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Reader’s Forum 5-5-14

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  Support for Hatley  I believe that, as citizens of Lincoln County, we deserve the best elected officials possible. When it comes to the Clerk of Courts, the best is Fred Hatley. Fred brings not only experience, but integrity, and the trustworthiness we need in our elected officials. Fred’s professionalism…

Editor’s Note: Hit them where it hurts

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MICHAEL GEBELEIN Managing Editor The invasion of Ukraine worsens, and the United States does nothing. We’ve levied a few sanctions, shared a few harsh words with Russia’s leaders, but all that amounts to little more than posturing. That’s what our foreign policy is, and has been, through at least the…

Others have aches and pains and troubles too

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KATHRYN YARBRO Guest columnist It is almost safe to say that summer is here. The dogwood blooms are shattering over the lawn and the azaleas are at their best. Porch sitting is good again when the morning sun is in the right spot. Then it’s good for a first cup…

Reader’s Forum 4-30-14

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  County should take care of parking for jurors I was recently performing my civic duty as a juror. When the bailiff entered the courtroom he informed the jurors to move their vehicles if they were parked around the courthouse. The bailiff informed the jurors they could move their vehicles…

There’s still egg bashing at Sugar Hill

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KATHRYN YARBRO Guest Columnist The Easter holiday lasted all week with folks celebrating in many ways. Good Friday was observed at somber sunrise and church services, processions led by cross-bearers, pageants depicting the Last Supper and Sunday morning cantatas’ telling about Jesus’ resurrection in song. Didn’t hear anything about Easter…

Faded green thumbs remember better times

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KATHRYN YARBRO Guest Columnist The dogwoods are in full bloom and as usual I think it’s the best time of the year. Of course the weather also makes it good. It’s almost as if we are eager for spring and when it arrives we can’t stop talking about it. But…

Reader’s Forum 4-18-14

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  Earth Day celebration a success Earth Day is celebrated each year on April 22 as a day intended to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth’s natural resources. The Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District and the Lincoln Natural Resources Committee sponsored an Earth Day Celebration at Emmanuel Lutheran…

Editor’s Note — A well-deserved Pulitzer

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The American people should thank the Washington Post, The Guardian and Edward Snowden. It was announced on Monday that the two newspapers won a public service Pulitzer for their reporting on the NSA programs that were exposed when Snowden leaked classified documents related to the American government’s wholesale surveillance of…

Reader’s Forum

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  Support for Burgin   The citizens of Lincoln County need to be made aware regarding the Clerk of Court office. This is from my personal experience under the current leadership. The phone should be answered. Voicemails should not state, “Try your call later” and “Do not leave a message…

Editor’s Note — The best of the best

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MICHAEL GEBELEIN Managing Editor I think most journalists get into this business knowing that they may find themselves in dangerous situations at some point in their careers. Part of a journalist’s job is to shed light on wrongdoing and expose hypocrisy in high places, to evaluate situations and present them…