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Today's Opinions

  • We congratulate: Teachers who earned board certification

    On Thursday the Shelby County School Board honored seven new board-certified teachers.

    We congratulate Elizabeth Bland, Clear Creek Elementary; Angela Chambers, Simpsonville Elementary; April Manning, Simpsonville Elementary; Rebekah Meredith, Painted Stone Elementary; Jenna Richardson, Simpsonville Elementary; Sarah Smith, Southside Elementary; and Anita White, Simpsonville Elementary.

  • Here’s a late Christmas present of joy and inspiration

    Today you were supposed to read some pithy commentary about the new year, the past decade and one man’s 10-year graduate degree in life. You were to be enlightened, informed, entertained and inspired.

  • My Word: Trip to England worth the exposure for Shelby

    As the new director of tourism, I have implemented a few new ideas to market our community and get the city of Shelbyville out there. When the chance to go to England for 30 days on an all-expenses-paid trip provided by Rotary International and the Shelbyville Rotary Club I jumped at it. 

    This was the perfect occasion for me to market Shelbyville/Shelby County to a country that would normally not be in our marketing budget. This was an opportunity of a lifetime and I could not pass it up.

  • What we think: Animal groups should work together

       We congratulate Shelby County’s goal of being a no-kill county for stray animals.

  • SOUDER: A turtle, 2 snails & Einstein: Everything is relative -- or is it?

    A couple of months ago my 9-year-old son brought a book about football home from the school library. It was a book about the greatest plays in the history of football, and one of the games that it highlighted was the Nov. 20, 1982, game between Stanford and the University of California.

    Many football fans already know what happened (and everyone should look it up on YouTube to watch it), but for those who don’t, I’ll recap it for you.

  • What we think: Community fared well in meeting goals

    In January, The Sentinel-News established what we considered to be the community’s agenda for the year.

    We believe it’s our responsibility as the magnet for public discussion in Shelby County to assert our voices into conversations already in place.

    We aren’t the deciders but rather the lens or amplifier for what you are saying, the fulcrum to help persuade action.

  • What we think: This is our 2010 agenda for Shelby County

    As we promised on Dec. 29, we offer to you today our vision for the most important initiatives facing our county in 2010. Some of these concepts are under way, and others need new and continued care and feeding.

    You can expect that as the year unfolds, we will continue to offer our perspective in how well leaders and citizens are addressing these concepts and embracing their themes.

  • We know what Santa can bring to us next year

    Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the county,

    Not a creature was stirring, lest it become a hunter’s bounty.

    The stockings may be hung, but who really cared?

    Our visions of Harley had vanished into thin air.

     

    The children were indeed all snug in their beds.