Opinion

Garrett: An imperfect union founded on perfect ideas

The United States of America is an imperfect union founded on perfect ideas. When Thomas Jefferson wrote America’s Declaration of Independence in June 1776...

Garrett: America’s latest turmoil isn’t as black and white as it might seem

I seethed with anger when I watched the video of now-fired-and-jailed Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin kneeling on the neck of George Floyd’s neck...

Editorial: Isn’t it time for Tennessee to stop requiring self-quarantine while test results are awaited?

You no longer have to be sick to get tested for novel coronavirus in Tennessee. Well ahead of the national curve on testing for Covid-19...

Editorial: Gov. Lee, our barbershops and salons must reopen now!

As of Friday in Scott County, you will be able to go to the grocery, have your oil changed, browse for new furniture, sit...

Editorial: These students have sacrificed enough. Take summer school, extended school year off the table.

Summer school? Extended school days? Extended school year? Those are options that the Tennessee Department of Education is floating as ways to make up "missed...

Editorial: With personal liberty comes personal responsibility

Let's not beat about the bush: We aren't doing enough to combat the spread of coronavirus. You don't have to venture outside Scott County to...

Opinion: Gov. Andy Beshear should worry about Kentucky while Gov. Bill Lee worries about Tennessee

"We're all in this together." It has been a common refrain across America as the coronavirus has spread, forcing millions out of work and essentially...

TSSAA, please: Let these kids play!

Oneida High School head coach Jacob King said looking into the faces of his team’s four seniors on Friday morning was one of the...

Appalachian Notebook: Saucer-and-blow method preceded coffee supping

Readers have asked if I would consider re-publishing some of their favorite columns. These scribblings of mine have appeared for almost 40 years in...

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Scott County has a fourth active case of coronavirus, with more to come

The TN Dept. of Health reported a new case of coronavirus in Scott County on Tuesday, as the total number of active Covid-19 cases...

Former Congressman Duncan recalls how Scott County elected his father, endorses Dr. Manny Sethi

HUNTSVILLE — If it hadn't been for Scott County, former Congressman Jimmy Duncan said here Tuesday, neither he or his father, John Duncan Sr.,...

Dr. Manny Sethi pledges to be a fresh conservative voice in Washington

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5eYKf4AikdY HUNTSVILLE — A Republican primary win by Dr. Manny Sethi might not be quite as big of a political upset in Tennessee as Bill...

Cpl. Washam’s sacrifice has not been forgotten

Editor's Note — Throughout the month of July, this series will take a look at the stories behind the names that are memorialized on...
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