Opinion

A DC Airport Ticket Agent Offers Some Examples of Why our Country Is in Trouble

A DC Airport Ticket Agent Offers Some Examples of Why our Country Is in Trouble

1. I had a New Hampshire Congresswoman (Carol Shea-Porter) ask for an aisle seat so that her hair wouldn’t get messed up by being near the window. (On an airplane!) 2. I got a call from a Kansas Congressman’s (Moore) staffer (Howard Bauleke) who wanted to go to Capetown. I[Read More...]

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April 24, 2014 Guest, Opinion
A Free Lunch Crisis: Regulations, Rising Cost, and Those Who Get Stuck in the Middle

A Free Lunch Crisis: Regulations, Rising Cost, and Those Who Get Stuck in the Middle

By Joe King, king@heraldnewstn.com Recently, through a decree of the federal government, the Sevier County School System voted in favor of raising the cost of school lunches. The increase came about through legislation that mandates students have healthier, and therefore more expensive, lunches served to them in school. And while[Read More...]

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April 3, 2014 Featured, Opinion

Incorporation Survey

Please take a moment to fill out this brief survey. Completed surveys can be returned to the Herald at 500 Maryville Hwy or via email to jk@IncorporateSeymour.com. Do you support Seymour incorporation, why or why not? What services and/or amenities would you like to see added to Seymour? What is[Read More...]

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February 20, 2014 Incorporate Seymour, Opinion, Seymour
Valentine’s Day Contest Winner Announced

Valentine’s Day Contest Winner Announced

By Joe King, king@heraldnewstn.com At the start of the month the Herald created a Valentine’s Day contest where residents were asked to submit a question for the chance to win a hamburger dinner for two at Ye Olde Steakhouse. After careful consideration, the winner is Linda Hamilton. “Dear Cupid,To continue[Read More...]

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February 13, 2014 Featured, News, Opinion
Gossip as Good as Gospel: Consider the Test of Three Before Taking Rumors to Heart

Gossip as Good as Gospel: Consider the Test of Three Before Taking Rumors to Heart

If properly combed through, Ancient History contains a lot of wisdom that can be applied today such as answers to the age old question as to whether you can trust your neighbor or not. Are they two faced?To continue reading, subscribe now!

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December 11, 2013 Opinion
Spinning the News

Spinning the News

By Joe King, king@heraldnewstn.com In many cases the personal opinion of any news reporter can make such a difference to an article that another version of the same incident may appear to be a completely different event.To continue reading, subscribe now!

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August 20, 2013 Featured, Opinion
Strategies for Learning Disabilities

Strategies for Learning Disabilities

Most children learn in infancy that they can grab a familiar treat and put it in their mouth, and the good taste will make them happy. They use sight, smell, taste and touch to identify the treat, and movement to reach for it and to pop it in their mouth.[Read More...]

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August 1, 2013 News, Opinion

An Apology to White Star Market and Phil White

In rare cases when reporting on local news the implications of certain published information can be blindsided with the excitement of the article. On one hand it is the duty of a news writer to report information in the most factual and objective manner while presenting all available facts, but[Read More...]

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July 17, 2013 Featured, Opinion
Misleading the Customer: A Consumer Experience Report on Norton’s Auto and Wrecker

Misleading the Customer: A Consumer Experience Report on Norton’s Auto and Wrecker

By Joe King, king@heraldnewstn.com I think we can all remember the high temperatures of last Thursday, but the repair statement on my car may remember it best. While driving down Chapman Hwy. my car began to overheat and, taking the safe approach, I pulled over to let it cool down.[Read More...]

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July 2, 2013 Business, Featured, News, Opinion
What Communion Hath Light With Darkness?

What Communion Hath Light With Darkness?

Dear Editor, I am led to understand that in Tennessee some elements of the Republican Establishment has endeavored to denigrate and to disparage the reputation of a sincere patriot.  The nom de plume of the patriot is Publius Huldah (Lawyer, philosopher and logician, strict constructionist of the U.S. Constitution) .[Read More...]

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June 11, 2013 Letters to theEditor, Opinion