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Remember veterans on National Salute Week

on Tuesday, 13 February 2018. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

This Valentine’s Day, many veterans who fought to preserve our freedoms will be hospitalized, receiving the medical care they earned, but separated from the homes and communities they defended. No one should be alone on Valentine’s Day, and with the help

Rejecting cloudy logic of EPA Ozone Rules

on Tuesday, 13 February 2018. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

By Merrill Matthews The Environmental Protection Agency missed a court-ordered deadline to announce which regions of the country are complying with an Obama-era ozone rule. The agency says it needs more time to make that determination. Green activists ar

Happy birthday granddaughters, welcome to the teens

on Tuesday, 13 February 2018. Posted in Columns, Opinions

The twins, my granddaughters Caroline and Madison, are now teen-agers. The pair will celebrate their 13th year on Feb. 15. So now my little girls are all grown up – at least they think so. In many ways they seem to be, but then in so many other ways they

A friendship strengthened

on Tuesday, 13 February 2018. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By Armstrong Williams The White House recently released a transcript of remarks made by Vice President Mike Pence. According to the release, he spoke in “The Knesset, Jerusalem, Israel.” This may not seem groundbreaking at first glance, but the simple

Remembering the 5-10-25 cents stores

on Tuesday, 06 February 2018. Posted in Columns, Opinions

The now popular dollar stores – Dollar General, Family Dollar and Dollar Tree – seem to have replaced the “five and ten cents” stores that thrived during my childhood growing up in Florence. S.H. Kress, F.W. Woolworth and McLellan stores were all located

Memos, Trump

on Tuesday, 06 February 2018. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By Dr. Caleb Verbois Perhaps we should not be surprised by the hysteria over the release of Congressman Devin Nunes’ memo. After all, “memogate” has filled Washington with hysteria for weeks. Former deputy assistant to President Trump, Sebastian Gorka, c

Different investments for different investors

on Tuesday, 06 February 2018. Posted in Opinions

Have you ever talked to a co-worker or family member about their investments, only to find that you are on completely different paths? Before you jump to the conclusion that your financial advisor has steered you the wrong way, consider that there are ma

Another reminder that officers deserve our gratitude

on Tuesday, 30 January 2018. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

January 9 was National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. The annual observance aims to remind us of the constant dangers facing our police, deputies and other public safety officers. A much more sobering reminder came just one week later, on Jan. 16, when

Bacon is back!!!

on Tuesday, 30 January 2018. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Have you noticed that bacon is quietly making a comeback? But bacon is not just for breakfast – it is being used now in desserts, crumbled and sprinkled on donuts, and in candy. Other things we have shied away from or completely forgotten: How about tap w

President Trump’s first year economic record

on Tuesday, 30 January 2018. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By Dr. Mark Hendrickson In an article written 10 days after President Donald Trump’s election victory, I commented on the drop in the price of gold, which was mirrored by a spike in the dollar index. I surmised that the markets were signaling optimism ab

2018 candidates should commit to civil, issue based campaigns

on Tuesday, 23 January 2018. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

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 atmosphere surrounding public debate is a toxic one. Contrary opinions are shouted down, and vitriol and en

World events 100 years ago

on Tuesday, 23 January 2018. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Events during the year 1918: Jan. 26 – Herbert Hoover, US Food Administrator, calls for “wheatless” and “meatless” days for war effort Jan. 27 – “Tarzan of the Apes”, first Tarzan film, premieres at Broadway Theater Feb. 6 – Great Britain grants women (30

Trump must pair positive policies with respectful rhetoric if he hopes to ever win support from Black community

on Tuesday, 23 January 2018. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By Armstrong Williams In a recent White House meeting with Congressional leaders to discuss immigration reform Donald Trump reportedly asked, “Why do we want all these people from ‘s---hole’ countries to come here?,” as opposed to other countries such as

The Trump foreign policy: year one

on Tuesday, 16 January 2018. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

As the completion of the Trump administration’s first year comes into focus, it is difficult to sift through the loud drumbeat of Russian “collusion” and the endless noise that emanates from the mainstream media about the shortcoming and failures of the T
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