We were at Floyd Medical Center one day in September be-cause I had to have surgery for bladder cancer. This is a major operation and, altogether, both surgery and recovery times added up to almost nine hours straight.
The Oct. 2 guest editorial, “As crises flare in Iraq and Syria, Putin presses,” said the Russian president’s border war can’t compete with the Mideast threats.
Contrast Bowe Bergdahl, a traitor by any measure, and Andrew Tahmooressi, a decorated two-term Marine with honorable service in Afghanistan suffering from PTSD. What is the difference? The Mexicans are not asking for the release of terrorists from Guantanamo!
As the senior pastor of the church that sponsors “Jesus in the Park,” I wanted to express the appreciation of Trinity United Methodist Church, as well as my personal gratitude, to all of the people who helped make it such a great day.
I enjoyed, as always, Lee Walburn’s column last Saturday, and can well understand his reluctance to kiss a catfish to benefit the Coosa River Basin Initiative. I asked the catfish what she thought about it, and she said she wasn’t any crazier about the idea of having to kiss Walburn than he was.
A national alarm is going off, if our citizens will pay attention. It is the warning that our sovereign nation is being invaded by Muslim immigrants who care nothing about America, her goodness, her history, her wellbeing. Instead, they come to sequester in separate communities and simmer until the time is right to break forth in rebellion against our nation.
I’m a Southerner. It’s as simple as that. I was born and raised in the South, and it’s the only place I’ve called home — and to be quite honest, I love it here. What’s not to love? It’s a beautiful place, full of patriotism and an eccentric spirit, with a culture of its own.
Each Labor Day weekend, the Knights of Columbus of Saint Mary’s Catholic Church invest more than $10,000 and hundreds and hundreds of hours preparing our annual barbecue to feed our friends and neighbors in Northwest Georgia.
I’ve heard of many things while living my 84 years, but nothing that exceeds the extensive depth of service that Coach Buddy Windle gave in counseling, coaching and caring for his students at Chattooga High.
There are not many preventable horrors that are worse than surface mining. Ranging from open pit to strip mining to mountaintop removal, all are tremendously destructive. One has only to look at images of surface mining to realize the impact such activities have environmentally, not to mention aesthetically, on our world.
Given all the TV and media exposure about the gridlock in the U.S. government today, I wondered what it might have been like if some of our historical figures adhered to today’s Democrat or Republican agendas. Here are a few “maybes:”
The 50th year reunion committee of the West Rome High School class of 1964 has organized a class reunion for Saturday at Coosa Country Club.
Kudos to Mr. Abrams’ brilliant assessment of Clay Bennett cartoons in the Aug. 24 Sunday paper!
Will there be justice in the killing of Michael Brown?
Obamacare has been the focal point of mainstream news for many years. It is a major concern, especially to those who can’t afford healthcare — including unemployed individuals and senior citizens. What has not been addressed is the plight of the healthcare provider, specifically those individuals in the nursing profession who are Licensed Practical Nurses.
Surface mining a bad idea for Floyd County
My husband and I recently returned from an RV trip during which we visited two communities where we were able to see how small and large cities have developed recreational trail systems. The two communities differed in both size and prosperity.
As I was going to get my morning paper on Sunday morning a Floyd County police car pulled into our driveway and asked if I was on my way to get the paper. He got out of his vehicle and handed the paper to me.
To the Clay Bennett critics: If you all had your way, all the television stations would carry FOX news 24/7. Same way with the Rome News-Tribune. There would be nothing for a cartoon other than stick figures of Obama. Oh wait. That is all there was for five years, before the RN-T starting putting Clay Bennett cartoons in their newspaper.