Plant Vogtle nuclear power plants under construction near Augusta. Photo: Georgia Power
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Political opinion: What Georgia newspapers are writing about

A roundup of editorials from newspapers in Georgia includes kudos on the decision to go ahead with the Vogtle units, a call to help those in Texas and an explanation as to why we can’t stand for a law enforcement officer breaking the law.

1. Powerful news

From the Augusta Chronicle: The decision to move forward with Vogtle units is good for Georgia and good for the nation. 

Volunteers help handle a boat in a swift current during the rescue of people from their homes after Tropical Storm Harvey flooded Beaumont last week. JAY JANNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

2. When it comes to water, Georgians understand Texas

From the Macon Telegraph: We know what it’s like to be inundated with water. We remember Tropical Storm Alberto and our hearts go out to Texas.

3. Chivalry of Old South is not dead

From the Brunswick News: While the Confederacy died a long time ago, civility doesn’t have to follow it to the grave. 

4. Remorse or not, no excuses — none

From the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer: Law enforcement cannot have a pass when one of their own breaks the law.

5. Jailing despicable dumpers

From the Savannah Morning News: The New Orleans-based tanker truck company employees who admitted to dumping hazardous waste into the ground of a Savannah neighborhood deserve what they get.

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