Opinion/Editorial

  • Marie Carney, Deanne Hoffman and Gayle Knight, Bazaar Committee Chairmen, Rome
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On behalf of the Floyd County Homemakers Council, we would like to say a deeply sincere “thank you” for the publicity of our Christmas in November Bazaar. Again this year, the article and notifications of the upcoming events helped remind the community to come out and shop with us. We really…

  • Devon Davies, William S. Davies Homeless Shelter Inc.
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What a fantastic honor to have been blessed abundantly with socks this season. Our guests have been thrilled with the warmth shown by the community. Genuinely, we are grateful! I cannot imagine the shelter without everyone who gives selflessly to the guests. Grace and Peace.

  • Ira John Espy, Rome
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The Associated Press article by Matthew Lee and Bradley Klapper in the Dec. 7 issue of the Rome News-Tribune begins “President Donald Trump shattered decades of unwavering U.S. neutrality on Jerusalem Wednesday, declaring the sorely divided holy city as Israel’s capital and sparking frustrat…

  • Greg Garrett, Rome
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The Rome High School football team isn’t the only product of excellence coming out of Rome High School. My wife and I attended the RHS drama department’s presentation of “A Fairy Tale Christmas Carol” last Saturday evening, and it was excellent. These neophyte actors and actresses may not ha…

On this Friday night Duke and I decided to stop at a drive-in and get a bite to eat. The drive-in had girls on skates to wait on you. We had ate there before and had got to know some of the girls. We pulled in and a girl we knew brought out a order to a car next to us. I watched as she put t…

  • From The Los Angeles Times
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Following President Trump’s questionable lead, some congressional Republicans are trying to sow doubt about the integrity and impartiality of the FBI and the investigation led by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III. That investigation already has resulted in an indictment of Trump’s former…

  • William E. Carroll, Rome
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Members of the community have described the current condition as a school in free fall, with declining enrollment, financial deficiency, lacking leadership and an invisible Board of Trustees.

People, you do know that the question asked of the black man by Donald Trump is not a new question that has been asked of African Americans, or do you? While on the campaign trail Donald Trump asked the Blacks what did they have to lose. He said to black communities, “You have nothing. You a…

Where did they come from? Have you ever thought about it? All I can tell you from experience is how they’ve changed since the early 50s. And I’m sure some of you can relate back further. We know they’re tied to Christmas, in some way. Also there is no record of Mary and Joseph decorating the…

 On this Friday night Duke and I decided to stop at a drive-in and get a bite to eat. The drive-in had girls on skates to wait on you. We had ate there before and had got to know some of the girls. We pulled in and a girl we knew brought out a order to a car next to us. I watched as she put …

Pearl Harbor was attacked 76 years ago today, Dec. 7, 1941. The Imperial Japanese Naval Air Service made a surprise strike that day against the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor. The day after the attack, to a Joint Session of Congress, U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt delivered his famous…

The Christmas season naturally turns our hearts and minds toward giving to others. As coordinator of the Adopt a Soldier Savannah program, I see this firsthand. Every day, I receive requests asking how and where to send gifts to our troops. This year, I have a quick and easy answer.

You would figure that as a purebred and proud son of the South, I would know all there is to know about catfish. I have caught them, been poked in the thumb by their barbs and have eaten copious amounts of them, usually with hushpuppies (Note to newly arrived Yankees: We aren’t talking footw…

Who would have ever thought that in 2017, we would be living in the age of na-na na-na boo-boo? However, the saddest thing about that is that we have allowed a child to drag us back to this place in time. We quickly name Kim Jong Un as a radical with no control, but we had better take a seri…

Even the first one was magical, even more than all the ones that follow. I think if I were out in the fields with a bunch of sheep, and all of a sudden the heavens were full of angels, I’d have been searching for the Charmin. Seeing one angel was mentioned several times throughout the script…

I recently wrote in this space of a train journey my bride and I took from Albuquerque to Chicago. We just returned from an even longer stretch: El Paso to New Orleans and back.

You would figure that as a purebred and proud son of the South, I would know all there is to know about catfish. I have caught them, been poked in the thumb by their barbs and have eaten copious amounts of them, usually with hushpuppies (Note to newly arrived Yankees: We aren’t talking footw…

I recently wrote in this space of a train journey my bride and I took from Albuquerque to Chicago. We just returned from an even longer stretch: El Paso to New Orleans and back.

In the course of events which have been Georgia politics, one thing above all stands out to me to be a substantial flaw. The fact that Georgia has a semi-professional legislature. There are some benefits to a semi professional legislature, but ultimately they are shadowed by elements that ar…

  • Brentz Turner, Rome
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During the sad removal of property from the Fifth Avenue Historic District, the subject was broached of taking the power away from the Rome Historic Preservation Commission. A city commissioner stated that the HPC would be monitored and then decisions would be made. This is nothing more than…

When I was younger, newly married and living on Fifth Avenue, our neighbor, Matt Hillman, referred to me as the “MacGyver of the kitchen.” Matt had a television and we did not, so we often ate together. I would cook meals in exchange for time in front of his screen for The Simpsons and The X-Files.

Seven years ago, I could see today. In my mind, things were thriving; a new generation was raising the bar of academia and competition on the hill. Their voices were united and passionate about changing the future.

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