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Today's Opinions

  • EDITORIAL: May we suggest moving to Egypt?

    Those offended by campaign signs should simply move to a country where voting isn’t allowed.
    That’s a much better solution than the one being considered by the fiscal court, which would mandate the length of time campaign signs can be placed on private property.
    Instigated by a handful of indignant people aghast at the number of signs and how long they were present during the previous election cycle, the fiscal court has already passed on first reading an ordinance that would allow signs only 45 days before and seven days after an election.

  • COLUMN: Growing up, growing out

    One morning, while I was still in college, I rolled out of bed in my dorm room to start getting ready for class.
    I fixed my hair in the mirror, threw on some makeup, picked out a shirt and pulled on a pair of jeans, but, wait — they didn’t zip.
    I quickly reached for another pair, but they didn’t even squeeze over my hips.

  • COLUMN: ‘Squash’ winter, it’s almost planting time

    Every day holds a little more sunshine. We really are gaining more daylight as the days march along, giving us a little taste of the summer to come. We’re all ready.
    Those who grow from seeds are already getting dirt under their nails. Well, technically it’s potting soil, not dirt.
    It’s good to feel like a gardener again, even if the grass is a little on the “white” side.

  • COLUMN: Mouth guards — equipment to protect the smile

    It’s easy to take some things for granted until they’re suddenly gone. Have you ever thought about how it would feel if you lost one or two of your front teeth? You’d probably avoid smiling. It would be uncomfortable talking with someone face-to-face. It wouldn’t be easy pronouncing certain words. And how about eating an apple? Until your teeth are gone, you might not miss them.

  • LETTER: Baby-shaking story gave needed information

    To the editor:
    You and Judge [Charles] Hickman are to be commended for the Jan. 26 story about [Derek] Hartley’s baby-shaking offense.
    As your article indicated, Mr. Hartley was apparently ignorant about the effects of shaking a baby, as are most people who commit this offense.

  • LETTER: Chesser family says thanks

    To the editor:
    The family of Tony L. Chesser would like to thank everyone who donated, volunteered, attended or helped in any way with the [recent] benefit. There are so many companies, families and people to thank that the list would be endless. We could not have done this without you. We are blessed to have such wonderful family and friends.
    Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
    Jason and Danielle Chesser
    and family

  • COLUMN: City would be wise to join broadband parade

    Now that the South Anderson Water District has allowed a wireless Internet provider to place antennas on its water towers, the city would be wise to consider allowing antennas on its water towers, too.
    Once the water district signs off on the deal, businesses outside of the city will have a distinct advantage over those inside, simply because they have a less expensive, more versatile way to connect their businesses to the world.
    Businesses in the city will remain hostage to hardwire applications, and in this day and age that’s simply not acceptable.

  • COLUMN: My earliest football memories

    The only thing I can remember about the first Super Bowl I ever watched on television is that the Green Bay Packers were a part of it.
    Given my age and the length of Brett Favre’s career, I can also deduce that he was the team’s starting quarterback.
    After some Googling and other modern-day research, I’ve determined that my first Super Bowl memories were developed either in early 1997 or 1998. If I could remember whether the Packers won or lost, that would let me know which year, but I truly have no idea.