Over a year and a half ago we began the Independent journey, and the support we have received from the community has been tremendous.
In light of the actions of NFL athletes across the country this past Sunday, a terrifying episode that took place just a few miles up the road from Marion County, has sadly gone largely unnoticed.
Last week, in conjunction with a national campaign, County Mayor David Jackson signed a Proclamation declaring September to be Suicide Prevention Awareness Month here in Marion County.
The buzz about next Monday's solar eclipse just continues to escalate daily. What a teachable moment for our youngsters and adults alike. The last FULL solar eclipse was last seen here in the United States in 1979!
The Independent newspaper came to this area just one year ago, and like the longtime residents, we quickly fell in love with the Sequatchie Valley.
The Sequatchie Valley has endured yet another season of heartache. Beset with loss suffered from fire and precipitation at the same time seems like a cruel mix, yet it brought together those of us that care for the Southeast.
Lately, our news has been filled with political debate, ridicule and antagonism. Sadly, the country seems to have forgotten the recent devastation caused by Hurricane Matthew.
Free community college available to ANY Tennessee high school graduate certainly leads to bulging enrollment numbers, but there are too many intangibles to count that affect our Valley positively as a result of this state policy. The Tennessee Promise, as the scholarship program is official…
Living well really does mean the same thing as living within our means. This ideal seems to have been lost in the meteoric rise that America experienced in the nineties and early 2000’s. Since approximately 2008, our nation and our Valley have been dealing with an economic downturn not see…
Amid the lasting images from the Olympic Games this year in Rio, the athletic accomplishments of over 11,000 athletes, from no less than 207 countries, have been overshadowed somewhat by the infantile actions of a 32-year-old U.S. Men’s swimmer named Ryan Lochte.