- Governor correct in vetoing ag gag bill
Posted May 16, 2013 8:43 AM
We commend Gov. Bill Haslam for his veto of legislation that would have made criminals out of Tennesseans who attempt to expose cases of animal abuse.
- Should Boy Scouts revoke ban on openly gay members?
Posted May 13, 2013 9:42 AM
The Boy Scouts of America will vote on a resolution to partially rescind its ban on openly gay Scouts at a meeting in Texas on May 20. The wording of the proposed policy change is direct. It states that no youth may be denied membership in the Boy Scouts of America ďon the basis of sexual orientation or preference alone.Ē
- Encourage mom to take care of herself
Posted May 13, 2013 9:10 AM
Donít forget to tell mom today how much she means to you. And as weíve said many times before on this page, Motherís†Day†is also a good time to urge all the women in our lives to take better care of themselves.
- Donít unknowingly invite bears and other wildlife
Posted May 13, 2013 8:45 AM
The Knoxville News Sentinel reported last week that black bears are thriving in and around the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area. The bears were reintroduced to the area two decades ago after their numbers were decimated by unregulated hunting and adverse habitat changes.
- Mosquitoes are a nuisance and a public health threat
Posted May 10, 2013 8:49 AM
As the days grow longer and warmer, so are the chances we will soon have some unwelcome visitors. Theyíre not here yet, but you can bet they will be buzzing around our neighborhoods by late spring.
- Times-News Editorial: Godsey made wrong remarks at wrong time
Posted May 7, 2013 11:38 AM
The theme for Thursdayís 62nd annual National Day of Prayer, according to the eventís website, was ďPray for America.Ē
- Should the county Planning Commission be changed?
Posted May 6, 2013 10:01 AM
A plan to revamp the Washington County Planning Commission has been snubbed by county commissioners. Washington County Mayor Dan Eldridge wanted to reduce the total number of members serving on the planing board from 15 to nine. That change would have included reducing the number county commissioners that serve on the Planning Commission from six to four.
- Properly dispose of prescription drugs
Posted May 6, 2013 8:49 AM
What to do about those unused or out-of-date prescription drugs in the medicine cabinet? Flushing pills down the toilet is not the way to get rid of them. Studies indicate that traces of some pharmaceuticals often find their way back into your drinking water.
- Parents: be parents; students: donít drink
Posted May 3, 2013 8:33 AM
Prom†season is a time when the thoughts of many high school students turn to rented limousines, tuxedos and evening dresses. Students at Science Hill High School will be putting on their dancing shoes for prom Saturday night.
- Vaccinate pets yearly against rabies virus
Posted May 3, 2013 8:32 AM
Itís time to get your dogs and cats vaccinated against rabies. Doing so could protect both your pets and your family from a disease that is spreading across the region.
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