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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Democracy absent from Rome meeting

I’m still scratching my head in befuddlement after witnessing what I consider unjust and rude treatment of a citizen by City Commissioner Kim Canada at a Rome Redevelopment Committee meeting.  

  • icon Posted: November 23

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Sunday 11/23/2014
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Posted: November 23, 2014

By Mike Lester, Washington Post Writers Group

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Posted: November 23, 2014

By Clay Bennett, Chattanooga Times Free Press

GUEST EDITORIAL: Greed and oil take a toll on gorillas and elephants
Posted: November 23, 2014

A lethal combination of corrupt African officials, an oil company and Chinese consumers with little conscience are threatening many of Africa’s wild animals.

GUEST EDITORIAL: Appointing or electing Georgia’s school superintendents: Which is more political?
Posted: November 23, 2014

The drumbeat has begun anew for the appointment of Georgia’s state school superintendent. Come January Rep. Mike Dudgeon, a Republican from Johns Creek, will introduce a bill that would change the state superintendent from an elective to an appointive office.

Friday 11/21/2014
COLUMN: ‘Legendary Locals’ a good read for Romans
Posted: November 21, 2014

Romans who want a good read need to run over to the Rome Area History Museum on Monday to get a copy of “Legendary Locals of Rome.”

GUEST COLUMN: Knee-deep in Georgia’s most romantic river
Posted: November 21, 2014

HELEN — It was an invitation that could not be refused. Not long ago, Jimmy Harris had said with a smile you could sense over the phone: “You should come on up. The fish are biting, we still have some autumn color, we have finished the house and the guest room needs christening. Kathy will cook dinner, and even though I am a mite prejudiced, that’s a treat you don’t want to miss.”

Clay Bennett Cartoon
Posted: November 21, 2014

By Clay Bennett, Chattanooga Times Free Press

GUEST EDITORIAL: Mexico reels, and the US looks away
Posted: November 21, 2014

The violent disappearance of 43 students from the Ayotzinapa teachers college in Guerrero state has caused a political earthquake the likes of which Mexico has not seen in generations — perhaps even since the revolution of 1910.

Thursday 11/20/2014
COLUMN: Rome food hacks: Your next meal could be a steal … or at least a deal
Posted: November 20, 2014

Being the good Samaritan that I am, I’m always looking for ways to help out my fellow Romans. Sometimes it’s with sage relationship advice (something I can speak about with absolutely no authority) or with sound financial tips (yet another area in which I am wholly unqualified to speak). But that doesn’t stop me from offering unsolicited advice about those topics.

Mike Lester Cartoon
Posted: November 20, 2014

By Mike Lester, Washington Post Writers Group

GUEST EDITORIAL: Government can’t fix the family
Posted: November 20, 2014

The studies are in, and the American family is collapsing. It’s a problem, but neither government bureaucrats nor beleaguered individuals can solve it on their own. Philanthropic elites need to rise to the occasion.

GUEST EDITORIAL: Kardashian’s nude photos expose her value system – no one else’s
Posted: November 20, 2014

Kim Kardashian can do whatever she wants with her own derriere.

GUEST EDITORIAL: Comet landing brings pride on Earth
Posted: November 20, 2014

The ability of humans to get along and get things done is not always on display on Earth, which makes it especially inspiring and gratifying to see human accomplishments in the heavens.

Wednesday 11/19/2014
GUEST EDITORIAL: Troop boost in Iraq is hard to fathom
Posted: November 19, 2014

President Barack Obama said he intends to double the number of American troops in Iraq from 1,500 to 3,000.

GUEST EDITORIAL: More women in Congress doesn’t necessarily mean progress for women
Posted: November 19, 2014

No matter where you are on the political spectrum, the midterm elections produced one incontrovertible fact — there are more women in Congress than ever before.

Clay Bennett Cartoon
Posted: November 19, 2014

Clay Bennett, Chattanooga Times Free Press

GUEST COLUMN: A few embarrassing incidents on patrol
Updated: November 19, 2014 - 9:18 pm

I am sure that there are those among us who have had their embarrassing moments. Maybe it is something you say or what you see. It could be that you do something foolish. In many ways we are capable of embarrassing moments through our actions. The ones that I am going to tell you about were beyond anything I could do to prevent them.

Tuesday 11/18/2014
GUEST COLUMN: Still giving thanks for elections
Posted: November 18, 2014

I’ve seen many elections come and go and am reminded that election day biennially marks the beginning of Thanksgiving season.

GUEST EDITORIAL: ‘Wastebook’ senator is wrong about the value of studying mountain lions
Posted: November 18, 2014

As I rubbed the frostbite out of my hands on returning from a seal survey on Antarctic ice recently, I was informed that I had the dubious distinction of making the Top 5 in the 2014 list of wasteful scientists compiled by Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla.

Monday 11/17/2014
GUEST EDITORIAL: Congress should give the FCC authority to bar ISPs from blocking sites and manipulating data for a fee
Posted: November 17, 2014

Ever since he first ran for the White House, President Barack Obama has been a vocal supporter of net neutrality — the notion that Internet service providers shouldn’t interfere with their customers’ choice of online destinations and services.

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