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Letters

  • Shopper grateful for return of lost wallet at grocery

    I’m humbly grateful to the woman who returned my wallet that was left at Cash Saver in Kingston on July 3.

    “If evil comes upon you, God will work it out for good.”

    Gloria Bardill
    Kingston
     

  • State got it wrong on abortion, writer wants law change

    There is a growing awareness across our state that some balance is needed with regard to the practice of abortion in Tennessee.  

    As result of a wrongly decided ruling by our state Supreme Court, the people have been silenced, and our ability to regulate abortion has been removed. Because other state throughout the Southeast have stronger restrictions on abortion than Tennessee, we have become a destination for the practice.

  • Look at all the help Harriman Lions Club had

    We would like to thank everyone whocame out for the Harriman Lions World’s Greatest Pancake Breakfast.  Without you, we couldn’t do what we do.  Special thanks to our sponsors. Many are local businesses  that support Harriman Lions and other Roane County charities on a continuing basis. Let us support them.

    Restaurants: Mama Mia’s, Los Primos, The Roane Street Grill, Gondolier, Jake’s Bar and Grill, El Cantarito, Red Bones on the River.

  • Religion should not be established by majority rule

    Our courthouse is owned by believers and nonbelievers alike, but we have some religious bullies who do not agree with that premise.

    Some of our  commissioners seem to think that religion should be by majority rule. They  are in bad need of a civics lesson. The move to place the “In God We Trust” motto on our courthouse is political pandering at its worse.

    I do not expect to change anyone’s mind, but I would like to see those who are ready to donate money for this project to also commit to pay for possible legal challenges.

  • City official takes time to give thanks for cleanup help

    I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone involved with helping the Kingston Public Works Department cleanup after the tornado a few weeks ago.

     I would like to personally thank the three men who were already working to cleanup on Dogwood Drive. When I arrived to cut two large trees that had fallen across the road, they were already working hard to remove the trees with saws. Thank you for your hard work and help.

  • DAR golf tourney a success thanks to contributors

    On June 14, the Avery Trace Chapter, Daughter of the American Revolution, held its fifth annual Flag Day Golf Tournament at Southwest Point Golf Course in Kingston.

    The DAR promotes patriotism in our local schools and community, supports our military active duty as well as our veterans and educates American youth in the history of our great country.

  • U.S. Sen. McCain cock-of-the-walk now, but ....

    Like a barnyard rooster that perches on the tallest post of the barnyard and crows loudly to proclaim, “I am the greatest,” U.S. Sen. John McCain is perched in front of TV cameras again; this time to reassert his contention that only he foresaw the Middle East would devolve into chaos.

    He seems to be suggesting the U.S. is responsible for this disaster. Apparently, he has decided that American troops and armament must be left in every country in the world to help them become, what? Our friends?

  • Did parent’s complaint cause trouble for child?

    I am the mother of two wonderful children. I thought, until recently, that if something wrong is going on in their schools, it was my place to address it.

    It never occurred to me that my child  might be retaliated against for this.

  • Kingston, REU responded well on storm cleanup

    We would like to commend the public safety personnel of the city of Kingston and the power crews with Rockwood Electric Utility for their prompt and efficient response after the storm swept through town this past week and uprooted trees, damaged property and knocked out electric service in a broad area of town.

    Also, special thanks to the neighbors of the Rosedale Avenue and Kingwood neighborhood who helped clear debris — especially two individuals who appeared with a chainsaw minutes after the storm and helped remove a tree blocking the street.

  • Apartment chief also says Kingston did great job

    As manager of Lakewood Village Apartments, I want to thank Mayor Troy Beets, Fire Chief Willie Gordon and his department and all the employees of the city of Kingston who were so helpful to the residents of Lakewood Village during the recent devastation our city experienced.

    Your care, concern and kindness will never be taken for granted or go unappreciated.

    Becky Shaw-Wells
    Complex manager