“‘As civil rulers, not having their duty to the people duly before them, may attempt to tyrannize, and, as the military forces which must be occasionally raised to defend our country, might pervert their power to the injury of their fellow citizens, the people are confirmed by the next article in their right to keep and bear their private arms.’ Tench Coxe”
“Our President promised not to raise taxes on the middle class. Now our kids' dental braces will cost 2.3 percent more because of the Obamacare tax. On top of that, he's capped at $2500, the amount that we can save in our flexible spending accounts to pay for basic medical needs. Add a two percent payroll tax increase and he hasn't even been sworn in yet. ”
“I can't understand why I can get a $245 ticket for going 73 MPH on my way home to Omega on 319, and then watch two patrol cars pass by doing well over the speed limit only to find them at the store eating lunch when I make it to Omega. How can you enforce a law you will not keep?”
- Rants & Raves - December 13
Our Opinion: Hoop jumping is for the birds
We received some information about recent conversations concerning Colony Bank’s efforts to purchase the property on Central Avenue where the old ice house is located. The plan is to turn the building into a new bank location, while maintaining the integrity of the original building, and keeping in mind the historic value of it.
- Letter to the Editor – Thanks to all for the help for Hometown Holidays
- Rants & Raves - December 12
It’s the little things that we remember
I saw this in the local newspaper when I lived in Bend, Ore. I hung on to it, and I just had to share...
Letter to the Editor – Shop local this holiday season
With only a few shopping days remaining until Christmas, I encourage each Tiftonite to take advantage of the wonderful shops and small business retail stores here in our own backyard.
- Rants & Raves - December 11
Letter to the Editor – Visitor lauds LEOs,EMTs
On Saturday morning, I was driving my truck pulling a motorcycle trailer following the Freedom Seekers annual Toy Ride in Tifton. All of us (more than 100) were excited about the large turnout to make many underprivileged children have a joyous Christmas.
Letter to the Editor – Sign more of a distraction
It was my pleasure to visit your lovely city recently. Obviously, a number of your citizens care greatly about maintaining your fine architecture, shops and streetscapes. What's more, the cultural arts seem to be alive and thriving!
- Rants & Raves - December 10
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