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Columns

  • It’s a ‘mom-thing’ and never seems to go away

        Some decisions come easily. They aren’t life changing. Won’t hurt anyone. Their impact will be short lived.
        BUT there are those times when decisions are agonizing. Take weeks or even months to make and even once the decision has been reached, there’s still that feeling of anxiety and “did I do the right thing?”
        If you are my son Jared’s friend on Facebook, you can guess where I’m heading with this.

  • Executive's Economy

    By DON EDWARDS
    County Executive
        How many of you, at least those of you over 50, can recognize the vast changes that have taken place in our country during the course of our lifetimes? Our great nation started out as a thoroughly Christian Republic.
        In 1776, approximately 98% of our citizens were of a Christian denomination. There are liberal forces that have been working for the last 100 yrs. to remove the Christian influence from our laws and institutions and thereby weaken us as a country.

  • Capitol Hill Week

    By SEN. KEN YAGER

        Victims of crime were at the heart of several key bills that moved through the State Senate this week, as the General Assembly makes steady progress towards adjournment next month.
        Legislation to curb crime and drug abuse in Tennessee remains high on the list of priorities as lawmakers are working diligently to complete the 2012 session.   Many of these bills passed though Judiciary Committee of which I am a member.
     

  • Executive's Economy

    By DON EDWARDS

  • Sharing the Past

     

     

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  • The Executive's Economy

    By DON EDWARDS
    Morgan County Executive
        Does anyone reading this think that our Country, the United States of America, has lost some of its power and prestige in the last few years?
        Think about this, we are pulling out of two wars that we probably should not have been in in the first place.

  • Capitol Hill Week

    By Sen. Ken Yager

        Jan.  26, 2011 — The legislature has finished its third week.  The three standing committees that I serve on had full calendars and sent several bills to the Calendar Committee which schedules them for a vote on the Senate floor.

  • Sharing the Past

          

        This week I have a picture of an event that doesn’t take place much anymore. How many readers  can remember when folks would have the annual ‘hog killling’ and preserve the meat for another year?
        Thanks to Bill Newberry for bringing me this old clipping from an old Morgan County News back in 1964 and it is of folks having a ‘hog killing’ out on Highway 62 in the Joyner community.

  • Edwards: Executive’s Economy

    By DON EDWARDS
    Morgan County Executive
        Why should we, the United States of America, care if Iran wants to close the six mile wide sea lane called the Strait of Hormuz? If any nation wanted to close these waters we (U.S.A.) should be able to respond to them: “That’s between you and the countries whose territorial waters you are violating. It does not affect us (U.S.A.) one way or the other.”