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There are a lot bad things happening daily — and a lot of them are reported. On the other hand, there are a lot of good things happening, most of which are not reported. One very good thing … more
As commander of the Wilson County Disabled American Veterans Chapter No. 8, I want to take this opportunity to reach out to the veterans of Wilson County, especially to members of DAV Chapter … more
When I was in high school, it was possible for most members of my class to have a full-time job and still graduate on time with honors. As a matter of fact, I held a full-time job as a senior in high … more
I was born and raised in this wonderful town. I have all my family here, lifelong friends and enough sweet memories to last a lifetime. I married an out-of -owner and moved away in 1998. I have … more
President Trump is a personified example of narcissistic personality disorder that makes him and his actions a favorite of the Archie Bunkers  and other ultra-right wing folks of the GOP. … more
This has been on my mind and heart since it happened. A few months back, my friend and I stopped for gas on U.S. 301. I saw a young man lying on the ground beside a van. My friend thought he was … more
If you didn’t attend Senior Awareness Day on May 11, you missed a wonderful day of fun, entertainment and great togetherness by all. The Department of Social Services staff did just what they have … more
Re: “Lax gun laws make American violence deadly,” by Deborah Baro, May 10: Ms. Baro, I read the subject of your bloviation and wondered: Would you be happier if American violence wasn’t … more
Re: “Chaos, hypocrisy and fake news” by George Leach, Wednesday: As he is a new conservative media-watcher, I applaud Mr. George Leach for getting real news about tax cuts, record-low … more
Tuesday, May 8 in Sharpsburg, after the town’s mayoral electoral victory of Robert Williams Jr., the freshly elected official was pulled over by local law enforcement while allegedly driving under … more
Re: “Take Cosby’s phony doctorate and the rest, too,” editorial, Wednesday: Whoever wrote this opinion; my hearty thanks and congratulations. It is local articles like this that pleases me … more
This story I’m writing about is true, from start to end. Yesterday, May 4, I watched as a desperate squirrel found the hole where my birdseed was being put into my bird feeder. In his sheer … more
Re: “Chaos, hypocrisy and fake news” by George Leach, Wednesday: Mr. Leach’s column today presents what Shakespeare, and later, Faulkner, called “sound and fury, signifying nothing.” … more
Since the beginnings of our military, soldiers were considered to be either a rifleman or a cook. The job of cook was relegated to those who couldn’t shoot a qualifying score or for other reasons … more
The 2017 National Assessment of Educational Progress numbers are in and the results are appalling, abysmal and pathetic. Often called the Nation’s Report Card, the NAEP measures proficiency in … more
On behalf on my board and all the artists I represent, as the artistic director of your international photography festival, I would like to thank you warmly for your support. We are making waves … more
I have waited nearly six months, since the end of my trial, to say anything because I didn’t want to rush ahead without guidance from my Heavenly Father. I bit my tongue and reminded myself to … more
Cyberbullying is real. It does affect people. A cyberbully will probably think it’s just one comment, but that one comment has meaning. The victim will read that comment, and it will be meaningful. … more
Re: “Woodard is doing great things for Wilson County,” by Dixie Wyatt, May 2: I read with some interest the response from an avid devotee of the current sheriff. I had to agree that he seems … more
In our community and throughout the nation, local, state and federal government employees serve and protect us. Public servants deserve our appreciation daily, but Public Service Recognition Week, … more
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