Category: Opinion

Reading your local paper is the ‘Way to Know’ your community

By Layne Bruce Several years ago cyberspace was frenzied over many popular websites going dark for 24 hours to protest a federal bill meant to crack down on video piracy. The Stop Online Piracy Act – or SOPA – was…

Letter to editor

Village of Walthall, county thanked for roadwork The village of Walthall and the Webster County workers did a very good job rebuilding our roads. We would like to express our appreciation to everyone in the village and county government in…

Editorial Roundup

Voters not happy with either choice No matter who wins the presidential election in November, chances are the next president will have one of the shortest honeymoons on record. That’s because there is going to be a large portion of…

Time marches on — and evil abounds

By Bro. J.B. Rowe Jude 1:1-4 (KJV): “Jude, the servant of Jesus Christ, and brother of James, to them that are sanctified by God the Father, and preserved in Jesus Christ, and called: “Mercy unto you, and peace, and love,…

Letter to the Editor

Additional thanks from family of George Cummings In the card of thanks that ran Aug. 17 for the family of George Cummings, we should have thanked Joyce James for her piano accompaniment at his funeral service. Sincerely, Sandra Cummings Eupora…

Editorial roundup

A major blow for private prisons The federal government’s decision to break most of its ties to the private prison industry has echoes in Mississippi. In explaining last week its decision to phase out its use of private prisons, the…

Editorial Roundup

Hot-car deaths: Err on mercy’s side Grenada attorney Carlos Moore has a habit of overplaying the race card when representing his clients. He charges racism so often that after a while it’s easy to dismiss his knee-jerk allegations. It’s difficult,…

Republicans should adopt a theme song for 2016 election

With Donald Trump continuing to be an unkind, no decency human being, I feel the Republicans such as Paul Ryan and a huge list of others should adopt a theme song for the 2016 election and maybe apply it to…

Letters to Editor

We count on the mail By Chip Hutcheson President/National Newspaper Association and Publisher/The Times Leader, Princeton, KY I got the mail today. A couple of bills. A greeting card. Some catalogs. A newspaper. One package that my wife grabbed right…

More about the newspaper

As I said I will be writing weekly columns about the newspapers that serve you for the next few weeks. My first column about letters to the editor hopefully clarified any questions readers have had. Also, I used Charlie Mitchell’s…