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Letters to the Editor, Jan. 19 (01/19/17)
To the editor: Bedford County Schools will join with other school districts in saluting our local education leaders during Tennessee's annual School Board Appreciation Week from January 22-28, 2017. The week is designed to recognize the contributions made by all school board members, including the Bedford County Board of Education. School boards are given the tremendous responsibility of ensuring the education of Tennessee's youth...
Guest column: TWH industry will prevail over USDA (01/19/17)
I think it is important that everyone realize this (the USDA action) is exactly what we expected and have been preparing for over the last six months. After reading the rule last Friday, we remain very confident in our position that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is proposing an illegal rule and that we will prevail through litigation just like we did on the last illegal rulemaking USDA tried to implement. ...
Celebrities should watch how they express themselves (01/19/17)
Do celebrities have a right to their opinion on politicial issues? Absolutely. It's a bedrock principle of the American system that everyone has a right to an opinion. No one has the right to shut anyone else up. Can celebrities be infuriating in the way they express those opinions?...
Letter to the Editor, Jan. 12 (01/12/17)
To the Editor: My name is Amanda Pendergraff. I had a car accident a little after 5 p.m. on Tuesday, January 3 in the Wheel area on Highway 64 coming back from Columbia. I had been to the high school bowling district championship tournament all day watching the Tullahoma High School team which my daughter is on...
Out with the new, in with the old on game night (01/08/17)
Monopoly, Clue, Boggle, Yahtzee, Candyland, Stratego, Connect Four, Hi-Ho Cherrio, Solitaire, Rummy, Tripoly -- what do these words bring to your mind? For me, each of these words flashes a picture of a precious person and time in my life. Growing up, board games and cards were not only entertainment, but a way to connect with friends and family. As I was watching a sitcom the other day, they referred to these sorts of games as "vintage."...
Letter to the Editor, Dec. 29 (12/29/16)
To the Editor: Thank you Sadie Fowler, Jason Reynolds and the Times-Gazette (especially its Community Calendar) for supporting this year's event, which was a huge success in helping local nursing homes. Also, thanks to First Church of the Nazarene on Union Street, the 4-H Club and everyone else that donated to Christy's Cuddlies for Clera. Thank you all very much...
Letter to the Editor, Dec. 22 (12/22/16)
To the Editor: Thanks to the lady driving a black Ford truck at Hardee's Saturday morning. Thank you for paying for my breakfast. If we had more people like you in Shelbyville, it would be a better place to live. Thank you so very much.
Letter to the Editor, Dec. 15 (12/15/16)
To the Editor: In response to Mr. Davis' letter to the editor pertaining to the election outcome, I felt the need to respond with my take on this fiasco most everyone called an election. In my 74 years of life, I've never witnessed so much lying, stupid rhetoric and hungering want of being president in this country!...
Cheer of a proud uncle: 'Roar Lions!' (12/15/16)
I would like to apologize, but not really, to anyone who's been within 30 feet of me at any time within the last year or so. By next week, chances are good you'll be able to have a normal conversation with me without mention of my football-playing nephew...
Clinton is the real winner by far (12/11/16)
To the editor: Now that the election is over, I've been hearing a lot of people chanting "He won," "The people have spoken," etc, etc, ad nauseum. There's only one problem with this: He didn't. The people have spoken, all right, but they chose Hillary Clinton. ...
Cabinet pick concerns educator group (12/08/16)
On Tuesday, Professional Educators of Tennessee sent a letter to Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-TN, who serves as chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee in the U.S. Senate expressing reservations regarding the nomination of Betsy DeVos as the Secretary of Education...
Letter to the Editor, Dec. 8 (12/08/16)
To the editor: During this time of Thanksgiving I have found that Moody's Investor Services says the City of Shelbyville has "Rating reflects a very healthy financial position." among other good facts about Shelbyville. So as an owner of two businesses that service the citizens of this fine city and surrounding area I am taking this time to say "Thank You" to the City Council, Mayor Cartwright, Jamey Owen (Treasurer) and City Manager Jay Johnson for doing a great job. ...