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,...

Letter: Reunion attendees say thanks

Editor:The Norma Alumni met at Fairview School on Saturday, May 24.  We had a nice turnout, with graduates and former students and their guests...

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...

Oden: Degree of 'redneckedness' makes us one big happy human family

What makes a redneck? The much maligned socio-economic stereotype is much more complex than urban -- and those who profess to be “urbane” --...

Editorial: Oneida stadium should be named in Jim May’s honor

Placing Coach Jim May’s name on the football stadium at Oneida High School is an honor long overdue.Earlier this month, the school’s P.A. broadcaster,...

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...

Garrett: A bloodless crusade? Chick-fil-A invades NYC

The New Yorker has a problem with Chick-fil-A.Why?Mainly because the company’s corporate purpose begins with the words “to glorify God.”The (somewhat) weekly magazine is...

Garrett: N-S's investment in Scott County is a big deal

When Norfolk-Southern’s circa World War I steam engine chugged into town along the N-S line shortly after noon Saturday, it marked the fifth time...

Oden: Sucker run was a rite of passage

The river ran fast and frigid, ice chunks rattling the wooden skiff’s sides as my father navigated between snowy banks with a pair of...

Garrett: Yes, as a matter of fact, honey mustard is important

On our way to the coast last week for a much-needed vacation, we stopped by Hardee’s in Ringgold, Ga. — just south of Chattanooga...
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