Columnists: Mark Thornton

Main Street vacation

For the last four years or so, spring break has meant a special trip for my daughter and me. It…read more


Drama mommas and threats

At West Jones this week, the only chatter about shooting should have been about the Lady Mustangs’ marksmanship on the…read more


Grace and forgiveness

When I heard that Billy Graham died last week, my thoughts immediately went to Louis Zamperini. Even if you don’t…read more


A Home Town proposition

Dear Ben and Erin, First of all, congratulations on your new baby Helen and getting signed for Season 3. What…read more


To the Laurel City Council

Dear Laurel City Council, We have so many great things going for our city, especially right now, so I’m begging…read more


A Graham of prevention

One potential hazard of this job is becoming so jaded that you lose your humanity. That’s always concerned me. Battlefield…read more


Talk to us

It’s still a vivid, heart-breaking memory. I’m in the entryway of my parents’ home, right in front of the laundry…read more