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COLUMN: Rocky Horror: There’s room in Rome for this boisterous cult classic

So I went to the opening night performance of Rome Little Theatre’s “Rocky Horror Show.” Here’s why you should go see it. It’ll make you say “wow.”

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Friday 10/24/2014
GUEST COLUMN: Powerful lawmaking organization finally in spotlight
Posted: October 24, 2014

This election season, one powerful actor is not even on the ballot. And no matter who wins, this political force may still be throwing its weight around.

Thursday 10/23/2014
COLUMN: Hottest Legs competition is a bastion of injustice
Posted: October 23, 2014

I would like to bring to the public’s attention a great miscarriage of justice that has taken place in our community — a travesty, if you will.

Wednesday 10/22/2014
GUEST COLUMN: Water conservation makes financial sense
Posted: October 22, 2014

Last month, the Coosa River Basin Initiative presented a report to the Rome City Commission detailing how the city could reduce water use by 28 percent by implementing a handful of common sense water efficiency measures.

Tuesday 10/21/2014
GUEST COLUMN: Uncivil discourse and the limits of free speech
Posted: October 21, 2014

This column will discuss what is now called Fox News but will not again refer to the word “news.” It will hereinafter be referred to as “Fox TV” or simply “Fox.” That commercial network is in no way a representation of what Webster’s, or any other dictionary, defines as “news.” It is, however, the epitome of what popular culture defines as “TV” — fantasy, written and presented for entertainment value only.

Monday 10/20/2014
GUEST COLUMN: That’s why he didn’t get the job
Posted: October 20, 2014

“YOU BOTH MISSED ONLY THE last question on our employment test,” the employment manager told the two friends who were applying for the same job. “But we’ve decided to hire Mr. A (not his real name).”

Friday 10/17/2014
COLUMN: Killing the goose that laid the golden egg
Posted: October 17, 2014

If I had to pick the greatest moment in sports in my lifetime, it would have to be when the U.S. hockey team defeated the Soviet Union in the 1980 Winter Olympics.

GUEST COLUMN: Laughter is good for your health
Posted: October 17, 2014

Some people just make you laugh. Not talking about stand-up comedians, although good ones — those who don’t belong to the nasty mouth club — can provide enlivening entertainment. My spirits have been boosted by routines in Las Vegas, but sometimes you leave a show in the desert insulted by language which makes you think you have just left a boatswain’s mate convention.

Thursday 10/16/2014
COLUMN: I have found the fabled land of milk and honey, and it is called Sam’s Club
Posted: October 16, 2014

This past weekend I was shown a magical land of plenty. As if in a dream I was whisked away to a place of wonderment — a veritable land of milk and honey. It is called Sam’s Club.

Wednesday 10/15/2014
GUEST COLUMN: The story of Peppermint Sally
Posted: October 15, 2014

This story started way back in the forties. There may be a few people who still remember the times I write about. They opened a place for young people to go and enjoy themselves, called Teen Canteen, in a building behind the City Auditorium. I worked during the week, but when they opened the door on Saturday night, I was there.

Monday 10/13/2014
GUEST COLUMN: Points of Light attack ad an example of despicable politics
Posted: October 13, 2014

The loss of civil discourse and debate in this country is shameful and sadly shows we have lost all respect for the honesty and integrity previously the hallmark of an educated, honorable society. Political attack ads by both parties and by private partisan groups are perhaps the worst example of this.

Friday 10/10/2014
COLUMN: Voters wise to pay attention to local elections
Posted: October 10, 2014

State lawmakers expand places where people can carry guns. The Floyd County Commission announces plans to develop a well that will bring water to thousands. A neighborhood group goes to the Rome City Commission in hopes of stopping a local development.

GUEST COLUMN: Walt Garrison - A Dallas Cowboys original
Posted: October 10, 2014

You may remember Walt Garrison, the Dallas Cowboys running back who was a smokeless tobacco advocate. He is one funny guy. If you hire him to speak for you, you will get your money’s worth.

Wednesday 10/08/2014
GUEST COLUMN: We’re not getting the federal government we deserve
Posted: October 08, 2014

Whatever happened to good old American know-how?

Tuesday 10/07/2014
GUEST COLUMN: Lower unemployment, no thanks to Democrats
Posted: October 07, 2014

President Obama and his Democratic allies are claiming credit for the latest in a string of positive jobs reports, but if they had their way it wouldn’t have happened.

GUEST COLUMN: India proves that space exploration can be a low-budget affair
Posted: October 07, 2014

The sum of $74 million doesn’t go as far as it used to: NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell earned that amount in just the past two years.

Monday 10/06/2014
GUEST COLUMN: Do Republicans disrespect women?
Posted: October 06, 2014

Since all of us, of all political persuasions and dispositions, owe our beginnings to the work of a woman, the above question appears to be a stupid one.

Sunday 10/05/2014
GUEST COLUMNIST: She wasn’t as impressed with me as I was
Posted: October 05, 2014

“WAS IT WRONG FOR ME TO FUSS at Mrs. Gotrocks when she spouted off at me?” one of our employees once asked me.

GUEST COLUMN: Job creation key to economic comeback
Posted: October 05, 2014

On the whole, I’m upbeat about our economy’s current prospects. Growth has kicked into higher gear since the start of 2014, as job creation has picked up, particularly for middle- and higher-paying positions.

Saturday 10/04/2014
COLUMN: Rome’s in need of love today
Posted: October 04, 2014

I am writing this column as a concerned citizen of Rome, Georgia. Gun violence has become a disturbing new trend in our community and I am honestly afraid of what the future may hold if it continues. How many more sons, fathers, brothers, uncles, cousins do we have to bury before we finally say ENOUGH IS ENOUGH?

Friday 10/03/2014
GUEST COLUMN: Doc Holliday lies here
Posted: October 03, 2014

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Col. — Doc Holliday, the notorious gunslinger, gambler and dentist — not in any particular order — was born in Griffin, Georgia, grew up in Valdosta and died here from consumption at the age of 36.

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