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Today's Opinions

  • Get it together, Quincy

    I have been reluctant to write this to the people of Quincy but I felt I needed to do so.

    I was a resident of Gadsden County all my life and 5 years ago I had to move to Tallahassee.

    My wife and I still go over to Mt. Pleasant every Sunday to church. We take the interstate and exit at the Quincy exit and turn down Martin Luther Boulevard to Atlanta street.

    Martin Luther King Boulevard is a place to be ashamed of. Pretty soon the pavement will be completely gone.

  • Why so high, Chattahoochee?

    I realize that many cities use their utilities as cash cows, but 290 percent is ridiculous. In the past 50 years,  the rate has risen from 50 percent of the water bill to almost 300 percent at present. How much higher will the rate rise if it is not challenged? Water cannot be a problem because the city is on the banks of the Appalachicola River.

    This should be an issue in the next city election.

  • No woman should have to see that

    Last week, as I was out having lunch, I witnessed something no woman should ever have to.

    I saw a man in really tight knit pants. Pants that left nothing to the imagination. Pants that were, well, in a couple of words, too small. I’ve heard it said that clothes make the man. Not in this case. They can, however, make the man do lots of things he shouldn’t.

    After witnessing his, um, attire, I began to think about men and the clothing they wear, and I’ve been taking mental notes the past few days.

  • Someone needs to teach the boys how to be men

    For the second time this year a young father has been charged with killing his infant child. In January, 18-year-old Kearse Raeshon Bradham was charged with second-degree murder in the death of his 2-month-old daughter. Last week, 20-year-old Bobby Matthew Dukes Jr. was also charged with second-degree murder in the death of his 3-month-old son.

  • Dig a little deeper before you raise your hand in support

    Picture this: You’ve been diagnosed with cancer and the prognosis is not good. You’ve had to wait a year for surgery, meanwhile, the malignancy has spread.

    Now you finally get to see a surgeon, and not one you’ve selected, but one that was selected for you. You’re told, “It’s too late. There’s nothing we can do for you.” You’re refused any further treatment.

  • Refreshed, renewed, ready to go

    When you don't think you need to get away, that's exactly when you do. I just came back from vacation and I realized, after one day out of the office, I was past due. My vacation this year was to Anchorage, Alaska. I had written on the wall calendar in my office "Alice's Vacation Adventure 12-18" and looked at it every single day.

  • Readers disturbed by columns

    What kind of jerk would bash teachers?  I was the only secretary in an elementary school for 6 years and I can truthfully say the teachers made my day.  And what would I have done had it not been for the wonderful teachers I had through my 14 years of school? 

  • My overgrown lawn, 'tis of thee...

    As I drive down the street where I live in Havana each day, it’s easy to tell which neighbors have better things to do than mow their lawns.

    Some folks mow their lawns religiously. I haven’t seen them do it, but I suspect they use a ruler to make sure the grass the perfect height. I’d even be willing to bet some of them use a level to make sure it’s all even.