Lagrange Daily News- RSS OPINION Feed http://lagrangenews.com/section/OPINION http://lagrangenews.com/section/OPINION Sun, 25 Jan 2015 07:08:49 EST 1800 1990: End of an era for mayor, Homework Hotline http://lagrangenews.com/news/opinion_columns/151451442/1990:-End-of-an-era-for-mayor-Homework-Hotline Januaries past, 25 years ago.From LaGrange Daily News, 1990.Front Page News Sat, 24 Jan 2015 17:10:52 EST Opening the seven seals http://lagrangenews.com/news/lifestyle-religion-opinion_columns/151422511/Opening-the-seven-seals In our Sunday evening lessons from the book of Revelation – Sundays at 6 p.m. – we have come to Revelation chapter six. This Sunday we will be discussing the meaning of the four horsemen of the apocalypse (Rev. 6:1-8). Sat, 24 Jan 2015 11:05:53 EST Letter: I love Vernon Woods http://lagrangenews.com/news/letters-opinion/151418664/I-love-Vernon-Woods Dear EditorI pause from a very busy day to tell one and all of the gratitude in my heart for finding my way to Vernon Woods. Under the direction of Susan Burdick, this place is run like a well-oiled clock. Sat, 24 Jan 2015 10:20:51 EST Reminiscing on unusual plays, rivalries http://lagrangenews.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/151468653/Reminiscing-on-unusual-plays-rivalries JESUP — If you come this way, you might consider scheduling lunch at a popular restaurant, Sybil's, which most everybody seems to do. Sat, 24 Jan 2015 09:20:51 EST Letter: Thank you LaGrange http://lagrangenews.com/news/letters-opinion/151467751/Thank-you-LaGrange The movie “Holden On” completed filming in LaGrange shortly before Christmas. It is a true-life story about our youngest son Holden, and his struggle with schizophrenia and the resulting drug dependency he developed as he tried to... Sat, 24 Jan 2015 08:45:53 EST Help promote pollinators for propagation http://lagrangenews.com/news/opinion_columns/151446792/Help-promote-pollinators-for-propagation There's a lot of concern about the lack of honey bees and at the same time people are swatting carpenter bees with tennis rackets and coating the flowers of their summer squash with sevin dust. You can't have it both ways. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 11:50:52 EST Letter: In memory of Jimmy Vowell, ‘I’m Here’ http://lagrangenews.com/news/letters-opinion/151421527/In-memory-of-Jimmy-Vowell-Im-Here Dear Editor, Fri, 23 Jan 2015 13:25:54 EST Do presidents tend to lie during State Of The Union address? http://lagrangenews.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/151438093/Do-presidents-tend-to-lie-during-State-Of-The-Union-address The U.S. Constitution calls for a State of the Union address. It doesn't call for fact checkers on these, but they exist anyway. Do they show that U. S. Presidents lie, or do they find that they generally tell the truth? Thu, 22 Jan 2015 12:00:51 EST Legislative update week 2: Education, cannabis oil, transportation http://lagrangenews.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/151430102/Legislative-update-week-2:-Education-cannabis-oil-transportation As the 2015 General Assembly was gaveled into session, there was much activity as we took the oath of office, elected our leadership and then proceeded to watch the inauguration of Gov. Nathan Deal and the slate of state officers as they were sworn... Thu, 22 Jan 2015 01:55:52 EST Letter: Working moms, plead guilty http://lagrangenews.com/news/letters-opinion/151378871/Working-moms:-plead-guilty Let's face it, there is no two ways about it, you're a mom and you work. There is no escaping the guilt! Tue, 20 Jan 2015 14:30:51 EST The ‘color’ of life http://lagrangenews.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/151374783/The-color-of-life Recently – but not the first time, nor will it be the last – the “Rev.” Al Sharpton has once again pulled the “race card” out of his eccentric, angry and rich pocket. Sharpton is not “reverend,” and... Tue, 20 Jan 2015 11:55:51 EST Governor gives address worthy of Democrat http://lagrangenews.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/151374196/Governor-gives-address-worthy-of-Democrat On a rainy day in Atlanta, Georgia's Republican Governor Nathan Deal and the audience had to move indoors from the Liberty Plaza to the state capitol. One would think he also moved political parties, giving an inaugural address that a Democrat... Tue, 20 Jan 2015 11:30:55 EST Why the economy is improving http://lagrangenews.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/151343000/Why-the-economy-is-improving A number of articles have given credit to President Obama for the economic recovery. Other articles criticize the Republicans for their condemnation of the President's actions claiming they delayed the recovery. Sat, 17 Jan 2015 14:10:51 EST 10 things you probably didn’t know about MLK Day http://lagrangenews.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/151317010/10-things-you-probably-didnt-know-about-MLK-Day The battle over MLK Day moved a Super Bowl. Southern states weren't the last to celebrate it. The law making it a national holiday was signed by a Republican president. And you'll never guess who voted for it in the U.S. Sat, 17 Jan 2015 10:30:52 EST Christians are peacemakers fighting spiritual battle http://lagrangenews.com/news/lifestyle-religion-opinion_columns/151296067/Christians-are-peacemakers-fighting-spiritual-battle “Blessed are the peacemakers, For they shall be called sons of God.” (Matthew 5:9, NKJV) Sat, 17 Jan 2015 10:15:52 EST Goats making comeback as livestock animal http://lagrangenews.com/news/opinion_columns/151317631/Goats-making-comeback-as-livestock-animal As you travel through Troup County and neighboring counties you may notice that alongside cattle in our pastures goats are making a comeback. The growing popularity of small ruminants can be attributed to the growing number of ethnic groups who have a... Fri, 16 Jan 2015 11:00:52 EST Letter to the editor: Daily News should contact accused http://lagrangenews.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/151305083/Daily-News-should-contact-accused (Editor's note: The allegation in this letter that a Daily News staff member was directed by a public official on the content of a news story is completely false. In response to Mr. Callaway's statement that the article in question... Thu, 15 Jan 2015 16:20:51 EST BOE needs to revise public speaking policy http://lagrangenews.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/151303598/BOE-needs-to-revise-public-speaking-policy Thank you, Tyler Jones and the LDN, for Tuesday's article, “Rocky start to 2015 for BOE.” A public conversation about the Troup County Board of Education's restrictive policy on public participation at board meetings has been... Thu, 15 Jan 2015 11:00:53 EST The honey bee shivers http://lagrangenews.com/news/community-opinion_columns/51030856/The-honey-bee-shivers Last week during the cold snap, I'm sure some of ya'll were chilly and maybe even shivered, and did what I did, turned up the thermostat. Our best friend in the insect world, the honeybee, did not have a thermostat as we do but they were... Wed, 14 Jan 2015 17:15:52 EST Worship this world’s children http://lagrangenews.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/51026892/Worship-this-worlds-children It was October 1984; I was about to be involved with my first ministerial assignment outside a parish environment since my ordination in 1982. Tue, 13 Jan 2015 11:35:51 EST