Editorial roundup: Georgia

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Brunswick News. July 7, 2022.

Editorial: Do not neglect your civic duty to vote in November

If you are not registered to vote, please register. Few recent elections have been more important than the upcoming November 8 general election.

Georgia residents 18 and older have 30 days before the election to register. The deadline is October 11. This is ample time to complete the brief form required.

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When trying to decide if it’s worth it, think about everything that happened. Consider the direction of the state and the nation.

If you want to maintain the current leadership, then join those who think the same and vote for the candidates in your area. If you think change is needed, vote for candidates who think like you. You won’t be able to tell one way or the other unless you register with the voter registration office.

No one can say that he is unaffected by the policies emanating from Washington and Atlanta. Anyone who drives a car knows best. Prices literally explode and remain unstable. Know this: Democrats want to move to cleaner energy as soon as possible and blame high gas prices on oil companies; Republicans prefer to settle for a world where alternative energy sources are the rule and blame Democrats for high gas prices.

Immigration – who can enter and how much – is an issue that continues to divide political parties. Democrats tend to favor a more open-door policy than Republicans, who favor limits.

Then there’s abortion, one of the nation’s most volatile issues and one that has recently become even more volatile with the reversal of Roe v. Wade. In short, Democrats believe that terminating a pregnancy is a decision best left to the woman; Republicans advocate measures to protect the right to life of the unborn child at various stages of development.

In Georgia, in addition to a field of local candidates, voters will decide whether to keep their governor, Republican Brian Kemp, or replace him with Democrat Stacey Abrams.

They will also decide who will represent them in the US Senate and the US House of Representatives. In the race for the Senate, Republican Herschel Walker is challenging incumbent Democrat Raphael Warnock. In the House race, Democrat Wade Herring is contesting the re-election bid of incumbent Republican Buddy Carter.

Add your voice to the state and national debate about what’s next for all. Register to vote and show up on election day.

Valdosta Daily Times. July 8, 2022.

Editorial: Make the Most of What’s Left of Summer

Hard to believe, but in a few weeks most young people in South Georgia will be back in school.

Summer – as a concept of vacation, no school, lazy afternoon etc. – will soon come to an end.

It looks like summer vacation has just started, the 4th of July has just passed, but that’s it, summer vacation is over halfway.

Yet isn’t that the way of life.

Many parents will be amazed that their young children are already old enough to start school.

Other parents will probably be more amazed when they realize their “babies” are entering their senior year of high school.

Where is the summer going?

There are a few weeks of summer break left.

A handful of weeks to make the most of the children’s time outside of school.

Although the children are still a few weeks old, most adults will continue to work.

But it would be a good time to ask for an early afternoon leave or to take a personal day.

Or stay up a little later and watch a weekday movie with the kids.

Or make a night a family game night since there are no school nights for a few more weeks.

Parents should do everything possible to spend some time with the children during the rest of the summer while the children have time.

Because it will happen in the proverbial blink of an eye.

The children will be grown and gone.

Hard to believe, isn’t it?

But that’s the truth of the seasons. This is the truth of the generations.

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