Last week, the Tennessee House of Representatives considered HB 1405, commonly referred to as the Guns in Parking Lots bill. The bill proposed to amend and strengthen language to prevent employers from taking negative actions against an employee who drives a personal vehicle to work, and leaves a weapon securely stored in that vehicle.
In a report on Fox News on Feb. 27, Russia is flexing its military muscles as protests again erupt in the Ukraine.
The Sevier County Tea Party would like to publicly acknowledge our state representatives Dale Carr and Andrew Farmer for their votes on HB 590, the bill that gives Tennesseans the right to vote for annexation.
The letter (Feb. 26) from Paul Medley says “I’m not saying I am for or against unions,” but if I read the letter correctly he wasted his statement!
Your front page article by Jeff Farrell in the Feb. 9 issue was good reporting. I think it presented the facts as a journalist should, and I commend Mr. Farrell for a job well done. In that article, you quoted some commissioners saying they talked with no one for (incorporation). I have talked with numerous voters who are divided into “for” and “against” but mostly “want to hear the whole story.”
Thank you to Jake Old for a lovely article about beautiful Cristin Sutphin (Feb. 23).
Volkswagen labor official (Mr. Osterloh of VW’s work council) threatens action to block further investments in US South. He complained that conservatives stirred up massive anti-union sentiments. He said all options will be examined to introduce a works council at the only VW plant worldwide without a formal worker representation. I say, maybe VW is one who cares about employees and the middle class.
Over the past few years, American citizens have repeatedly been reassured by our President and his leadership that “If we like our insurance, we can keep our insurance. If we like our doctor, we can keep our doctor; period.”
I found Sunday’s editorial, “Firm in their faith,” informative. According to a recent poll (conducted by MTSU of 600 Tennessee adults), nearly 80 percent of those responding believe that medical marijuana should be legal in the Volunteer State. Although the scripture was not quoted, I suspect the editorial’s title was a reference to Genesis 1:11.
Common Core is unacceptable. This top-down, bureaucratic takeover of local schools must be stopped.
My brother-in-law, Ronnie Newman, died on Feb. 3. His life insurance policy had not been in effect long enough to pay, and his family was devastated by the cost for his funeral.
Understanding Democrat terminology: Job Lock — A full time job with the benefits that you have had for more than one year and is reasonably secure. Not good.
The litter and trash situation along our county’s byways is unconscionable.
Spurred on by an enthusiastic crowd, local police and fire personnel competed fiercely Jan. 27 in Climbing for Hope, an event at the Lumberjack Feud that benefited Mountain Hope Good Shepherd Clinic. Though the final tally has yet to be made, we know that the evening was a great success.
First, Sevierville BOMA (Board of Mayor and Aldermen) decides to add a restaurant tax on the locals. Now they have decided to leave 34,000 citizens out in the cold by dropping the courthouse trolley route.
Just as October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and February is the American Heart Awareness month, March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness month. I recommend to you and all of your readers to speak with their primary care doctor about being screened for colon/rectal cancer. Colorectal cancer rates have been decreasing over the last two decades which partly reflects an increase in screening allowing us to detect and remove colorectal polyps before they become cancer.
By now we are all familiar with the chaos caused when Target credit cards were hacked and information taken on millions of accounts. Sooner or later more large companies will face similar problems.
The President speaks in Nashville on the 30th, in part, to tout Common-Core education from his McGavock High School presidential podium.
I am not sure whether Mr. Medley (letter to the editor, Jan. 23) is confused or just plain uninformed. What I am sure of, based on his many letters to the editor, is that Sevier County is too conservative for him.
Aaron’s Rental donated $1,500 to Northview Academy Athletic Boosters. Northview Academy opened its doors for students in August 2013. This donation will help supplement funds of programs that may not be supported in the school district budget.
Scripture is as good as those who interpret it.
Senator Overbey and other legislators are pushing for a prescription requirement for safe over-the-counter cold medicines – legislation that has gone nowhere in the past. They seem to think it’s a cure-all for Tennessee’s meth problem. But these people ignore the burden it will put on Tennesseans who abide by the law.