Columnists: Edward Allegretti

Exchange students

My wife Connie and I have hosted exchange students in recent years through PAX Academic Exchange. Through this foreign exchange program,…read more


On being Sicilian

Having a surname that is unique around here often leads to folks asking, “Are you from Jones County?” Sometimes in jest, I…read more


The life of a landlord

For many years, I’ve been involved with property management — for myself, as president of the Laurel/Jones County landlords association, and…read more


Race and religion

Several years ago, I at- tended a party at a local bank where most folks knew each other. However, I…read more


The right to educate

The current debate, the “Common Core Standards,” over education is not a new issue in these United States. The topic…read more