 16, 2014 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


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