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Opinion - Letters to the Editor

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...

Foolish lawmakers jeopardizing health and other letters to the editors

Published Apr. 3 2015

April Fool's Day has come and gone.

TVA fee hikes would harm rafting industry and more letters to the editors

Published Apr. 1 2015

TVA fee hikes would harm rafting industry

Gun fanaticism presents risks to all and more letters to the editors

Published Mar. 31 2015

A gun fanatic recently wrote about statistics, claiming that "only slightly more than one" child a day was killed with...

Atheists have an oath problem and other letters to the editors

Published Mar. 30 2015

Behold, the great discovery that the state Constitution forbids atheists to hold office.

Good Deed: Brainerd High thanked for honoring Betty Lumpkin

Published Mar. 29 2015

Thank you, Brainerd High School, for dedicating the school's library in honor of Betty Lumpkin.

Donor finds purpose, friendship, community at Blood Assurance and other letters to the editor

Published Mar. 29 2015

I recently donated a single unit of platelets and a single unit of plasma at Blood Assurance. I saw many...

Check statistics before gun rants and other letters to the editors

Published Mar. 27 2015

A recent anti-gun letter writer is just another hysterical, hyperbolic, anti-gun agitator who does not care whether her "statistics" come...

More than good steward needed and other letters to the editors

Published Mar. 26 2015

State Sen. Todd Gardenhire appears to be short on critical thinking when it comes to Christian values.