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Let’s not replace constitutionally proper elections with mob rule

The goal of the recent sometimes-unruly protests over the election of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States of America is unclear. Is it to make President-elect Trump preemptively resign? Is it to ensure that he never takes office—by any means necessary? Is it to exercise the protesters’ self-defined right to vandalize the property of others?            Of course, we’ve never had a flawed person as president. Not the progressive icon Woodrow Wilson who re-segregated the White House. Not the revered Franklin Roosevelt…

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Letter to the Editor

Dear Madison County residents, I would like to invite you to our 3rd Annual Monticello Downtown Community Christmas on Friday, December 2nd from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. This year we are blessed to have two church choirs, New Bethel AME and Elizabeth Baptist Church sing carols to start off the night at 5:45 pm in the garden of the Wirick-Simmons house, as well as a special invocation by Minister Phil Carter and Monticello’s very own Mayor, Tom Vogelsang. Stay to watch the lighting of the Community Christmas tree at…

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Tellabration presented Saturday, November 19th, 2016

On November 19, I attended the 3rd Annual Tellabration event at O’Toole’s Herb Farm which was hosted by Wanda Violet.  By way of understatement, what an amazing day. The youth story tellers, ranging from 4th grade to 8th, we’re articulate, animated, funny and just great story tellers. In today’s world, where so many potentially negative options are available to our youth, it was very gratifying to see them participate in, and enjoy, this very positive experience.  Seeing them have fun with the storytelling and revel in the applause they received…

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What in the world has happened to Greenville?

I drove through Greenville this week to see the old town of my childhood and was sad to see the town so quiet and void of businesses. That night, I saw lights on at City Hall and found a city council meeting in progress. I came in to listen to clues as to what was going on in town. The council was comprised of three women and two men. I listened as the meeting drug on. They spoke of various things, but mainly they argued and bickered at each other…

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