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Today's Opinions

  • Please remember National Day of Prayer

    To the editor:
    In recent years, many people have tried to discredit America’s Christian roots. I am concerned that Christians are deliberately giving up a freedom to enjoy joining corporately to pray for our nation.
    In 1775, the Continental Congress asked the colonies to pray for wisdom in forming a nation. Many times since then, our nation has been called to prayer and the first Thursday of May each year has been designated as the annual observance for the National Day of Prayer (Public Law 100-307-May 5, 1988)

  • ‘Older Americans: Connecting the Community’

    To the editor:
    Every May since 1963, people all across our country have celebrated the enormous contributions of older Americans.
    The Anderson Senior Center is joining in the festivities with a full month of special activities and events, spotlighting the contributions of our seniors to our community.

  • Thanks for helping Alabama mission

    To the editor:
    We would like to thank all the business and individuals that donated water, money and other items to be taken to the tornado victims in Alabama.
    We arrived in Alabama on Sunday night, dropped the truck and unloaded it early Monday morning. They took down 250 cases of water, 18 cases of canned goods, several cases of diapers, baby wipes, sanitary gloves and baby formula.
    After unloading the truck, we volunteered at one of the areas.

  • Hurley doing great job for health dept.

    To the editor:
    I am writing in response to the April 20 Anderson News editorial. I am an Anderson County resident and News subscriber. I’ve also known Brandon Hurley and many Anderson County Health Department staff and board members as professional public health colleagues.
    I’ve noticed a significant increase in community outreach activities covered and advertised in the News since Brandon joined ACHD, such as the fall flu vaccine drive-through clinics at the community park.

  • Looking for legal advice in wrong place

    Column as I see ’em …
    The next time the Anderson County Board of Health wants legal assistance from the county attorney, she should tell it to go pound sand.
    A strong response, yes, but understandable given the way the health director spent over $60,000 on new furniture for the new health department building without so much as soliciting a bid.

  • Think twice before working muddy soil

    Webbed feet, anyone?
    Well, the Almanac said it would be a wetter than normal spring. It seems like it just keeps raining. I know it’s hard, but resist working the soil when it’s wet. It just messes it up. I had a small field I dug wet once and it was two years before I got those clay lumps back to normal.

  • Mandatory trash pickup not bad idea

    You could have knocked me over with a feather when Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway said that 35 percent of Anderson County residents don’t have their trash collected each week.
    While pondering Conway’s trial balloon of making trash collection mandatory and putting the cost of doing so on property tax bills, I figured that percentage certainly couldn’t be above 10, could it?

  • Sure-fire tips to keep deer, critters out of garden

    I love my farm. I especially love spending days on end working outside on the farm. I just don’t get to do it often. As I write, I’m on day five here at the farm, enjoying my “staycation” tremendously. Though I am no wimp when it comes to physical labor, I am a bit tuckered, and so are the dogs.