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Today's Opinions

  • Contemplations

       I am so sick of this year's crop of political candidates. I am sick of the nasty, mean-spirited television commercials I grab the remote control as soon as one comes on. I try my very best to dodge them or at least hit the mute button as quickly as possible.

  • Letter to the Editor

    Dear Editor,

  • Our View: Power companies pulling the strings

    In denying reappointment interviews to two members to the Florida Public Service Commission, the PSC Nominating Council proves just how questionable the relationship between utilities and the entity that regulates it is.eeeeJust ask Nancy Argenziano: “This is a very dysfunctional and corrupt system,” said the PSC chairwoman, who is being shown the door in January at the end of her four-year term.

  • Letters to the Editor: May 20 Edition

    City officials need to step up and do something

    I have lived in Quincy all of my life and up until a few years ago, I have loved living here. We have some very noisy neighbors that have moved in and set up a dance hall across from Kelly’s Jr. No. 9.

    Every weekend this so-called music is so loud you can’t sleep. This goes on until 2:30 and 3 a.m. I have called the police every weekend. Sometimes they might come out, but most of the time they don’t.

  • Letters to the Editor: May 13 Edition

    Commissioner speaks against allegations

    I read the April 22 paid advertisement that Dr. Sterling Watson submitted to your newspaper announcing his candidacy for the District 2 County Commission seat.  As a current member of the Gadsden County Board of Commissioners (to whom he referred several times) I feel obligated to respond.

  • I was meant for my Mama

    Mother’s Day. It’s just around the corner. There are many who will celebrate it with bittersweet memories of their mothers who are no longer here. Others are fortunate enough to be able to spend the holiday with their moms.

    I am one of those still blessed to have my mother here with me. Well, she’s not here, but she’s still here...if you get what I mean. She doesn’t live here; she lives in North Georgia.

    When I think back over the course of my life, there’s one constant thread...the love of my mother.

  • Don't make comments unless you know what you're talking about

    Last week was a busy one for law enforcement and a sad one for several families who had to bury loved ones. It happens all too frequently in our state and in our nation. But I suppose I am most bothered by some of the comments people make about Gadsden County. It appears that some of our neighbors are chomping at the bit and waiting for a tragedy to befall our community so they can take pot-shots at us.

    The most troubling and insulting comment came from someone who wrote: "Let's bulldoze Gadsden County and start from scratch."

  • Just one more ride down that hill is what I want

    It’s May already...and summer’s just around the corner. When I realized that, it got me to thinking about all the things I grew up doing during those blissful months without the burden of homework or school.

    When I was a kid, the thing to do in the summertime was to go to the pool at the American Legion. It cost a dollar to get in, and there was a snack bar where you could purchase a small cup of soda and choose from a number of snack foods.