Opinion

Editorial: Where is the empathy?

Imagine waking up with no job to go to. For dozens of workers whose employers were displaced by a predawn fire at the Coffey medical...

Appalachian Notebook: Gray Wave can help younger generation too

They called themselves Gray Panthers, the Gray Power Movement and other names denoting people over age 65 who banded together for political purposes. Their...

Out My Way: The simple symbolism of the nativity

As we enter the Christmas season, most of us know the nativity scene by heart: The baby Jesus, lying in a manger in the...

Appalachian Notebook: Where Christmas toys came from in the 1950s

As a child, I had a theory about Santa Claus and Christmas toys that was remarkably advanced for the time, especially for someone whose...

Out My Way: Science educator Harold Young was a gentle soul

I sat at my computer Monday trying to recall each teacher I had during my 13 years of K-12 public education. I couldn't. I can name every...

Appalachian Notebook: Storms of dragonflies are meteorological events

Something wonderful happens from time-to-time in parts of Appalachia. It is a natural phenomenon that seems to occur in early fall, when the heat...

Appalachian Notebook: Trendy Appalachian food popularity misses the mark

I’ve been reading in magazines and online about a sudden interest in traditional Appalachian foods and cookery. Seems that urban “foodies” have stumbled across...

Appalachian Notebook: The Evans and a country cooking brand

The name Bob Evans might not carry the same cachet in southern Appalachia that it does in the north, but the chain of country-cooking...

Where has the passion gone?

Things today are quite a bit different than they were even just a few years ago. Not only with technology, but even the way...

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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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