Opinion







WHAT’S IN A NAME? In the case of ‘Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus,’ a whole bunch of letters

By KEITH BALL,

Many places in the Pine Belt have unique names. The origins of these names offer a glimpse into our local history and culture. 

 The first time I learned about the origins of a local place was in my third grade class at W.L. Smith Elementary when Ulmer Byrd visited as a guest speaker. 






LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR - Even if he’s weird. Even if he’s different. Even if he’s a stranger.

By KIM TOWNSEND,

It had to be about 2012, to the best of my memory. I had been working as an administrative assistant for close to five months. 

I made a declaration years ago that I would never work in a church, for a church, or even near a church. 



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