Opinion

07/22/2014 - 10:40am
James Garner, Imperfect role model I’ve had the theme from “Maverick” going through my head lately. Next to my mom and dad, James Garner was a role model for me. Kinda weird because, as Maverick, he played a gambler. The loader operator I worked with for Columbia Helicopters taught me not to gamble by taking every new guy’s first paycheck in motel crap games. Gambling...
07/15/2014 - 3:41pm
Fair time fun in Franklin County        Saddle up Franklin County, because it’s time for this year’s fair!      It’s hard to believe fair week is already here. Summer has flown by fast so far, and this is just another reminder that its days are numbered. But we welcome it with...
07/15/2014 - 3:40pm
  Everything's The Same But Different        It's that time of year again.      By this time next week I will be back in San Diego for my annual pilgrimage to Comic-Con International.      This year promises to be quite different from previous trips. Over the...
07/08/2014 - 11:33am
  Dispatching’s move a welcomed switch                 It was years in the making, but local emergency communication services finally have a new home inside the Franklin County Law Enforcement Center (LEC). The long-awaited move marks a shift in the right...
07/08/2014 - 11:32am
  Hampton citizen concerned about selective discrimination        I fail to understand the reasoning for selective discrimination that goes on in the City of Hampton. What is done to one individual should be done to all individuals alike with no prejudice. I understand case-by-case situations, but those are...
07/08/2014 - 11:31am
New laws went into effect July 1        I hope you had a Happy Fourth of July! This is the time of year when we gather with friends and family to celebrate our nation's birthday and our blessings of independence and liberty. A time when parade floats, city streets, and many of our front yards will be dotted with...
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