During this time, some of us are finding ourselves being still for a change.
As our small towns ponder over how to thrive in the 21st century, it might be helpful if we reimagine our existing assets and opportunities.
Local is a big deal nowadays. From the local food movement to Shop-Local campaigns, it would appear that local rules the day, right? Unfortunately, when it comes to state legislation, local does not rule.
Well, “Daylight Saving Time” has arrived, but the perky little slogan reminding me to “spring forward” does not make me feel especially springy.
I was happy to read in The Daily Post-Athenian that McMinn County Mayor John Gentry established a committee to commemorate the 200th anniversary of McMinn County.
The Etowah City Commission recently voted to purchase the old filling station that sits just north of Anderson Drug Store and to tear down both buildings in preparation for a new city hall.
Local knowledge has been described as human capital. From predicting weather to documenting history, local knowledge informs us and deepens our understanding of the places where we live.
Why should townsfolk care about farms? Well, aside from the obvious benefit of providing food for the masses, what else do farms and farmers contribute? For starters, the farmland that surrounds our communities generates far more in local taxes than it requires in government services. That’s…