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Much Ado About Nothing, Really

Much Ado About Nothing, Really

Have you ever listened to an argument and wondered just what all the fuss was about? That was how I felt at the recent School Board meeting and, frankly, just about every time I tune into social media and the topic of the squatting patriot holding a football is brought up. I have never seen […]

Like a Lion

Like a Lion

It is that time of year. March comes in like a lion and with its roar it brings the impending budget season. For those that must present a balanced budget to the masses, with or without the dreaded property tax increase, it is a harrowing time of year. Added to the normal stress of crunching […]

Here’s Your Sign

Here’s Your Sign

Well, we almost made it through February without any real local debate. Maybe that was just too much to ask. After all, we have mostly been house bound for weeks on end, due to rain, and that affords the masses a little too much time to find something to be upset about. This time, if […]

Choices

Choices

I remember a time in this world when there really was a sure thing. You know, the stuff that you could count on, come hell or high water. Some people believe that is the stuff of fairy tales and Santa Claus but I clearly remember a time when there were absolutes and I miss that […]

A Full House

A Full House

An amazing thing happened this week at the County Commission meeting. We, for the first time in memory, had a full house of Commissioners. Recent months have plagued the Commission and various committees with more vacant seats than those that were filled. Not only do vacant seats mean that parts of the county are not […]

To Set the Record Straight

To Set the Record Straight

As adults, we tell children to own up to their mistakes, learn from them and then move on. It is really good advice. Should we, as adults and especially adults that oversee children, not model that behavior. Last week, during a County Commission meeting, the Director of the Boys and Girls Club was addressing the […]

A Case Of Special Interest Worth Watching

A Case Of Special Interest Worth Watching

David Seal is a guest editorialist this week on The Post. David is a long time educator in Jefferson County, as well as a recognized artist and local businessman. He has also served Jefferson County as a County Commissioner and is a lobbyist for the people on issues such as eminent domain and broadband accessibility […]

Lead, Follow or Get Out Of The Way

Lead, Follow or Get Out Of The Way

The holiday season is in full swing and even the most grinchy of us are starting to feel our hearts warm a little bit. With all the good will going around, it makes me wonder if there is some way to extend the “feel goods” into the new year. Of course, it is not only […]

Kudos! To School Board & County Commission

Kudos! To School Board & County Commission

The turkey leftovers are gone and Christmas lights have begun to make their appearance. Things are moving on and so goes the world, so also goes the local government. In an comprehensive move to address equity issues in the athletic programs at Jefferson County High School, the School Board recently allocated $2.4 million dollars for […]

A Little Worse For The Wear

A Little Worse For The Wear

It is an interesting proposition, watching election outcomes peppered with the seven thousand strong march of immigrants toward our border followed by celebrations for Veteran’s Day. In the mist of all of the red, white and blue and all of the commentary on what should and shouldn’t be it is a little hard to get […]

More Power To You!

More Power To You!

In this day and age when everything tends to irritate everyone it is easy to cast the first stone. Here we sit, a few short days from Halloween, and already that one neighbor is putting out the Christmas lights. Yes. Like many of you I remember the days when Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas were three […]

I Throw Like a Girl

I Throw Like a Girl

The following is a guest editorial by Angie Stanley, Jefferson County Post Sports. There has been a lot of shouting lately.  Shouting about equality for women seems to be the one that I have found continually making a resurgence on a consistent basis (maybe because I’m a woman, and Facebook seems to think that’s what […]

Raise Your Voice – VOTE!

Raise Your Voice – VOTE!

Another election cycle is beginning this week. I know, it feels like all we have done is vote for the last six months or so but that doesn’t make this election any less worthy of our time and consideration. On a National level, we will be determining who holds our Senate vote and just who […]

Appreciate The Humanity In Each Other

Appreciate The Humanity In Each Other

This week my political attention, like much of the Nation, has been turned to the Supreme Court mess that has been playing out in Washington and across this Country. As I watched, glued to the television, I often shifted hats, so to speak, viewing from the perspective of being a news person, a political junkie, […]

Remembering Where You Have Been

Remembering Where You Have Been

Sometimes you have to remember where you have been, regardless of how painful a picture the memory paints, to keep from making the same mistakes over and over again. We seem to have a problem with that in Jefferson County. In the haste to shove the bad decisions under the rug, we seem to shove […]

Familiar Scent In The Air

Familiar Scent In The Air

It was an interesting week. The newly minted County Commission, complete with nine new faces, took their seats at the round table and it didn’t take long for those of us in the cheap seats to realize that the same old same old is already creeping into room. The very first order of business for […]

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