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Today's Opinions

  • ‘Be not afraid’

    “Be not afraid”
    - God

    Be not afraid is the most quoted phrase in the Bible. It was used by God more often in speaking to his people than any other words that he had to say.

    Why did he have to tell us to not be afraid so often?

    He knew us so well, and this world is a scary place.

  • The power of words

    Paula Deen was in the E!News studio recently, making media rounds to promote the launch of her new subscription-based online channel, the Paula Deen Network. It’s been over a year since her multi-million dollar culinary empire came tumbling down after her admission that she used a racial slur 30 years ago.

    “They (words) can be very powerful, and they can hurt, no matter how old they are,” Deen told E!News.

    When Today Show’s Matt Lauer asked her several weeks ago what she had learned from the experience, Deen immediately responded:

  • Readers write: Sticktight and the hometown crowd

    Dear editor, fans and friends,
    I, along with my band “Sticktight Akins,” kicked off the music entertainment on Friday evening, Oct. 3, at this year’s Sorghum Festival. First of all, the return of the Sorghum Festival was a huge success. Even through weather conditions, there was a huge crowd on both nights. People were flooding the streets. Had it not been for the works of Mother Nature, it would’ve been even bigger. But that is something to look forward to in the years to come. It’ll only get bigger.  

  • Readers write: Stand by Kim King for re-election

    Dear editor,
    Recently, our 55th District state representative, Kim King, has been knocked in an ad about how she has voted on the past several bills.

  • Readers write: Vote Coleman for state representative

    Dear editor,
    Since an early age, I have been interested in the political process. I am fascinated by how laws are created or altered to fit the needs and demands of our time. I always knew I wanted to work in state or local government and be part of our domestic system of governance.

  • Readers write: Acts of kindness

    Dear editor,

  • Readers write: Support for Jacqueline Coleman

    Dear editor,
    I am writing you today to share my story of support and inspiration.

    And, most importantly, to show my support for Jacqueline Coleman for the office of 55th District State Representative.

    I was born and raised here in Washington County. Like many of you from this area, I come from a large Catholic family. I was fortunate enough to have been born into a family of boys. With three brothers, a twin and two older, my life was immediately shaped by their influence as well as the influence of my wonderful parents.

  • Readers write: Support for Rep. Kim King

    Dear editor,
    I am writing in response to the attack ad placed against Kim King in the Oct. 1 edition of The Springfield Sun on page A18.

    Representative Kim King’s opponent claimed that Rep. King voted “no” on House bills ranging in years from 2012-2014. Her opponent claims our representative, Kim King, is saying “no” to Washington County’s families, farmers and small businesses. This attack ad is misleading and the purpose of this letter is to let the voters know the deception in that ad and to reveal the truth.