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Today's Opinions

  • Instead of building swimming pool here, join effort in Franklin County

    Now that the talk of making the dream of a swimming pool a possible reality in Anderson County has begun again, I’d like to offer a citizen’s suggestion related to our county needing a facility to provide activities for both our children and adults.
    Most of us would agree that our county is in dire need of a facility that would provide a place for youth to hang out and spend time with friends, and most of us would prefer that their activities be of a healthy nature.

  • Tired of school system, local government dumping on us

    To the editor:
    For the past few years while reading The Anderson News and Anderson County politics, I’ve got angry, just shook my head and made a few comments on Facebook about our so called government.
    During the last election, I will have to say that [editor] Ben Carlson WAS NOT my favorite person, but since the election I have really enjoyed his editorials, mainly because the truth hurts.
    Last week’s editorial should win him an award, especially if you live in Anderson County and pay taxes.

  • Want to shut me up? Here’s your chance

    Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway will probably have to cheat.
    Again.
    Brian Stivers, the property value administrator who couldn’t hit the ocean from a boat, probably won’t even bother to show up, not after his embarrassing rubber-armed performance last time.
    In fact, I’d be more worried about getting dunked by bunch of 5-year-olds who got cut from a pee wee league team than Stivers or Conway, neither of whom could dunk me the last time I sat in a dunking booth for a good cause.

  • On being soldiers and fathers

    Many men can be fathers, but not all can handle being in the military and maintaining a family.
    Families with fathers in the military must endure a great amount of fear for the one serving, but appreciation for what they are doing.
    The children who live the uncertain military lifestyle can become more resilient as they must patiently wait for mom or dad to return.
    With Father’s Day approaching, we recognize and celebrate the some of those fathers who are not just known as heroes to the many Americans they help protect, they are also known as dad.

  • On being soldiers and fathers

    Many men can be fathers, but not all can handle being in the military and maintaining a family.
    Families with fathers in the military must endure a great amount of fear for the one serving, but appreciation for what they are doing.
    The children who live the uncertain military lifestyle can become more resilient as they must patiently wait for mom or dad to return.
    With Father’s Day approaching, we recognize and celebrate the some of those fathers who are not just known as heroes to the many Americans they help protect, they are also known as dad.

  • Read hose label before using it on garden

    In life, it’s the little things that matter. People say that all the time and it’s true.
    As a gardener, there are all kinds of little things that matter. Good soil, suckering your tomato plants, thinning the lettuce and watering the plants are all little things that matter. It’s that last one that I want you to pay attention to right now.

  • Wars, ongoing scandals cost Americans dearly

    To the editor:
    Terrorism alone has never been nor will it ever be a threat to our way of life. The application of self-serving dishonesty in Congress and the White House is the only real threat to America.

  • Yes, Mrs. Clinton, it does matter

    To the editor:
    According to Hillary Clinton on the subject of Benghazi, her attitude of “What does it matter?” kind of says it all about many things going on in our government in recent times.
    Starting with Benghazi, for many of us who have lost loved ones through violent acts, it does matter how and why it happened, and what could have prevented it. Maybe to Mrs. Clinton these types of things are mundane and just an everyday occurrence. Though I can’t speak for her or her conscience, her remark whether intentional or not was rather callous.