Oden: Buster & Suzie made a good team

If a dog bites, it’s a “bad” dog, right? But, is a dog automatically bad because of its breed? Is it the deed or...

Letter: Coverage of Senator Baker's legacy commended

Editor: This past week, as we paid respects to Scott County’s most famous native son, Howard H. Baker Jr., I made an effort to read...

Our View: ATV enforcement deserves scrutiny, underscores need for compromise

Last week’s story on page A1, “THP crackdown: Safe streets or hampered tourism?”, generated quite a bit of response. Some of it was positive,...

Editorial: Federal regulations make life tough

In a sit-down with her school system’s “non-certified” employees Monday, Oneida Special School District director of schools Ann Sexton called a decision to reduce...

Editorial: Proposed tourism cuts will impact rural Tennessee

In his amended budget proposal last week, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam moved to slash an additional $2 million from the state’s tourism advertising budget,...

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...

Garrett: A new day, but not a new direction for community newspaper

Eighteen years ago, I sat down and wrote a letter to Independent Herald editor Paul Roy, asking him for the opportunity to write a...

Yager: State parks are a treasure in our backyard

There is a state park within an hour’s drive of just about anywhere in Tennessee. Several of these state parks are located in the...

Oden: Towboats help push commerce on waterways

Onboard the AEP Mariner: We are not alone on this stretch of the Ohio River in Appalachia. Winter has, for the most part, kept recreational...

Smith: It’s time to do the right thing

By Tim Smith Let me begin by saying I made a mistake in the naming of the petition that was posted online. The petition was...
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