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Today's Opinions

  • I'll be adventuring abroad in China

    “I’m going to China.” I love the responses that simple sentence elicits whenever someone asks me what I’m doing this summer. The most common response is the raised eyebrow look of surprise followed by the crooked smile and sidelong glance which seems to say, “Come on. Quit pulling my leg!” The next most common response is the, “oh, I guess you are into the Olympics huh?” Finally there is a more recent response that I hadn’t heard before: “missionary work, huh?”

  • Community, paper should be proud of baseball team

    I’m writing this letter to the editor in hopes that many of your readers will see this and better appreciate the accomplishments of this year’s Henry County High School baseball team. As a parent and a fan I was anticipating a wonderful, positive and encouraging headline and a picture of “our” team in “our” Henry County Local after playing in the Regional baseball finals.

  • Thank you to the EPD

    As a resident of Henry County, I never thought I would be the one facing a break in at my home. I am a single mother of four and trying to provide a decent living for my family when the unthinkable happened someone broke into my house taking several items that meant a lot to me and my children. I called the Eminence Police and they came right out and were very attentive to the situation. They came back several times checking on my family and gathering more information on my case.

  • Spring Fling is fast approaching

    The New Castle Spring Fling is right around the corner scheduled for Saturday, June 14. It will run from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., rain or shine! This year the parade will line up at New Castle Elementary School. There will be fire departments, police, floats, marchers, antique cars, antique tractors, beauty queens, ball teams, celebrities and much more! This year there will be two surprises in the parade. If you or your group want to participate in the parade please call the number below.

  • I'm looking forward to meeting you

    I am very excited at the prospect of joining the staff of the Henry County Local.

    The desire to be a contributing member of a close-knit community and my natural curiosity have happily coincided with an opportunity to report and write for this award-winning newspaper. I look forward to meeting the people who know and love the area and can give me insight into what makes Henry County such a special place. The newspaper staff has already welcomed me warmly.

  • HCHS senior projects are worthwhile

    Thank you for your coverage of the Henry County High School Senior project program.

    I was asked to help judge one night of the student presentations. I was impressed by the evidence of hard work by both the teachers involved and the students themselves. The respect the students showed the judges was complete.

    The school system should be applauded for their support of the senior project. I am grateful to have seen a bit of the results and hope more in the community will be so fortunate.

    Tanya Berry

    Port Royal

  • I'll leave the grilling to somebody else

    I have a confession to make. I cannot master the grill.

    But I have to start out by saying that, as many people know, I’m a fiercely independent person. I like to learn how to do things, and out of necessity have learned to fix toilets, do minor electrical work, change my own oil and so on.

    But this weekend, I learned one thing that truly stumps me. It must be that I’m just not built to do it.

    Grilling.

  • Kudos to Brownings for honoring veterans

    As we approach Memorial Day, National Military Appreciation Month is coming to a close. We shouldn’t need reminders to thank those who have given of themselves by joining the armed forces.

    And yet, it seems that year after year, we do need some sort of reminder.

    Kudos to Marlyn Browning and his employees. Last year, they started an event to thank veterans throughout the region for their service. The event started humbly with a parade, but continued to include food, music, a few speeches, and of course — honoring of the veterans who were there.