Opinion

Oden: Barn cats, kittens and the power to hiss

Barn cats. You don’t know where they come from, but suddenly they appear and establish squatters’ rights on an outbuilding. If they are tame,...

Editorial: We have tourism, too

The Tennessee Department of Tourism last week sent out an email blast highlighting fall activities in Tennessee. Or, should we say, parts of Tennessee. The fall...

Oden: He proved that there is a heaven

To make a point early in this recollection of a fine man and friend, I must confess that religious sects and doctrines have never...

Oden: Coal's future and river economics

Much of the nation’s electricity generation stills comes from coal. Huge amounts of the fossil fuel are needed to light, heat and cool hundreds...

Editorial: When a tax 'increase' isn't necessarily

As is always the case, the unveiling of the “certified tax rates” for Scott County and its municipalities has create a few misunderstandings regarding...

Editorial: Federal regulations make life tough

In a sit-down with her school system’s “non-certified” employees Monday, Oneida Special School District director of schools Ann Sexton called a decision to reduce...

Roy: A farewell to Freeman

I can’t remember the first time I saw Freeman Walker, but I’ll never forget our last conversation. I guess it’s been 30 years or more...

Garrett: Cutting teachers' salaries isn't the best answer

Most of Tennessee’s public school teachers feel that they’re in the cross-hairs of a full-scale assault by the state government, and who can blame...

Sound Off: Was Food Network right to can Paula Deen?

“I think people do a lot of things in their past and that’s where it should stay. It’s called past for a reason. I...

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Rise in vandalism seen in Big South Fork

BANDY CREEK — "Disheartening." That's the word that Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area Supt. Niki S. Nicholas uses to describe vandalism within...

Busiest summer ever for Big South Fork?

BANDY CREEK — Could Summer 2020 be the busiest summer the Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area has ever experienced? Niki Nicholas, the...

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...
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