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Today's Opinions

  • COLUMN: Cub scouts invade Community Park

    The weekend of Aug. 27-29, the Lawrenceburg Pack 38 Scouts held their annual campout at the Anderson County Community Park.

    The Lion’s Pavilion became the center with families putting up their tents around and down the street toward the baseball field. Everyone was looking forward to an active and fun weekend and no one was disappointed.

  • COLUMN: Childlike faith - and thoughts

     Children are wonderful. First of all, they’re so cute you can hardly stand it, and secondly, they have such a fresh view of the world.

    They haven’t had a chance to become as jaded as the rest of us.

    Take for instance my cousin, who can’t be 10 yet.

    Her family just went through an extremely traumatic experience — their house burned down and they lost everything, literally everything.

    Thank goodness no one was hurt because losing everything you own seems traumatic enough.

  • COLUMN: Taking the teacher to school

    It thrills me to no end when someone takes me to task over one of my editorials or columns, and this week I welcome letter writer Katie Stevens Hutton to the deep end of the opinion writing pool.

  • Letters to the editor - 9.1

    ‘Sensational’ editorial misrepresents library

    To the editor:

    In last week’s editorial, Mr. Carlson attempted to imply that the Anderson Public Library is squandering taxpayer money while gouging local taxpayers for every cent possible. The library was not contacted before this editorial was printed in order to clarify any of the information presented. I would like to take the opportunity to do so now.

  • COLUMN: Cool temps, low humidity mean relaxation

    Oh, these cool nights are heaven. The dogs and I have been enjoying the moonlight and the quiet summer sounds. They chase critter smells and I watch the stars. There is something different about the air as summer comes to an end.

    The humidity has dropped, so that you don’t feel like you’re wearing the air. The mosquitoes aren’t swarming your ears, so you don’t have to constantly swat them away. In a word, it’s relaxing. The worries of the day go away and you find yourself just enjoying the moment.

  • COLUMN: To tax or not to tax?

    Our economy is not one to be envied these days, but perhaps the position the Anderson County school district is in is more enviable than you’d think.

    Taking off my journalist’s cap and slipping on the one where I’m simply an Anderson County resident, I can totally identify with the six or so residents attending last Thursday’s public hearing regarding the tax rate about to be levied by the school district.

    One lady, whose name I did not get, said, “There are no jobs. There is no money.”

    Ain’t that the truth?

  • Letters to the editor - 8.25

    Letter writer Kristin Durham says Judge-Executive Steve Cornish should worry about right or wrong, not motives.

    Anderson County Family Resource and Youth Service Center leaders say thanks for a great Family Fun Fest.

    Letter writer Norm Harding says he enjoyed a recent column on 'johnsongrass.'

    Letter writers Larry and Debbie Houston say that Lawrenceburg hospitality followed them back to Georgia.

  • COLUMN: Frost-ian expectations

    Sometimes in life, it's better to have no expectations than to set your expectations high or low. But is it possible to have no — absolutely zero — expectations?

    I think so.

    As an 18 year old, setting my sights on college, I didn't know what to expect, so for the most part, I just didn't expect anything.

    Coming home on breaks, relatives would always ask, "Is college what you expected it to be?"

    My response was usually that I wasn't sure what I expected it to be like, so I didn't really have an answer.