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September 20, 2017


Killer Crossing

Dear Editor, It seems like no time at all has passed since we got the governor to consider our dangerous intersection of Highway 25-E and 131. At that time, Governor Haslam palmed the issue off to the director of the Tennessee Department of Transportation. The director, John Schroer, ordered a complete study and determined that

First Responders

Dear Editor, On some anniversaries we celebrate. On others, we reflect. The 16th anniversary of the attack on America and New York’s World Trade Center is one of the times for reflection. There is truly nothing to celebrate in the extraordinary tragedy of 9/11. As much as I would like to forget some of them,


Dear Editor, I’m a minority, and “we” – white, Anglo-Saxon, Protestant, heterosexual males – demand separate but equal toilets, to be installed in all gas stations, restaurants, businesses, schools, institutes of higher learning, government buildings, city, county, state and federal, and also all state and federal parks.  Black Lives Matter probably should demand separate but

Return Request 

 Dear Editor,   To whom it may concern, you have had my dog since August 29. I thought you might man up and bring her back, but I guess not. I hope you did not have your kids in the car with you when you took my dog. It would not set a good example.   I

Is fake news real?

What is fake news? Some would argue news is either news or misinformation, that there is no such thing as fake news. However, when information is packaged and presented as if it is news, but is actually a false account, fake news does seem an applicable description. We are inundated with accounts that are either

Historical Statements

Dear Editor, As a former resident of Rutledge and a proud East Tennessean, I was glad to see articles in Grainger Today defending our history. However, in regards to Barbara Womack’s piece “Chiseling Away at History,” I must make a few statements. Nathan Bedford Forrest did not found the Ku Klux Klan. It was formed

Heartfelt Request

Dear Editor, To whom it may concern, last Tuesday, August 29, you picked up my pup. It was not lost or a stray. She was a rescue I saved from starving on the side of the road, along with her mother. I spent a lot of time feeding them before I could catch them. She

Chiseling away at history

Barely a month ago, we dedicated a historic marker at Richland, the birthplace of Albert Miller Lea. In light of recent events since then, is it time to take it down even before the shine wears off? After all, this man was a classmate of Robert E. Lee at West Point, and graduated fifth in

Monumental Hatred

Race relations in the U.S. are heading in the wrong direction for this to be 2017, with an awful lot of venom being spewed, even by those who claim to be against hatred. In my experience, the issue of privilege is not black and white. For me, privilege has always had more to do with

Thank You

Dear Editor, In our previous letter expressing our appreciation for those who have helped us during Charlee Kate’s journey, I mistakenly left out some important contributors. I would like to thank David and Josh Roach and family for providing music during the benefit BBQ held for us. God Bless. The Horner family Rutledge Share your

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