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Today's Opinions

  • Letters to the editor - June 6, 2012

    Yard sale leftovers? Donate to The Caring Place

    The staff at The Caring Place hopes that everyone enjoys their yard sale adventures this weekend.

    The Caring Place has a full house at this time and several of our families are getting ready to move into their own homes. Please keep in mind that they have left their homes with very few personal items and no furniture.

  • Determination

    De•ter•mi•na•tion (n): firm or fixed intention to achieve a desired end.

     

    The Merriam-Webster Dictionary's definition of "determination" is not a very good one, in my opinion.

    I'd like to write my own definition(s), if I may.

    Determination: A natural instinct to push oneself further, even if it's painful.

  • A reason to wink back

    It's been a few weeks since the most recent drug court graduation was held in the 11th Circuit, which includes Marion County, but for those who completed the program, it was a significant event.

    It was both a recognition and a reminder that they can and have been living their lives drug and alcohol free.

    Bobby Burke Sr. of Lebanon is one of those graduates.

  • Letters to the editor - June 6, 2012

    Yard sale leftovers? Donate to The Caring Place

    The staff at The Caring Place hopes that everyone enjoys their yard sale adventures this weekend.

    The Caring Place has a full house at this time and several of our families are getting ready to move into their own homes. Please keep in mind that they have left their homes with very few personal items and no furniture.

  • How low can we go?

    National media commentators have made a big deal about President Barack Obama's relatively poor showing in the May 22 Kentucky Primary. Considering that he didn't have any opposition, it probably does mean something that more than 42 percent of the Democrats who did vote cast their ballots for uncommitted.

    On the Republican side former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney received 66.8 percent of his party's votes.

  • How low can we go?

    National media commentators have made a big deal about President Barack Obama's relatively poor showing in the May 22 Kentucky Primary. Considering that he didn't have any opposition, it probably does mean something that more than 42 percent of the Democrats who did vote cast their ballots for uncommitted.

    On the Republican side former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney received 66.8 percent of his party's votes.

  • Getting a higher education online?

    By Erin McCoy

    It's about time there was a backlash against skyrocketing college tuition costs that are dooming countless young people in America to a lifetime of debt.

  • Three steps forward, four steps back

    For all of the steps forward the Marion County School System has taken in the last year, it appears that they have taken a giant step backwards this spring.

    From the meeting notes of the Marion County High School Site Base Council, it appears that Marion County High School has once again hired Anthony Epps as an assistant coach for both the football and girls basketball teams.