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Today's Opinions

  • COLUMN: Clerk offers more connections to county office

    As we begin a new year, the Anderson County Clerk’s Office will begin using additional means of informing the public of valuable information that pertains to our office.

  • COLUMN: Maybe good does win in the end

    When I was in middle school on a band trip, my friend and I stole some bobby pins from a local dime store. A store detective spotted us from about 500 yards away. He marched us up to the front of the store and bawled us out in front of about 100 people. Or so it seemed. I was mortified. But he let us go. I never stole anything again.

  • COLUMN: Thanks for making 2010 a tremendous year

    Column as I see ’em …
    Now that 2010 is in the books, a shout out goes to each and every one of our readers and advertisers for making the year an outstanding one.
    It’s no secret that nationally, newspapering is a tough nut to crack these days. Large daily metro papers have really taken it on the chin, losing readers and advertisers at an alarming rate.

  • COLUMN: Letters from the past

    My friends are amazing. Throughout every stage of my life, I’ve been blessed to have friends that I’m sure I couldn’t live without.
    Between Christmas and New Year’s, I took a much-needed vacation and was able to catch up with several of those amazing friends, and I even rediscovered a few gems that reminded me how blessed I’ve been to keep such wonderful people in my life.

  • COLUMN: New year good time to break old habits

    OK, repeat after me, two sticks, two sticks.
    That’s how I’m going to try to remember to write 2011, not 2010, anymore.
    Writing the date on something comes almost automatically, but when it first gets here it seems to take us a while to adjust and stop writing the old year. Hopefully, the two sticks mantra will help.
    Each new year offers an opportunity for a fresh start. It’s a time to make changes in our lives, or at least to make resolutions for change. But change is hard, usually. Habits are hard to change.

  • LETTER: Suggestion: Give Chambers Carlson’s job

    To the editor:
    I just read [last week’s edition of] The Anderson News and I am wondering if everyone who loses their job will get a front page article about it, with the fired employee going on and on about how unfair it is.
    Mr. Chip Chambers applauded the constitutional right to run for office. The county judge-executive has the constitutional right to hire and fire the county road supervisor.

  • LETTER: Library, Chambers articles enlightening

    To the editor:
    I just wanted to let you know I enjoyed following the library story [“Spending more, taxing less,” Dec. 15 edition]. It was a great example of how our tax system works.
    The article in last week’s paper about [ousted highway foreman] Chip Chambers and the hypocrisy of local government was priceless, as well. I loved the picture of him receiving the $25 gift certificate. If only the fiscal court could be that tight with our tax money.
    I appreciate all the good work you do with the paper.

  • LETTER: New judge-executive will be ‘watched’

    To the editor:
    Well, well, it looks like Washington, DC, here in good old Anderson County.
    Was it pure politics when Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway praised [former highway forman Chip] Chambers, saying he was the best county highway supervisor in the state?
    Now, Conway says, Chambers just doesn’t fit in.
    I know I speak for many and, at this point, we whole- heartedly don’t think Conway fits in with “we, the people’s” agenda.