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Today's Opinions

  • Letters to the editor - 3.24

    Deputies thank Burkhead for ad, support Young for sheriff

    To the editor:

    In response to a political ad that was addressed to “Anderson County Residents and Sheriff’s Deputies” in The Anderson News, March 17 edition, we, the undersigned deputies of your Anderson County Sheriff’s Office, would like to share the following with the people of Anderson County, our fellow citizens:

  • COLUMN: Tips to 'spring clean' your closet

    Spring is here — it’s finally official, and it’s finally time to switch out our sweaters and boots for T-shirts and sandals.

    OK, so I did this several weeks ago, but I didn’t get around to bringing out the summer clothes and cleaning out my closet until this past weekend.

    My closet is full — too full, if you ask my husband. For every article of clothing he has hanging up, I probably have five.

  • COLUMN: Census only widens country's racial divide

    Guest columnist Joan Burke opined several weeks ago that the growing opposition to Barack Obama is based primarily on racism.

    Instead of casting racial slurs against those whose dissention is based in philosophical and constitutional belief, I propose we instead examine a topic that is essentially racist to its core: the ongoing census.

    Outrageous, you say? Not at all, particularly when one looks beyond the notion that the census is a benevolent attempt to simply count noses.

  • COLUMN: Historic vote on health care step in right direction

    Wherever you stand on health care reform, even if you don’t stand anywhere, this past Sunday’s vote to change our health care system was historic.

    It is no less than the bill that enacted Medicare, and all Americans should be paying attention to what is happening right now in Congress.

  • COLUMN: Predicted early planting season means get started now

    Aren’t these longer days wonderful?

    The birds are happy. Each morning, as the dogs and I hit the porch, they serenade us. We all watch the day come to life and thank our lucky starts that we are here to enjoy it.

    Then the workday begins

  • COLUMN: Thank God for rain, firefighters

    Saturday produced a very stressful night of sleep — and not because the time changed.

    In fact, I was happy to take an hour cut in the time allotted to worry about waking up to see my parents’ house on fire. Let me explain.

    My husband and I drove back to Pineville on Saturday morning for a visit with my parents for the first time since Christmas. Overall, it was a great trip. We ate pizza, watched the Cats work their way to a Southeastern Conference championship and got to visit with our church (and biological) family members.

  • EDITORIAL: EDA shouldn't cover for fiscal court's failure

    An ongoing scam is being perpetrated on the people of Anderson County and most people aren’t even aware of it.

    Until now, that is.

    Unlike most scams, this one doesn’t leave women, children and the elderly among the most vulnerable. Instead, its primary victims are builders, developers and industrialists bent on bring jobs, prosperity and a better life to the people of Anderson County.

  • COLUMN: Can I have my hour back, please?

    How could one little missing hour mess with my head so much?

    I woke up totally confused Sunday. My body felt like someone threw me off a cliff. I lurched from room to room; I had no energy. Since my body clock was being screwed up, so was my food clock. So, I ate all day long. (Excuses, excuses.)