We count on the mail

I got the mail today. A couple of bills. A greeting card. Some catalogs. A newspaper. One package that my wife grabbed right away. (Wonder what that w...

August 9th, 2016 |  


Cuba and the United States, one year later

One year ago today, the United States resumed full diplomatic relations with Cuba, shocking the world and putting an end to more than five decades of ...

July 20th, 2016 |  


All lives matter — we need to remember that

All lives matter — we need to remember that

I told my friend I admired and respected him very much as a Christian, father, husband, and community leader. I did not intend to offend him, but aske...

July 13th, 2016 |  


Orlando shooting: Are we looking in the right places?

Since Sept. 11, 2001, there has been a tendency to classify acts of violence perpetrated on groups of Americans acts of terrorism but is that necessar...

June 24th, 2016 |  


If you see something, say something

Micayle Goolsby, 11 months, died May 23 in Hialeah, Fla., after being left in a hot car for an “undetermined amount of time.”Headlines wer...

June 7th, 2016 |  


One person keeps you in the dark

One person keeps you in the dark

Government belongs to YOU, not politicians. You have every right to know what your elected and appointed officials are up to and how government bureau...

May 19th, 2016 |  


Someone please flip the calendar and check the year

Is it 1866 or 2016? Seems like an odd question, but the recent passage of legislation in Mississippi and its signing into law by Gov. Phil Bryant R...

April 26th, 2016 |  


No more time for denial

The time for warm weather has apparently passed in Pickens County, which means it’s time to break out the scarves, mittens, warm coats — a...

January 21st, 2016 |  


Casting a light on mental illness

It isn’t often an editorial addresses an article of clothing but there is always a first time for everything.Amazon.com, one of the most popular...

January 13th, 2016 |  


We need to find our determination

2015 is almost a memory and 2016 is on the horizon so with a new year only a matter of days away, it should be noted that there is always hope.Even th...

December 31st, 2015 |