Lighten up critics, it’s only Groundhog Day

Lighten up critics, it’s only Groundhog Day

If I were Punxsutawney Phil, I might think twice before coming out of my burrow this year.Groundhog Day 2018 is upon us. Every Feb. 2, Phil emerges fr...

February 2nd, 2018 |  


Dan Rather returns

Dan Rather returns

He looked pretty good sitting behind the antique partners desk in his home-office. In fact, darn good for a newsman of 86.Dan Rather has a new weekly ...

January 27th, 2018 |  


I’m so sorry for apologizing!

I’m so sorry for apologizing!

I woke up on Tuesday morning with terrible anxiety — a feeling I’m not usually prone to. Nervously, I paced the house, looking for somethi...

January 26th, 2018 |  


Ink-stained crusaders

Ink-stained crusaders

Good journalism, even when practiced for profit, is a public service. Lately, however, top news organizations, frustrated by criticism from on high, h...

January 24th, 2018 |  


Raw water: Threat or menace?

Raw water: Threat or menace?

Thirty-plus years ago, aunt Addie Lee dropped in on the farmhouse that my parents used for storage and family cookouts. She quaffed a glass of sparkli...

January 21st, 2018 |  


Washington is my only hope against Girl Scout cookies

Washington is my only hope against Girl Scout cookies

I’m on a diet — a miserable diet — just as millions of Americans are during January every year. And to be successful, I want the fed...

January 21st, 2018 |  


Dear editor.A year ago, not long after being elected commander of the local American Legion Post 52, Jimmy “Bones” Wilson came up with the...

January 18th, 2018 |  


Dear editor,If a grocery store clerk accidentally scanned a product twice, costing you double, you would be right to politely complain. Have you ever ...

January 18th, 2018 |  


In 2018, candidates should commit to civil, issue-based campaigns

In 2018, candidates should commit to civil, issue-based campaigns

Tolerance for opposing views has been in decline in recent years, and markedly so in the 14 months since the 2016 presidential election.Today, the atm...

January 18th, 2018 |  


Get your taxes done for FREE!

Get your taxes done for FREE!

A lot of people like to complain about paying taxes but not me. I understand that the roads I drive on, the EMS and other services I rely on to keep m...

January 15th, 2018 |