The implosion of Bill Cosby

December 9, 2014 Joe Gandelman “Independent’s Eye” The world is watching the career and reputation of comedian Bill Cosby disintegrate virtually overnight …

Conversation about respect

December 9, 2014 Danny Gardner “Special to the Guard” Do we really need more conversations about race in America? Mainstream media, politicians …

Shiny presents need not apply

December 8, 2014 Lacy Mitchell “Retro Active” Many of us don’t know what it’s like to have it rough, myself included. Oh, …

Thank secularists for Christmas

December 8, 2014 Tina Dupuy “SoapBlox” According to thinkers like presidential candidate Rick Santorum, America is a Christian nation. Really? The …

Wrong about right of way

December 5, 2014 Donetta Hubbard“Say Anything” I was wrong and I am a big enough person to admit it.

‘Gone With The Wind’ turns 75

December 5, 2014 Danny Tyree “Tyrades!” Movie fans, remember a time when the only “F-word” was “fiddle-dee-dee”? That question comes to mind …

MSB responds to letters to editor

December 4, 2014 To the Citizens of Independence County: The Main Street Batesville organization feels the need to respond to two recent letters to the editor …

Benjamin Watson gets it right

December 4, 2014 Camille Nesler “Outside the Box” This week, I’m not writing my own opinion column. I’m not writing it because a …