NFL comes calling for Cooke

Millions of young boys dream of professional football glory, but the numbers bear the harsh reality: There are only 32 NFL teams with 53-man rosters. That limits the number of active players at any time to 1,696. That may seem like a lot until you compare it to the roughly 40 million American males in their 20s and 30s.

Register to vote

Monday is the deadline to register to vote for the upcoming congressional primaries. Many citizens of this country have given their lives, from the American Revolution to the civil rights era, to grant everyone a voice in choosing their leaders. We must all take that responsibility seriously.

Feds must reform prisons


Two hundred and twenty-six years ago, the Federalists were having trouble getting the states to ratify the new Constitution of the United States. The anti-Federalists, led by Samuel Adams, John Hancock and Patrick Henry, feared the proposed constitution did not adequately protect the individual rights of the common man.




In one of the strangest season openers in recent memory, West Marion braved the adversity and... READ MORE