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Today's Opinions

  • 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.  

  • Making efforts to attract rarely seen birds

    English sparrows are the rats of the avian world, at least in my opinion. English sparrows are the Euro-trash that, after being brought here by well-intentioned folks, collect around cities in the United States and bully the natives.

  • Making efforts to attract rarely seen birds

    English sparrows are the rats of the avian world, at least in my opinion. English sparrows are the Euro-trash that, after being brought here by well-intentioned folks, collect around cities in the United States and bully the natives.

  • At session's end several new laws hit the books

    Legislative sessions tend to be remembered for just a handful of new laws, and this year’s, which ended April 15, is no different.

    The budget was understandably the most prominent, with its chief highlight being the significant amount of new money the General Assembly put toward the unfunded liabilities of our public retirement systems.

  • Not all medications can or should be stopped 'cold turkey'

    By Drane Stephens, Eminence Apothecary

    I often get question about the proper way to stop taking a medication. 

    How to stop a medicine isn’t always clear-cut and generally depends on dose, duration of therapy, reason for stopping, etc. 

    But using a “start slow to go low” approach can usually help limit discontinuation symptoms or other problems for patients.