Today's Opinions

  • Editorial Cartoon May 5, 2011
  • We the people

    We the people


    I Hate Meth and You Should Too


    Who could have ever imagined that someone could take a cold medication, break it down and add other chemicals that one would never put in their body and formulate a drug that could ruin their lives and those that come in contact with them?

    First of all, who has that much time?

  • In my perfect world


    Auto Mechanics and Such


    By Kathy Jeffers Smith


    “Found rodents had been chewing on wiring . . . (and had to) replace mass air flow sensor and connector . . . $499.61.”

    This is what my car’s service bill said, unfortunately. Apparently the modern car won’t run without an air flow sensor and, just in general, doesn’t take kindly to invading rodents.

  • State bills would reduce foreclosure notices-

    A bill making its way through the Tennessee Legislature would give homeowners less advance warning before their homes are sold at a foreclosure auction.

  • Letters to Editor April 28, 2011


    LaFollette Press:

    The Friends of Norris Dam State Park want to publicly recognize and thank the Campbell County Commissioners who voted on April 18 to not support the proposed Lighthouse Lodge and Convention Center.

    It is very reassuring to know we still have elected officials who will listen to the will of the people and act accordingly.

  • Just because citizen input is curbed doesn’t mean communication has ceased

       At last week’s county commission meeting Mayor William Baird announced citizens would no longer be given time to address the commission at its meetings. He did say citizens could continue to address the commission at its workshop the week before the meeting.

    Those who want to talk will be given five minutes. Baird initially proposed three but commissioners voted to allow constituents five minutes at the microphone.

    Seems fair enough.

  • Editorial Cartoon April 28, 2011
  • Letter to the editor


    LaFollette Press:

    Hey coupon clippers we are being clipped ourselves.

    Not many coupon clippers know you can use a store coupon and a manufacturer’s coupon at the same time.

    They tell you your not supposed to, but if they’re honest you can.