Questioning love

February 17, 2006 <hr width="100%" size="2" /><hr width="100%" size="2" />Regular readers know I occasionally run a student essay in this space.

Downtowns are important

February 17, 2006 Once the epicenter of commerce and social activity in a community, downtowns have served as an important anchor in urban development throughout America&rsquo;s history.

A sweet idea

February 14, 2006 Maybe you add a spoonful to your coffee or tea, or sprinkle it on your cereal. Maybe you don&rsquo;t consider a bit here and a dab there to be much, but it sure adds up.

Why we’re losing schools

February 9, 2006 Sen. Paul Miller didn&rsquo;t hesitate when I asked this question: Is term limits responsible for us losing our small, rural schools?

No easy way out

February 8, 2006 My mother&rsquo;s thin, frantic voice came quickly through the receiver &mdash; &ldquo;Dad&rsquo;s at Wal-Mart. He said to come get him; he said he was in bad shape.&rdquo;

The eyes of a child

February 8, 2006 In the two years since I had been back, the old homestead had fallen into further shambles. Window panes were now broken and a piece of plywood was solidly nailed where the front door once was.

King remembered

February 8, 2006 Last week, thousands of mourners waited for hours in freezing rain at Atlanta&rsquo;s Ebenezer Baptist Church and the state capitol rotunda to pay their respects to the &ldquo;first lady of the civil

Letters to the Editor

February 1, 2006 Problems with hydro Dear editor: This is an open letter to the county judge, members of the quorum court and citizens of Independence County.