I have seen the face of the enemy it is us

Publisher Jeff Roland

That old quote came to mind last week when 17 people were gunned down at a Florida high school. This young man who had been expelled from the school a year earlier mowed his former faculty and fellow students down. The images that came out of the massacre have the whole […]

Jeff Roland: What would Mr. Jaggers have done?

Publisher Jeff Roland

If you’re like me you were shocked at the events that unfolded this past weekend at a high school football game in Ames, Iowa.

As the national anthem was played thirteen members of the marching band linked arms and walked off the field and the remainder refused to play their instruments.


As Marvin Gay would’ve said, “What’s going on?”

Publisher and Columnist Jeff Roland

I love the old seventies song by Marvin Gay entitled What’s Going On. That’s the question I have been asking myself since the Colin Kaepernick-NFL- National Anthem debacle began.

This week we hear that Kaepernick will stand for the Anthem “If given the chance,” Hint..Hint..Surely some NFL team will […]

What’s Happening Shoals: Fun things to do this weekend


By: Jeff Roland

There’s plenty to do this weekend in the Shoals Area.

You don’t want to miss “A Day with Rey” It runs Friday and Saturday, Sept. 28-Sept 30, at 7:30 pm and on Sunday, Oct 1, at 2 pm.

The original production “A Day with Rey,” written by Jesse Sockwell and […]

Jeff Roland: Colin Kaepernick an unemployed hot potato

Publisher and Columnist Jeff Roland

If you’re like me, you’re getting tired of seeing and hearing these millionaire NFL players whine and disrespect the country by not standing for the national anthem. I probably wouldn’t have called them a “Son of a bitch,” like President Trump did. But I see a pattern developing among […]