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Letters

  • 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.

  • Founding Fathers had a hypocritical side re: humanity

    I read the letter to the editor in the Aug. 15 edition of the Roane County News and wanted to remind people of something that far too many of us have forgotten.  

    We hear much talk of this country being founded on Christian principles and most speak of the Founding Fathers with fond words and expound upon their moral values.  

    It would be well to remember the truth as to the beginnings of this nation.

    I love our country and would never wish to live anywhere else, but I believe we should always have a true remembrance of what is truth.  

  • Right to believe or not believe is critical in USA

    I am a Christian who is enraged at the lack of respect and tolerance for people of different religions.

    Whether a person is Hindu, Buddhist, Sikhist, Shintoist, Confucian, Jainist, Catholic, Hebrew, Christian, agnostic, atheist or any other faith or non-faith, in the United States you have the right to practice your belief or nonbelief.

    The Sikh Temple killings in Wisconsin and the Sikh Temple vandalism in Murfreesboro are abhorrent and the result of total ignorance and lack of love and kindness for all humankind.

  • Rules of Civility would go far in solving problems

    Where is the honor and respect in regard to our politics?

    Some hateful garbage is being said on TV between the two parties.

    We need another George Washington for president.

    The leadership of both parties need to read George Washington’s Rules of Civility, a list of principles by which, supposedly, proper decent people must abide.

    Washington believed that a gentleman is someone who makes others comfortable, that good manners are simply a matter of common sense and courtesy.

  • Rules of Civility would go far in solving problems

    Where is the honor and respect in regard to our politics?

    Some hateful garbage is being said on TV between the two parties.

    We need another George Washington for president.

    The leadership of both parties need to read George Washington’s Rules of Civility, a list of principles by which, supposedly, proper decent people must abide.

    Washington believed that a gentleman is someone who makes others comfortable, that good manners are simply a matter of common sense and courtesy.

  • Owner issues flea-product warning after kitty dies

    Last year I lost my job and had to take one making half what I had been earning. So we moved closer to our jobs to save on the ever-increasing gas prices.

    When we were moving into our new apartment, we heard a small kitten crying and I thought maybe a stray had a litter and was out looking for food.

    The next day, as I came home for lunch, I heard it again and went to investigate. I found a small black kitten in the bushes behind the store that sits in front of our duplex. I took some food and water out and left it.

  • Why must utility payments go all the way to Va.?

    Why must we mail our Watts Bar Utility District payments to Virginia?

    This has resulted in a late payment for me.

    The clerk said, “It takes more days in the mail since the letters go to Virginia. They deposit it in our account the day they receive it.”

    Why can’t we hire someone in Roane County to do this work? Who authorized this money to go out of our county? Who benefitted? Who has the answer?

    We have people in our county who need this job, these wages!