Opinion

Editorial: Lee administration is hamstringing schools

There are increasing signs that the latest surge of coronavirus is at or near its peak. And, if places where the covid surge fueled...

Opinion: We stood united, but we couldn’t hold on

As I drove by the courthouse square in Cookeville, Tenn. and saw the impromptu candlelight vigil that was taking place on the lawn, it...

Opinion: Let the teachers teach, and the administrators lead

With obstruction efforts being launched from the very top on down, there’s never been a more difficult time to be in education. Whether you’re a...

Garrett: The year of the yellow jacket

Nature is full of old wives’ predictions this time of year. When hornets build their nests high (or when they build their nests low, depending...

Opinion: Afghanistan’s fall is a stunning failure for the U.S.

I’ve never been served in the U.S. Armed Forces, so I certainly haven’t been to Afghanistan. But I can’t imagine what those who have...

Editorial: $100 vaccine incentive is a step in the right direction

When Scott County Commission meets in regular session later this month, commissioners will consider a proposal by County Mayor Jeff Tibbals to offer a...

Yager: For 50 years, RSCC is a testament to how access, affordability and resources can change communities

For 50 years, Roane State Community College has been an economic, cultural and educational leader, partnering with communities, business and government to effect positive...

Opinion: Three cheers for a night parade

I wasn't sure how much I'd like a night parade. I'm a traditionalist, and 4th of July parades are traditionally in the morning. In most...

Sheriff: Protect older adults from fraud in pandemic

In the United States, about five million older adults are abused, neglected or exploited each year. During the pandemic, it’s especially horrific that our...

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