By the time most readers get to this column, we will have a new president: Joe Biden. All Americans should wish him well, whether they voted for him or not. The one thing that we can all agree on is there isn't much unity in the country right now. Of course, you can't scream, "Resist!" for four years and then suddenly scream, "Unite!" and expect people to think you're sincere.
Dear editor: It hasn't been days or weeks but YEARS since Lisa Barnes ran for commissioner and promised to be a leader in countywide internet service and she just keeps on getting elected, amazing. Ironically if you live within three miles of Nashville, chances are you STILL do not have internet service sufficient to do daily task associated with living in this century, our children are at the mercy of whatever happens during these times when service could not be more important for school.
I recall the news of former U.S. President Richard Nixon resigning after the impeachment process against him was approved. I was only eight-years old, but I remember the silence in our house while my father watched Walter Cronkite bring the announcement into our home. I also recall the day Elvis died, again sitting in front of the television watching the somber announcement of the legendary artist's death. Another evening of momentary silence in our home.
This photo originally published May 20, 1975 in The Nashville Graphic. Mrs. R. B. Freeman, head of the Philadelphia Community's Bicentennial Sign Committee, admires the new community marker along with E.L. Leonard (left) and Carl Stephens, who helped erect the sign. Arthur Bunting, not pictured, was also a member of the sign committee.