Letter: Manager's salary overstated

Editor: During the March 21 meeting of the Oneida City Council concerning restructuring the Water and Sewer Department, the issue of savings realized by the...

Garrett: The incredible, edible . . . dandelion?

if( function_exists('ADDTOANY_SHARE_SAVE_KIT') ) { ADDTOANY_SHARE_SAVE_KIT(); } They may very well be nature’s most hated wildflower. Instead of restricting themselves to well-lighted forest areas or open pastures,...

Oden: Embroiling hunters in the wind debate

if( function_exists('ADDTOANY_SHARE_SAVE_KIT') ) { ADDTOANY_SHARE_SAVE_KIT(); } In early January, press releases were shotgun-blasted to media across the country by the National Wildlife Federation (NWF), which...

Editorial: Public notice bill is best solution

if( function_exists('ADDTOANY_SHARE_SAVE_KIT') ) { ADDTOANY_SHARE_SAVE_KIT(); } State Sen. Ken Yager, R-Harriman, has introduced a bill in the Tennessee General Assembly that would both cement the...

Yager: Let's keep public notices available for all

if( function_exists('ADDTOANY_SHARE_SAVE_KIT') ) { ADDTOANY_SHARE_SAVE_KIT(); } By Ken Yager, State Senator The issue of whether local governments should post public notices on their own internet website...

Letter: Dispatcher will be impossible to replace

if( function_exists('ADDTOANY_SHARE_SAVE_KIT') ) { ADDTOANY_SHARE_SAVE_KIT(); } Editor: A few weeks ago Scott County lost one of its most outstanding citizens with the death of Fonda Bowling...

Sound Off: Should TN expand TennCare?

if( function_exists('ADDTOANY_SHARE_SAVE_KIT') ) { ADDTOANY_SHARE_SAVE_KIT(); } Should Tennessee expand its Medicaid program, TennCare, under provisions of the federal health care reform act? We asked our...

Garrett: Website changes will benefit all

if( function_exists('ADDTOANY_SHARE_SAVE_KIT') ) { ADDTOANY_SHARE_SAVE_KIT(); } Understandably, a few readers were miffed by the Independent Herald’s decision to begin requiring customers be paid subscribers for...

Oden: He's lucky there are no land sharks in Appalachia

if( function_exists('ADDTOANY_SHARE_SAVE_KIT') ) { ADDTOANY_SHARE_SAVE_KIT(); } “Well, Jake did it again!” said my wife, after a visit with our neighbors at the farm next door. “Did...

Oden: Seeds, suet, crumbs . . . that's winter

Although winter doesn’t officially begin in our section of the country until solstice (December 21, 2012), meteorlogical winter started one week before Halloween when...

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