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Today's Opinions

  • Talk about your backyard...or sideyard...quarterbacks

    My football career started in the front yard. We lived out at the end of Stonewall Street. Our nearest neighbors in those early years were Mr. and Mrs. Brooks. I figured them to be in their mid 80s, a little old for a quarterback or tight end. Besides, they worked all the time. That left me and Leon and David Mark. It didn’t take us long to choose up sides.

  • Get out the measuring tape...let's see if I stack up

    I'm wondering about life. I wonder if someone's measuring mine with a tape measure like the one Mary Poppins used. Her measurement read, "Practically perfect in every way." I wonder what mine would say.

  • Vendors should have limits

    The city of Quincy can't begin enforcing its street vendors ordinance quickly enough. People selling food on street corners is getting worse. And I'm not buying into the excuse that people have to make money the best way they can.

  • Dog Days can't be blamed for everything

    Meth lab “accidentally” blows up house in Panama City. Crook robs store, then comes back to ask clerk for a date. Dog sells for $582,000 in China. Man marries ex-wife and then “remembers” during the second reception why he ditched her originally. Tiger Woods hits a ball into the water.

    You talk about strange headlines in the past week! It’s got people talking about the apocalypse. I’m trying to be an “anchor of reason” amid this chaotic exposition.

  • We thank you for the free advertising

    An article appeared in a another area newspaper recently that I’d like to comment on. I won’t name the newspaper or the person who wrote the article, because I don’t want to give them any unnecessary attention. I do however, wish to speak my mind on the situation.

    The article was an unabashed, libelous attack on me and on the Times, and didn’t even prove anything. I was amazed it was placed on the front page.

  • Come together...and help the Hispanic community

    I am happy that the Gadsden County Sheriff's Office has taken the initiative to address the problems that have been rampant in the Hispanic community. For the past several years I have noticed instances of crimes against Hispanics have been on the rise. Also, what stands out in police reports is the phrase "no suspects and no witnesses." The victims refuse to provide information to authorities on how the crime occurred. There have been instances when a Hispanic victim who has been shot or stabbed will not provide even the basic information.

  • Special 'cheerleader' teaches us all a valuable lesson

    I met Albert through football. We’re going out to play Blountstown a few years back and I hear “Coach, coach!” Most of the time I don’t even look up. I’ve got the upcoming game on my mind, “Coach, coach!” I’m trying to remember if I’ve explained to Sidney if they run that buck sweep and the guard pulls, he’s got to look for that tackle blocking down, “Coach, COACH!”

  • School leaders thank contributors

    With many schools in the Gadsden County school district in need of volunteers and supplies, several organization are lending a helping hand to the teachers and students of St. John Elementary.