Opinion

08/26/2014 - 10:45am
Police force militarization a concerning trend         Recent turmoil in Ferguson, Mo. has shed light on a troubling situation that’s grown considerably throughout the years. Police forces across the country have obtained a stockpile of elaborate military equipment ranging from automatic assault rifles to heavily armored ambush vehicles. A report in the...
07/15/2014 - 3:41pm
  Warns area landowners about eminent domain        Eminent domain is out of control in this country. It was intended to be used by governing bodies for the construction of public projects for the benefit of many people. It was not intended for economic gain by private enterprise.     ...
07/15/2014 - 3:41pm
Fair time fun in Franklin County        Saddle up Franklin County, because it’s time for this year’s fair!      It’s hard to believe fair week is already here. Summer has flown by fast so far, and this is just another reminder that its days are numbered. But we welcome it with...
07/15/2014 - 3:40pm
  Everything's The Same But Different        It's that time of year again.      By this time next week I will be back in San Diego for my annual pilgrimage to Comic-Con International.      This year promises to be quite different from previous trips. Over the...
07/08/2014 - 11:33am
  Dispatching’s move a welcomed switch                 It was years in the making, but local emergency communication services finally have a new home inside the Franklin County Law Enforcement Center (LEC). The long-awaited move marks a shift in the right...
07/08/2014 - 11:32am
  Hampton citizen concerned about selective discrimination        I fail to understand the reasoning for selective discrimination that goes on in the City of Hampton. What is done to one individual should be done to all individuals alike with no prejudice. I understand case-by-case situations, but those are...
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