OPINION: Passengers have rights, so do airlines

Opinion

The recent uproar of the passenger being forcefully removed from a United Airlines flight has likely taught many a lesson that we either never knew or thought it would be highly unlikely that the rule would be enforced. The mice type that we never look at until there is an issue gives an airline the […]

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Miles service attended by thousands

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  On April 8, Greenforest Community Baptist Church’s 2,700-seat sanctuary was filled to capacity by family, friends and dignitaries gathered for Ollisteen “Steen” Miles’ celebration of life. Miles, a retired journalist, former state Senator, ordained minister and a member of countless boards and community organizations succumbed to her battle with cancer on March 29. A […]

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Welcoming signs coming to Arabia Mountain

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“Signs, signs, everywhere signs; blocking out the scenery, breaking my mind.” –Lyrics to the song “Signs” by Five Man Electrical Band  Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area (AMNHA) will soon be getting new signs, but they’re unlikely to be thought of as blocking out the scenery or breaking anyone’s mind. They are specifically designed to blend […]

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Cojimar, Cuba: An idyllic coastal village far from the maddening crowds of Havana

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With lessened restrictions on travel between the US and Cuba, many Americans are flocking to what was once known as the Jewel of the Caribbean in record numbers. That jewel now shows many signs of neglect from 70-plus years of being shut out by America, but it still has its charm. From Atlanta, it’s now […]

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OPINION: Political strike-out

John Hewitt's Opinion Piece for Champion Newspaper

In 2008 a relative political newcomer who had served three terms in the Illinois Senate and one term as a US Senator, was elected the 44th President of the United States. Barack Hussein Obama secured the Democratic presidential nomination against former first lady and New York Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton in what to many was […]

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OPINION: Childish behavior sets bad examples

John Hewitt's Opinion Piece for Champion Newspaper

The recent riff between Donald Trump and Congressman John Lewis is just plain wrong at so many levels and sets bad examples of acceptable behavior by those who are in leadership positions. Lewis had every right to boycott the inauguration and to believe that the Russians played a part in the election of the president. […]

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OPINION: ‘I feel like’ it’s a generational thing

Opinion

I am intrigued by words, phrases and slogans and often catch myself paying more attention to the words and phrases one may be using than to the actual message they are attempting to convey. Those who have read my columns in the past may recall that the often-used phrase “reach out”—unless referring to extending arms […]

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OPINION: I can see clearly now–$86,000 worth

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Within the last several months my wife and I both have had cataract surgery and both have been thrilled with the results. It truly is comparable to going from a standard television to an ultra-high definition television. We both had our procedures done at a highly acclaimed metro-area vision care clinic. My wife had her […]

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