Guest Columns

George Bowers Sr.: Holiday or Holy Day?

November 28th, 2014

December is almost here again and with it comes cooler weather, the possibility of snow, and, of course, Christmas. Children have been counting down to December 25 since last year and adults have been racking their brains trying to come up with suitable gifts for each other.

Roger Barbee: It’s not time to lay it down

November 23rd, 2014

While walking the hound one recent morning, I noticed that the sun had yet to clear Short Mountain which was shrouded in a soft apricot-like glow. A heavy frost lay on the grass and roofs. It was a chilly, but clear November morning with promises of a warm afternoon that would offer time for some late gardening chores before real cold arrived.

George Bowers: Thankful to whom?

November 21st, 2014

What great blessings we enjoy in this country and what a great holiday is Thanksgiving to reflect upon them! In spite of all that’s wrong with America, it’s still the best place in the world to live and people are literally risking their lives to move here. Each of us should take a few minutes this week to pull out a pen and some paper and jot down a list of what we are thankful for.

Tom Crosby: Acura TLX adds spice to luxury sedan lineup

November 19th, 2014

Adding spice to its luxury sedan line-up, Acura has introduced the all new 2015 TLX, a mid-size sports sedan on an all-new platform with a velvet smooth ride and the acceleration punch necessary for quick highway merges and passing.

Roger Barbee: Paying homage

A small crowd gathers at the Confederate cemetery in Mount Jackson on Veterans Day.  Photo courtesy of Roger Barbee

November 17th, 2014

Last week, Nov. 11, was an important day for our country. Set aside as a national holiday to pay homage to the brave men and woman who have served or are serving in the military, the day is observed in many fashions.

Jason Wright: Raise your voice to heaven

Jason Wright

November 14th, 2014

Years ago while attending church far from home, I arrived earlier than expected and sat down next to an early-bird elderly woman sitting alone. She had a big handshake, a huge smile and we snacked on some friendly chatter before the service started.

Jason Wright: It’s heartbreaking

Jason Wright

November 7th, 2014

One of my favorite people on the planet suffers from a confidence deficit.
It’s heartbreaking.
We have many mutual friends,