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Today's Opinions

  • Lawmakers work to help and remember our military men and women

    “The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, shall be directly proportional to how they perceive the Veterans of earlier wars were treated and appreciated by their nation.”

    President George Washington

    Memorial Day is upon us, a time when we gather to remember those who have fought and in some cases died for our country, and to celebrate their service and sacrifice that makes the United States a beacon of hope and freedom for the rest of the world.

  • All I am saying is ... Celebrate your mom this Sunday and every day

    Having a mother for most of my life, I think that I’ve garnered some insight into the dynamic between mother and son.
    After my dad passed away, my mom took on two roles but she was best at simply being my mom.
    Being the “baby” of the family with only an older sister to compare to, I think I had a pretty great relationship with my mom. Being the only boy also allowed me a fair amount of latitude because I could always play the “boys will be boys” card.

  • Letter to the editor: Youth and church grateful for chance to learn responsibility

    On behalf of Corinth Community Worship Center, we would like to say thank you for the opportunity to serve Owen County.
    Our youth group picked up 10 miles of trash that stretched from the county line on Hwy. 330 to the bridge by Duncan Hill.
    This was a learning experience for our youth in being responsible and not littering, and they also learned how important it was to work together as a team.
    We take pride in knowing that our roads are clean and that we could be a part of it.

  • Letter to the editor: Oklahoma disaster reminds us all to be prepared

    The recent events in Oklahoma have shown the spirit of the community residents.
    When people lose their home and are hurt or missing, people rush to the scene and send money or supplies to help strangers.  Watching on TV and the Internet, you see how people turn bad into good. The need for the community to be resilient is an ongoing subject throughout disasters. Planning for natural and man-made disasters is on the Internet and TV. You see plans for what items you should have ready in case of disaster and where you should go.  

  • Molly Haines: A member of the family exits the stage

  • If you care about the future, attend Owen drug forum

    Every community in the United States typically has a drug problem to one extent or another.
    Typically, the people who make up the community turn a blind eye and hope drug addiction doesn’t touch their family.
    Owen County isn’t a typical community.
    Thursday night, local law enforcement, medical professionals and local government will reach out to the community for help from the people who make up this community.

  • Letter to the editor: Owen County Arts Council has varied schedule

  • Damon Thayer: First session as majority floor leader ends

    After finishing my first legislative session as majority floor leader, I am proud to look back at the significant accomplishments of the 2013 Regular Session of the General Assembly.  Most importantly, we successfully established a new spirit of bipartisan collaboration which allowed us to move the state forward in a meaningful fashion on substantive issues such as comprehensive public employee pension system reform, university bonding, a regulatory framework for hemp production, and added transparency for special taxing districts.