Today's Opinions

  • Letter: Heed the warnings

    You should watch the movie “V for Vendetta” and consider the content.

    You should watch the dud, “The Next Three Days,” and memorize the important parts.

    Remember that surrender of your freedom and rights invites brutality or death.

    “The Islamic Al-Jazeera has Al Gore’s cable channel, Current TV, to have access to the U.S. media market. Gore has reportedly made $100 million from the $500 million deal.” – Accuracy in Media

  • Letter: Donate to local community center

     The Community Service Center, Inc. was created by local churches to minister to the needy of Marion County. The First Christian Church in Lebanon is generous enough to allow us to work out of their building.  We provide emergency help with food, clothing, rent, utilities and prescriptions. We are a strictly a volunteer group using funds and supplies donated by some of the area churches, civic organizations and other generous benefactors. 


     Every time we think the Marion County Lady Knights can't do any more to impress us, they find another way.

    You would think finishing 39-0, winning a state championship and producing the first McDonald’s All-American in school history would be enough. But, not for these ladies.

  • Letter: Dangers of government

    Comments from the “military press”:
    1. Dangerous government – “The power of government is great and, therefore, exceptionally dangerous.”
    2. Priceless – “Any man who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the government take care of him better take a closer look at the American Indian.” – Henry Ford
    3. The Second Amendment – “The beauty of the second amendment is that it will not be needed until they try and take it.” – Thomas Jefferson

  • Letter: Lebanon deserves better

    On March 13, on opinion page A6, an article entitled “Marketing Changes to Lebanon” it was stated rather than to promote Lebanon by name, the community was promoted with the phrase, “Bourbon, Coopers, and Moonshine Still.”
    I am one of eight sons born to Edna and Spencer Clark Sr..  I graduated from the former Lebanon High School with many fond memories of my school, church, and community.  However, I was completely astonished and disgusted by the article about my hometown.

  • City will no longer work on private property

    On March 11, Lebanon Mayor Gary Crenshaw issued a memo stating that city employees should no longer do any work on private property, acknowledging that city employees have assisted homeowners and business owners with minor matters in the past.
    “While these acts may have been performed with good intentions, they must not continue,” Crenshaw wrote.
    He added that going forward, the city would follow the letter of the law.

  • News laws result from General Assembly

    Each legislative session is invariably remembered for one or two high-profile laws, but there are always many others that, while not getting as much attention, are important as well.

  • Marion County is making a difference

    “Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.”