Williamson Daily News- RSS OPINION Feed http://williamsondailynews.com/section/OPINION http://williamsondailynews.com/section/OPINION Sun, 1 Feb 2015 09:04:51 EST 1800 Overdose deaths in W.Va. http://williamsondailynews.com/news/opinion/151590220/Overdose-deaths-in-W.Va. The problem of drug addiction in West Virginia - and other parts of Appalachia, for that matter - is a moving target. Sun, 1 Feb 2015 01:40:33 EST (No heading) http://williamsondailynews.com/news/lifestyle-opinion_columns/151588420/ We bleed RED at the Reed household. Belfry Pirate red, 'nuff said. Sat, 31 Jan 2015 11:40:31 EST Delegate introduce bill on hiring school personnel http://williamsondailynews.com/news/editorial-opinion_columns/151605516/Delegate-introduce-bill-on-hiring-school-personnel CHARLESTON - Delegate Justin Marcum and Delegate Harry Keith White, along with nine others introduced a piece of legislation to make the hiring of teachers, administrators, and school service personnel more transparent. The Bill was introduced at the... Sat, 31 Jan 2015 11:30:33 EST Church Column: Pastor Chris Blevins http://williamsondailynews.com/news/lifestyle-religion-opinion_columns/151564679/Church-Column:-Pastor-Chris-Blevins By Pastor Chris Blevins, Sat, 31 Jan 2015 10:50:33 EST Sharing a few ‘pet peeves’ http://williamsondailynews.com/news/Op-Ed-opinion_columns/151568045/Sharing-a-few-pet-peeves I have a lot of “pet peeves” and sometimes I think it is good to get them off my chest, rather than to hold them in and spontaneously combust. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 14:15:31 EST It’ll never be time for term limits on Congress http://williamsondailynews.com/news/opinion/151515058/Itll-never-be-time-for-term-limits-on-Congress It didn't get much attention at the time, but the elections last November did more than give Republicans a majority in the U.S. Senate. Voters also added to the ranks of people on both sides of Capitol Hill who believe members of Congress should... Thu, 29 Jan 2015 02:25:32 EST Mission trip to Haiti; Family Life http://williamsondailynews.com/news/lifestyle-opinion_columns/151439563/Mission-trip-to-Haiti;-Family-Life While many of us were preparing for Christmas, a small group of believers prepared for a mission trip to Haiti. My beloved, one of the leaders, called them together to review their plan and packing, but the main reason for their meeting tonight is to... Sat, 24 Jan 2015 09:35:32 EST Cabbage Casserole; Debbie’s Cooking Corner http://williamsondailynews.com/news/lifestyle-opinion_columns/151460339/Cabbage-Casserole;-Debbies-Cooking-Corner A few months ago I was having some health issues and a dear friend, Mary Kay Marcum sent dinner for my husband and myself. She had made a Cabbage Casserole and I absolutely loved it! Along with it she sent corn, mashed potatoes and cornbread. It was... Sat, 24 Jan 2015 08:20:32 EST We are human and make mistakes http://williamsondailynews.com/news/lifestyle-religion-opinion_columns/151439292/We-are-human-and-make-mistakes Too often we make the mistake of remembering what we should forget—our hurts, failures and disappointments—and we forget what we should remember—our victories, accomplishments and the times we have made it through – Joel... Fri, 23 Jan 2015 08:10:31 EST Biblical Inspirations http://williamsondailynews.com/news/opinion_columns/151396925/Biblical-Inspirations A majority of Americans believe our nation is headed in the wrong direction. People work diligently to remove the Bible and all symbols of Christianity from public life. Educational institutions are inviting the Muslim call to prayer as they declare... Tue, 20 Jan 2015 11:55:33 EST Displaced Syrian children are ripe for terrorist plucking http://williamsondailynews.com/news/opinion/151370998/Displaced-Syrian-children-are-ripe-for-terrorist-plucking While Europeans worry about those who have gone to Syria to train with ISIS, millions of Syrian children are at risk of becoming terrorist recruits. Tue, 20 Jan 2015 01:25:35 EST Family Life: Dare to Dream http://williamsondailynews.com/news/lifestyle-opinion_columns/151294261/Family-Life:-Dare-to-Dream I don't ever hear the phrase “I have a dream” without thinking of Martin Luther King, Jr. When I hear his speech, or even the first part that is played so often at this time of year, I get chills. It is still profound and moving... Sat, 17 Jan 2015 09:15:31 EST Chicago Tribune: With wearable tech, the gym of the future is no gym at all http://williamsondailynews.com/news/opinion/151293621/Wearable-tech-is-the-gym-of-the-future The endless stream of new wearable technology at this year's Consumer Electronics Show tells us one thing: We are our own worst enemies, and we need technology to keep us in line. Thu, 15 Jan 2015 03:40:46 EST Legislative update from State Representative Chris Harris http://williamsondailynews.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/151178111/Legislative-update-from-State-Representative-Chris-Harris As your newly elected state representative, I want to report on my first week serving the people of Pike and Martin Counties in the Kentucky General Assembly. Mon, 12 Jan 2015 11:46:06 EST Economic growth http://williamsondailynews.com/news/opinion/151072646/Economic-growth West Virginians aren't getting any younger. Neither is the state's overall population. That's not good news for a state that lags in economic growth. Thu, 8 Jan 2015 04:27:08 EST Proactive approach on banning Palcohol http://williamsondailynews.com/news/opinion/151072627/Proactive-approach-on-banning-Palcohol Children of the '70s grew up watching an over-sized pitcher burst through walls and yell out that trademark, “Oh yeeeaaahhh” while quenching their thirsts for sugary flavored drinks. Wed, 7 Jan 2015 07:58:14 EST Fueling corporate welfare http://williamsondailynews.com/news/opinion/151095873/Fueling-corporate-welfare Giving oil and gas companies royalty-free fuel is a huge waste of taxpayer money. Tue, 6 Jan 2015 04:40:06 EST Flu season precautions http://williamsondailynews.com/news/opinion/151072652/Flu-season-precautions The flu season is upon us. Tue, 6 Jan 2015 04:39:10 EST New Year’s Resolution - “to get in shape” http://williamsondailynews.com/news/lifestyle-opinion_columns/151080558/New-Years-Resolution---to-get-in-shape My beloved and I were out of town recently. (Sometimes it's so cool to spend the night in a hotel!) He had already gone downstairs for breakfast. I was finishing getting ready-it always takes me longer. Some ROBUST coffee and one of those... Sun, 4 Jan 2015 12:01:03 EST Teens use of electric cigarettes http://williamsondailynews.com/news/opinion/151043516/Teens-use-of-electric-cigarettes A report issued this month by the National Institutes of Health contained some encouraging findings regarding teens' use of addictive and harmful substances. But is also uncovered a trend that may signal a potentially unwanted turnaround in one... Sat, 3 Jan 2015 23:50:04 EST