Letter: Thanks for making fundraiser a success

Editor: Simply saying thank you doesn’t seem enough for all those who contributed to the success of CASA’s First Annual Scott Sportsman Showcase. The Showcase Committee would like to thank all...

Garrett: Hard times sometimes bring out a community's best

if( function_exists('ADDTOANY_SHARE_SAVE_KIT') ) { ADDTOANY_SHARE_SAVE_KIT(); } Sometimes you have to see the worst to see the best. That may have been the case last week, as Scott Countians rallied around the...

Oden: Chocolate gravy and other food cravings

if( function_exists('ADDTOANY_SHARE_SAVE_KIT') ) { ADDTOANY_SHARE_SAVE_KIT(); } I don’t know what caused me, after the passage of decades, to suddenly succumb to a craving so sentimental and mouthwatering. In fact, I...

Garrett: Spring game attendance a sign UT got it right

Firing a hall of fame coach, as the University of Tennessee did in 2008 with Phillip Fulmer, is never easy, even when it’s the right thing to do. UT has...

Oden: 'Amazing Ones' weren't hindered by age, infirmity

if( function_exists('ADDTOANY_SHARE_SAVE_KIT') ) { ADDTOANY_SHARE_SAVE_KIT(); } I will call them the Amazing Ones, two uncles who because of age and infirmity some would write off as waiting to have their...

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...

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, where wildflowers belong, dandelions pop...

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 in recent years has become...

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 requirement that government entities publish...

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 is a question that was...

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