Oden: Important lessons for first-time grandfather

Friends told me, “Your life will change with grandchildren.” I did not think so. I am basically staid and conservative, a set-in-my-ways widower whose life proceeds without much drama...

Boyd’s prep for ’18 campaign begins

The worst-kept secret in Tennessee politics appears to be on the verge of being spilled. Randy Boyd's resignation Monday as the state's commissioner of the Department of Economic & Community...

Fighting fracking, promoting poverty

Unable to persuade legislators to ban fracking on the federal or state levels, environmentalists are now waging their war on fracking one locality at a time. In June, they won...

Garrett: Bullying, bigotry the same for goose and gander alike

As I watched WBIR Channel 10’s coverage of the Oneida cheerleading squad’s stand for faith Friday, I felt like someone should start a slow clap. Many news outlets — ranging...

Oden: Make sure you have clean drawers when you move

My late wife was always the one who supervised the family’s home relocations. She was the brigadier general of boxing, the captain of caching and lieutenant of leaving nothing...

Garrett: Spirit of law can't diminish spirit of Christianity

When the mic went hot at Dr. M.E. Thompson Field Friday evening, Kevin Acres’ routine was a little bit different. Acres, who has served as Oneida’s P.A. announcer for football...

Oden: Spring's frog orgies taught us about biology

Mr. Bonesall — students nicknamed him “Bonesaw” — was a hulking Marine Corps combat veteran with a crew cut and tattooed arms. His icy blue eyes glinted with a...

Garrett: Campfires, katydids and world peace

I imagine the woods were a lonely place for prehistoric humankind who had yet to discover what happens when you touch a butane lighter to dry kindling and have...

Our view: Candidate decisions best left to voters

“The Independent Herald will not endorse candidates for political office, but will make every attempt to keep our readers aware of who those candidates are and the office they...

Editorial: The importance of obituaries

Aside from the front page, the single most-read page of the newspaper is the obituaries page. Readers care about obituaries because the people featured on the page were their...

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