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Today's Opinions

  • Imagination Library is cause worth giving to

    I wanted to voice support of Roane Imagination Library. As a former director of Roane County United Way, and now a grandmother of three, I have seen the value of this program from multiple viewpoints.

  • Sudden infant death fundraiser in Kingston Sept. 27

    I would like to thank the city of Kingston and the Kingston Police Department for reconsidering and working through any problems to allow the second annual Chase Run to proceed as planned. 

    This 5k run and 1-mile fun walk is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 27, starting at 8 a.m. at Fort Southwest Point, sponsored by Grace Community Church of Kingston. 

    This event raises much-needed monies for research into and prevention of sudden infant death syndrome.

  • A VIEW from LICK SKILLET: Republicans must choose: Principles or politics?

     

    We see where state senator Jim Tracy has officially conceded defeat in the recent Republican primary election for the position of Republican nominee for Congress from the Fourth Congressional District of Tennessee.

    Thus, unless further action is taken, Dr. Scott DesJarlais will be the duly designated Republican standard bearer for this highly important federal office. 

  • Writer offers more on global warming, CO2 connection

     

    I was pleased to read my friend Jim Leitnaker’s comment on climate (letters to the editor, Aug. 29).

    Scientists believe that global warming is caused by carbon dioxide. It seems that 4/100ths of 1 percent is a small amount to cause such a large problem.

  • In God we trust plaques need our financial support

     

    An appeal has been made, a serious and urgent request.

    As a child of God, I know full well what He has done and is doing for me who had no hope of eternal life. 

    He called me out of the darkness I was in and gave me the understanding that if I would but trust Him, He would save me and keep me in his loving care forever.

  • Thanks to local drug store for visit from the pros

    We’d like to thank Midtown Pharmacy for sponsoring the visits of pro football players Jamal Lewis and Jeremaine Copeland at Roane County High School.

    Carolyn and Mel Clemmons

    Harriman

  • Buy a book, learn some history, help a kid go to college

    I want to thank you for the publicity you gave me on the signing of my new book, The sale was very successful, but I still have some books to sell.

    Thanks also to Sherry Hill and her staff at Live and Let Live Drug Store for their help that day this summer.

    All the profit from the book, “80-Plus Years of Greif: My In-Laws, the Bernards of Rockwood,” goes to the Roane State Community College Bernard-Greif scholarship fund, which is now in its 41st year.

  • What happens when a big cat escapes?

    You may think it is a joke, but I assure you it is not.

    This comes directly from the “Tiger Haven Inc. Escape Procedure” and the Roane County Safety Plan for dealing with an escape of big cats from the Tiger Haven facility in the rural residential area of east Roane County.

    First, according to Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, the cages at Tiger Haven are the only recognized containment of the cats.

    The perimeter fence around the facility is designed to keep the public out — not to keep big cats in.