Are genes unbeatable?

This week’s New England Journal of Medicine has a report of a study that shows that you can beat heart attacks to a great degree even if you los...

January 5th, 2017 |  


Will Obama’s achievements stand the test of time?

Recent clashes between President Barack Obama and President-elect Donald Trump over U.S. policies toward Israel and Russia provide a vivid reminder th...

January 4th, 2017 |  


I’ve always been a fanatic

I’ve always been a fanatic

Most people have a competitive streak flowing through their veins. Whether it’s a game of pickup basketball or an ole fashioned game of paper to...

January 2nd, 2017 |  


Sunsets and burning bushes

Sunsets and burning bushes

In Exodus 3 we find these words;3 Now Moses was tending the flock of Jethro his father-in-law, the priest of Midian, and he led the flock to the far s...

January 1st, 2017 updated: January 3rd, 2017. |  


2016 Year in Review

2016 Year in Review

Over the weekend, someone made a comment on social media that essentially said “why don’t our elected officials worry about economic devel...

December 27th, 2016 |  


Giving to those in need

Giving to those in need

I grew up poor, but I was happy.I spent a majority of my childhood huddled beneath the window panes in our single-wide trailer. I remember my mother p...

December 13th, 2016 |  


Embracing the ‘spirit of Christmas’

Embracing the ‘spirit of Christmas’

Christmas is upon us, a wonderful, glorious holiday that means a variety of different things to different people. For me personally, Christmas is trul...

December 9th, 2016 |  


Watch out!

Watch out!

I hate to say this but here goes - “Wayne Allen was right.” Wayne is one of our great reporter/writers, and last week when the city notice...

December 8th, 2016 updated: December 8th, 2016. |  


Looking Ahead

Looking Ahead

From an economic development perspective, the recent election of Donald Trump as President could have lasting impacts on our region and economic devel...

December 1st, 2016 |  


The “No” which shook a nation

The “No” which shook a nation

On Dec. 1, 1955, in Montgomery, Ala., an African American woman named Rosa Parks boarded a bus. Seated in the “colored” section of the bus...

November 30th, 2016 |