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Today's Opinions

  • 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.

  • Show of Support

    By Tiffany Adams

    Guest columnist

    As a Smith supporter against all of the negativity directed towards him I say, "We who engage in nonviolent direct action are not the creators of tension. We merely bring to the surface the hidden tension that is already alive." - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

  • 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

  • Show of Support

    By Tiffany Adams

    Guest columnist

    As a Smith supporter against all of the negativity directed towards him I say, "We who engage in nonviolent direct action are not the creators of tension. We merely bring to the surface the hidden tension that is already alive." - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.