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Scot Beard

Unusual names are getting too unusual

I understand why parents want unique names for their children, and I can’t fault them for wanting to give their children a moniker that belongs ... Read more

11 years ago by Scot Beard.

Absurd comments make me crack a smile

I often try to find the humor in things because life is usually easier if you can have a good chuckle along the way. Some events ... Read more

11 years ago by Scot Beard.

Parasites preying on victims sicken me

People have donated food, supplies and money in addition to volunteering time to help as victims try to rebuild their lives. The victims will not ... Read more

11 years ago by Scot Beard.

Level of storm’s destruction is shocking

Journalists are always looking for a compelling story and crave breaking news, but few if any want to cover events like the tornado outbreak that ... Read more

11 years ago by Scot Beard.

Occasionally life can be one big cliché

Every so often I like to take this column and use it to discuss things going on in my life. I usually try to keep ... Read more

11 years ago by Scot Beard.

My career path was interesting journey

Tuesday afternoon a group of Boy Scouts came to The Franklin County Times to see how the newspaper is produced. As they toured the building I ... Read more

11 years ago by Scot Beard.

Karaoke in emergency room is a bad idea

To many people karaoke is a fun form of entertainment that allows them to perform their favorite songs — usually poorly — before groups of ... Read more

11 years ago by Scot Beard.

There is so much to say about tax season

It is that time of year again where you gather up pay stubs, receipts and government forms in an effort to decide how much of ... Read more

11 years ago by Scot Beard.

NW-SCC athletes deserve better treatment

Earlier this week Northwest Shoals Community College announced it would suspend its athletic program indefinitely. The reason behind suspending the program is cuts in funding ... Read more

11 years ago by Scot Beard.

I hope I can have a green thumb this year

A few years ago my wife, Erin, and I got ambitious and decided to have a small garden to grow a few of our favorite ... Read more

11 years ago by Scot Beard.

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