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Today's Opinions

  • Lots of folks helped make Golf Classic a great success

    Michael Dunn Center would like to thank everyone who made the 19th Annual Golf Classic at Fox Den a success. The continuous support we receive from donors, area businesses and individuals allows us to continue our mission of empowering individuals with disabilities and challenges to gain independence.

    We would like to specifically thank the following: All of the golfers who participated in the event, the volunteers who made the day run so smoothly, and the sponsors listed below who make the day possible:

  • It’s past time to do something about dangerous spot

    Unfortunately, it has finally happened: a fatal accident at the Pilot Gas Station on Lawnville Road.

    I have been saying that someone was going to get killed or severely injured at or around the entrance/exit to the Pilot, ever since the Pilot took over the station and turned it into a mini truck stop.

    The entrance/exit, in conjunction to the Interstate 40 exit and entrance ramps, is hazardous as to how it is configured.

  • Comments in column wrong and offensive

    I would like to make a rebuttal to last Fridays “Going with the Flo” columnist’s comments. Not only are they wrong, they are offensive!

    She wrote:

    1. “Liberals see no connection between values, education, the moral health of our nation and America’s security and prosperity.”

    2. “They train our young to criticize America, not celebrate it.”

    3. “They ban ... the Ten Commandments, but encourage ... the teachings of the Koran.”

  • GOING with the FLO: Leaky lessons can be learned from our history

    By FLO CHARLES

    If we are to survive, we must restore the true vision of faith and freedom where God is sovereign again.

    George Washington said that “the propitious smiles of heaven can never be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules of order and right, which heaven itself has ordained. We must restore religious liberties in our land or we can be assured that the smiles of heaven will soon turn to wrath.”

  • A VIEW from LICK SKILLET: We share some memories, but some we don’t

    Sympathetic reader, although she was allotted a full score more than the scriptural three score and ten years, it still seems that four score and ten years was not enough time for us to have the privilege that came with knowing Polly Burnette, for her time was always devoted to serving others and bringing happiness to all those with whom she came into contact.

  • Nall’s views made sense; future of our county is at stake

    Thank you for your wisdom in printing Earl Nall’s message in the Roane County News. Yes, it was quite long, BUT it makes more sense than anything else I have read about school consolidation.

    Whatever we name them, it would certainly help the future of our county. Yes, our taxes will go up, but at least it will be for a good reason.

  • Thanks for helping Harriman Lions help community

    The pancake lovers in the county once again united to make the “World’s Greatest Pancake Breakfast” a great success. The Harriman Lions Club hosted this event on May 6 at the Roane Street Grill in Harriman.

    This is our annual major fundraiser for the programs which we sponsor and support. Our funds go back into the community. We provide photo eye screening each year for more than 400 Roane County children. We pay for eye examinations and/or glasses for 30-40 people yearly. We also contribute to local charities as the need arises.

  • One person does not decide who is, isn’t American

    Well, Gerald Largen has shown that he is a true liberal in his column on July 14.

    He has decided that Raul Lopez is not an American. While liberals like Mr. Largen will give the title to almost anyone such as African American, Asia American — the list goes on and is very long — but Cuban American does not qualify.

    And liberals like Gerald Largen will condemn us to for saying someone is not an American based on his vast insight as a liberal can decide who is an American.