Bill & Hill, a love story

Bill & Hill, a love story

Witnessing Bill Clinton offer his version of his wife’s life story Tuesday night made me feel like I was watching an alternative version of the ...

July 27th, 2016 updated: July 27th, 2016. |  


A better way to fight poverty

A better way to fight poverty

You don’t have to look very far from any spot in America to see what poverty looks like. For many in poverty, another way of life is something o...

July 27th, 2016 |  


The powers that be, at work

The powers that be, at work

Several months ago, Jack Hope brought in a copy of a column I had written 27 years ago which he recalled had caused quite a stir at the time. I rememb...

July 25th, 2016 |  


Old warriors answer a call

Old warriors answer a call

By Jeff Gilliland - [email protected] Around two weeks ago I received a call from one of my old high school teammates. The long and short...

July 22nd, 2016 updated: July 22nd, 2016. |  


As a Democrat in Highland County…

I’ve been involved with some sort of politics since I was old enough to remember. Volunteering, registering people or attending meetings, I̵...

July 19th, 2016 |  


One last word on Hastings case

One last word on Hastings case

One final column on the Drew Hastings soap opera, and then no more opinion columns or editorials here until after the court case is finally and offici...

July 18th, 2016 |  


The day the great one died

The day the great one died

It has been more than a month since the late, great Muhammad Ali passed away, but as I watched the ESPY awards Wednesday night and saw him remembered ...

July 15th, 2016 |  


‘How does a mayor get removed?’

‘How does a mayor get removed?’

By the time the case reached it, the Highland County Grand Jury was right to hand down indictments against Drew Hastings. Let’s stipulate that r...

July 14th, 2016 updated: July 14th, 2016. |  


RIP: Elvis’ guitarist, TV’s Lois Lane

RIP: Elvis’ guitarist, TV’s Lois Lane

Two recent passings were of note to yours truly and to many others.First, Scotty Moore died. You know who Scotty Moore was? Scotty Moore was Elvis Pre...

July 11th, 2016 |  


Big Brother? He is us

Big Brother? He is us

I don’t like the idea of “Big Brother” monitoring our day-to-day activities any more than anyone else, but the presence during the F...

July 4th, 2016 updated: July 4th, 2016. |