LaGrange Daily News- RSS OPINION Feed http://lagrangenews.com/section/OPINION http://lagrangenews.com/section/OPINION Sun, 19 Apr 2015 14:50:35 EST 1800 Take a look at the alternative http://lagrangenews.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/152985854/Take-a-look-at-the-alternative Your question: What is 2.5 percent? You say, 'not much'? Guess again. Sat, 18 Apr 2015 09:45:52 EST 1965: Hospital prepares for Medicare influx http://lagrangenews.com/news/opinion_columns/152989245/1965:-Hospital-prepares-for-Medicare-influx Aprils past, 50 years ago.From LaGrange Daily News, 1965.Front Page News Sat, 18 Apr 2015 09:20:51 EST We’re having a ‘Gospel Meeting’ http://lagrangenews.com/news/lifestyle-religion-opinion_columns/152946202/Were-having-a-Gospel-Meeting What exactly is a “Gospel Meeting”? It is what some call a “Revival” but we prefer the term “Gospel Meeting.” Here's why. Sat, 18 Apr 2015 08:50:52 EST Battling those yard-damaging armadillos http://lagrangenews.com/news/opinion_columns/152981550/Battling-those-yard-damaging-armadillos Waking up to a lawn that looks like a practice tee at a local driving range is not a pleasant experience.The holes dug by armadillos also damage ornamental plants and gardens. Just what exactly are armadillos doing here? Fri, 17 Apr 2015 11:20:51 EST Letter: Comparing LaGrange to other cities http://lagrangenews.com/news/opinion/152955897/Comparing-LaGrange-to-other-cities Dear Editor, Thu, 16 Apr 2015 09:40:54 EST Letter: Better healthcare through competition? http://lagrangenews.com/news/opinion/152955815/Better-healthcare-through-competition Dear Editor, Thu, 16 Apr 2015 09:40:52 EST The honey bee and the canary http://lagrangenews.com/news/opinion_columns/152946855/The-honey-bee-and-the-canary Coal mines were, and still are, a very dangerous place to work. Thu, 16 Apr 2015 09:35:52 EST Letter: A few reasons to despise Abraham Lincoln http://lagrangenews.com/news/opinion/152955753/A-few-reasons-to-despise-Abraham-Lincoln It was all I could do to read without getting sick at my stomach the latest two articles in the LaGrange Daily News written by John Tures who is a professor at LaGrange College. Thu, 16 Apr 2015 09:35:51 EST Taking a drive through Washington, Ga. http://lagrangenews.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/152919833/Taking-a-drive-through-Washington-Ga. WASHINGTON, Ga. — In the course of a year, I come this way quite often, mainly for commitments in Augusta, but I seldom pass through downtown without making an effort as I did recently. You travel east on U. S. 78 and the bypass keeps you from... Wed, 15 Apr 2015 10:55:52 EST Honoring President Lincoln’s life while in the Deep South http://lagrangenews.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/152918331/Honoring-President-Lincolns-life-while-in-the-Deep-South On the border of Georgia and Alabama, a strange thing took place on the 150th Anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's assassination. Members of the local college and community gathered at the base of the flag pole, not to cheer President... Tue, 14 Apr 2015 14:05:51 EST Help yourself, make an investment http://lagrangenews.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/152883632/Help-yourself-make-an-investment Help yourself! Help your Realtor! Help your pocket book! Mon, 13 Apr 2015 11:45:51 EST Evidence that Civil War was fought over slavery http://lagrangenews.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/152839694/Evidence-that-Civil-War-was-fought-over-slavery As the 150th anniversary of General Robert E. Lee's surrender at Appomattox Court House in Virginia rolls around, some armchair historians and pundits are still battling over what the Civil War was about. It's time to go beyond the... Mon, 13 Apr 2015 10:55:52 EST Wrapping up the Master’s tournament http://lagrangenews.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/152883672/Wrapping-up-the-Masters-tournament Editor's note: This column was originally written to run Sunday. Sun, 12 Apr 2015 20:35:51 EST Letter: Time to review Social Security http://lagrangenews.com/news/letters-opinion/152837497/Time-to-review-Social-Security I am not a math wiz or an economist. Perhaps my approach to solving financial problems is rather simplistic. Still, I want to give it a shot. I understand that an entitlement program requires the government to continue paying people at a set rate... Sat, 11 Apr 2015 11:55:51 EST Making a positive change http://lagrangenews.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/152838755/Making-a-positive-change I guess you have noticed that my “Life Is Good” articles are in the LaGrange Daily News. Sat, 11 Apr 2015 11:45:51 EST Yet more regarding West Georgia Health http://lagrangenews.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/152839475/Yet-more-regarding-West-Georgia-Health It has been over a month since my second opinion column about the possible acquisition of West Georgia Health (WGH) by another healthcare organization was published. In the interim there has been no announcement by the Board of the West Georgia... Sat, 11 Apr 2015 11:10:51 EST 1940: Girl Scouts established, Hills & Dales opens http://lagrangenews.com/news/opinion_columns/152858768/1940:-Girl-Scouts-established-Hills--Dales-opens Aprils past, 75 years ago.From LaGrange Daily News, 1940.Front Page News Sat, 11 Apr 2015 09:20:52 EST How to control garden weeds http://lagrangenews.com/news/opinion_columns/152773066/How-to-control-garden-weeds As soil temperatures warm up and gardeners begin to plant their transplants and seed, the issue of how to control weeds often arises. A weed is a plant out of place so how do we control weeds in our garden? Fri, 10 Apr 2015 11:20:52 EST Weekly legislative update: Session ends http://lagrangenews.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/152758225/Weekly-legislative-update:-Session-ends The Georgia General Assembly concluded business this past week and while we were in session for just two days, they were very long days in an effort to complete important tasks. Mon, 6 Apr 2015 10:55:52 EST The greatest disappointment ever http://lagrangenews.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/152758220/The-greatest-disappointment-ever “Now we'll show them!” The oppressed people, beaten down by so many empires, would have their day. The most powerful force anyone had seen in history, which had brutally occupied those poor people, would be humbled. Mon, 6 Apr 2015 10:55:51 EST