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November 22, 2017


Shopping for the Christmas spirit 

After celebrating how thankful we are for what we have by overeating, many of us will top off the upcoming long holiday weekend by joining crowds of bargain seekers hoping for a deal.   Those who aren’t brawling over the last ridiculously low-priced popular gift item will probably find themselves in the Christmas spirit as they

ACA Enrollment 

Dear Editor,  December 15 is the deadline for ACA 2018 health insurance enrollment. If you have health insurance for 2018, great. If not, you may want to check on ACA Marketplace Health Insurance for security and to avoid tax penalty.   In 2015, Grainger had a 15.9 percent uninsured rate among working-age adults, higher than the

Dangerous Waters 

Dear Editor,  Nixon’s Watergate sent 48 People to Prison. Russia Gate will dwarf Watergate. The Constitution of the United States; Article 1, Section 9, Paragraph 8, means Trump can not rent hotel rooms and banquet halls to foreigners inside or outside of America.  Article 2, Section 1, Paragraph 6; means Trump can’t rent golf carts to the secret

Gun Laws

Dear Editor, Yes, we got a problem. It’s predictable. The hue and cry from the left, Democrats, liberals, RINOs, the fake news, anti-gunners etc., whenever there is a terror attack and a gun is involved, whether it’s homegrown or Islam, is amazing. The ignorance and stupidity displayed by you/our self-righteous, holier-than-thou hypocrites, is shameful. It’s

Veterans Day, a time to show appreciation  

This year Veterans Day falls on a Saturday, leaving little excuse for anyone to miss the opportunity to show their support for our country’s veterans. And it is an opportunity – not a chore.   The desire to just relax or complete to-do list tasks are not acceptable excuses to avoid taking a moment to show

Thank You from The Historic Society 

Dear Editor,  The Grainger County Historic Society would like to thank the people of Grainger County for making the second annual Haints and History Night a great success. The walks, which began every 15 minutes between 6 and 9 p.m. at the Olde Jail in Rutledge, were well attended. The groups were so large that

Thank You 

Dear Editor,    The Rutledge Family and Community Education Club wishes to thank all who helped make the Shop With a Cop program so successful. We really appreciate the groups that sang for us and have received a lot of wonderful compliments on all of the singers, the Jestices, Mike, Carla Lee’s family, Kim Farrow, the

Abortion Issue 

Dear Editor,   The question is, why am I torqued? There’s a young, single Mexican female minor in Texas who’s pregnant. She filed legal papers for “protection and the right to have an abortion,” and I suspect our government pays all expenses too. The state of Texas denied her claim. She’s now filing with our Supreme Court.

Open Letter 

Dear Editor,    Dear Mr. President, I pray for your success, in draining the swamp of graft, greed and corruption, building the wall, restoring America to a God-fearing, law-abiding, English-speaking nation, our economy, energy etc. and eliminating Islamic terrorism, Common-Core, teachers and government unions etc. We’re “One nation under God.” I pray for your safety and


Dear Editor, For over 10 years, residents of Hawkins County have been striving to have 1.9 miles of Grainger County Slate Hill Road resurfaced, which leads into our county. We have contacted Congressman Phil Roe, Senator Bob Corker, the mayor of Grainger County, road superintendent Jim Renfro (Grainger County), TVA, TDOT and others, in an

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