Columns/Letters to the Editor

At the end of September, National Recovery Month, Highland Rivers Health hosted a special event for our veterans. Called Operation Gratitude, the virtual celebration — held like so many things these days on Zoom — allowed veterans who receive services from our agency to interact, learn about…

As much as we increasingly recognize the benefits of diversity in our workplaces and communities, there is one population that may be overlooked in discussions of diversity: individuals with disabilities. This year, as we mark the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, let’…

If it seems I write about some topics frequently — such as recovery, children’s mental health or, this year, the impact of a global pandemic on mental well being — that’s because those topics are not only important but priorities for behavioral health treatment providers such as Highland Riv…

The wanton, September 13, 2020, firing on two uniformed Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies while they sat in their marked police vehicle was an outrage. Other affronts emanated from that disgraceful attack: A witness to the assault is recorded cackling with delight after the gunfire. Outside the hospital where the deputies fought for their lives, a group of malefactors sought to block entrances, profanely beckoning for death. 

The Polk County Standard Journal’s parent company Times-Journal, Inc. published the following column written by TJI Vice President of Content J.K. Murphy, who has spent 40 years in the newspaper business. It explains the challenges all newspapers face in the digital age. The Polk County Stan…

Maintaining a sense of sanity during a prolonged crisis is becoming a bit of a game amid the guidelines of Shelter in Place. For about a month now, I have been working mostly from the house, which itself is a distraction with my dogs underfoot and various streaming services at my disposal fo…

Spring Break didn’t feel all that much like a vacation this year. This COVID craziness has me experiencing an acute case of cabin fever like everyone else, what with the complete lack of human contact I’ve had in recent weeks.

I have said it to individuals over the past few weeks, and I will say it here and continue to do so until people listen: everyone needs to calm down. Myself included.

Recently on Facebook reading about a disagreement over whether a national chain restaurant was turned away from building a location within the City of Cedartown, I saw something that gave me real pause.

Editor’s note: We’re stepping back in time again this week for our celebration of 150 years in print. This week, we turn to the pages of the Cedartown Express, a long defunct publication that printed the following article in June of 1878. Thanks again to Greg Gray for his help in tracking do…

Times were changing. The early republic of the Founding Fathers had given way to Jacksonian America. Manifest Destiny made its rhetorical rounds, and the bitter divide over slavery was steadily tearing the Union apart.

After some 20 years the City of Cave Spring is getting its cemetery committee back together. We have a couple of beautiful old cemeteries in need of a little tender loving care.

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