After hundreds of students across the county got their high school diploma a few weeks ago, they entered a new stage of their life. For many, they are entering the work force for the first time ever. [Full Story »]
It’s like hide and seek or, better yet, a treasure hunt via technology.
I hadn’t heard of it — shows you how up on the latest technology trends I am — but I got a call the other day from someone asking me if I had tried out Geocaching.
Huh? [Full Story »]
The argument two weeks ago between Jackson County Rep. Tommy Benton and Commerce city councilman Bob Sosebee over state funds for local projects raises some much larger issues than just the two politicians’ disagreement.
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BY MIKE BUFFINGTON, EDITOR
Read this quickly. I’ve only got a minute. The speech Nazis are out and about and I can’t talk very long. If I do, they’ll slap me silly.
It’s the Jackson County Board of Education on the prowl, counting words, running a stopwatch to make sure I don’t say too much and that what I do say is done quickly. [Full Story »]
It’s difficult to dicern if Jackson County Commissioner Jody Thompson’s call for more “affordable housing” in the county is a populist shrill just before the elections, or a real issue that merits further debate by county leaders.
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It’s easy to blame the media for all that is wrong with the world.
Test scores are down. Let’s blame the media for reporting the scores.
Taxes going up. It must be the media’s fault for reporting it.
I’ve heard time and time again that “negative press” is the problem. I don’t know how many times I have responded, “We just report what happens. We don’t make the news.” [Full Story »]