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Opinion

  • Editor: In response to the recent letter and campaign ad for Judge-Executive Randy Stevens, I don’t know what planet he is living on to consider himself a friend of the park. It is my understanding that it was Mr. Stevens who decided against the park board’s advice not to destroy the old tennis court prior to building a new one

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    What worked a few years ago was handled by great law enforcement brothers, the Long brothers.

  • Editor: We have Ben Smith, Jim Hamilton, J.T. Shaw and Eddie Mefford who are all good men with experience. My personal choice would be Ben Smith. He brings fairness, no-nonsense when needed, he doesn’t lie and he doesn’t twist the evidence around to arrest someone just because he doesn’t like them. He’s faithful to

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    Serving as magistrate of District 3 for the past three years and announcing my candidacy for re-election, I want each of you to know I am grateful for and humbled by the opportunity to serve in a county that I hold in such high regard.

  • Editor: Our community is filled with people rich in diversity, abilities, opinions, talents and creative thinking, deserving of elected officials who are accessible and willing to listen. Officials should be working closely with constituents to find appropriate solutions to individual and community concerns. My personal and professional ex

  • Sadly, I am not perfect. I am reminded of that regularly – especially on Wednesdays when the paper hits the newsstands. That’s when I get calls from people letting me know that something we printed wasn’t quite right – or, sometimes, just plain wrong. I hate that. But, it happens, and I do my best to set the record s

  • Editor: I am happy for Mr. Dunn that he got his road paved. That is more than I can say for the northern part of Trimble County. There are two roads in Carmel Heights Subdivision that have been on the county road map since 1964 that have never been graded or graveled. So you can call that a good county official. I don’t think so. Of course, I don’t live south off th

  • Over the past couple of weeks, I have been talking with candidates for Trimble County judge-executive and sheriff. We are presenting stories on the race for sheriff in the April 28 issue and for judge-executive race in the May 5 issue. I wish I could do more in-depth stories on the magistrate and jailer races, but I had to limit myself to the top two r

  • Editor: Election time is here again. Those entering the political race are going door to door for meet-and-greets, spreading their messages. And the signs, yes all those signs, are popping up everywhere to remind you just who would like to be your next elected official. To some, these signs are annoying and sometimes overwhelming; but to those who ar

  • I am Scott Burrows, and I am announcing my candidacy for the office of Trimble County Judge-Executive. My wife Nancy and I live as far west in the county as we can, in downtown Sligo. It is 17.6 miles from the house in Milton where she grew up to the house in Sligo where I grew up; believe me, I know, having traveled it literally hundreds of times in my youth. For all of my adult

  • Editor: As an employee of Jefferson Community and Technical College I recently had the opportunity to help organize a leadership retreat for the students of the Carrollton Campus. The March 26 retreat included a series of leadership and team building activities at General Butler State Resort Park and the Carrollton Campus Student Government Associatio

  • Editor: Our sons, four-year-old Connor and one-year-old Dane Mefford have a rare disease called Fanconi Anemia. While the diagnosis helped to explain previous medical problems, the news was devastating. Fanconi Anemia is a rare genetic disease that impacts one in 500,000 children in the world. There is no known cure. FA affects the body&rs

  • Editor: As an employee of Jefferson Community and Technical College, I recently had the opportunity to help organize a leadership retreat for the students of the Carrollton Campus. The March 26 retreat included a series of leadership and team building activities at General Butler State Resort Park and the Carrollton Campus Student Gover

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  • As editor of a weekly newspaper, I find it’s easy to get caught up in coverage of meetings and events that occur in the county in the days leading up to our Wednesday publication.

  • Editor: I am announcing my b

  • Editor: Our sheriff’s

  • Editor: My wife and I visited here two years ago looking for a place to relocate our business. We fell in love with the small town of Carrollton. We knew this is where we wanted to call home. The small town charm was only surpassed by the warmth of the people who live here, which brings me to the point of this letter. One of the first people we met here was Ben Smith our sheriff

  • Editor: Why I chose to support Autism as a charity is a question some of you may be asking yourself now. I choose to support autism because it is very close to my heart. This disorder affects my own family. My son was diagnosed with this disorder 10 years ago. One in 110 children is diagnosed with autism (this figure used to be one in 150 ch