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Today's Opinions

  • Spasms are no laughing matter

    I’ve spent the past week or so with back spasms. Not something I anticipated, nor did I enjoy it. Who would? Back spasms are no fun.

    You don’t realize how much you are dependent on your back each day. I mean, it’s kind of a given. But we just don’t think about it much. But when the back is out of whack, your world stops. Trust me.

  • Rally promises hope, help for community

    The 1000 Men Rally is planned for Friday night. Organizers say they expect more than 1,000 men to attend the rally that will include speakers, music and entertainment, and create a relaxing environment. They hope attendees will accept advice on everything from their health to how to treat their mates. It's a good concept and if it helps a even just handful of men there will hopefully be fewer issues.

  • 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.