Tuesday, May 24, 2016

City Elections/Return to Zodiac/Water

A guest editorial:

City Elections

Ahh yes, it is that time again, the time for City and Town Elections. This is the time where Mayors and City Council members go out to “press the flesh.” They will be “kissing hands and shaking babies”, or something like that. I think the powder keg election will be the City of Sheffield. I have already heard of several people that are speaking about running against the elected Officials.

Remember folks, if you don’t vote, you can’t complain about how the City or Town is being run. If you don’t like it, do something about it. Go to the City or Town Council meetings. Your voice will not be heard if you are not there.

Next, don’t be afraid to ask questions. There is no stupid question. If you don’t understand what they are talking about in the Council meetings, ask. That is the only way you are going to find out. Education such as this is free.

I want to say that is was good to see the Owner/Publisher/Director of the Shoals Insider the other night. He has had some ups and downs with his diabetes, but he was in good spirits, looked good and was excited to see the Shoals Insider back up and going. Welcome back, Brother.

Until next time:

I am and always will be, the Midnight Rider.



Another reader with an entirely different take on a recent Zodiac Theatre play:

Unlike the previous reader, I very much enjoyed the play Sordid Lives at the Zodiac and experienced NONE of the “problems” this reader says he/she encountered. Obviously this is a failed actor, turned down for any role in the play, scorned and out for blood. To that person, I say, “You Suck!”

You can complain about the prices all you want but just remember, no one forced you to pay $15 a ticket. That was your choice. You sound as miserable as a person can be with your gripes and complaints about everything from a person's laughter, to a baby making sounds, to way the ticket taker took your ticket, to the freaking lighting. Why on earth did you go in the first place? Keep your miserable, hateful, negative self at home. No one will EVER give a ****.

And by the way, the director is an absolutely wonderful person and unfortunately lost his Mom on Sunday so shame on you for kicking a man when he is already down. This was a well produced play with an EXCELLENT cast of LOCAL citizens, all which have other jobs and other responsibilities in life and participate in these local plays as a hobby to have fun and bring enjoyment to the lives of others. You should take lessons from them and learn how to be happy.


Are you "in the know" about your water supply? No matter where you live in northwest Alabama...or anywhere in the U.S....you should be able to have access to fresh and pure water. From time to time, this has been a problem for some small towns. Now it's a problem for a large area in Lawrence and  Morgan Counties.

If you're not sure which entity supplies your water, call the number on your utility or water bill and ask. If you have more questions, continue to ask. Google the name of your water supplier. This is not Flint, Michigan. 

If you still have questions, contact local press. Contact us. Contact your state representative's office. 

It's a sad day when the Rime of the Ancient Mariner applies to us.

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