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May 24, 2017



Dear Editor,   Have you noticed how deafening the silence is, coming from our hired employees, representatives, when it has to do with Muslims and Islam? President Trump is the only elected representative I know that said “Islam will not get a foothold in America.” Amen. Why are our hired employees, representatives, local, state and federal, saying

Mirror, mirror

Dear Editor, Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the dumbest of us all? Have you looked in a mirror lately? Doyou recognize that person? You think the people, “we…” elected/hired to represent us, have looked in a mirror since then?I’m sure if they have, they wouldn’t see or think of themselves like “we…” see and

Thank You

Dear Editor, Over the past few years, our men’s group has sponsored a fish fry each spring. The main beneficiary of this fundraiser has been Second Harvest Food Bank. Grainger County has been one of the 18 counties served by this wonderful organization. They have provided food for our schools and many food pantries in

Thank You

Dear Editor, We would like to give a well-deserved thank you to the Grainger Farmers Co-op in Rutledge. We recently ran into a mechanical issue on some equipment that we were not able to repair ourselves. We called their shop first to make sure it was something they could repair and they told us to

Affordable Care Act not for everyone

In theory, a national health care system seems like a swell idea. The utopian would eye a society where all citizens contribute to the wealth and wellbeing of the entire nation. With this in mind as the model, health and prosperity in America should be the envy of the rest of the world. What we

Conservatism vs. Liberalism

Dear Editor, Anyone remember what happened on Sat. Feb. 25, 2017? The National Democrat Party appointed Mr. Tom Perez as their DNC national chairman. He was secretary of labor in Obama’s administration. Mr. Perez appointed Minnesota Congressman Mr. Keith Ellison as his executive assistant, a Muslim Madam Pelosi was permitted to use the Quran to


Dear Editor, Why are Americans having so many protests, and what and who is doing the protesting? There have been protests for/against conservative speakers, Black Lives Matter,Trump’s Not my President, Women’s Rights, etc.Who are the protesters and why? “Wegot rights.” You bet “we”got right’s.Doyou know how and why? That’s why I’m not going quietly. Hopefully

Thank You

Thank You Dear Editor, We would like to thank the community for the outpouring of love that was shown to us these last few weeks. Such love has given us the strength and courage to face the difficult days ahead. We are grateful and humbled. Avery will be greatly missed every single day, but the

ETHRA Concerns

Dear Editor, My disabled daughter was transported to Knoxville by ETHRA to a cancer center appointment. She called ETHRA to let them know she was out of the doctor’s office at 3:45. She sat in the foyer of the doctor’s office until 6:30. (After all offices were closed and it was very cold.) The driver

Maybe who?

Technology is wonderful. One convenience of modern technology has made it possible for us to combine our computer, camera, television, telephone and other devices into one convenient, pocket-sized, battery-powered object. Text messaging was a new fad in communication little more than a decade ago, when creating a message took several minutes. Now it is possible

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