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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...
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