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Today's Opinions

  • ECC deal finalized, tax rate debate up next

    Column as I see ’em …
    For those wishing to overturn the school board’s decision to practically give away the old ECC building, forget about it.
    I’ve had numerous calls and conversations with people who were highly agitated that the board sold the building and 7.5 acres of land for $75,100, and held out hope that somehow someone would force them to reconsider.
    Of course nothing could make that happen, and the board closed the deal a couple of weeks ago without so much as a public peep.

  • Now is the time to start preparing for winter

    You’ve heard the saying of dipping your toes in the water? I think Mother Nature is doing that for us.
    We’ve had several chilly mornings in the upper 40s here on the farm and that’s enough to get us thinking of fall. Officially, it’s one month away. Time to get moving.
    I have several friends who think of me as a “pioneer woman.”
    I’m not. Just because I preserve what I grow, take my meat off the farm and heat with a wood stove, doesn’t mean I don’t spoil myself with the luxuries of the modern world.

  • How to tell truth from fiction during election season

    The election campaigns are getting into high gear.  
    How do you know what’s true when one side says something about the other?  It’s hard to know the truth about all such claims. Some outrageous claims may actually be true and something that sounds true can be false.  I’m not taking sides on any issue.

  • Hoping to serve God eternally

    To the editor:
    There is certainly a struggle among those of us promoting God’s ideals and beliefs while the opposing side vigorously fights and vows to keep his name out of view.
    It’s a great feeling to awaken each day to his splendor and if one day I am to be taken, I then hope that I can serve him eternally.
    May God Bless all for those who have been found and for those whom may be lost.
    Kenneth B. Rue
    Lawrenceburg
     

  • Don’t be silenced by political correctness

    To the editor:
    Intimidation can be a powerful weapon. Tyrants and terrorists have long-employed intimidation into their arsenal to not only keep subjects and opponents in line, but to silence even the smallest hint of resistance.
    Our founding fathers gifted us with a remarkable defense against intimidation when they recognized that humans have certain unalienable rights, granted by God - and then refortified those freedoms with Constitutional protection via the Bill of Rights as they specifically listed those rights.

  • Sports editor’s efforts appreciated

    To the editor:
    Just a quick note of appreciation for the dedication and support that John Herndon has provided to the Anderson County High School volleyball program this season.
    His coverage of our team along with the other sporting events in our community is simply outstanding.
    I have received many favorable comments about the volleyball coverage in The Anderson News from our team parents and fans.
    Plus, John has made many efforts to personally attend our home games.

  • Thank goodness for ‘good old boys’

    To the editor:
    The following is in response to last week’s article on A1 titled “King: Gov. trying to ‘buy votes’ for Stevens.”
    If we have the “good old boys” here in Anderson County and the surrounding area, then let me be the first to say I’m proud and thankful of it.
    I used to watch the good old boys on TV. The Dukes of Hazard’s Bo and Luke were always being falsely accused, framed, chased and unjustly jailed by Boss Hogg, the sheriff and the deputies.

  • Finding sanity on the road

    Right before checking into an insane asylum, I hit the open road.  
    Some people meditate. Contort themselves into yoga pretzels and sailors’ knots in an effort to relieve stress.
    I drive.
    Sanity, for me, is found in the silence behind the steering wheel.
    Both my hands grip the wheel at 10 and 2, freeing my mind to wander into the dark corners of things I don’t want to and need to think about.