Oden: Putting old Sling Blade to rest for the final time

Terminal condition is how to best describe the status of the old acquaintance of mine who lingered through the fall months before succumbing to paralysis on a frosty morning...

Roy: Personal memories of Senator Baker

The first time I saw Howard H. Baker, Jr., in person he was at the meat department at Scott Foods in Oneida with one hand on his buggy while...

Garrett: Time for us to clean up our act

A few days ago, I was looking out my back window at the trash that has accumulated along the fence row along my back yard. Each winter, when colder days...

Garrett: Right or wrong, men died for that

Whether Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson was right or wrong in his comments on the issue of homosexuality is secondary to the central issue behind A&E’s decision last week...

Garrett: N-S's investment in Scott County is a big deal

When Norfolk-Southern’s circa World War I steam engine chugged into town along the N-S line shortly after noon Saturday, it marked the fifth time in seven months that the...

Our View: Who pays for Litton Covered Bridge Road?

Scott County has won its legal battle to keep Litton Covered Bridge Road open. Now it must be prepared to pay for it.

Letter: Road name is embarrassing, should be changed

Editor:  I have lived in this area all my life. Growing up, the address was Route 2...no big deal. But when houses and businesses had to have a 911 address,...

Garrett: When and how to publish wreck photos?

Photos from a fatal accident in south Oneida were posted by the Independent Herald to our Facebook page (and website) Friday evening, prompting a lively debate about common decency...

Garrett: Bullying, bigotry the same for goose and gander alike

As I watched WBIR Channel 10’s coverage of the Oneida cheerleading squad’s stand for faith Friday, I felt like someone should start a slow clap. Many news outlets — ranging...

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 change became an important issue...

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