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Letters

  • Was something fishy about case of resigning deputy?

    I had Deputy Derek Kennedy come to my house once for some problems we were having, and I found that he was good and honest.

    I feel bad that he left the sheriff’s department; I feel that they lost a good man.

    I have read all the write-ups in the paper on what happened when he left recently. It looked like Kennedy was trying to do his job, and David Mitchell was trying to stop him because he was afraid that his granddaughter was going to get a ticket for DUI.

  • Writer contends this fish story is 99.99 percent true

    I was reading the fishing report in last week’s Roane County News, and it brought back memories of a my last fishing trip, other than walking to a nearby creek with my grandkids.

    There may be a lesson or two to be learned for wanna-be fishermen.

    I was at work when a friend told me he had recently purchased a bass boat and asked would I like to go fishing with him on our first off day.

    “Sure” I said, quickly daydreaming of relaxing on a nice sunny day on the lake, pulling in one giant lunker after another.

  • Says truth serum should be given to police officers

    Police are stealing weapons wherever they can.

    They will have someone come in your home and hold you at gunpoint until you sign your weapons over to them.

    The officer will then get a warrant already signed by the judge and then fill it out.

    Then they will call you up and have you bring the weapons to them.

    The law doesn’t care if the warrant is delivered to your house or not, just as long as they get the weapons.

    The officers are trying to steal the weapons for themselves.

  • I-40 billboard not this Democrat’s cup of ‘Tea’

  • Death pictures posting was vile, malicious act

    My family would like to thank District Attorney General Russell Johnson for his comments and support pertaining to the malicious Facebook posting of pictures from my brother, Bill Jones and his friend’s murders.

    It was in my and most everyone’s opinion a heinous act, as well as an admission of guilt.

    This latest ploy for attention is not surprising, as Rocky and Leon Houston are like two dogs with the mange.

    No matter how much they scratch, it is going to spread until it finally consumes them.

  • Lost friend helped save his life, can you help now?

    An open letter to the citizens of Roane County:
    On Aug. 27, I let my Chihuahua out to do his business at daylight, and he wandered off and apparently got lost.

    If anyone has seen him please call me, and I will come and get him, as he is sorely missed.

    He is black and white and weighs about 4.5 pounds and had a blue halter on.

    I got this dog in 2003 from my wife to keep me company as she was working, and I was home alone.

  • Gillum has a deal for Largen — on a contingency basis

    The article detailing Gerald Largen’s woes concerning unauthorized mowing occurring on his property reminded me that I might have a valid basis to bring suit against my next-door neighbor who uses a mowing service that routinely cuts some of my grass.

    It is handy for them because it allows for easier turning on a steep incline.

    But until I read the article about Mr. Largen’s suit in Chancery Court claiming a quarter million in damages for mowing a tiny strip of grass and weeds I had no idea I might be sitting on a goldmine of legal recourse.

  • Flea products are not equal, but some are safe

    Let me start by saying how sorry I am for the loss of Mr. Gibson’s beloved cat, as described in the Aug. 15 letter to the editor.  

    I do not personally know Mr. Gibson, but I know how incredibly difficult when anyone loses a beloved family member.  My thoughts and prayers are with him and his family during this difficult time.

    However, scientific evidence does not support his conclusion.  

  • Alpha House seeks to minister to whole person

    This is a letter to the East Tennessee area, especially the Anderson County community at large, and all churches within the scope of this paper.

    I have several questions for those pondering what they can do for the betterment of our community to combat the rampant moral depravity that is sweeping the entire nation.

    It seems we cannot turn on the television without encountering another horror story about a berserk madman shooting people in a public place.

    Crime is on the rise, and, in turn, our jails are full.

    Who is committing these crimes?

  • Thanks to paper, reporter, for news on hospital effort

    On behalf of the Veterans Council for the Roane Medical Center Conversion Project to transition the facility to a veterans hospital, we would like to extend our deepest appreciation to the Roane County News for its willingness and interest in publicizing information regarding the project.

    We would like to especially thank Cindy Simpson with the Roane County News for her hard work and support to make sure the information was relayed in an accurate and timely fashion.

    She, along with her paper, has been a tremendous asset in helping to keep everyone informed.