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Saturday, June 30, 2007

Clean it up now: Officials made right choice to target dilapidated houses

It isn’t easy putting together a list of properties in a community that need attention — or sticking to consequences that are set if those structures are not kept up to code. City officials and staff went to a lot...

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Right to speak: Ann Coulter furor points to more than just politics

You might not agree with most or any of what conservative writer and TV personality Ann Coulter has to say. And you might even have missed or not care about the point she was trying to make when she used...

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Next stop, schools: Commissioners must now take up facilities question

At long last, Wayne County has a budget for the next fiscal year. The going wasn’t easy, but county leaders agreed on a 2.9-cent tax increase by a 4-3 vote Tuesday. Some of the commissioners who voted against the spending...

Monday, June 25, 2007

A new strategy: Smart Choices program tries new approach to old problem

There are many people who worry about the future of American youths in their community. Gangs, drugs, crime and teenage pregnancy are all factors as community leaders and residents try to figure out how to make a difference in the...

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Saving a life: Relay volunteers will never know difference they made

This message is for every person who braved the rain, spent weeks in bake sales and other projects or who simply decided to walk the track at this county’s Relay for Life event the weekend of May 18-19. You might...

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Heroes all: We don’t always think about what emergency personnel risk

When a fire alarm goes off or we see a rescue truck roll by with sirens blaring, we do not think about anything other than the excitement of knowing that there is an emergency somewhere. We do not think about...

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Money talk: The budget numbers are in; what’s next step for county?

After weeks of give and take, both the city and county leaderships are ready to talk seriously about money. And it is a good thing, too. After all, the final budget numbers are due in by July 1. So that...

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Next step: Life

Today, more than 1,100 Wayne County seniors can officially call themselves high school graduates. For some, it will be a summer of work and fun and then off to college. For others, the job world beckons. All of them have...

Sunday, June 3, 2007

Choose success: We’ll take care of the schools; the rest is up to you

This message is for all of of you young people in Wayne County who are wondering what all the fuss is concerning your schools and your futures. It comes in the form of a little advice. You will hear throughout...

Friday, June 1, 2007

Slipping by: Travel warnings did not stop man on list; so why have them?

As scary as the story is about the man with tuberculosis who managed to travel across the world without detection, there is a much scarier aspect of that news item that should result in some introspection and perhaps a firing...