January 17, 2019 RSS feed / Opinions

Political leaders need our prayers more than our criticisms and scorn

A busload of politicians were traveling a country road when they suddenly careened into a pasture and crashed into an old farmer’s barn.  The farmer dug a big hole and buried the politicians. More...

Athens overjoyed to see one of its own as governor

With the inauguration of Brian Kemp, who has become Georgia’s 83rd governor, the city of Athens is abuzz with excitement – overjoyed to see one of its own become the chief executive of our state.  More...

Beavers can be beneficial

When we think of beavers many of us automatically think of the negative impacts that beavers can have on natural resources and croplands – particularly planted pine stands and ornamental plantings – and immediately want to take action to More...

Book Review

The Indigo Girl

The Indigo Girl is a romantic novel. It rises above the stereotype because it is based on an historic person and the solution to a real problem. In 1739, Eliza Lucas was given control of three plantations in colonial South Carolina by her father. More...

Quitting the band in Lincoln County

I played trumpet in the Lincolnton high school band. Well, that’s not true. I was in elementary school, not high school, so the band must have had another name, and I never played the trumpet. I tried. More...