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Today's Opinions

  • Crawford announces bid for District 3 magistrate

    Editor: Our community is filled with people rich in diversity, abilities, opinions, talents and creative thinking, deserving of elected officials who are accessible and willing to listen. Officials should be working closely with constituents to find appropriate solutions to individual and community concerns. My personal and professional ex

  • Recent letter gave misinformation about TCHS prom policy

    Sadly, I am not perfect. I am reminded of that regularly – especially on Wednesdays when the paper hits the newsstands. That’s when I get calls from people letting me know that something we printed wasn’t quite right – or, sometimes, just plain wrong. I hate that. But, it happens, and I do my best to set the record s

  • Writer still waiting for paving in Milton

    Editor: I am happy for Mr. Dunn that he got his road paved. That is more than I can say for the northern part of Trimble County. There are two roads in Carmel Heights Subdivision that have been on the county road map since 1964 that have never been graded or graveled. So you can call that a good county official. I don’t think so. Of course, I don’t live south off th

  • Trimble County voters urged to get to the polls May 18

    Over the past couple of weeks, I have been talking with candidates for Trimble County judge-executive and sheriff. We are presenting stories on the race for sheriff in the April 28 issue and for judge-executive race in the May 5 issue. I wish I could do more in-depth stories on the magistrate and jailer races, but I had to limit myself to the top two r

  • Please don’t vandalize candidates’ signs

    Editor: Election time is here again. Those entering the political race are going door to door for meet-and-greets, spreading their messages. And the signs, yes all those signs, are popping up everywhere to remind you just who would like to be your next elected official. To some, these signs are annoying and sometimes overwhelming; but to those who ar

  • Burrows announces bid for Trimble Co. judge-executive

    I am Scott Burrows, and I am announcing my candidacy for the office of Trimble County Judge-Executive. My wife Nancy and I live as far west in the county as we can, in downtown Sligo. It is 17.6 miles from the house in Milton where she grew up to the house in Sligo where I grew up; believe me, I know, having traveled it literally hundreds of times in my youth. For all of my adult

  • JCTC students learned teamwork at event

    Editor: As an employee of Jefferson Community and Technical College I recently had the opportunity to help organize a leadership retreat for the students of the Carrollton Campus. The March 26 retreat included a series of leadership and team building activities at General Butler State Resort Park and the Carrollton Campus Student Government Associatio

  • Family decides to battle rare disease

    Editor: Our sons, four-year-old Connor and one-year-old Dane Mefford have a rare disease called Fanconi Anemia. While the diagnosis helped to explain previous medical problems, the news was devastating. Fanconi Anemia is a rare genetic disease that impacts one in 500,000 children in the world. There is no known cure. FA affects the body&rs