Thursday, November 15, 2018

Tom Ryan’s shocking and unexpected passing: He will be missed

Tom Ryan, owner of Republic of Floyd, and a longtime asset to Floyd, died today of a massive heart attack while a rescue squad...

‘Tis a pity that a mag called City is so out of date

City Magazine, the glossy, ad-supported free magazine, claims to be the 'definitive' source for information on dining, entertainment and arts in the area. But it...

Tony Mackian: The State Police’s one-man ticket-writing machine

If you see this navy blue Chevrolet Impala in your rear view mirror, slow down! Odds are, it's too late. This is the new unmarked...

This kind of crap has to stop

Floyd's downtown rehabilitation project has its supporters and detractors but debate over an issue is one thing. Vandalism is another matter. The sign detailing the latest...

Tippi Hedren coming to Floyd to film psychological thriller

“House of Good and Evil” a"psyhological horror" film helmed by cinematographer-turned-director David Mun is set to begin shooting in Floyd County in September. Tippi Hedrin...

A society of distractions

Heading into Floyd the other day on U.S. 221 South just past Ingram's store when a northbound Ford Taurus came over the hill, straddling...

Hate is on the rise in America

A disturbing report released Thursday by the Southern Poverty Law Center shows an alarming rise in hate groups in America, fueled by racism towards...

An indictment is not a conviction or indicator of guilt

A story I wrote in last week's Floyd Press -- about the indictment of a female member of Floyd County's rescue squad on four...

Misquoting, misinterpreting and misappropriating the Constitution

In many ways, the U.S. Constitution is like the Bible. It is all too often misquoted, misinterpreted and misappropriated to serve a particular political agenda or bias. When opinions are presented as facts and propaganda is substituted for truth, democracy and freedom are not served.

National Music Festival abandons Floyd and heads to Maryland

The National Music Festival, the two-week classical music series that drew much praise in its debut season in Floyd County this past summer will...