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I was born and raised in this wonderful town. I have all my family here, lifelong friends and enough sweet memories to last a lifetime. I married an out-of -owner and moved away in 1998. I have … more
President Trump is a personified example of narcissistic personality disorder that makes him and his actions a favorite of the Archie Bunkers  and other ultra-right wing folks of the GOP. … more
This has been on my mind and heart since it happened. A few months back, my friend and I stopped for gas on U.S. 301. I saw a young man lying on the ground beside a van. My friend thought he was … more
If you didn’t attend Senior Awareness Day on May 11, you missed a wonderful day of fun, entertainment and great togetherness by all. The Department of Social Services staff did just what they have … more
Re: “Lax gun laws make American violence deadly,” by Deborah Baro, May 10: Ms. Baro, I read the subject of your bloviation and wondered: Would you be happier if American violence wasn’t … more
Re: “Chaos, hypocrisy and fake news” by George Leach, Wednesday: As he is a new conservative media-watcher, I applaud Mr. George Leach for getting real news about tax cuts, record-low … more
Tuesday, May 8 in Sharpsburg, after the town’s mayoral electoral victory of Robert Williams Jr., the freshly elected official was pulled over by local law enforcement while allegedly driving under … more
Re: “Take Cosby’s phony doctorate and the rest, too,” editorial, Wednesday: Whoever wrote this opinion; my hearty thanks and congratulations. It is local articles like this that pleases me … more
This story I’m writing about is true, from start to end. Yesterday, May 4, I watched as a desperate squirrel found the hole where my birdseed was being put into my bird feeder. In his sheer … more
Re: “Chaos, hypocrisy and fake news” by George Leach, Wednesday: Mr. Leach’s column today presents what Shakespeare, and later, Faulkner, called “sound and fury, signifying nothing.” … more
Since the beginnings of our military, soldiers were considered to be either a rifleman or a cook. The job of cook was relegated to those who couldn’t shoot a qualifying score or for other reasons … more
The 2017 National Assessment of Educational Progress numbers are in and the results are appalling, abysmal and pathetic. Often called the Nation’s Report Card, the NAEP measures proficiency in … more
On behalf on my board and all the artists I represent, as the artistic director of your international photography festival, I would like to thank you warmly for your support. We are making waves … more
I have waited nearly six months, since the end of my trial, to say anything because I didn’t want to rush ahead without guidance from my Heavenly Father. I bit my tongue and reminded myself to … more
Cyberbullying is real. It does affect people. A cyberbully will probably think it’s just one comment, but that one comment has meaning. The victim will read that comment, and it will be meaningful. … more
Re: “Woodard is doing great things for Wilson County,” by Dixie Wyatt, May 2: I read with some interest the response from an avid devotee of the current sheriff. I had to agree that he seems … more
In our community and throughout the nation, local, state and federal government employees serve and protect us. Public servants deserve our appreciation daily, but Public Service Recognition Week, … more
Oh, I’m sorry. I didn’t see you there. As you can see, I have two things in my hand, but you only see one. I’m faking. A lot of people tend to fake on social media. What you type on a … more
“No one’s perfect, right? and I’m pretty sure we are equal here.” So my question is why? Why would you want to bully someone period — it’s not like you’re winning a billion dollars or … more
What is diversity? Well, it can include gender, religion, race and so many other variables. Diversity is all over, yet some people tend to acknowledge these differences by taking matters into their … more
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