Opionion pieces published in The Messenger’s Online Edition during February 2000 included:

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, September 11, 2002

February 1, 2000


Voting not just a right; it’s a responsibility

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Pike Countians will have the opportunity to express a right afforded to them by living in a democracy this year.

Column: Beth Lakey

Importance of the truth cannot be understated

The subject of truth has been on my mind lately.

February 3, 2000


New signs route traffic; PCES students safer

To ensure the safety of the students at Pike County Elementary School, the Brundidge City Council passed as resolution at a previous meeting to have "One Way" signs placed at the intersection of Hillcrest Drive and Elm Street.

February 3, 2000

Column: Fran Sharp

Close shave while driving on the interstate

Manners take a back seat among some drivers on the interstate. In a fast lane minute they will cut you off, cuss you out, and mow you down.

February 3, 2000


Consent Decree fights problem’s symptoms, and not greater issues

Laws are almost prohibitive when it comes to the running of our schools and our local governmental agencies.

February 15, 2000


The old Post Office in Troy is a piece of history worth saving

What happened at Monday night’s Pike County Board of Education meeting was bad news for residents of the city of Troy.