LaGrange Daily News- RSS OPINION Feed http://lagrangenews.com/section/OPINION http://lagrangenews.com/section/OPINION Sun, 26 Apr 2015 05:35:13 EST 1800 1990: Hats off as sister city visits LaGrange http://lagrangenews.com/news/opinion_columns/153123928/1990:-Hats-off-as-sister-city-visits-LaGrange Aprils past, 25 years ago.From LaGrange Daily News, 1990.Front Page News Sat, 25 Apr 2015 09:20:52 EST Fundamentals of the faith http://lagrangenews.com/news/lifestyle-religion-opinion_columns/153080938/Fundamentals-of-the-faith Last week I announced the upcoming gospel meeting for the Church of Christ Northside with Jimmy Clark from Athens, Alabama. In making that announcement, I also explained why we prefer to call it a “Gospel Meeting” instead of a... Sat, 25 Apr 2015 08:50:52 EST Letter: Supreme Court rulings created 2 billionaire kingmakers: Koch brothers http://lagrangenews.com/news/opinion/153096705/Supreme-Court-rulings-created-2-billionaire-kingmakers I am appalled that two citizens could actually name our next president! Fri, 24 Apr 2015 13:55:52 EST Figuring out fertilizers http://lagrangenews.com/news/opinion_columns/153019990/Figuring-out-fertilizers At this time of year all the garden centers are bustling. Homeowners are intent on getting their lawns and gardens looking just right. One area folks often get confused about is what kind and type of fertilizer to purchase. Fri, 24 Apr 2015 11:20:52 EST How a political science professor picked Atlanta Hawks to succeed http://lagrangenews.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/153110123/How-a-political-science-professor-picked-Atlanta-Hawks-to-succeed Several pundits like Kurt Helin and Scott Davis recently have written about how “nobody expected the Atlanta Hawks to be this good.” I have evidence to the contrary. A year ago, I published the Yahoo News article “How the Atlanta... Fri, 24 Apr 2015 10:55:52 EST Letter: Response to Professor Tures War Between the States disagreement http://lagrangenews.com/news/letters-opinion/153109974/Response-to-Professor-Tures-disagreement The discussion continues… after all, it is Confederate History month. Fri, 24 Apr 2015 09:35:51 EST Every campus has something redeeming http://lagrangenews.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/153059786/Every-campus-has-something-redeeming Even with the plethora of heated rivalries in football, I am happy to confess that I have never met a campus I didn't like—even those which are not so fond of the Bulldogs. I am a campus collector. I drive out of my way, as I have many... Wed, 22 Apr 2015 10:55:55 EST A Civil (War) disagreement http://lagrangenews.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/153042590/A-Civil-(War)-disagreement Last week, I wrote a pair of columns about the Civil War, one being about President Abraham Lincoln. I got a response from Tommy Callaway, who invited me to respond. Wed, 22 Apr 2015 10:55:53 EST Letter: Hillside Festival a success http://lagrangenews.com/news/letters-opinion/153042179/Hillside-Festival-a-success Rain might have threatened the Hillside Art, Music and Food Festival earlier in the week, but Saturday turned out to be a beautiful and successful day for event organizers, partners, attendees and vendors. It is believed that over 500 residents... Wed, 22 Apr 2015 10:10:52 EST Democracy of today’s publishing system http://lagrangenews.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/153015114/Democracy-of-todays-publishing-system Editor's note: This column was intended to run at an earlier date. Mon, 20 Apr 2015 10:55:52 EST Update your system http://lagrangenews.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/153015364/Update-your-system Can you save $3,500 over 10 years and enjoy your home more? Of course you can. Mon, 20 Apr 2015 09:45:51 EST Letter: Focusing on American fundamentals http://lagrangenews.com/news/letters/153015161/Focusing-on-Ameican-fundamentals What would America look like if we had stayed true to the image of our founders for a nation based on the fundamental concepts presented in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution?  Mon, 20 Apr 2015 09:30:51 EST Take a look at the alternative http://lagrangenews.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/152985854/Take-a-look-at-the-alternative Your question: What is 2.5 percent? You say, 'not much'? Guess again. Sat, 18 Apr 2015 09:45:52 EST 1965: Hospital prepares for Medicare influx http://lagrangenews.com/news/opinion_columns/152989245/1965:-Hospital-prepares-for-Medicare-influx Aprils past, 50 years ago.From LaGrange Daily News, 1965.Front Page News Sat, 18 Apr 2015 09:20:51 EST We’re having a ‘Gospel Meeting’ http://lagrangenews.com/news/lifestyle-religion-opinion_columns/152946202/Were-having-a-Gospel-Meeting What exactly is a “Gospel Meeting”? It is what some call a “Revival” but we prefer the term “Gospel Meeting.” Here's why. Sat, 18 Apr 2015 08:50:52 EST Battling those yard-damaging armadillos http://lagrangenews.com/news/opinion_columns/152981550/Battling-those-yard-damaging-armadillos Waking up to a lawn that looks like a practice tee at a local driving range is not a pleasant experience.The holes dug by armadillos also damage ornamental plants and gardens. Just what exactly are armadillos doing here? Fri, 17 Apr 2015 11:20:51 EST Letter: Comparing LaGrange to other cities http://lagrangenews.com/news/opinion/152955897/Comparing-LaGrange-to-other-cities Dear Editor, Thu, 16 Apr 2015 09:40:54 EST Letter: Better healthcare through competition? http://lagrangenews.com/news/opinion/152955815/Better-healthcare-through-competition Dear Editor, Thu, 16 Apr 2015 09:40:52 EST The honey bee and the canary http://lagrangenews.com/news/opinion_columns/152946855/The-honey-bee-and-the-canary Coal mines were, and still are, a very dangerous place to work. Thu, 16 Apr 2015 09:35:52 EST Letter: A few reasons to despise Abraham Lincoln http://lagrangenews.com/news/opinion/152955753/A-few-reasons-to-despise-Abraham-Lincoln It was all I could do to read without getting sick at my stomach the latest two articles in the LaGrange Daily News written by John Tures who is a professor at LaGrange College. Thu, 16 Apr 2015 09:35:51 EST