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Today's Opinions

  • Work continues on free community medical clinic

    A committee of community volunteers has been working steadily over past months on the establishment of a free community medical clinic for Anderson County. The project originated in 2009 within the Health and Nutrition Committee of the organization known as Anderson County Community of Promise. Community of Promise, which was organized in 2002, is made up entirely of volunteers who share the goal of identifying and addressing human needs within the community.

  • Don’t forget to save this year’s seeds for next

    Well, tomorrow brings the end of the Dog Days of August and as far as I know, no one melted.
    The dogs toughed it out by exploring the creek, regularly. Spanky couldn’t care less whether it’s hot or cold, as long as she’s outside. Tiller is all about just keeping an eye on me and finding shade wherever we go. Now, if I could just get them to drag the hoses around for me.

  • Thanks for support

    To the editor:
    The Anderson County Family Resource and Youth Service Center would like to thank all the community partners, school staff and volunteers for their continued support of the Anderson County Family Fun Fest.
    This year proved to be another success. We handed out over 800 backpacks and supplies to local students in grades preschool through 12th grade.
    We also had over 40 vendors who participated by distributing information about local businesses, agencies and activities. Many also gave away free supplies or other goodies.

  • Downs wrong on not praying about moral decline

    To the editor:
    I want to commend staff writer Meaghan Downs on her contributions to The Anderson News.
    She writes in an interesting and readable style.
    I also wish to respond to her observations about the current state of our national morality and what she calls the “myth of the slippery slope.”

  • Obama’s answer could be mega churches

    To the editor:
    I must say I have questioned the reasoning behind the mega-money churches.
    What has happened to the humble white church on the hill? Faith is not found in a building, no matter what size it is. Faith is to be found in the heart of man.
    We as individuals are responsible for our own salvation, not collective salvation, as some would think.
    Years ago I heard a speaker make a good point, he said, “A man can sit in a garage forever and never be a car, the same, a man can sit in a church and never be a Christian.”

  • The land of misfit moments

    She seemed at ease with her cage, the barbed wire and tall fences surrounding the women’s prison.
    I felt relaxed, too.
    Maybe I should have been more nervous, sitting across from a convicted first-degree murderer.
    On that crisp November day, however, I was more worried about my frozen fingertips, hanging onto that scribbling pencil for dear life.
    It’s hard to translate someone’s life story burning in your ears when your numb hands refuse to cooperate.

  • No reason to oppose unified government

    We’ll find out next Tuesday exactly what those who serve on the city council and fiscal court are made of.
    That’s when both will hold a joint public meeting to hear a presentation on a unified form of government — one that will ostensibly result in a streamlined delivery of services, possibly at a better price.
    The meeting begins at 7 p.m. at the Stratton building in the county park.

  • It’s harvest time, so spray carefully

    It’s time to put the garden into high gear. I’m guessing the canners are jiggling and freezers are filling.
    Those of us living in the country may have noticed the increase in noise outside. The insects are so loud you almost want to shush them. That’s the sign that all the bugs are out. It’s happy hour in the garden. They know that it’s prime time for good eats.
    Your plants should be loaded by now and it’s a tough time to treat for pests. There are a variety of methods to protect your food.