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Minimum wage sucks!


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Guest Editorial

State can’t break out of economic doldrums without fixing tax system

By Lexington Herald Leader

This is an election year in a poor state, 5 years into a slow recovery from a devastating recession. No wonder everyone is talking about jobs.

Political talk about jobs is often just that - talk. But recent economic reports offer insight that candidates and officeholders should heed.

One says that places with an educated, trained work force not only attract more and better jobs - no surprise there - but also that they recover more quickly from economic shocks.


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From the father, the dark side flows


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City’s step toward tourism development is commendable

By The Staff

The City of Lawrenceburg passed its Fiscal Year 2014-15 budget without a hitch last week and, along with it, took the first steps toward serious tourism development.

They were baby steps, for sure, but steps nonetheless.

In the budget, the City dedicated $100,000 to cover promotions, capital outlay, training and salaries and benefits.

What this City-funded office will look like hasn’t quite been fleshed out but it’s a start. And it’s a commendable start, indeed.


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Does toooooo... say it, Benghazi matters


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We need your help to spread this important information

We’re excited about next week’s issue. It will be chock full of great information, particularly about the Primary Election.

But there’s something really special about it, something that rarely happens. It will go to every household in Anderson County!

We can’t do that very often. Occasionally, we do it to show our non-subscribers what they are missing in hopes that they will want to read Anderson County’s main news source regularly from now on.


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Cartoon editorial 05.07.14


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Georgia gun bill produces differing opinions

By Chris Hamilton

I’ll keep this short and sweet since we had so many great letters from our readers this week.

I’m riding the fence so tightly that I’m getting splinters in my nether region.

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has signed the Safe Carry Protection Act of 2014, or the “guns everywhere bill,” depending on your views.

Is this bad legislation? I’m truly not sure.


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When close our ears, we close our minds

By Shelley Spillman

Just this week I was browsing my facebook profile and catching up with what’s going on in friends’ lives like I often do and noticed a startling trend of people unfriending those with different political or religious views.


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Speak up, rock the boat, roar... shoot, just use your voice

By Chris Hamilton

My favorite part of any newspaper is the editorial section. We call ours the Opinion page. It’s the most critical component of a local newpaper, in my opinion.

But it can also be a revealing page and not just because it tells the public’s view on a myriad of topics. When the Opinion page of a community newspaper is anemic, that is, lacking the voice of its readers, it’s a sign of apathy or a lack of belief in the power of a single voice.


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