Opinion

Tragedy at Austin-East puts basketball into perspective

When you look at the photo of Janaria Muhammed, you see the face of a beautiful young life cut short. You see the face...

Opinion: Gov. Lee, it’s time to do right by Tennessee’s high school cheerleaders

Prior to the start of Friday's District 4-AA showdown with Kingston, Scott High held its annual Senior Night festivities, honoring its senior student-athletes who...

Editorial: Governor’s policy banning cheerleaders from games deserves revisiting

On Monday, the high school basketball regular season will resume for teams throughout Tennessee. Some have been in action in holiday tournaments throughout the...

2020: Good riddance!

As we sat here one year ago, bidding farewell to 2019 and envisioning what 2020 would bring, few could have imagined what was in...

What we’re trying isn’t working. When do we try something new?

My wife and I were in Knoxville on Saturday, and I was hardly in the Christmas spirit. "Stop glaring at that driver; are you trying...

How to promote resilience amidst Covid-19 and holiday stressors

By Michael Yates As if the year hasn’t been stressful enough with living in the midst of a pandemic health disaster, we’re now faced with...

Editorial: It’s time for Scott County to deed sports fields to Scott High School

Imagine asking your next-door neighbor, who owns a large parcel of property that isn’t being used, if you can build a home on one...

Garrett: This year especially, Labor Day is important

Monday is Labor Day in the United States. It is the only holiday each year that is dedicated to the average Joe. Christmas and...

Editorial: Please, for the health and safety of Scott County, wear masks

On July 13, this newspaper published an editorial entitled "The truth about masks," addressing some of the common misconceptions about what facial coverings do...

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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...

Yager legislation to aid firefighters advances in Senate

NASHVILLE — Legislation co-sponsored by Sen. Ken Yager, R-Kingston, to aid volunteer firefighters is headed for a final vote in the Tennessee Senate after...

Freeze Warning issued for Scott County, East Tennessee

The National Weather Service has issued a Freeze Warning for the entire region Wednesday night and Thursday morning. Sub-freezing temperatures are expected, which could damage...

Five from Scott County remanded to TDOC custody

HUNTSVILLE — Scott County Criminal Court Judge Shayne Sexton on Monday remanded several people to the custody of the TN Dept. of Corrections after finding...
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