Macon County Times- RSS OPINION Feed http://maconcountytimes.com/section/OPINION http://maconcountytimes.com/section/OPINION Sat, 18 Apr 2015 03:50:14 EST 1800 Good Samaritan http://maconcountytimes.com/news/opinion/152834049/Good-Samaritan Dear Editor: Wed, 15 Apr 2015 11:26:42 EST Throwing things http://maconcountytimes.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/152911315/Throwing-things A projectile is usually defined as a missile or bullet.It can, however, be used to identify any object impelled through the air. Wed, 15 Apr 2015 08:36:42 EST Lionesses say thanks http://maconcountytimes.com/news/letters-opinion/152768063/Lionesses-say-thanks Dear Editor: Wed, 8 Apr 2015 14:46:41 EST Cothron says thanks http://maconcountytimes.com/news/opinion/152760481/Cothron-says-thanks Dear Editor:I just want to thank everyone for everything that was said or done on behalf of my retirement from Macon Bank and Trust Company last week. Wed, 8 Apr 2015 09:11:42 EST Even more sayings and quotes http://maconcountytimes.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/152761831/Even-more-sayings-and-quotes Not only did my recent column on sayings generate an excellent response from readers, it also stirred my imagination. Wed, 8 Apr 2015 06:01:41 EST Jones says thanks http://maconcountytimes.com/news/opinion/152638828/Jones-says-thanks Dear Editor: Wed, 1 Apr 2015 12:21:41 EST Animal abuse can be stopped http://maconcountytimes.com/news/opinion/152641426/Animal-abuse-can-be-stopped Dear Editor: Wed, 1 Apr 2015 12:11:41 EST Facing your giants http://maconcountytimes.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/152634921/Facing-your-giants My thoughts often take me back to my earliest years in Sunday School Class. From the time I began in the “card” class, Mrs. Johnnie Mae Denton made sure her students learned the great stories in the Old Testament. Those stories which come... Wed, 1 Apr 2015 09:46:40 EST Surprise in the Brim Hollow http://maconcountytimes.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/152506764/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 http://maconcountytimes.com/news/letters-opinion/152344744/Thanks-for-Young-Americans Dear Editor: Wed, 18 Mar 2015 10:46:42 EST Travel can be challenging http://maconcountytimes.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/152382936/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 http://maconcountytimes.com/news/opinion/152347337/Thanks-Chattanooga-Library Dear Editor: Wed, 18 Mar 2015 05:01:43 EST Honoring America’s farmers http://maconcountytimes.com/news/opinion/152353619/Honoring-Americas-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 http://maconcountytimes.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/152254146/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? http://maconcountytimes.com/news/opinion/152072685/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? http://maconcountytimes.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/152124570/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 http://maconcountytimes.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/152025990/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 http://maconcountytimes.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/151997165/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 http://maconcountytimes.com/news/opinion/152015135/Governors-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 http://maconcountytimes.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/151872082/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