Sound Off: ATVs on public roads

Should ATVs be allowed on certain public roads at certain times of the year? Our readers respond: I think yes they should be allowed as long as they drive like...

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...

Sound Off: New cars for Sheriff's Department?

Should a spending freeze by Scott County include a halt on new car purchases for the Scott County Sheriff's Department? Our readers sound off: They need safe vehicles. Those are...

Oden: Climate change headlines border on the fantastic

For several years as the tone and timber of climate change alarmism have increased in the media, I’ve wondered how newspapers, magazines, TV networks and websites will disengage if...

Garrett: No better time to showcase Scott County

As a friend and I were crossing the Scott-Campbell line Sunday afternoon — where S.R. 63 reaches the top of a gap between two mountaintops on the North Cumberland...

Garrett: CEO's 'tude both childish, cruel

Overweight? Homely? Unpopular? Hip clothing magnate Mike Jeffries doesn’t want you wearing his lines. Which is a pretty cruel thing to say. But Jeffries takes it to the next level...

Oden: Why I just can't watch Honey Boo Boo

First, a confession: My wife and I don’t watch much television. We are readers. I polish off four to six books a week, plus magazines, journals, newspapers and daily...

Garrett: Newspaper is America's worst job . . . so they say

if( function_exists('ADDTOANY_SHARE_SAVE_KIT') ) { ADDTOANY_SHARE_SAVE_KIT(); } Much has been made of CareerCast.com’s recent release of its list of best and worst jobs. According to the list, the worst job in...

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...

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