June 24, 2015 RSS feed / Editorials

Blakely’s annual fireworks

Other Voices

There are few childhood memories I can think back on that make me happier than those of Blakely’s annual fireworks. More...

About those fireflies!

Mumbles

“I can count on one hand how many people came to see it and didn’t come back,” Mike Newberry said Tuesday.  Not sure if we still hold claim to “Firefly Capital of the World” as the Old Farmers’ Almanac once st More...

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A parent’s right to flip-flop

I'm usually on the side of tradition.  Unless I'm not.  Some educators and politicians have suggested that the traditional American school year – nine months of schooling with the summers and holidays off – is antiquated and in More...

Canadian marathon walker stops in Blakely

From our Files News from the past

10 YEARS AGO  June 22, 2005   More...

Careful what you put in your mouth

Other Voices

I’ve never been a fan of raw oysters. I’ve never been a fan of eating something that looks like what I cough up when I have a chest cold.  Friends say I’m crazy. More...

Showing my age

(Publisher’s note: Brenda is making great strides in her recovery and we ask for your continued prayers and support. This column is reprinted from Jan. 23, 2013.)  I am in the middle of my annual re-read. More...

Thieves end careers on sour note

I haven’t been so excited since learning about a gang of Arkansas hillbillies who stole and sold exotic stuffed animals.  Anyone who’s done time in the news business knows nothing gets a reporter — or former reporter — fi More...

The anti-science left does more harm

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This year is the 10th anniversary of a book called “The Republican War on Science.” I could just as easily write a book called “The Democratic War on Science.”  The conflict conservatives have with science is mostly cause More...