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Today's Opinions

  • COLUMN: Sifting the trash – learning to ‘can it,’ not ‘toss it’

    I want to begin this article with an illustration of unity and cooperation to accomplish a goal.
    Saturday night (Sept. 24) was the Progressive Dinner as promoted and served by the business community of Main Street in Taylorsville.
    From start to finish, from beginning to end, all events went in perfect order. What we were served at each stop was delicious, be it appetizer to dessert. The hosts and hostesses and all involved were professional to the T.

  • COLUMN: End of the beginning, or beginning of the end?

    We members of the solid waste and recycling field team learn a lot from our peers and the other areas of government. Studies are made on a regular basis pertaining to the general condition of and the functioning of our various infrastructure units.

  • COLUMN: Great help deserves great thanks

    All too often, we hear the question, “Where can you find good help these days?” On Saturday night, the staff of The Spencer Magnet found a great answer.

  • COLUMN: Great help deserves great thanks

    All too often, we hear the question, “Where can you find good help these days?” On Saturday night, the staff of The Spencer Magnet found a great answer.

  • COLUMN: Church break-ins present sad situations

    Last week, First Assembly of God and Plum Creek Baptist Church were linked together in our paper because they were the host churches for two Sept. 11 remembrance ceremonies.
    This week, the two churches are linked again in our newspaper for far less hopeful circumstances – each church has been a victim of burglary over the past few weeks.
    Now, we’re not saying the parties responsible are the same or that the crimes are related, but we are saying it’s a shame two of our visible, community-focused churches are victims of such acts.

  • COLUMN: Solid Waste announces fall lineup

    We will continue to test the water with our roaming recycling trailer by having it placed at the Mount Eden Fire Department site this weekend. That will be the start of our fall activities.
    Also on Saturday, volunteers are needed to make “Operation Clean Sweep” successful in clearing the trash and rubbish from the shores ofTaylorsville Lake. The Taylorsville Lake Conservation Association invites all willing helpers to meet at the Possom Ridge Picnic Shelter at 8 a.m.

  • LETTER: Businesses still participating – as guests – at Progressive Dinner

    After reading last week’s edition of The Spencer Magnet regarding the Progressive Dinner, I felt that some clarification was needed.
    The implication that some local businesses decided not to participate in the event this year was in fact incorrect.
    This year, some of the businesses decided to participate in a different fashion. We were one of the first to purchase tickets to attend the event and enjoy the beautification of Main Street.

  • LETTER: ‘Good ole boy network’ still in place

    Although I had hoped the election of 2010 would have greatly diminished the good ole boy network in local government, it has not. Carmin Gaines said it very well, the election simply changed the players.
    Judge-Executive Bill Karrer and the magistrates have come against County Clerk Judy Puckett and former EDA director Annette King, citing the rule of law and accountability to the taxpayers. However, the Ethics Commission and Deputy Damon Jewell have gotten a free pass.