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Scot Beard

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It is time for me to make a change

They say time flies when you are having fun. My tenure at The Franklin County Times has flown by, so I guess I have had ... Read more

9 years ago by Scot Beard.

Only the idiots are Occupying Wall Street

While I have no problem with people peacefully protesting, even if they are protesting against something I support, I do have a problem with people ... Read more

9 years ago by Scot Beard.

Do people actually listen to what is said?

Why have knee-jerk reactions to people’s opinions become so acceptable? It seems as though every couple of months some celebrity or politician speaks his or her ... Read more

10 years ago by Scot Beard.

Can political correctness go too far? Yes.

It is said that the road to Hell is paved with good intentions. Many times people do things they hope will produce positive results, but ... Read more

10 years ago by Scot Beard.

Ten years later, Sept. 11 memories still vivid

Sunday marks the 10th anniversary of one of the darkest days in the history of the United States — the terrorist attacks on New York ... Read more

10 years ago by Scot Beard.

End of shuttle era is sad day for America

Today marks the 42nd anniversary of Neil Armstrong stepping onto the surface of the moon, fulfilling the goal of the legendary Apollo program. It was a ... Read more

10 years ago by Scot Beard.

Please stop asking that dumb question

In early May I remember having a conversation with my friend about the strange weather we have had this year. From numerous snowstorms in the winter ... Read more

10 years ago by Scot Beard.

How does the radio know what I’m thinking?

It amazes me when I am listening to the radio and a song or two comes on that reflect my thoughts at that exact moment. Most ... Read more

10 years ago by Scot Beard.

New warnings will not stop smokers

Tuesday morning the Food and Drug Administration released nine new warning labels for cigarettes that must be put on packaging by September of 2012. The warnings, ... Read more

10 years ago by Scot Beard.

Quit pointing fingers and do your jobs

As the 2011 legislative session winds down in Montgomery both parties are resorting to the usual partisan bickering as they try to wrap up last-minute ... Read more

10 years ago by Scot Beard.

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