.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Today's Opinions

  • Fathers need to draw strength from God to lead their family

    As we approach Father’s Day I want to issue a challenge to the dads in our community. We need to wake up and stand up in defense of our families!

    If you have not recognized that our families are under attack, you are out of touch with reality.

    While your individual family unit may be faring well, the institution of the family, as God ordained it, is under distress.

  • California Chrome plating flakes off
  • I like being blessed, just not when I sneeze in a meeting

    Today, a hodgepodge of thoughts.

    It’s spring and you’d think it’s August and the ragweed is blooming.

    I’m sneezing my head off, wiping my nose raw and daubing the tears from my eyes, sometimes because of the allergens that are viscously attacking me and other times because I’m just sad that my annual allergy season has been expanded by a few months.

    Still, I never forget that many people have year-round allergy symptoms and I typically only suffer through ragweed season.

    I’ve been blessed, I suppose.

  • Unsolicited advice from a Type A, overachiever

    I remember my first journalism class with Joseph Boyce, former senior editor of the Wall Street Journal.

    One of the first things he said to us is, “the Midwest is the land of good enough.”

    I was enraged.

    “Good enough? Who does he think he is,” I thought.

    I was a straight A student who also worked a full-time job to pay rent and support myself. Good enough wasn’t in my vocabulary.

    As the years went on, I understood the weight of his words.

  • Homemade repellents are easy

    Happy June! Summer is practically here and I am loving it! Gorgeous green with bright colored flowers and gobs of gardens sprouting up food! What’s not to love?

    OK, so there are a few drawbacks to summer.

    When I’m driving home in the evenings and pass a newly cut lawn, I smell watermelon. It makes me so hungry. I can live with that one. The only other drawback, for me, is the bug population.

  • Instead of seeking blame for Isla Vista shootings, seek God

    Elliot Rodger’s premeditated rampage of carnage in Isla Vista, Calif., wherein he killed six people before finally taking his own life, has reignited the flames of the gun-control debate in our country, which has never really died out but, instead, lie under smoldering coals of apathy until something else happens that stirs the national consciousness.

    Richard Martinez, the grief-stricken father of Christopher Ross Michaels-Martinez, one of Rodger’s victims, pleaded for the madness to come to an end.

  • It takes a team to pull off an election

    I want to take explain the involved process and people it takes to help make the Primary Election go as smooth as possible.

    The election process never stops in our office. The deputies continually work to ensure that everything is ready for Election Day. The staff works daily to process voter registration information.

  • ‘Playing like a girl’ takes whole new meaning in Anderson County

    We’re proud of Anderson County High School girls’ sports teams who racked up several accolades this year, giving a new meaning to the terminology “playing like a girl.”

    Here are just a few of the’ teams that have performed exceptionally well this season.

    Lady Bearcats basketball ranked among the top three in the state all year and as high as number one at times.

    They won the region for the second consecutive year and got to the Elite Eight of the state tournament.