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Garrett: It's finally topless weather

I stuck my head out the door Easter morning, and was greeted by the sound of chirping birds and — more importantly — the...

Garrett: We're tethered to those too lazy to dispose of their trash

Saying they’re “fed up” with litter on Scott County’s roadsides, a few Scott Countians have mobilized over the past several weeks to clean up...

Oden: Winter storms now have names with no meaning

If a winter storm is bad enough to have a name, what’s the rationale of nailing it with a moniker that in Latin means...

Editorial: Proposed tourism cuts will impact rural Tennessee

In his amended budget proposal last week, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam moved to slash an additional $2 million from the state’s tourism advertising budget,...

Garrett: Time for us to clean up our act

A few days ago, I was looking out my back window at the trash that has accumulated along the fence row along my back...

Oden: Auto toilets perplex 20th Century cave man

My age and southern Appalachian heritage span the mid-20th Century to the present day. This enables me to reminisce about outhouses based on personal...

Garrett: TSSAA should side with what's right

  TSSAA’s Legislative Council on March 12 voted 7-2 to table a measure that would have created a true public-private split in Tennessee high school...

Editorial: No such thing as 'too safe' in schools

Multiple studies have suggested that almost half of middle school students — the age group where bullying is most likely to be prevalent —...

Oden: Band of brothers waits and prays

At midnight, a tap on my knee brings me awake and momentarily frantic. But it is not a nurse or doctor from the intensive...

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Experience. A seasoned, veteran group of Lady Indians responded to Coach Marv West’s move in the fourth Monday night “and that has made all...

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