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Today's Opinions

  • We waited to provide you the local perspective

    I received a phone call last week regarding our front page. I was not in when the person called, however, I was given the message soon after I returned.

    The person’s beef? Our front page didn’t have our new president’s photo on it. I spoke with the person, and I have to say, she was quite pleasant as she made her case. We wished one another “good day” and the conversation ended.

  • My day for twins has finally arrived

    I was sitting on a life guard stand in 1962 when Gray Oliver walked around the corner. She was 6 or 7 and I thought, “What a cute little kid!” Before I could blink another one just like her appeared right behind her! I fell off the stand. They both strolled right up to me. “Are you the life guard?”

    “No, I’m an alien left here when the space ship from Nona took off without me. Are y’all twins?”

  • Hunt organizers thank sponsors, participants

    On behalf of Mike Layard and myself, I would like to express our sincere appreciation to the following Gadsden County businesses who gave generously towards the fifth Annual Paul Faircloth Sr. Disabled Hunt: Bay’s Seafood, Buy Rite Drugs, Bradley’s IGA, city of Chattahoochee, Focus Credit Union, Pippin Tire, Prestigious Portable Restrooms, Riverside Food Mart, Walmart Quincy, Piggly Wiggly, Stone’s, Clark Monroe Tractor, McClellan Funeral Home, Quincy Tire and William and Leslie Johnson.

  • Reader argues point on article; stands for what the people voted for and expect

    The article printed in last week’s edition of the Times is misleading. The bid that this board of county commissioners awarded to Childers (Construction) was not the No. 2 bid. It was the third bid and no other contractor bid but Childers because, in my opinion, the commissioners wanted to give the bid to Childers.

    This is not a hospital that is being built. It is a four-bed emergency room. It won’t have the services that the citizens thought they would get when they voted on the half-cent tax.

  • CES thanks supporters

    On behalf of our Chattahoochee Elementary School Principal Annette Harris, Parent Liaisons Marilyne McClendon and Vira Wynn, we would like to extend greetings to all of you who made this holiday season a joyous one for our students and staff.

    Thanks to our sponsors: Dollar General, Teasures and More, Chattahoochee Police Department, Chattahoochee Recreation Department, Focus Credit Union and Dristen Shaved Ice. There were several private sponsors that helped us as well.

  • Watch out for the kids!

    School's out and that means children will be out of their classrooms and out on the streets enjoying their long vacation.

    Unfortunately, there will also be impaired drivers on the streets as well. At this time of year when the spirit of the season is so beautiful, it can be abruptly ended when drivers mix spirit with spirits. The two do not mix!

  • Local doc invites public to drive on over

    My wife Sandra and I would like to invite everyone to come by and enjoy our Christmas light display again this year. We have had several people ask if we were going to have the display again this year.

    In our opinion, when financial times are as rough as they are now, we need to keep our holiday traditions alive. Our light display is one tradition that brings smiles to everyone. So please come by and see it.

  • Reader outraged by commissioners’ decision

    I don’t interfere with nor attend the Gadsden County commissioners meetings on a regular basis. But since there was so much hoopla about opening the hospital, I decided to attend their meeting out of concern and curiosity, to see and hear what the commissioners had to say.

    I was not impressed and only impressed by one commissioner’s determination, Brenda Holt, to open a 25-bed facility for the people of Gadsden County.