Thomaston Times- RSS OPINION Feed Tue, 29 Jul 2014 22:02:46 EST 1800 Thoughts on the hubbub around Tobin The protest and debate over the incident in which Thomaston Police Officer Philip Tobin tasered Kelsey Rockemore is continuing as the city waits for the investigation by the GBI into Tobin's actions to be completed. The Times has tried to... Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST The new paint job The little white house down the street was old and the paint was peeling. The owner had put on a light green tin roof many years ago, but he had never done much more to fix it up. We were excited when a new family bought it, and they decided to... Sun, 27 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST We need Facetime protocol I'm sure you have heard of Facetime. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST ‘I can see clearly now…’ with glasses on A new school year will soon be upon us and bring with it all the anxieties that only school can bring. One anxiety which will likely bring the most stress for students will be the exams they will encounter over the next nine months. While we all know... Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Medicine for the soul I learned a long time ago that this business can affect your perspective of the world. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST A bowl with a hole’s story There's an old saying, “One man's junk is another man's treasure.” As I look around our home, many people would say most of our things fall into the junk category, and that would probably be true, if it weren't for... Wed, 16 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Sleeping my way to $10 million$10-million I'll admit – I love to sleep. It is one of my favorite activities of the night (and day). I can sleep just about anywhere – in the office, at a government meeting, at a ballgame, at a fireworks show, at a concert – and in just... Tue, 15 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Unexpected photos are often the best I've always liked taking photographs, although it wasn't until I started working for newspapers that I really got into it. Prior to that, I was the Instamatic guy, using whatever relatively cheap camera was available to get the pictures I... Thu, 10 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST It’s the simple things that matter the most The end of the semester was busy with students complaining about their grades and wanting to know if there was any way they could make up for their lack of diligence during the semester. I was feeling quite tired and sat down in my office chair to... Wed, 9 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST A case of mistaken identity In any criminal trial, at some point a witness has to identify the defendant sitting in court as the person who committed the crime. It is an essential element that must be proved. Tue, 8 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Learning To Love And Respect Our Flag Some of the older men in our community felt we scouts were not performing our responsibilities in handling the flag as respectfully as we should. Therefore, just before the Fourth of July, we found ourselves in a meeting where a gentleman had been... Sat, 5 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Happy Birthday America! Today marks the 238th birthday of the United States of America and what a birthday party our nation will have. All across the continent people will be having cook-outs, pool parties, and concerts then closing out the day with spectacular fireworks... Fri, 4 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Oppose government regulating water on private land To the Editor: Mon, 30 Jun 2014 00:01:00 EST Thanks for the donations To the citizens of Thomaston and Upson County, and the letter carriers: Sun, 29 Jun 2014 00:01:00 EST Hidden jewels are all around There are hidden jewels all around us. Rarely do blinking neon signs point the way to them, but they are there for those who look. Sat, 28 Jun 2014 00:01:00 EST Penny ponders… Remembering special people My favorite people have always been kind people. Authenticity goes hand in hand with kindness. For these special folks, kindness is a way of life, not because of some ulterior motive. It's pure, untainted. This expression is overused, but it... Fri, 27 Jun 2014 00:01:00 EST If everyone could have one wish One day this week some of us at the house were watching a show on TV. One of the characters was granted a single wish and he struggled to pack as much of what he wanted into one request. Thu, 26 Jun 2014 00:01:00 EST An asset to the community To the Editor: Tue, 24 Jun 2014 00:01:00 EST It’s time to look for another Jack It's been four months since my buddy and pal Jack went over the rainbow bridge. I know he's happy and healthy now and that we'll be together again someday, but I still miss him. Just like the other dogs I've had, no dog will... Tue, 24 Jun 2014 00:01:00 EST Every day is July 4th in a free society July 4th is the day that we remember our 1776 Declaration of Independence from the British. Many Americans have paid the supreme price to ensure the continuity of that independence. But the struggle is not over, and it never will be over. In a free... Sun, 22 Jun 2014 00:01:00 EST