Day: December 17, 2009

Help for the county’s small businesses

Floyd County’s Economic Development Authority (EDA), invited for the first time to participate in the comprehensive planning process, is looking beyond traditional roles for an economic development entity and working on plans to help existing small businesses. Traditionally, EDAs concentrate on bringing new business to an area. While the EDA still wants to attract new

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Life is too short to play it safe

Age, legendary baseball player Satchel Paige once said, is simply a case of mind over matter. “If I don’t mind,” he said. “It don’t matter.” H.L. Mencken, the role model for most journalists — including myself — put it another way. “If I had known I was going to live this long,” he observed. “I’d

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