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.
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.
I fully respect the actions of the citizens of Ferguson, Missouri, to exercise their right under the First Amendment to peacefully assemble and to protest the slaying of Michael Brown. However, when those actions move from that of a peaceable protest to civil disobedience, and ultimately to fire bombing, shooting, burning, and looting, then I disagree with the news media’s continued use of the phrase “protestors clashing with police.”
Everyone is familiar with the analogy found in the hymn “Onward Christian Soldiers.” The first two lines are the fol-lowing:
Should we be more wary of the real criminal threat or the imagined racist?
The Aug. 10 article “Local Hospitals Assess Affordable Care Act” leaves the impression that Georgians did not sign up for the new health insurance.
When Kelly Henson was superintendent of Floyd County Schools, I attended most board of education meetings. When Lynn Plunkett was the school superintendent, I attended all BOE meetings.
In reference to the column by Severo Avila on July 23 (“If I were ki … city manager of Rome”), the paragraph on the Walmart Walking Test was dead on the mark. These electric carts for the handicapped are abused as much as the free cell phone program or food stamp program.
Is Clay Bennett the only cartoonist you can find to put on the editorial pages? I’m tired of his Democratic negative views. Bring back our own Mike Lester or try someone simi-lar. What about and local or Georgia cartoonist to support.
I live in Armuchee, Georgia, a small area three miles north of Rome on U.S. 27 North. There is no courthouse on Broad Street, that is just what the area is called. Like Coosa or Lindale.
After reading the articles in the Rome News-Tribune regarding the trails and extensions around Rome, I want to express my opinion.
When reading the July 5, 2014, Calhoun Times, the cartoon by Rob Rogers was revealing. A high-rise office building contained messages on the upper stories such as: “Mega Corp. Worshiping The Almighty Dollar Since Forever,” and “Paying Taxes Violates Our Religious Freedom!” and “Government Oversight Is A Mortal Sin!”
In the July 19 Religion section a picture and commentary of the Virgin del Carmen was featured. This is an event similar to many around the world and one familiar to us Romans with the yearly celebration of Our Lady of Guadalupe in December.
In the Religion section of the Rome News-Tribune for July 19, there was a caption for a picture that read, “Nicaragua’s fishing community celebrates the feast day of the Virgin del Carmen, who is worshipped by Catholics as the patron saint of fisherman and sailors.”
It is reported that our border patrol is now completely occupied with “processing the current influx” of illegals, i.e. the children. What exactly does this “processing” entail? We ask their name, address, date of birth, phone number, etc.