Macon County Times- RSS OPINION Feed Tue, 31 Mar 2015 12:08:58 EST 1800 Surprise in the Brim Hollow I don't have many vivid memories of my earliest childhood days. I vaguely recall sights and sounds and images of the days we lived in a log house on my grandfather, D. T. McCall's, farm; but those memories are only wispy shadows. I was not... Wed, 25 Mar 2015 06:01:41 EST Thanks for Young Americans Dear Editor: Wed, 18 Mar 2015 10:46:42 EST Travel can be challenging In all the years I have traveled around this great country of ours making speeches I have never missed a speaking engagement due to bad weather. That almost changed on February 17 of this year. You remember February 17th, don't you? It was the... Wed, 18 Mar 2015 05:01:45 EST Thanks Chattanooga Library Dear Editor: Wed, 18 Mar 2015 05:01:43 EST Honoring America’s farmers For more than 40 years we have celebrated National Ag Day as a time to pause and honor the American farmer. Today, our farmers are the most productive and efficient in the world with each one helping feed more than 144 people. We thank you, as well as... Wed, 18 Mar 2015 05:01:41 EST Maintain your mental health I read an interesting cover story in USA Today recently about Baby Boomers (those born from 1946 -1964.) It seems more and more “boomers” are “running, cycling, swimming, boot camping – doing just about anything that... Wed, 11 Mar 2015 12:01:42 EST Does it matter who leads? When I was elected to the Tennessee General Assembly in 2008 a constant and repeated refrain from Republican Leadership was; “it matters who leads”. In particular it was Senator Ron Ramsey who would often say “it matters who... Wed, 4 Mar 2015 07:01:41 EST Ice fishing not meant to be? Over the years I have had the privilege of making speaking presentations on many occasions in what the late weatherman, Bill Hall, called the northern tier of states. I have always found the Great Lake States of Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan... Wed, 4 Mar 2015 05:01:43 EST Golden Oaks Village News To our readers: There is no column from Juanita White this week due to a recent hospitalization. Our thoughts and prayers are with her. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 11:06:41 EST February 24 holds significant meaning As I have written in a previous column, my father was a tobacco man. If he were not working on his current crop he was thinking about next year's. For my father and our family, February 24 held significant meaning. First, it is my older brother... Wed, 25 Feb 2015 08:41:41 EST Governor’s budget cut threatens those with severe mental illness When you read about the governor's cuts in the state budget, the revenue removed doesn't usually have such dramatic impact on you or the county in which you live. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 08:26:41 EST Love of money root of all evil You have oft heard it said, “Money is the root of all evil.” That, of course, is misquoting the Bible verse which reads, “For the love of money is the root of all evil.” That is true because with money comes power and with... Wed, 18 Feb 2015 22:06:41 EST Dr. Bernard Wiggins: Ain’t having no hate in this house A few years ago, Dr. Bernard Wiggins came into my office to pay his rent. My father had recently died from Alzheimer's disease, and I was one of his caregivers. I could tell Dr. Wiggins was in the early stages of some form of dementia, probably... Wed, 11 Feb 2015 10:36:43 EST If this was all there was… Paul, the apostle, wrote to his young understudy Timothy, “This know also, that in the last days perilous (stressful or dangerous) times shall come.” An old Chinese saying offers this wish: “May you live in interesting... Wed, 11 Feb 2015 10:01:41 EST Thanks for sponsoring essays Dear Editor: Wed, 11 Feb 2015 05:01:43 EST Give bus drivers pat on back Dear Editor: Wed, 4 Feb 2015 17:51:41 EST Golden Oaks Village News Hello everybody from Golden Oaks. How is everyone out in the land of beauty? As I start my News off for this week. It's been a great week here in our Village. Most residents are about the same. As always some don't feel so well. The... Wed, 4 Feb 2015 11:21:41 EST Gone but not forgotten Dear Editor: Wed, 4 Feb 2015 05:16:43 EST Thanks for Spelling Bee Dear Editor, Wed, 4 Feb 2015 05:01:52 EST Animal cruelty should be reported Dear Editor: Wed, 4 Feb 2015 05:01:51 EST