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If only we would tame our tongues

By Rich Manieri I stopped long ago reading comments under news articles and opinion pieces. Not because I don’t believe readers should have the opportunity ... Read more

Franklin a model for protesters

The men and women involved in Monday’s protest at the parking lot in front of WalMart were a fine example of how to conduct a ... Read more

In a post-George Floyd America, it’s time to listen

By John L. Micek Ever gotten the wind knocked out of you? Or been unable to breathe for even a few seconds? There’s pain. There’s ... Read more

Trump remains obsessed with Obama

By John L. Micek We’ve known for a long time that former President Barack Obama lives rent-free inside Donald Trump’s brain. From trying to tear ... Read more

Supporting the Franklin City Class of 2020

To the Editor: Graduation from high school marks a milestone in an individual’s life. While this formal passing into adulthood typically follows nearly the same ... Read more

Not just teachers or secretaries

Included in today’s School page — please see B1 — is a photo and information about Riverdale Elementary School’s Teacher of the Year (Michelle Winters) ... Read more

Drewryville remembers veterans on Memorial Day

To the editor: The church bell of Thomas Memorial Baptist Church in Drewryville rang at 3 p.m. on Memorial Day in observance of the National ... Read more

Pictures of graduates are encouraging

To the Editor: I just wanted to say that the beautiful pictures of our 2020 graduates on our lamp posts around town is quite a ... Read more

School closure effect will be greater next year

To the Editor: There is no dispute that closing Virginia K-12 schools has created monumental and unimaginable challenges unlike any seen in the history of ... Read more

I don’t miss wearing socks, and other quarantine musings

By Galen Butler I miss … … Thursday night choir practice. More than any other aspect of church life, I really miss this weekly ritual ... Read more

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