Sexton: Freedom vs. safety

By Gary SextonThe 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...

Guest Viewpoint: Legislation will fuel opioid epidemic

By George KaravetsosConsumers better think twice before clicking "purchase" on an internet pharmacy's site.The International Police Organization and regulators and law enforcement from around...

Garrett: Remembering the Blizzard of ’93

They called it “Riday.” The concept? Friday without an F. At the end of every six-week grading period, Robbins School would hold Riday for...

Garrett: It’s time to get serious about securing our schools

As the sounds of the gunshots inside Marjory Stonemason Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. reverberate throughout America and shake our society to its...

Garrett: A new day, but not a new direction for community newspaper

Eighteen years ago, I sat down and wrote a letter to Independent Herald editor Paul Roy, asking him for the opportunity to write a...

Oden: Ardmore company made hoop cheese and helped farmers

Google mapped a convoluted path to our destination, but I probably would have found it – eventually. The problem was apparent. The smartphone’s female...

Garrett: On bleacher butt prevention, giving in and giving up

It’s been less than a year since I wrote — mostly tongue-in-cheek — about Bleacher Butt Syndrome, a real condition that is described at...

Oden: Dragonfly bus brings back memories of aspiring ‘hippieness’

Way back in the day when I had shoulder-length hair, wore bell-bottom jeans, and played electric guitar in a garage band, my aspiration was...
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