Opinion

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...

Garrett: Adventure tourism is about more than ATVs

Over the next few weeks, “adventure tourism” is a phrase that Scott Countians will hear often. Both Scott County and the Town of Huntsville...

Ledoux championed songs of wide open spaces

Wherever the average day takes me, chances are I’ll go there with musical accompaniment. I listen to music at home, music in the car,...

Letter: Road name is embarrassing, should be changed

Editor:  I have lived in this area all my life. Growing up, the address was Route 2...no big deal. But when houses and businesses had...

Garrett: Consumer loyalty is a strange thing

We consumers are a strange lot when it comes to brand loyalty. Consider this: If Nike wants to put its name on a billboard, the...

Garrett: School's actions speak loudly

It is often said that actions speak louder than words. If that old adage is true, Christian Academy of Knoxville's actions last week spoke volumes. CAK...

Garrett: The best option may be to eat him

As I watched Punxsutawney Phil see his shadow in Podunk, Penn., Sunday morning, I was reminded of Clark Griswold’s line in the movie “Christmas...

Martin Luther King changed white America, too

With Monday’s dismissal of schools and closure of local and state government offices will come the obligatory objections that Martin Luther King Jr. doesn’t...

Garrett: Stay out! This is my room!

If twins are supposed to share some sort of special sibling bond, mine apparently didn’t get the memo. My son has a heart approximately the...

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Freeze Warning issued for Scott County, East Tennessee

The National Weather Service has issued a Freeze Warning for the entire region Wednesday night and Thursday morning. Sub-freezing temperatures are expected, which could damage...

Five from Scott County remanded to TDOC custody

HUNTSVILLE — Scott County Criminal Court Judge Shayne Sexton on Monday remanded several people to the custody of the TN Dept. of Corrections after finding...
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