“Friday: A whopping HCHS football win, ‘Noon on the Square’ kicked off and all is right with the Henry County world!” — Clyde Peterson, Houston.


“A straight line is the shortest in morals as in mathematics.” — Maria Edgeworth, Anglo-Irish novelist (1767-1849).


“Saw that story on former Parisian Kyle Spurgeon, now in Jackson, being named the top Tennessee Chamber Executive of the Year. Reminded me of an Alabama-bred exec with New York’s Chase Manhattan Bank I met years ago. I asked him how well a fellow from Alabama fit in with that New York powerhouse. Said he, ‘There’s no trouble fitting in – the bank goes to great lengths to hire folks from the South: Our skill sets are equal and our manners are better.’ My guess is that Henry County in particular is a great incubator for those winning traits, whether your destiny is in Jackson, New York, around the globe or right here at home.” — Clyde Peterson.


“Freedom is always and exclusively freedom for the one who thinks differently.” — Rosa Luxemburg, Polish-German revolutionary (1871-1919).

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