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Today's Opinions

  • Carlson should leave health dept. alone

    To the editor:
    For the past two weeks I have been pleasantly surprised that [Anderson News editor] Ben Carlson has not written any negative editorials regarding the Anderson County Health Department.
    At first I thought I had bought the wrong newspaper. Maybe I was in the wrong county? Was this the Twilight Zone?
    Finally the health department was not the target of criticism by Mr. Carlson.

  • Fiddling with ethics while journalism burns

    Vulnerability is the kryptonite of the journalist.
    You’re not supposed to see us cry. Not even flinch.
    Reporters are known to sweat blood and eat the still-quivering flesh of our slain enemies.
    Phone hacking, however, is going too far. Even for a journalist.
    While most people bemoaned the shattered glass debt ceiling of the US government, I’ve been mourning the death of a tabloid.

  • Help us, Mr. Davis!

    To: Steve Davis, acting commissioner
    of the state Department of Public Health
    From: Worried Anderson County taxpayers

    Dear Mr. Davis;
    We are absolutely thrilled to hear that you will make an appearance during the Anderson County Board of Health meeting, scheduled for Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the lower level of the Extension building.

  • Opinion on mega churches is God’s, not man’s

    Two weeks ago I wrote a column encouraging readers to ponder how Christians locally and nationally spend a vast amount of the churches resources on buildings that are not prescribed in the New Testament.
    I furthermore pointed out the church is however commanded to spread the gospel and care for the poor.

  • 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.”