‘Casablanca’ Turns 75: We’ll Always Have Parodists

‘Casablanca’ Turns 75: We’ll Always Have Parodists

When I was in my late teens, a Nashville TV station ran a late-night double-feature of Humphrey Bogart movies. Immersed in the nostalgia craze, I grud...

November 6th, 2017 |  


Losing a memory

Prior to her death in 2005, my granddaughter, Jenna Cripe and I worked on bringing back an old flower garden surrounded by a brick retaining wall.On O...

November 6th, 2017 |  


Watchdog citizens strengthen communities

Watchdog citizens strengthen communities

They keep tabs on their public officials, often asking the tough questions and sounding the alarm when something doesn’t seem right. They attend...

November 6th, 2017 |  


Thinking of those less fortunate

Thinking of those less fortunate

With Halloween behind us, it is time to focus on Thanksgiving. As we consider our fortunes, it also brings to mind those who are not as blessed. With ...

November 5th, 2017 |  


A true Christian

Many people have a wrong idea of what a Christian is. A lot of people think just because a person prays or tries to live right makes them a Christian....

November 4th, 2017 |  


What’s to come in Newberry

What’s to come in Newberry

I like to look for company logos on clothing when eating out for lunch in Newberry. They’re representative of the impressive offering of interna...

November 3rd, 2017 |  


This Week’s Profiles in Political Courage!

This Week’s Profiles in Political Courage!

Arizona Republican Jeff Flake proudly stood before America this week and crowed, “Mr. President, I rise today to address a matter that has been ...

November 1st, 2017 |  


More Border Patrol Agents Needed to Curb Opioid Crisis

The United States is in the grip of its worst heroin and opioid epidemic since the post-World War II era more than 60 years ago, according to the Stat...

November 1st, 2017 |  


Fix the Parks, Not the Fees

Fix the Parks, Not the Fees

Three years ago this month, returning to my hotel room in Flagstaff, Arizona, I wrote:At least once in a lifetime every American should lay eyes on th...

October 30th, 2017 |  


Will Your Job Be Extinct by 2030?

Will Your Job Be Extinct by 2030?

Give a man a fish and he’ll eat for a single day. TEACH a man to fish and eventually someone will invent a fishing ROBOT and put your student...

October 30th, 2017 |