Letter: Dispatcher will be impossible to replace

if( function_exists('ADDTOANY_SHARE_SAVE_KIT') ) { ADDTOANY_SHARE_SAVE_KIT(); } Editor: A few weeks ago Scott County lost one of its most outstanding citizens with the death of Fonda Bowling — affectionately called “Fonzie” by...

Sound Off: Should TN expand TennCare?

if( function_exists('ADDTOANY_SHARE_SAVE_KIT') ) { ADDTOANY_SHARE_SAVE_KIT(); } Should Tennessee expand its Medicaid program, TennCare, under provisions of the federal health care reform act? We asked our readers. Here are some of...

Garrett: Website changes will benefit all

if( function_exists('ADDTOANY_SHARE_SAVE_KIT') ) { ADDTOANY_SHARE_SAVE_KIT(); } Understandably, a few readers were miffed by the Independent Herald’s decision to begin requiring customers be paid subscribers for unlimited access to the newspaper’s...

Oden: He's lucky there are no land sharks in Appalachia

if( function_exists('ADDTOANY_SHARE_SAVE_KIT') ) { ADDTOANY_SHARE_SAVE_KIT(); } “Well, Jake did it again!” said my wife, after a visit with our neighbors at the farm next door. “Did what?” I asked, concerned about...

Oden: Seeds, suet, crumbs . . . that's winter

Although winter doesn’t officially begin in our section of the country until solstice (December 21, 2012), meteorlogical winter started one week before Halloween when we recorded five inches of...

Sound Off: Was hospital move the right one?

Do you agree or disagree with Scott County Commission's refusal to remove a two-year clause regarding the local hospital from its asset purchase agreement with S.M. Promen? Independent Herald readers...

McElroy: Public notices on gov't websites won't cut it

By Jack McElroy In recent years, the General Assembly has considered amending the way public notices are handled in Tennessee. This is understandable. The communications world is changing, and newspapers,...

Garrett: In mud puddle is sign of spring

I had to look close to be sure I was seeing what I thought I was seeing. Clinging to a tree root in a mud puddle was a large “clump”...

Sound Off: America's gun policy

In the wake of mass school shootings — including the massacre in Newtown, Conn., last month, what should America's response to gun laws be? Independent Herald readers sound off: Just...

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 the breed, or is it...

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