Lagrange Daily News- RSS OPINION Feed http://lagrangenews.com/section/OPINION http://lagrangenews.com/section/OPINION Sun, 29 Mar 2015 05:35:54 EST 1800 1965: Retail sales reach record high http://lagrangenews.com/news/opinion_columns/152578728/1965:-Retail-sales-reach-record-high Marches past, 50 years ago.From LaGrange Daily News, 1965.Front Page News Sat, 28 Mar 2015 09:20:51 EST Introducing the Church of Christ, part 2 http://lagrangenews.com/news/lifestyle-religion-opinion_columns/152559514/Introducing-the-Church-of-Christ-part-2 So far, in our Thursday night class, “Introducing The Church of Christ,” we have covered topics on the promise of the church and its origin in the Bible. The lesson titles have been, “The Church Was Predicted By The Prophets,”... Sat, 28 Mar 2015 08:55:51 EST Real estate in Troup County http://lagrangenews.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/152545453/Real-estate-in-Troup-County I would rate the real estate market in Troup County at a B at this time. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 11:45:51 EST Letter: Voting for all or only informed? http://lagrangenews.com/news/letters-opinion/152545585/Voting-for-all-or-only-informed Mandatory voting! Great. That's what we need – more people who have absolutely no idea what the issues are voting for who knows what reason. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 11:05:57 EST Politics and Marvin Griffin http://lagrangenews.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/152552464/Politics-and-Marvin-Griffin With the legislature still in session, I thought of the old days and the old ways of the past when Georgia was a blue state, come hell or high water, and colorful politicians were always making the news whether they made sense or not. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 10:55:52 EST Netanyahu won Israeli election by stealing conservative votes, not liberal ones http://lagrangenews.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/152507082/Netanyahu-won-Israeli-election-with-conservative-votes Conservatives believe that Israel's Likud defeated the liberal Zionist Union, but the evidence shows that's not the case. Tue, 24 Mar 2015 10:55:52 EST Religious freedoms and you http://lagrangenews.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/152500231/Religious-freedoms-and-you This column is primarily inspired by two recent letters my good friend Bob Snelling sent both urging action on what many of us feel are increasing attacks on our religious freedoms. Mon, 23 Mar 2015 11:10:51 EST Weekly legislative update: After crossover day http://lagrangenews.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/152500006/Weekly-legislative-update:-After-crossover-day Last Friday was the 30th legislative day for the 2015 Georgia General Assembly. Mon, 23 Mar 2015 10:55:51 EST Letter: Attending Reveal for new creative learning center http://lagrangenews.com/news/letters-opinion/152500288/Attending-Reveal-for-new-creative-learning-center What a fantastic evening at the LaGrange Museum! We were astonished at what an old feed store could become! The design was unbelievably creative thanks to our gifted architect Todd Stephens. Mon, 23 Mar 2015 10:25:52 EST 1940: Board forms for youth recreation http://lagrangenews.com/news/opinion_columns/152427487/1940:-Board-forms-for-youth-recreation Marches past, 75 years ago.From LaGrange Daily News, 1940Front Page News Sat, 21 Mar 2015 09:20:51 EST Introducing the Church of Christ http://lagrangenews.com/news/lifestyle-religion-opinion_columns/152427099/Introducing-the-Church-of-Christ “The Bible is the only book that is a safe and sure guide on any and all subjects 'pertaining to life and godliness' (1 Peter 1:3). This book is only intended as an incentive to the reader to 'search the scriptures to see... Sat, 21 Mar 2015 08:55:53 EST Spring is in the air http://lagrangenews.com/news/opinion_columns/152376638/Spring-is-in-the-air As our temperatures warm up, so does our inclination to go out and work in the garden and the yard. We do have to be careful though. Fri, 20 Mar 2015 11:20:51 EST Time for history lesson for Iran-letter senators http://lagrangenews.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/152448946/Time-for-history-lesson-for-Iran-letter-senators In 2012, Mitt Romney railed about 47 percent of Americans who aren't doing their job. Ironically, we could say the same thing about 47 percent of our U.S. Senators, who showed their ineptitude with a letter, which, ironically, could increase the... Thu, 19 Mar 2015 10:55:51 EST Our view: Mountville should remain open http://lagrangenews.com/news/editorial-opinion/152447258/Our-view:-Mountville-should-remain-open Today the Troup County Board of Education will vote on whether to close Mountville Elementary School. Thu, 19 Mar 2015 08:25:51 EST Letter: Build up Mountville, don’t close it down http://lagrangenews.com/news/letters-opinion/152435205/Build-up-Mountville-dont-close-it-down The Troup County Board of Education public hearing (on March 9) was most informative. The recommendation from the task force that the school zones be updated with a new zoning plan resulted with a map showing unincorporated Mountville without a... Thu, 19 Mar 2015 09:30:52 EST Great news about Troup County real estate http://lagrangenews.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/152287624/Great-news-about-Troup-County-real-estate The real estate market in Troup County is getting much better.Our multiple listing service had a 15.4 percent increase in sales over last year. 2014 was a much better year for Troup County and prices are on the rise! Wed, 18 Mar 2015 11:45:51 EST Path of life question: ‘What’ll I do?’ http://lagrangenews.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/152406848/Path-of-life-question:-Whatll-I-do Every life-path leads to this question: “what'll I do with only dreams of you?” Wed, 18 Mar 2015 11:40:52 EST Letter: Checks and balances in jeopardy http://lagrangenews.com/news/letters-opinion/152402733/Checks-and-balances-in-jeopardy In the Declaration of Independence of 1776, our founders stipulated that when a government becomes destructive it is the right and duty of the people to alter or abolish it. This should not be done for light or transient causes, but should result from... Wed, 18 Mar 2015 11:06:03 EST Weekly legislative update: Crossover day http://lagrangenews.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/152373977/Weekly-legislative-update:-Crossover-day This week the Georgia General Assembly passed the 30th legislative day or “crossover day” as it's commonly referred. Mon, 16 Mar 2015 10:55:56 EST Why are more Americans turning away from guns? http://lagrangenews.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/152363919/Why-are-more-Americans-turning-away-from-guns We've all seen dozens of articles touting a spike in gun sales and a surge in membership in gun groups like the National Rifle Association. But the number of gun owners and gun households in the United States is dropping. Could the tactics of... Mon, 16 Mar 2015 10:55:53 EST