Our View: Positive signals from Lee administration

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee wasn’t anywhere near Scott County last week, but a visit by a senior member of his cabinet — and the...

Out My Way: In this troubled era, we need more Howard Bakers

I recently had a flashback to a conversation I had with U.S. Sen. Howard H. Baker Jr. more than a decade ago.It was during a...

Appalachian Notebook: Lure by lure, recalling a lifetime of fishing

Restoring old fishing reels from a cache bequeathed to me by my late father and uncle led me to wonder if anyone would care...

Out My Way: Men and their penchant for drawing on bathroom walls

“It’s a blank canvas. If you will it so, it can be your masterpiece.”Those are the words spoken every morning by radio host Hallerin...

Out My Way: Shoplifting? Smile, you’re on camera

Have you ever stood outside a Walmart store and marveled at the number of surveillance cameras that are mounted to the top of the...

Appalachian Notebook: We inherited a bucket full of busted fishing reels

The plastic bucket full of old fishing reels arrived via a circuitous route of family ownership and gifting, but it always was meant for...

Out My Way: A cemetery’s million words, Part II

Several months ago, I wrote at length about finding a random headstone deep in the Big South Fork backcountry and the history it portrayed.On...

Our View: Family Justice Center deserves funding

When County Commission takes up its next month’s business with committee meetings on June 3, debate will begin again over whether to authorize a...

Opinion: Jamestown Regional Medical Center story doesn’t add up

Something just doesn’t add up about the Jamestown Regional Medical Center situation. That’s unfortunate, because regardless of whether the ultimate picture is rosy or...

Oden: Flocks of sandhill cranes are now a Southern thing

Once in my life, I aspired to be to be a hunting and fishing guide. I was already a river rat, at least this...

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