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Fighting intolerance must be done with tolerance

February 2, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

It has been said that writing is the method by which one paints a picture with words. Whether that picture is one filled with detail, color or darkness is the job of the writer. The same, in my perspective, can be said of words and actions. As human beings, we are not usually limited to [&hellip...

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The little-known story of the ‘Green Book’

February 1, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

The cover of the 1940 edition of the “Green Book,” which was published from 1936 to 1966 as a travel guide for African-American motorists. One of my favorite scenes in “Driving Miss Daisy,” which won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1989,...

Women on the march against President Trump

January 31, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

I like women. I respect women. Some of my best friends are women. But sometimes, I’m still a pig. I try to be a gentleman — treating women as ladies and respecting them as equals — but sometimes my smarta– side comes out inappropriately. See,...

Boosting the state economy

January 28, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

It’s the economy, stupid. Remember those words, which were posted at Bill Clinton’s campaign headquarters when he was running for president in 1992? It served as a reminder to the campaign that, above all else, the American economy was the paramount issue...

Teen dating violence increasing, not always reported

January 28, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

Dating violence was a hot news topic in 2016 and the statistics for teens is growing alarmingly, and the actual cases are dramatically under reported. Nearly 1.5 million high school students nationwide experience physical abuse from a dating partner in a...

Learning to fish in the Kingdom of God

January 27, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

Now when Jesus heard that John had been arrested, he withdrew to Galilee. He left Nazareth and made his home in Capernaum by the sea, in the territory of Zebulun and Naphtali, so that what had been spoken through the prophet Isaiah might be fulfilled: “Land...

Snippets: Afterthoughts on the passing scene

January 27, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

Big shoes to fill indeed Welcome, attorney Robert McCrea, to a seat on the city’s Commission on Aging. At a meeting earlier this week, he was selected to replace Tom Dunlap as the commission’s vice president. Dunlap, who died Dec. 26 at his Roswell home,...

Remembering the beginnings in college

January 27, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

New beginnings. As an English teacher I know that is an incomplete sentence that lacks a subject and a verb. We can see the intent, but who is it really that is doing the action? As I began to write this column, I thought of the new semester that students...

Campus-life activities help freshmen fit in

January 26, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

The first semester of college is seen by most students as the most stressful semester they have ever had. With the added work and stress load, the transition to college can be hard for some students, which is why retention rates are so low. Students tend to...

‘Antifas’ group has its day of violence

January 26, 2017 • EditorialComments (1)

Oh, how I have longed for the day that President Barack Obama would finally leave office. The beginning of the Trump presidency to me has been rather surreal, with how rapidly the government has been changing. Donald Trump has already taken executive action...