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Today's Opinions

  • Peggy Carson Community Service Award

    The Carson family would like to announce this year’s Peggy Carson Community Service award was presented to Robert Newcomb.
    It has been over a year now that we lost the most beautiful, loving and giving woman our mama. The family wanted to establish an award in her memory for all of the great things she did, what she stood for and for all of the lives that she touched.

  • Thanks for supporting the Community Christmas Project

    To the editor:
    Members of the Community Christmas Project would like to thank the community for their support. Harrison Countians can be counted on year after year to help provide Christmas presents for young children here.
    Since the early 1970’s the Community Christmas Project has provided Christmas to Harrison County children birth to 10 years of age. Mama lived for this time of the year and worked hard to bring the project where it is today. We know as she spent this Christmas in heaven she was smiling on all of us.

  • Let's get behind the courthouse refurbishing

    To the editor:

  • Just wanted to play ball

    To the editor:
    Last week, there was an article about women not being able to play church league basketball. I must say . . . it made a lot of people upset.

  • Women can defend our country but they can't play basketball?

    To the editor:
    I couldn’t help but to be amazed as I compared the headlines in the Democrat and the Lexington Herald.  One headline reads “U.S. To End Ban On Women In Combat”, the other “No Women Allowed, Says Recreation Board”.  Just so I understand this correctly, women can sign up to fight on the front lines for our country but they can’t sign up to play church league basketball in Harrison County?  

  • Be aware of those who support your rights

    Why has recreation no longer been a major priority in Harrison County?
    I can recall a time when I was younger, which was not long ago, when recreation was something that was highly thought of in our community.
    Before I begin, I would like to say that I do not blame our current recreation lull on any one person.
    Problems are typically not attributed to any one person.
    However, a recent incident concerning a woman being denied her right to participate in local sports tops the cake in a terrible tasting way.

  • Saying "well done" to a county treasure

    To the editor:
    Harrison County Cooperative Extension is losing one dedicated agent when Cheryl Case retires. I know this first hand because  I was serving as Homemaker president when she started her journey with Extension.  
    We were both pretty “green” when she arrived. However, it didn’t take long for Cheryl to hit the floor running  teaching, supporting, encouraging, and learning about the “homemakers” of Harrison County.  

  • Women should be allowed to play

    To the editor:
    I am confused about a Harrison County issue that involved the local churches ball teams. All of a sudden the women cannot play. Why? Why? Why?
    It was never an issued before. These women that feel athletic enjoy supporting their church in anyway they can and should have that privilege and honor.
    If the answers are due to injuries or sexual harassment, that should not be, cause it can heppen to males as well as females. I’m sure this is understood when they sign up to play.

    Sandy Sagaser