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Letter: Chamber a money pit?

Dear Editor:

Our county is in dire straits financially. With an expected deficit of almost $2.5 million (Press 6/25/15) our county commissioners are facing some tough decisions.  Read More »

Lettes: Lincoln was a racist and war criminal

Dear Editor:

By the time Abraham Lincoln, the first Republican president, took office in March 1861, seven southern states had already seceded: South Carolina, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and Florida. If South Carolina’s secession meant anything, it could not permit the federal government to maintain a military fort on its soil. Read More »

The faux furor over the flag

It’s probably not been the best week for this old boy.

I hold no feud with diversity, with dissent or with political views that stray far from where mine have settled in six-plus decades on earth. We live under a representative republic form of government (no, it’s not a “democracy”), and that presupposes we’ll work things out in our own time, with our own time-honored institutions. Except, of course, the U.S. Supreme Court that last week decided its role is to make laws rather than interpret them. Read More »

Helping trim rescue costs

The Baker County Commission is steadily sailing into the sea of “no easy answers” when it comes to pulling in enough revenue and trimming away expenses to even out what is expected to be around a $2 million shortfall in its 2015-2016 budget. Read More »

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