Columnists: Edward Allegretti

A tale of two state flag rallies

Recently during our Sunday school class, prayer was said for healing in our republic due to all the divisive issues. Certainly…read more


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