Garrett: The open and shut issue that just won’t go away

Monday’s County Commission meeting was a bit like deja vu.  After virtually no agenda items and little discussion for several months running, a topic with...

Garrett: Hatred on display at annual press dinner

Along with millions of other Americans, I laughed as President George W. Bush and comedian Steve Bridges — the comedian who perfectly impersonated Bush,...

Editorial: Motel closure was the right call

An Independent Herald editorial on Oct. 19, 2017 stated, “The Oneida Family Motel is a crime haven and a blight on this small town....

Our View: Tennessee wasn’t ready, again, and that’s unfair to students and teachers alike

Students were ready. Teachers were ready. The Tennessee Department of Education, as it turned out, wasn’t ready. Or, perhaps more accurately, the Tennessee Department of Education...

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: MLB stands alone as politics ruin sports

I find myself watching Major League Baseball more closely these days, and it has nothing to do with the fact that the Chicago Cubs are...

Garrett: Parenting advice is plentiful on Facebook

You don’t have to search too hard on social media to find advice about how to raise your children. As a matter of fact, you...

Sexton: Freedom vs. safety

By Gary Sexton The anti gun zealots are out in full force once again promising the American people safety and security in exchange for freedom....

Garrett: No secrecy in the digital realm, but we still talk too much

If you aren’t at least a little bit technologically savvy, the latest scandal involving social media giant Facebook can make your head hurt. In essence,...

Our View: Maybe it’s time for old bridge to go?

Last week, this newspaper published a story about what seems destined to be a battle over the fate of the old Burnt Mill Bridge...
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