Editorial: Motel closure was the right call

An Independent Herald editorial on Oct. 19, 2017 stated, “The Oneida Family Motel is a crime haven and a blight on this small town. If its owners are unwilling...

Our View: Tennessee wasn’t ready, again, and that’s unfair to students and teachers alike

Students were ready. Teachers were ready. The Tennessee Department of Education, as it turned out, wasn’t ready. Or, perhaps more accurately, the Tennessee Department of Education still wasn’t ready. Two years after...

Garrett: A bloodless crusade? Chick-fil-A invades NYC

The New Yorker has a problem with Chick-fil-A. Why? Mainly because the company’s corporate purpose begins with the words “to glorify God.” The (somewhat) weekly magazine is decrying the fast food chain’s...

Garrett: MLB stands alone as politics ruin sports

I find myself watching Major League Baseball more closely these days, and it has nothing to do with the fact that the Chicago Cubs are actually winning games. Okay, I lied...

Garrett: Parenting advice is plentiful on Facebook

You don’t have to search too hard on social media to find advice about how to raise your children. As a matter of fact, you really don’t have to search...

Sexton: Freedom vs. safety

By Gary Sexton The anti gun zealots are out in full force once again promising the American people safety and security in exchange for freedom. They are promising that if...

Garrett: No secrecy in the digital realm, but we still talk too much

If you aren’t at least a little bit technologically savvy, the latest scandal involving social media giant Facebook can make your head hurt. In essence, Facebook is catching fire after...

Our View: Maybe it’s time for old bridge to go?

Last week, this newspaper published a story about what seems destined to be a battle over the fate of the old Burnt Mill Bridge near Robbins. The bridge —...

Guest Viewpoint: Legislation will fuel opioid epidemic

By George Karavetsos Consumers better think twice before clicking "purchase" on an internet pharmacy's site. The International Police Organization and regulators and law enforcement from around the world just conducted a...

Garrett: Remembering the Blizzard of ’93

They called it “Riday.” The concept? Friday without an F. At the end of every six-week grading period, Robbins School would hold Riday for students who didn’t have an...

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