I want to take this opportunity to publicly support John Marius’ letter to the editor published in the Feb. 12 edition of the News-Herald. He wrote concerning Loudon County Commission’s opposition to allowing refugees/immigrants — human beings — into Loudon County.

I was not surprised, but nonetheless saddened, by the report in the Jan. 22 edition of the News-Herald, "County opposes refugees." It reminded me of the history of American failure to live up to the inscription on the Statue of Liberty that invites the poor and tired and hungry to our shores.

The recent unanimous vote by Loudon County Commission to reject the settlement of refugees in our county disappoints me greatly but, to be frank, does not surprise me in the least. This is how people speak when terrified of those different from themselves.

On behalf of Mile of Dimes of Loudon Inc., and the Philadelphia Community Chest, I would like to thank those who helped us provide 171 large boxes of food to the needy in the Loudon and Philadelphia areas at Christmas.

EDITOR’S NOTE: To mark the Christmas season, we thought it appropriate this year to reprint below an editorial that appeared in 1897 in the New York Sun.

“Sign, sign, everywhere a sign” might have been popular song lyrics in the 1970s, but today it indicates the wave of development and growth of Lenoir City.

On behalf of the Loudon High School Redskins 1969 Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association Class AA football champions, I would like to thank the LHS athletic department and the football booster club for honoring us on the 50th anniversary of our championship.

Huff Memorial Post 5150 in Loudon distributed poppies as part of the Buddy Poppy Campaign over the Memorial Day weekend at Food City in Loudon. The generosity of Loudon County was, as always, exemplary.

As a member of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the General William Lenoir chapter, I felt it a patriotic duty to explore the status of the retrieval of the historical documents from the Loudon County Courthouse after the recent fire. Since 1890, DAR’s mis…

My husband, Ed, and I were shopping at Home Depot and Walmart in Lenoir City on the evening of Monday, April 29.

My husband drives a 2019 GMC Denali pickup truck with the remote key-less entry system and push button start/stop. In the past he has left his vehicles, that had regular metal keys, running with a full tank of gas, windows up and air conditioner on for our dog if she was not permitted to go …

Thank you Loudon Mayor Jeff Harris for giving a forum to voice concerns over the fate of the cat colony at the riverfront in Loudon.

We have lived in Loudon for more than nine years after retiring from Washington, D.C., and absolutely love the peace and quiet of Tennessee life.

The poor treatment of the open meetings act by local officials was on full display last week when Loudon City Council pretty much ignored the law altogether, while a passing comment by a Loudon County commissioner revealed county government has its own problems.

Scandal hit the airwaves last week when celebrities and wealthy individuals from several walks of life were arrested for alleged fraud for helping their children get into esteemed colleges.

A majority of the often unruly crowd packed into the Loudon County Courthouse Annex meeting room Thursday evening for a Loudon County Board of Education meeting arrived with their minds made up.

I don’t know if Brett Kavanaugh, U.S. Supreme Court nominee, sexually assaulted Christine Blasey Ford in 1982. Neither does President Donald Trump.

Those who have been longtime subscribers and readers of the News-Herald know that for years, Herb Linginfelter was a regular part of the publication. Herb wrote about Lenoir City and what it was like growing up here long before U.S. Highway 321 developed into the busy hub it is now.

The country was again shaken to its core last week when shots rang out at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. This time, 17 people died.

With President Donald Trump’s first State of the Union address Tuesday night, it is important to also look at the state of politics in our country.