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Today's Opinions

  • Letters to the Editor: March 25 Edition

    CEO announces opening

    I am pleased to announce that Gadsden County will soon be embarking on a new era in health care. The recent signing of the lease between Capital Regional Medical Center  and Gadsden County is the first step in providing this community much-needed health care services.

    CRMC is addressing the immediate healthcare needs of the citizens of Gadsden County and the surrounding area. Our initial plans are to provide a full-service emergency department along with laboratory and radiology services.

  • Letters to the Editor:April 1 Edition

    Commission didn’t give us what we voted for

    I would like to take this opportunity to thank all those that helped pass the half-cent sales tax to fund the hospital and indigent care in Gadsden County. There were many long, hot days in 2008, but all of you that supported health care in Gadsden County held to your convictions that everyone should have access to health care in Gadsden County.

  • March 18 Edition: Letters to the Editor

    Doctor ready to hand out medal to politician who supports ADAGE

    If there was an Olympic medal for the most hypocritical politician, Rep. Alan Williams would win the gold for his March 1 Tallahassee Democrat op-ed. “Protecting our children should be a top priority,” he writes.

  • Remembering a vivacious young lady

    Gadsden County experienced a tragedy last week when a school bus accident ultimately claimed the life of a bright, beautiful young woman.

    Dee Dee Murray was, by all accounts, an enthusiastic student who loved her family, her friends, her teammates and her school. She gave 100 percent in anything she did. She encouraged others. She cared for others. She was an inspiration.

    She will be missed by all who knew and loved her. My heart goes out to Dee Dee’s family. They’ve lost her way too soon.

  • Just stick to the truth

    There are some people who fascinate me. Liars for instance, fascinate me.

    Liars say the craziest things and think that they are believed. I often wonder what makes them tick. I like to watch them when they are in action. If you have ever noticed, a really good liar gets caught up in his own lies.

  • Don't you aim that thing at me, Diaper Boy

    Well...it’s upon us again. Valentine’s Day. My Facebook profile currently explains my thoughts on the subject: “Cupid shot me with an arrow so I pulled his wings out.”

    As I walk the aisles in local stores, and I see the singing stuffed animals and heart-shaped paraphernalia, I lose all hope for romance. It’s all so...commercial.

    I think Valentine’s Day needs a makeover.

    The reason Valentine's Day needs changing is the same reason a baby needs changing: It stinks and it nauseates people.

  • Buckle up or pay up

    For years I have cringed when I see people driving down the street with children, often babies,  in the front seat sitting in someone's lap. Or children in the back, kneeling in the seat, waving to other motorists with their little faces pressed to the window. These children are obviously not in a child restraint device.

  • Folks, we're getting plowed

    I haven’t editorialized the proposed biomass plant in Gretna because I’ve been writing about it, and didn’t feel it was fair to state my opinion on the matter while I am covering it.

    But there are some things that have been drawn to my attention that I feel I need to address in this format.

    First of all, ADAGE has said one of the best things about having its facility in Gadsden County would be the contributions it will make to the tax base. Is this before or after the estimated 80 percent tax abatement ADAGE plans to ask the county for?