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.
As an addendum to my earlier letter to the editor (Dec. 17) concerning our country's — both government and citizenry — lack of support for our military another another thing our citizens and our government should understand.
The Tea Party Chairman suggested in his letter (Jan. 19) that a false perception that the Tea Party is Pro-Republican and Anti Democrat exists. I think it is true perception because they support the GOP extreme right wing.
Income inequality will be the defining issue for the coming year. Undeniably, Wall Street and corporations are experiencing record gains and profits leading to more wealth and, at the same time, more income inequality than at any time since the 1920s.
To the person who stole the flowers, shaped like a cross, off Patty Bradley’s grave:
This year I had total knee replacement at an East Tennessee hospital. Before I even went in I tried to get some kind of help for the bill that Medicare wouldn’t pay, such as co-pays.
I know people probably think I’m a quack because I send in comments to the paper and if so, it’s one person’s opinion. I think this country is in the mess it’s in because not enough people speak up when things don’t sound or seem right. This also applies to incorporating Seymour. I’ve been told this subject raises its head every few years. Folks, you need to start reading and speaking up and now is the time. Sit by and say nothing and you’ll have things you don’t want.
On behalf of Appalachian Relief, I would like to say thank you to everyone who helped to make the year 2013 the best ever.