Marathon brings community together

Marathon brings community together

The US Air Force Marathon has come and gone for the 19 time this year, and it continues to grow. Approximetly 15,000 runners came to town to participa...

September 26th, 2015 |  


What do we mean by “Representative Government?”

What do we mean by “Representative Government?”

With a presidential election year fast approaching, we’re in for a lot of public talk about the state of American democracy. Much of that discus...

September 26th, 2015 |  


Missing the forest for the AC

Sometimes well-meaning efforts at conservation fall short, and sometimes they’re downright absurd.Most of us care about conservation, at least a...

September 26th, 2015 |  



Georgia’s educational neglect

Georgia’s educational neglect

Some schools are still separate and unequal when it comes to students with disabilities.I worked as a substitute teacher in a Newton, Massachusetts mi...

September 25th, 2015 |  


Remembering Arch Copsey

SPRING VALLEY - Born in Spring Valley in 1875, he lived his entire life in that community. He opened a grocery business in March of 1802, which he own...

September 25th, 2015 |  


The history of the Spring Valley Hotel

The history of the Spring Valley Hotel

Many years ago, nearly every small town had a hotel, some large, some small. A majority of travel was done by train before automobiles were very relia...

September 25th, 2015 |  


Urban america’s slow-motion crisis

Urban america’s slow-motion crisis

Millions of residents in poor city neighborhoods live in environments that assault their health on a daily basis.Baltimore, my hometown, is facing its...

September 24th, 2015 |  


Don’t touch that dial: TV’s fading escapism

Don’t touch that dial: TV’s fading escapism

When I was a kid, three things helped me weather tough times: my books, my piano, and television. As we grow, life affords us less and less free time ...

September 24th, 2015 |  


Letter to the editor

Vests purchased for K-9Editor:I am very pleased and proud to inform you that the goal to obtain a vest for the Sheriff’s K-9 Officer, Roy, has b...

September 23rd, 2015 |  


Mitch McConnell’s war on Iran — and Boeing?

Mitch McConnell’s war on Iran — and Boeing?

The only people who get hurt if Congress slaps new trade sanctions on Iran are U.S. aviation companies.Republicans in Congress may have failed to stop...

September 23rd, 2015 |