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Today's Opinions

  • Community is lucky to have dedicated school board

    To the editor,

    In difficult economic times like these, a community’s elected officials face incredible challenges.

    Often, they are required to make choices and decisions that they never dreamed they might face when agreeing to offer themselves up for public service. It’s called being a leader, and our community is fortunate to have five such individuals on the Harrison County Board of Education.

  • Mattmiller doesn't have "political experience" for mayor pro-tem

    To the Editor:

    On March 30, 198 1, the United States faced the tumultuous situation of having its leader incapacitated when President Regan was hit by a would-be assassin’s bullet. That day, in the absence of Vice President Bush, American’s heard the infamous words of Secretary of State Alexander Haig who pompously proclaimed “I am in control here!”

  • Organizers invite community to MLK Day events

    We are proud to announce once again that on Jan. 19, 2009 we will be Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Day. We are celebrating this wonderful day with a march starting at 10 a.m. at Ebenezer United Methodist Church. The length of march will be determined by the weather and yet not unbearable. We are hoping for a big turn out with much more participation than ever. The march will leads us back to Ebenezer United Methodist Church where we will have our special services. Our guest speaker for the day will be Mary Evans Sias. Please come out and fellowship with us and make this a great event.

  • Bailout isn't the solution to automakers' financial woes

    To the editor,

    With the disgraced Detroit three automakers getting an additional $5 billion, on top of the $17.4 billion of our taxpayer dollars a few weeks ago, we should remember the last several billion dollars that we gave the industry, and the outcome of it.  In the 1990s, the Partnership for a New Generation of Vehicles worked to make 80+ miles per gallon cars and allowed for communications amongst scientists between the big three auto makers to help speed that process along.

  • Food Pantry chairperson thanks community for donations

    Friends of the food pantry and this community have done it again. By this, I mean, you have absolutely out done yourselves this year in supporting this worthwhile mission, the Food Pantry. When I think it can’t get any better, it does. “Praise God from who  all blessings flow.”

  • Clothing Closet helps over 2,000 people thanks to donations

    To the editor,

    What a wonderful year 2008 was for the Harrison County Clothing Closet. With the help of your generous donations of gently used clothing and the monetary donations we were able to help 2,045 less fortunate people.

    First I want to thank each of the ladies and gentlemen that take time out of their busy schedules to help out each Monday and Wednesday at the closet. We can not operate with out them.

  • Those special places will continue to lure us home

    We all have those special places.

    On a recent news assignment this past week, I spoke with a man that lost his special place.

    In the middle of Nebo Road, I spoke with Charles Bell about the arson fire that had destroyed his mother’s family home only days ago.

    Needless to say, he was very emotional as he looked up at the house that once was white, but now was a burned black.

  • Berry citizen urges others to believe in a time of worldwide crisis

    Dear Editor,

    Current events concerning the present crisis in Gaza, deadly quakes in Indonesia, famine in third-world nations and our own collapsing economy and war in Iraq bring to mind the words of our Lord from Matthew 24, “For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places” (verse 7, KJV).