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

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, September 11, 2002

January 7, 2000


Hard work pays off for cheerleading squad with national honor

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The work and long hours of practice for the 1999 national competition during the hot summer months became a dream come true when the name Charles Henderson High School placed third in the World Cheerleading Association national competition.

January 19, 2000


‘The Messenger’ works to resolve computer woes

Though the computer age has made all of our lives easier, it can be frustrating at times, and this is one of those times.

January 26, 2000

Column: Brian Blackley

Government should stay out of classroom courtesy issue

There are few times when I take the side of government as it seeks to seize more control of our daily lives, and Gov. Don Siegelman’s proposed courtesy law is no exception to my belief.


It’s a good idea to plan for colder temperature ahead of the front

Mother Nature played a trick on Pike County last weekend when the weather was warm enough for tshirts and in some cases even shorts. But this week colder temperatures blew into Pike County and windchill factors plummeted into the upper teens and low 20’s.

January 28, 2000


Weather conditions demand caution

Cold fronts are threatening in more ways than one.