Education and economic security

by U.S. Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. This week, the White House announced that the U.S. high school graduation rate for the 2014-2015 school year reached a record high at 83.2 percent. In Tennessee, the rate is even higher at 88.5 percent, up almost one percent from last year, and more[Read More…]

Oct 20, 2016 Guest, Opinion

Editorial- Nathaniel Howard

Well, Meredith has left for her new job and that means that I am the new editor of Herald Newspapers. I’d like to take a minute to introduce myself. My name is Nathaniel Howard, I am 23 years old and a I am a 2016 graduate of Johnson University with[Read More…]

Oct 20, 2016 Editorials, Opinion

Safe At Last

I took down my Rebel flag (which you can’t buy on EBAY any more) and peeled the NRA sticker off my front window. I disconnected my home alarm system and quit the candy-ass Neighborhood Watch. I bought two Pakistani flags and put one at each corner of the front yard.[Read More…]

Oct 13, 2016 Opinion, Politics

A Fond Farewell

by Meredith Cordle Well, the time has come for a changing of the guard at the Seymour Herald and I’m sad to say that my time as Managing Editor has come to an end. Coming from outside of Seymour, never experiencing the uniqueness of a community like this one, when[Read More…]

Oct 13, 2016 Editorials

Politcally Correct?

Something is rotten in these United States, but I can’t quite put my finger on it. Perhaps you’re feeling the same way? Perhaps not, but whether it’s something you notice, or something you haven’t thought about, we’ve lost something as a country in this political climate. In between the vitriol[Read More…]

Jun 2, 2016 Editorials, Opinion

Jones’ Actions Reflect Larger Problem

A big part of who I am as a person was shaped by my experiences at the University of Tennessee. As such, it pains me when my alma mater is portrayed in the news negatively, even when it’s deserved. And the turmoil surrounding the AJ Johnson case, the suits against[Read More…]

May 12, 2016 Editorials, Opinion

Library Seeks Answers To Survey

The Friends of The Seymour Library are asking the community to take a survey to determine what changes and upgrades folks in the Seymour area would like to see. As many residents are aware, Seymour’s library has planned for expansion of their existing property. According to Lucy Henighan, President of[Read More…]

Apr 29, 2016 Community, News, Opinion, Seymour

Is Panhandling A Real Problem

by Meredith CordlePanhandlers Panhandlers are a scourge to our area, if you believe the popular rhetoric to be found on many group sites documenting crime and life in the Knoxville Metropolitan Area. Panhandlers are a scourge to our area, if you believe the popular rhetoric to be found on many[Read More…]

Apr 7, 2016 Editorials, Opinion

Who’d Have Thought

by Meredith Cordle I never thought I’d say it, but Marco Rubio may have been right. When he spoke to reporters at a rally in Largo, Florida over the weekend, a few things became clear. First, that the Rubio campaign was in its final death throes, but also that Rubio[Read More…]

Mar 18, 2016 Editorials, Opinion, Politics

A Trump Presidency

By Bill Bennett “They will kill him before they let him be president. It could be a Republican or a Democrat that instigates the shutting up of Trump. Don’t be surprised if Trump has an accident. Some people are getting very nervous: Barack Obama, Valerie Jarrett, Eric Holder, Hillary Clinton[Read More…]

Mar 11, 2016 Guest, News, Opinion, Politics