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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...

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...

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Unemployment claims drop below 600 in Scott County

The jobless numbers in Scott County continue to improve in the wake of coronavirus shutdowns that occurred in the spring, with unemployment claims last...

Cross resigns 6th District constable position

One of Scott County's constable positions will be back on the ballot in November. Tyler Cross, who was elected last week to the constable position...

Dept. of Health reports second coronavirus fatality in Scott County

The TN Dept. of Health has reported a second coronavirus death in Scott County. The state health department reported Scott County's first Covid-19 death on...

Scott County man indicted on sexual battery charge

HUNTSVILLE — A Scott County man was indicted on a single count of sexual battery when the Scott County grand jury convened for its...
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