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 McElroyIn recent years, the General Assembly has considered amending the way public notices are handled in Tennessee. This is understandable. The communications...

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...

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?...

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...

Garrett: Armed or unarmed, murderers will be murderers

U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., last week unveiled a summary of the legislation she says she will introduce to Congress this month aimed at...
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