Opinion

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...

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...

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Obituary: David Foster, 41

David Dewayne Foster departed this life on Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at Big South Fork Medical Center in Oneida. He was 41. Life: Born July...

Obituary: Dorothy Hall-Norris, 86

Straight Fork Dorothy Valentine Hall Norris, of the Straight Fork community, departed this life on Friday, July 23, 2021 at her home in Huntsville. She...

As another surge of covid takes hold in Tennessee, the deaths are skewing younger

There’s no way to sugarcoat it: Tennessee is in the early stages of yet another covid surge. Whether that surge will ultimately spread to Scott...

Yager highlights commitments to mental health, volunteer firemen and broadband expansion

In a visit to Scott County on Thursday, State Sen. Ken Yager, R-Kingston, applauded the state’s commitments to mental health, broadband expansion and volunteer...
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