Maya Angelou overcame much

December 23, 2013 Dr. Ken Bridges “History Minute” No one would have imagined what would become of the small, 3-year-old girl when she arrived …

The true meaning of community

December 20, 2013 During the recent storm, our home and property like everyone’s in the area was covered with snow and ice. That also included the outside work …

Minimum wage hammers youth

December 20, 2013 With Democrats cratering in the polls over their collapsing health care law, they are trying to pivot to the only part of their policy agenda …

Paying it forward

December 19, 2013 Camille Nesler “Outside the Box” There’s nothing like the holiday season to make you really appreciate the blessings you have in …

Christmas is a time for presence

December 18, 2013 Randall Franks“Southern Style” I remember having my nose pressed squarely against the window. It was cold outside and …

Money belongs to us, not workers

December 18, 2013 The audacity that public servants believe they can use the public’s money for their own personal use without repercussions continues to amaze us. We live …

Son’s first Christmas

December 17, 2013 Danny Tyree “Tyrades!” My son Gideon turned 9 months old on Dec. 6. We didn’t get to dwell on that milestone …

Do you hear what I hear?

December 17, 2013 Peter Funt, Special to the Guard It was 73 and sunny, two weeks before Thanksgiving, and I was stuck in traffic …