We know nothing compared to what there is to learn. I would suggest that if we were allowed to know what God’s thoughts were for just one second, it would be more knowledge than the human race has acquired from the time of Adam and Eve or from time immemorial.
The recent cartoon in your paper portraying the National Rifle Association as an organization that was once composed of hunters but that now advocates using Stand Your Ground Laws as an excuse to shoot people is, at the very least, a display of willful ignorance of the readily available facts concerning the NRA.
Better not get cancer if you are 76 years old or older. My husband and I worked all of our life to take care of ourselves and to be prepared for retirement. He passed away 2½ years ago with lung cancer. Thank God Obamacare wasn’t heard of.
I read about the fire on Second Avenue. I was very impressed to read that, from the time a 911 call was placed to the time the fire was put out, only 10 minutes had passed. I recently had a fire in our backyard that could have been quite damaging, but we called the firemen and they arrived and put out the fire within 20 or so minutes. Thank you to the firemen and their quick response, without which I believe much more damage could have been done to our home.
So you thought the 1960s was all about sex, drugs, and rock and roll. I guess it all depends to whom you are listening. We tend to listen, learn and act on information without regard as to where it has come from. From news outlets, school text books or by personal interview we have accepted our knowledge and made it a part of our life’s experiences.
The youth and youth Leaders at Grace Fellowship Baptist Church would like to extend a huge thank-you to all the businesses that made donations to our annual Valentine Dinner and Silent Auction.
I sent a letter for publication (“Floyd County has bigger problems than the budget,” Feb. 12).
I’d like to address the letter published in the Jan. 28 issue entitled “A dream realized.” The writer indicates her joy in the fact that a service was held celebrating MLK observances at what we might call a “white” church. I, too, think such a thing is just fine. But I do ask this: Where did (or will) all those Christians attend church this next Sunday? When will we see blacks and whites in the pews together again?
I wrote a letter to the forum Dec. 27, 2013, in reference to an article Jonathan Turley had in this forum Thursday Dec. 26, 2013, about the Edward Snowden case. I liked his fairness and my opinion was much like his. I listen to FOX news 99 percent, for all the others are Obama-ites.
What began as a skirmish in the mid-’60s between adherents of a totalitarian welfare state and proponents of an ideology in which prudence and thrift is rewarded and laziness is punished — a skirmish between no limits on what citizens should expect from the state and a public freed from the bankrupt hand of massive government; a skirmish between the economic stagnation of communism and free and fair individual decisions — has escalated into a full-born war presently lacking widespread violence. It has created a collective paranoia as responsible citizens no longer have the where-withal to defend themselves against the deception and lies that brings dictators to power.
“But for the grace and mercy of God, the compassion of family and friends, I do not know how a mother is to handle the loss of a child due to chronic complications of Crohn’s Disease.”
I have just purchased a new car, it’s called the I-RAQ. It’s really cool, a high-bred. It was at a low cost. But now I feel kind of bad. You see, I found out that this car was made over-seas, in a country called Iraq. I feel bad; by buying this car I probably cost thousands of Americans their jobs and benefits. I probably helped destroy cities and neighborhoods. Look at Detroit; it’s going broke.
I read with interest the editorial comments regarding the passing of the county’s budget. I agree that there is a feeling that maybe those in a position to act might not really want input, ideas, suggestions and questions.
Rome, Ga. is the only city in the state of Georgia that hosts four days in January to honor the life and legacy of the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
For over a century local library supporters fought long and hard battles to create a public library that has proven to be one of the most dynamic public institutions in the state. There has been resistance to this goal. To say the least!
It is odd that Georgia legislators have seriously tried to put guns in churches and colleges, yet guns are banned in government buildings.
It was terrible to read of spending cuts to the County budget. What was cut? The Rome-Floyd County Parks and Recreation Authority, the library, and nonprofits were the victims and sadly, all are organizations that truly make a positive difference to the community.
I was very distressed to read in the Rome News-Trubune that there is a proposed cut of $100,000 in funding for the li-brary. I firmly believe this is a grave disservice to the resi-dents of Rome.
It is with great elation that I read the MLK story about the non-denominational, ecumenical service at Second Avenue Baptist Church. As a child, growing up in the 50s and 60s in Rome, I dreamed about the day that blacks and whites would be seated together in the pews of our church, Second Avenue Baptist.
I read with concerned interest the article on budget cuts/park closings (Jan. 22). I’m sure you will be receiving more than a few letters from maddened citizens on this matter.
Since I have heard several versions of how Texas Valley got its name, I will share what my dad, Samuel C. Espy, told me.