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Today's Opinions

  • Thumbs up to EIS

    I would like to thank and commend Mr. Metcalfe and his students [at Eminence Independent Schools] for the projects they are doing at our cemetery. 

    It’s been long overdue and to think it took someone not born and raised here to see a reason to bring something together that has always been known as separate. This is a great teaching moment for the kids. It’s the kids who will learn from this because they are our future and that’s where change will come from.

    Well done and keep up the good work.

  • Jumping overboard to save one's life

    After preaching a particularly challenging sermon, I received the following text from a church member: “Your sermon made me uncomfortable today. Think I’m gonna have to switch churches so I can feel better.” 

    I understand my church member’s sentiment. Sometimes things hurt so badly and life is so stressful, we long for escape.   

  • Voting for Bernie

    I was pleased to see other folks in the county are familiar with Bernie Sanders.

    I have recognized that some folks are confused about Bernie’s identifying as a “Democratic Socialist.”  Please do not be fooled into substituting “communism” for “socialism.”  

  • Clinton is best choice

    Despite what Republicans and haters would like you to believe, Hillary Clinton is one of the most honest and accomplished presidential candidates in my lifetime. Despite all the lies, distortions and smear tactics used by Republicans, she is still standing strong. As for haters, I feel many of them are just misinformed and fell in the Fox News traps. 

  • In support of Moffett

    We are in the midst of a presidential election and all of us have been exposed to some intense political discussion over the last year. In light of that, it is refreshing to know that in Henry County you have two great candidates running for the office of 4th District Magistrate.  

  • Milestone moments just days away for grads

    In anyone’s lifetime, there are only a handful of milestone moments — your wedding day, birth of a child, starting your own business, the first day of retirement.

    But for about 200 young people in our county, the milestone moment of graduating from high school is only a few days away. They’ll be taking their first wobbly steps into adulthood by heading off to college, starting full-time jobs or packing for basic training in the military.

  • Bridge dedication

    The Eminence Cemetery Board of Directors will recognize the continuing community service work of Steve Metcalfe’s students at a May 15, 2 p.m. gathering.

    The cemetery board will unveil a bronze plaque for the bridge built by Metcalfe’s science, technology, engineering and math-based class at that time. The public is invited to participate.

  • Vote for Bernie

    This year Bernie Sanders is giving us, the people, a once in a lifetime chance to right some very big wrongs and return our government to the people.  The truly important issues facing this country will not be solved, disputed or even debated while we have public officials taking money from lobbyist in the halls of our Capitol or while those same officials are being lavished with expensive dinners, gifts and offerings.