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Today's Opinions

  • It's good to see it's out with the old, in with the new

    I don't know when they bought them but I'm glad they did. After decades, the city of Quincy has invested in new holiday lights. They look fabulous, too. Gone are the crusty and matted, once-green garlands that saw better days 10 years ago. Gone are the garish lights that were haphazardly thrown over the magnificent oaks on the courthouse lawn.

    Granted, there was a mistake made when the holly trees were hacked last week but everyone involved is sorry. Jack McLean, city manager, immediately acknowledged the mistake and vowed to never let it happen again.

  • Former opponent asks for support of newly appointed judge

    On Nov. 16 Kathy Garner took office as Gadsden County judge, having been appointed by the governor to replace the honorable Stewart Parsons, who is retiring.

  • Allegedly Speaking

    I got some great news last week. My cousin’s son won his local Patriot’s Pen contest, sponsored by the Thomson, Ga. Veterans of Foreign Wars post and its Ladies Auxiliary. He placed third at the state level.

    At first glance, you might think, so what? A lot of kids enter essay contests and many of them win some nice prizes. Happens every day, right?

    But this is an extra-special case, considering Tyler Shelton is an extra-special boy.

  • Contemplations

    In my line of work I meet a lot of people. Some good, some bad but most are in between and it depends on the circumstances under which I met and interacted with them.

  • Allegedly Speaking

    If you read this column regularly, you know I’m a Facebook fanatic. I check it throughout the day, and enjoy keeping up with friends and family through its use tremendously.

    Last week, some of my FB friends posted that they were already putting up their Christmas decorations. I was horrified. It’s not even Thanksgiving yet, and you’re moving on to Christmas? How dare you?

  • Allegedly Speaking...

    I trust that you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I did. I was able to travel to my parents’ house in North Georgia and spend the holiday with my family.

    I enjoyed the drive, once I got a little further north. The leaves were beautiful.

    I enjoyed the hug from my 4-year-old niece, Amanda, before I could even get out of the car when I arrived.

    I enjoyed coloring with Amanda. She told me it’s OK to color outside the lines. She also said, “Gigi, I’m a conceptual artist.”

  • Contemplations...

    There was a time, not so long ago, that I could remember everything trivial. Remember Trivia Pursuit, the game that was so popular back in the 80s? I was good at it. My friends and I would play into the early morning hours. Two weeks ago I was in Orlando and met up with one of my old college roommates and we started talking about the many hours we spent having fun.

  • Reader lauds new county administrator

    It was a pleasant experience last week learning that Gadsden County now has a county administrator who is both accessible and responsive.  Maybe better things are in store for us at the county courthouse after all, if he will just stay with us.

     

    Howard Young

    Quincy