Opinion

Garrett: Pays for hunters to mind others' feelings

With the opening of this year’s deer hunting seasons — muzzleloader season opened Saturday and will remain open until gun season kicks in on...

Garrett: It's mostly about the lessons learned

I paused to rest Sunday afternoon beneath a knotted and bent white oak tree. A mile’s hike from the nearest road, I’ve been seeing that...

Oden: Portraits of Oden and PTO in the crosshairs

The painting of Jesus Christ had hung in the school entrance over the door for 76 years, across from a “Hall of Honor” portrait...

Editorial: Make Halloween safe for all

The streets of Scott County will be teeming this evening (Thursday) with ghosts, goblins and an assortment of the undead, as thousands of local...

Oden: Towboats help push commerce on waterways

Onboard the AEP Mariner: We are not alone on this stretch of the Ohio River in Appalachia. Winter has, for the most part, kept recreational...

Editorial: Answers deserved on park's orders to close

When the partial shutdown of the federal government began on Oct. 1, all brick-and-mortar facilities within the Big South Fork National River & Recreation...

Editorial: Time for Beltway silliness to end

In a column on this page, longtime newspaperman Jim Zachary opines, “Government belongs to the governed and not the governing.” Rather appropriate, given the current...

Oden: The greatest gardening tricks

They jealousy guarded their secrets of growing prize-winning watermelons, my father and his brothers did. From finding the perfect soil mixture of sand and loam...

Editorial: Lessons to be learned in the strength of a mother

Author Marion C. Garretty once said, “Mother love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible.” The history books and...

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TN Dept. of Health reports a 12th case of coronavirus in Scott County

The TN Dept. of Health on Friday reported a 12th case of the virus in Scott County — the first new case here since...

Wet weather pattern will soon be history

Friday dawned with yet another threat of scattered rain showers and thunderstorms, as an upper level low pressure system that has been stationed over...

Bandy Creek, Station Camp campgrounds reopening

BANDY CREEK — The National Park Service announced Friday that Bandy Creek Campground and Station Creek Campground in the Big South Fork National River...

Unemployment and Covid-19: A staggering reversal of fortunes

As anticipated, Tennessee's first set of county unemployment rates to take March's coronavirus-inspired business closures and layoffs into account were brutal — double-digit jobless...
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