.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Today's Opinions

  • How should Christians vote?

    To the editor:
    No Christian should have voted for Obama. All Christians should believe and follow the teaching of the Holy Bible as handed down to us via more than 5000 manuscripts and manuscript fragments and presented in English in the Authorized King James Version.

  • Humane Society needs donations

    To the editor:
    I am writing to request that your readers remember the Humane Society of Harrison County in their end of the year giving. It is particularly important as 2012 draws to a close because we have been informed that due to budget cuts we will not be receiving the generous American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals grant that we were given in 2011. With the help of that grant the Humane Society of Harrison County was able to pay for or sponsor almost 400 spaying and neuters in 2012.

  • Proud of coal contributions

    To the editor:

  • Public building should be smoke free


    To the editor:

  • Theme: Holiday Traditions Statepoint crosswords

    1. Prepare for surgery
    6. One time around
    9. “____ we forget”
    13. Uniform shade
    14. Sacha Baron Cohen’s ___ G
    15. Raccoon cousin
    16. Smidgins
    17. Olden-day aerosol can propellant
    18. Be of one mind
    19. *”A Visit from St. Nicholas” beginning
    21. *Waiting time
    23. Chapter in history
    24. Moldy appetizer
    25. Greyhound, e.g.
    28. Sea World attraction
    30. *They hang around
    35. Cross to bear
    37. “You betcha!”

  • Don’t fall victim to holiday scammers

    ‘Tis the season.
    Yes siree. Gifting. Baking. Decorating. Sharing. Scamming.
    Huh?
    That’s right. It’s one of the busiest times of the year for cheating thy neighbor.
    Well, maybe not neighbor precisely, but certainly cheating others.
    We are supposed to be living a Hallmark movie at this time of year. You know, no stress, perfect children, plenty of money for gift-buying; that’s the Hallmark life. Right?
    Then why is the Better Business Bureau warning about scams and bogus bargains?

  • Blessings towards those for the Blessing Ball

    To the editor:
    Leesburg Christian Church would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who helped make our first annual Blessing Ball a great success.  
    This was truly a blessing to our guests as well as those of us who volunteered for this very special ministry. Our guests have continued to talk about their “special” evening and what a wonderful experience they had, and hopefully we were able to share the love of our Lord with serving others.  

  • How will you celebrate Christmas this year?

    I was recently reminded during a sermon at my church of the true meaning of Christmas.
    I have written so many articles in my short time here at the Democrat, where I stand on my soap-box and scream “no” to the countless society customs that we all find ourselves committing time and time again.
    Perhaps some of the most silly customs that we continue to embrace each and every year are those of Christmas.