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Today's Opinions

  • New care standards for diabetes

    Diabetes affects over 29 million Americans. It is a condition in which the body does not properly process food for use as energy.

    Most of the food we eat is turned into glucose, which our bodies use for energy.

    The pancreas makes a hormone called insulin to help glucose get into the cells of the body. When you have diabetes, the body either doesn’t make enough insulin or the cells can’t effectively use the insulin that is made. When there is insufficient insulin, blood glucose levels become high.

  • Garlic, onions make potent bug repellant

    It’s officially summer. I don’t even need a calendar because I can spot that blue chicory and those orange lilies along the sides of the road, my personal harbingers. Evening skies glow with lightening bugs flashing gold like dust motes in the sunshine. Just driving to work, through the winding green canopy, is a treasure for the eyes. Man, I love this season.

  • Odorous house ants do more than stink

    Odorous house ants (OHA) are difficult to control. Unfortunately, they are becoming more common in samples sent to the Insect Identification Lab. These small (1/8-inch) dark ants form distinct trails along outdoor and indoor surfaces.

    Description and nesting sites

  • City’s shield laid to rest

    One of the most common symbols of law enforcement is the police badge, or shield.

    It is quite possibly the most important piece of an officer’s uniform, the object not only identifies the wearer as a member of law enforcement it also serves as a reminder of their oaths to protect and serve their community.

  • Good stewards of your tax dollars

    To the editor:

    In a world where it seems every day we see wasteful government spending, I am happy to report at least one of your tax districts here in Anderson County is doing its best to be good stewards of your tax dollars.  

    In full disclosure, I am on the Fire Board of the Anderson County Fire Protection District, although I am writing this letter as a fellow taxpayer.  

  • A budget deficit that never was

    The fiscal court’s decision last Tuesday not to borrow $400,000 to balance its budget laid to rest any doubt that there ever was a budget deficit.

    Did the previous fiscal court burn off a large amount of cash putting together a recycling program that was ultimately doomed to fail? Sure it did; no one is questioning that.

    What I am questioning is why there was ever discussion of a deficit in the first place.

  • Programs exist to help you find affordable housing

    Housing is usually the biggest expense for a family, whether you are a family of one or 10 people. Help is available with housing costs for families who qualify.
    There are more programs available than the ones mentioned below. Please read this even if it doesn’t fit your situation. You may be able to help someone else in the future by telling them about HUD housing rentals and sales and the Good Neighbor Next Door program.

  • Elected liars don’t care about you

    To the editor: