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Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Letter to the Editor, July 21 (07/21/16)
To the editor: With the devastation and fear this world is experiencing nowadays, I ask myself why anyone would want the job of running the affairs of the United States. The number one answer in my mind was maybe the prestige of having a "library in your name" after leaving office...
One person thinks no one reads T-G (07/03/16)
First, check out the photo that accompanies this column. Pretty trashy, right? Let me preface this by stating I've got thick skin and am not afraid to hear criticism regarding our newspaper. If someone chooses not to read their local paper that is their choice...
It's illegal to kill a rattlesnake (07/03/16)
Lesson learned -- for a lot of us. For many, our natural instinct would be to kill a rattlesnake if we see it. After all, their venom can kill -- even if snake enthusiasts across Tennessee don't like that fact to be played up. But it's illegal to kill snakes in Tennessee. Snake fans will quickly make that clear...
Patriotic movies worth seeing again (07/03/16)
As always, Turner Classic Movies will run some of my favorite patriotic movies on Monday, although one of my favorite movies won't start until midnight, which is technically the fifth of July. They run many of these movies each and every Independence Day, although the order varies from year to year...
Letters to the editor, June 23 (06/23/16)
To the editor: Due to the Florida shootings, gun control issues again have surfaced, almost becoming a threat it seems, to law-abiding citizens who hunt or just enjoy collecting firearms through buying or trading. It seems when an atrocity is enacted against innocent people, the politicians of this country want to quickly pass outrageous gun restrictions on law-abiding citizens. ...
Sunshine Law covers debate, not just vote (06/19/16)
A lot of people misunderstand the Tennessee Open Meetings Act and think that it only requires that the final vote on a decision take place in the public. But the "Sunshine Law," as it's known, applies not only to the final vote but to the debate and deliberation which leads to that vote...
Letter to the Editor, 6/16/16 (06/16/16)
An open letter to the citizens of Shelbyville and Bedford County: I have spent the last hour scrolling news and op-ed feeds and I am truly heartbroken to see that most of the articles are venomous posts of political rebuke of one political party/candidate or the other...
Letter to the Editor for June 5, 2016 (06/05/16)
To the Editor: Thanks to every sponsor, guest speakers, and everyone that had a part in the Field Of Heroes Memorial Day 2016 event, as well as all attendees. Thanks for being a part of this special event reflecting on, remembering, and honoring those that sacrificed and are no longer with us, for the freedom we are enjoying this very moment. Your part made it a great success. A extra special thanks to each family that recgonized the loss of their veteran...
Accusations were unnecessary (06/05/16)
Last week we published a story about a missing dog, picked up Sunday night, May 23 at a Shelbyville home after a neighbor's complaint, and gone when its owner went to pick it up the next day. Today Sky is safe at home, recovered the next day by animal control. Sky made his way to a nearby home, where he was cared for until the residents saw the T-G story, realized he was the missing dog and notified authorities...
Legislature fights executive overreach (06/02/16)
On Monday, we celebrated Memorial Day and reflected upon the price paid for the freedoms we enjoy. The fact that many men and women bled and died for them is among a host of reasons that it is so important that we preserve them. Since the birth of this nation, our freedoms have been grounded in the U.S. ...