Thursday, June 30, 2011
Tribute to great coach
Keith Wicker was my kind of coach. He was old school – tough but tender.
Coach Wicker pushed his players to be the best they could be. He would yell at them if need be – sometimes getting in their faces with those instructions. But at the same time, he cared for them greatly. And they gave all-out effort in return.
Close to Nowhere
Rain, pain, soccer ... and Facebook
• Tuesday morning, as I’m writing this, it’s lightning and raining and thundering. We constantly worry about the power going out, but so far, so good!
At home, if it looks like it might rain, the power goes out. I always feel so sorry for the HSUD guys, because it always starts raining just about the time they get there.
EPA’s attempt to side-step Congress
Since President Obama took office, the federal government has expanded at an alarming rate. The failed stimulus and Obamacare are two prime examples, but the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has also been at the forefront of this effort. The EPA’s proposed policies could lead to higher energy and food costs for all Americans and stifle economic opportunity at a time when we should be promoting job creation.
Letters To The Editor
With the departure of Chief of Police Pearson, Holly Springs and Marshall County have lost one of the few competent department heads in local government. The chief and I were both in a Leadership Marshall class and had many discussions on various topics ranging from race relations to politics.
Please take time to remember our local “heroes” who are serving in war zones around the world.Susan Ash, Navy, Middle East
Immanuel Betts, Marines, 2nd tour, Afghanistan
Chad Bowman, Afghanistan
Houston Brimmage, National Guard, Iraq
Frederick D. Brown, Army, Afghanistan
Shanika Buffington, National Guard, Iraq
B.J. Butler, Army
Wesley Crutcher II, Afghanistan
John Davis, Army, Iraq
John Westley Day, National Guard, Iraq
Michael Dunworth, Navy, Iraq
LaCourtney Ellis, Army, Afghanistan
Charles Fairbairn, Army, Iraq; now in Afghanistan
Wayne Gowland, Army, Iraq
Jarod Grimes, Army, Iraq
Jorty “Bubba” Holmes, Army, Iraq
Lee (Brandon) Hutchens, Marines, Iraq
Sammie Ivy, National Guard, Iraq
Jason Janicki, Army, Iraq
Robert Jordan Jr., Army, Iraq
Scott King, Navy, Afghanistan
LaVandes Lester, Marines, Iraq
James Light, Army, Afghanistan
Tanya Martin, Air Force, Iraq
Antione McNeil, Army, Iraq
Chad Minor, Air Force
Will Olita, Navy, Arabian Sea (Afghanistan)
Chadwick (Chad) Phillips, Army, 2nd tour, Iraq
Scott Poff, National Guard, 2nd tour, Iraq
Deron Randolph, Marines, Iraq
Darryl Wayne Ricks, National Guard, Iraq
Candace L. White, Army, Afghanistan
Justin Sanders, Army, Iraq
Cody Sanderson, Air Force, Iraq
Mitch Swann, Army, Iraq
Landon Tucker, National Guard, 2nd tour, Iraq
Chauncy Turnage, Army, 2nd tour, Iraq
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