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Opinion - Letters to the Editor

Good Deed: HCEMS paramedic reads to Snowhill Elementary students

Published Apr. 26 2015

Hamilton County EMS Lt. Billy Burnette recently participated in the Dr. Seuss' Read Across America celebration at Snow Hill Elementary...

Conversation requires not just putting forth your ideas, but listening as well; and other letter to the editors

Published Apr. 26 2015

Conversation is defined as a verbal exchange of ideas, opinions or facts between individuals.

Poverty study will offer worthwhile insights and other letters to the editors

Published Apr. 24 2015

I am writing in response to the April 18 story about poverty.

Sexton focused on wrong things and more letters to the editors

Published Apr. 22 2015

Sexton focused on wrong things

Stabbing crime could have been prevented and more letters to the editors

Published Apr. 21 2015

What is a life worth? About $46,000 apparently, according to a local judge.

Taxes not willed; they are forced and other letters to the editors

Published Apr. 20 2015

The recent letter from Wilbourne Markham, for once, actually said why he is a Democrat instead of the usual "hate...

Good Deed: Lost driver wants to thank her Angel of Mercy

Published Apr. 19 2015

While my smartphone GPS kept repeating "you have reached your destination," I knew I was hopelessly lost near Cleveland. I...

Commuter laments loss of trees on East Brainerd Road and other letters to the editors

Published Apr. 19 2015

My inner "tree hugger" is screaming in terror.

NRA editorial misleading on firing pins and other letters to the editors

Published Apr. 18 2015

A recent New York Times editorial was another example of a liberal news organization trying to bend the facts to...

No more taxes; this cow's dry and other letters to the editors

Published Apr. 17 2015

I agree with Hamilton County Commissioner Joe Graham. The schools should be pulling from their fund balance.

Time to embrace all the new media and letters to the editors

Published Apr. 16 2015

Traditional media formats such as cable TV, satellite TV, CDs and DVDs are inferior to their new-age equivalents.

Keep minds open, then cast votes and more letters to the editors

Published Apr. 15 2015

The last letter I wrote was in response to a letter writer who stated our government was tyrannical.

Support law to protest Ocoee water releases and more letters to the editors

Published Apr. 14 2015

I first thought Jay Greeson's recent defense of the whining corporate leviathan, TVA, was a parody.

Bible for Dummies best pick for state and other letters to the editors

Published Apr. 13 2015

As an Episcopal priest, I am concerned about the proposal in the General Assembly to make the Bible the state...

Good Deed: Bi-Lo supports literacy with book donations

Published Apr. 12 2015

After purchasing several elementary-level books from area Bi-Lo stores, I noticed they were closing out their book displays.

Jogger misses park wildlife, other letters to the editors

Published Apr. 12 2015

I love Enterprise South. I jog there four days a week. I used to see deer and turkeys a time...

Name-calling goes two ways and other letters to the editors

Published Apr. 11 2015

Todd Gardenhire's recent name-calling outburst toward one of his constituents showed immaturity, shallowness and arrogance, yet I would never call...

Programs helped build middle class and other letters to the editors

Published Apr. 10 2015

With deep and worsening financial inequity in our nation, I often reflect on my own life.

Wallace nonverbal but still was gifted and more letters to the editors

Published Apr. 7 2015

Timothy Wallace's coronation came too soon in his short life of nine years. It was a joy to watch his...

Middle East policy needs some clarity and other letters to the editors

Published Apr. 6 2015

Never before have I seen so much chaos and instability affecting the entire Middle East.

Good deed: Note thanking veteran for service makes his day

Published Apr. 5 2015

My parents were shopping in Chickamauga when a lady approached their vehicle with a note. When she saw my mother...

Put Surratt, Parks, Liuzzo on currency and other letters to the editors

Published Apr. 5 2015

If we do replace Andrew Jackson on our $20 bills with a woman, why not replace Ulysses Grant while we're...

Tort limit strike one-man mistake and other letters to the editors

Published Apr. 4 2015

I was very disheartened when you reported that the $750,000 tort limit law of Tennessee was struck down by a...