Archive for January, 2017

It’s better to do it ourselves

Monday, January 30th, 2017

“The ideological fervor for privatization has ebbed.”

Dr. John Donahue, Harvard Kennedy School of Government

Recently, three Rome civic organizations that have traditionally used a dining room in The Forum River Center for events devoted to building up our youth and improving Rome and Floyd County have found themselves unable to afford the minimum $2,500 rental rate instituted by the private company controlling our downtown civic center. (more…)

What’s in a name?

Monday, January 23rd, 2017


Less than two miles down the road was Louisville Presbyterian Seminary. A consortium agreement meant that students from one school could take classes at the other.

On the Baptist campus I considered myself to be on the liberal wing of the student body. However, a very strange thing happened when I went to class at Presbyterian — I became very conservative. It was a kind of Alice in Wonderland experience but one that burned itself into my brain. (more…)

Martin Luther King Jr. a hero for all Americans

Monday, January 16th, 2017

A hero is a person who is admired for courageous acts, noble qualities and who is regarded as a worthy role model for others to follow.

Martin Luther King, Jr. is a true American hero.

His birthday is marked each year as a federal holiday on the third Monday of January. He is the first African-American to be so honored. (more…)

Learning a lesson from Mrs. Scott

Monday, January 9th, 2017

When we consider all the barriers to achievement —dysfunctional families, poverty, exposure to criminal activity, lack of positive role models — education is the greatest.

The institution of education, public or private, is under attack. It is being taken hostage by populism and political discourse. (more…)

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