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Today's Opinions

  • Letter: Embarrassed by the school board

    I am embarrassed to be a Marion County citizen after watching the recent school board meeting that dealt with Mr. Smith's evaluation. Only Mr. Mullins seemed respectful of dealing with facts and focusing on Mr. Smith's work performance. This meeting appeared to be held with a planned agenda. This meeting seemed directed to run him out of town. Congratulations - this is exactly what was accomplished.

  • Letter: Higdons have blessed the community

    New Beginnings Community Church would like to express our gratitude to Jimmy and Jane Higdon of Higdon's IGA for their service to their community. Jimmy and Jane Higdon donated a huge amount of food to many churches, including our own food ministry, allowing us to continue to help struggling families in our community. We pray God's continued blessing over them, and we wish them well in all their future endeavors. They are both true examples of Christ's hands and feet in our community.

    Kelly Townsend

  • Letter: Officials should be just

    How are your elected officials to rule?

    The Bible's II Samuel, chapter 23, verse 3 says, "The God of Israel said, the rock  of Israel spake to me, he that ruleth over men must be just ruling in fear of God."

    Thomas Jefferson said, "There is scarcely a King (or would be king) in a hundred who would not, if he could, follow the example of Pharaoh, get first all the people's money, then all their lands, and then make them and all their children slaves forever."

  • Flip Flop

    People don't usually discuss flip-flops in the dead of winter, but it seems to fit some recent actions and statements by a couple members of the Marion County Board of Education.

    Just six months ago, DeLane Pinkston and Bernard Miles were singing the praises of Superintendent Donald Smith. Since the November elections - when three of Pinkston and Miles' colleagues were voted out of office - it seems they have had a change of heart.

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  • Survey says ... a reply to senator's questions

    Every year, Jimmy Higdon provides a survey for his constituents. As a citizen, I hope you will take time to respond. 

    Just like voting, this survey is an opportunity to address your government.

    With that in mind, Sen. Higdon, here are my thoughts as just one of your many constituents.

     

    Please let me know how important the following issues are to you: 

    Rate the issue on a scale of 1-10. One is not important; 10 is very important

  • Letter: General donation will help many

    With the economic situation the way it is, it's been a difficult year for everyone. These dark days have given some people the opportunity to rise to the occasion and to shine as wonderful examples to the rest of us, to show us "how it's done." Two of those people in this category would be Jane and Jimmy Higdon.

  • Letter: Learning to cook with Susan's Kitchen

    Susan Spicer, you've taught me how to cook!

    As a young girl growing up in Loretto, my mom tried to teach me but I was more interested in social activities, such as dancing, working, hairstyles, etc. Consequently, I fed my family lots of tuna fish sandwiches, scrambled eggs and cornbread as they grew up.