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Tuesday 04/15/2014
Clay Bennett Cartoon
Posted: April 15, 2014

By Clay Bennett, Chattanooga Times Free Press

EDITORIAL: Time for a powwow
Posted: April 15, 2014

CHIEFTAINS Museum/Major Ridge Home, probably the most important Greater Rome heritage site rooted in real history, is in no trouble or danger despite recent events clearly the result of financial difficulties of the sort often described as “trying to bite off more than you can chew.”

Monday 04/14/2014
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: In cell tower fight, one man represented his people
Posted: April 14, 2014

I would like to thank the Floyd County Commissioners for allowing myself and many of my neighbors to state our feelings at a recent county commission meeting where the subject of a cell tower placement in our neighborhood occurred. The day after the meeting, I left for an out-of-town trip for a month. After my return, my neighbors and I further discussed the meeting and I decided to write this letter to let everyone know my thoughts.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: How about skill inequality?
Posted: April 14, 2014

We hear very often about income inequality, how some people make unreasonable amounts of money and how some of their money should be taken from them and distributed to those who make lesser amounts. If one looks at this constructively and with common sense, you find a number of both good and not so good explanations and reasons for this.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Praise God and honest people
Posted: April 14, 2014

I have to share a miracle that just happened to me.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: A duty to remember
Posted: April 14, 2014

It has been stated the old soldiers never die, they just fade away. The person responsible for that statement has not recently visited Rome, Georgia. The veteran organizations and the Exchange Club of Rome are unifying with the distinct and respectful purpose of promoting patriotism, respect for the American flag and remembering those that served this nation with honor.

GUEST EDITORIAL: Race can color a child’s future
Posted: April 14, 2014

The Annie E. Casey Foundation has released a new report that people won’t like for different reasons. At a time when many Americans insist it’s time to stop thinking in terms of black and white, or brown or yellow, the Casey report says race still matters.

GUEST EDITORIAL: The lethal injection debate: How much should death row inmates know?
Posted: April 14, 2014

It’s hard to get executions right.

GUEST EDITORIAL: House GOP resists immigration action
Posted: April 14, 2014

The United States needs immigration reform. Doing nothing is not good for the economy, as America has always benefited in the long run from immigration. Doing nothing is not good for social cohesion, as a nation with 11 million undocumented people who share no sense of belonging is fractured by definition.

Sunday 04/13/2014
GUEST COLUMN: My memory’s not bad even if I can’t remember
Updated: April 13, 2014 - 5:22 pm

I HAVE FORGIVEN MY Marine Corps League buddy, Everett Stewart, for emailing me, James Burns, Red Byrd and Robert Rakestraw uncomplimentary stories about old folks. He seems to think we’re the only ancient guys in Rome.

Clay Bennett Cartoon
Posted: April 13, 2014

By Clay Bennett, Chattanooga Times Free Press

Mike Lester Cartoon
Posted: April 13, 2014

By Mike Lester, Washington Post Writers Group

COLUMN: Not quite old enough to know better
Posted: April 13, 2014

UPON LEARNING that the Rome Floyd-County Library was going to lose its Talking Books program, our first thought was: Where is Asbury when you really, really need him?

EDITORIAL: A burning question?
Posted: April 13, 2014

OBVIOUSLY the city and county are in no all-fired rush to make a decision regarding where to locate a fire station ... a move approved and funded by Greater Rome voters in the 1995 SPLOST referendum. There’s even $600,000 sitting in the bank for the job so, as sometimes happens with a SPLOST project list, it is not a case of falling short and having to leave something undone.

Friday 04/11/2014
GUEST COLUMN: Entering the retro-cool bow tie era
Posted: April 11, 2014

Upon turning 60 (now the “new 40,” if my sources are accurate) I decided to learn how to do something I’ve always wanted to accomplish: tie a bow tie.

GUEST COLUMN: Flight 370 tragedy - Why do we still hide the answers in the ‘black box’?
Posted: April 11, 2014

For families of the souls on board, the news on the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 must be especially excruciating.

Clay Bennett Cartoon
Posted: April 11, 2014

By Clay Bennett, Chattanooga Times Free Press

FRIDAY BLOG: Best kind of money showing up
Posted: April 11, 2014

SOME REALLY PLEASING WORDS cropped up in a little news item recently when it was learned a new senior housing complex, “funded with private money” — apparently some $11 million of it — had been proposed for construction on Woodrow Wilson Way.

FRIDAY BLOG: Really secure offices available
Posted: April 11, 2014

SPEAKING OF REAL ESTATE, this must be the equivalent in that realm of man bites dog. The federal courthouse in Rome is looking to rent taxpayer-owned office space to private-sector interests. This is, the U.S. General Service Administration admits, a “unique situation.”

FRIDAY BLOG: Blight needs an attack force
Posted: April 11, 2014

CONTINUING WHAT APPEARS TO BE the theme for the day — property considerations — Rome is apparently considering using $50,000 a year from its Community Development Block Grant to hire an additional code-enforcement officer. About time! There’s enough “business” regarding battling blight conditions to warrant employing a small army in this community.

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