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Charge for graduation an outrage

May 23, 2014 Watching to news this week, I was amazed that a high school in Florida is now charging parents to come watch their children graduate from high schoo. more »»

What are we teaching our children?

May 16, 2014 An experience had this past week in a local store had me frustrated, but even moreso, saddened. The cashier, a young man probably college age or a little younger, told me my total. more »»

Ethical behavior is absolutely important

May 9, 2014 It was with complete shock and dismay that I listened to County Commission President Walt Pellish voice his thoughts that requiring ethics training or requiring members of county boards and... more »»

No drivers are immune to accidents

May 5, 2014 With the continued rainfall in our area, I have been amazed at the lack of courtesy and even common sense of drivers on our roadways. more »»

Give me good old paper and pencil

April 25, 2014 Despite the fact that I use a computer on a daily basis and I am a frequent (probably too much so) visitor to Facebook and email and cell phones are nearly essential, there are some days I wish fo... more »»

Celebrating Easter

April 18, 2014 Easter Sunday can truly be said to be the most important day celebrated by those of the Christian faith. more »»

Jump on the volunteer bandwagon

April 11, 2014 The cold, dreary weather is behind us and the time is ripe for volunteer opportunities. With multiple events coming up in the spring months, the number of activities continues to increas. more »»

The day the music died

April 4, 2014 My trusty Pandora played “American Pie” this week and I must admit, I sang along with every word. more »»

Don't be so quick to voice judgment

March 28, 2014 I write this editorial following the horrific accident on Interstate 81 Wednesday morning that has claimed the lives of three individuals at the present time and has several others critically... more »»

Outstanding under pressure

March 21, 2014 The winter season has worn out its welcome on every front. While hoping the snow this past Monday was the final blast, it appears another may be on the horizon. Somewhere out there, spring is hiding. more »»

County cuts at expense of public safety

March 14, 2014 As the Jefferson County Commission pared away at their budget attempting to fix problems long in the making, their blades hit hard on the fire and rescue services of the county. more »»

Time to spring forward

March 7, 2014 Despite Mother Nature's continued reign of winter weather, this weekend marks the surge forward into Daylight Savings Time. more »»

Fiscal responsibility punished by the county?

February 28, 2014 After sitting through what seem to be never-ending budget sessions of the Jefferson County Commission, it appears that the departments and “component units” of the county who have managed their... more »»

A blessing to this community

February 21, 2014 While preparing for the story in today's paper on Food Lion and the Masonic Lodge partnership, I was completely impressed with the service to community done by the local grocery. more »»

Baseball is not all about fundraising

February 16, 2014 A recent comment in the Journal Junction section of our sister paper sparked an outcry from long-time supporters of Jefferson High baseball. more »»

Give thanks to all who make our way easier

February 7, 2014 The road crews for the state and for the county and towns have worked more than their share of hours this winter to treat the roadways, to plow inches upon inches of snow and to make the way as... more »»

Simply enjoy the music

January 31, 2014 I am anticipating an upcoming interview with the Music Fellows at Shepherd University and attending their upcoming recital. more »»

Children learn from what they see

January 24, 2014 It seems a fairly simple statement to make that children learn from what they see. more »»

We welcome the input

January 17, 2014 I am prompted to write this editorial this week following a phone call asking that I print an apology for my editorial regarding teachers from last week. more »»

Despite the cold, life must go on

January 13, 2014 We have certainly faced some grueling temperatures this week. These have led to a variety of issues, closings, accidents, frozen pipes, etc., which have put lives in turmoil. more »»

 
 
 

 

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