Opinion

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...

Oden: Goats will save the country? Yeah, right . . .

Media made a big deal about Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport debuting a herd of goats to eat grass and weeds. It seems the airport...

Garrett: Worn-out stereotypes emerge in Deen scandal

It seems that everyone has an opinion on the Food Network’s decision to “fire” Paula Deen, the first lady of deep-fried Southern cooking. Opinions really...

Yager: State parks are a treasure in our backyard

There is a state park within an hour’s drive of just about anywhere in Tennessee. Several of these state parks are located in the...

Garrett: Dark underbelly of lax trade rules evident in forests

One of my favorite places is a dense stand of hemlocks along Indian Fork Creek near the Brimstone community. There, along property managed by Brimstone...

Oden: Dodge's Super Bowl ad harkened back to troubled time

When the dust final settled and the media lost interest in the winners and losers, Beyonce and the stadium power outage, Super Bowl buzz...

Sound Off: ATVs on public roads

Should ATVs be allowed on certain public roads at certain times of the year? Our readers respond: I think yes they should be allowed as...

Latest articles

Unemployment claims increase slightly in Scott County

The residual impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the economy may be beginning to rear its ugly head. After unemployment skyrocketed in March and...

Green to yellow: East Tennessee hospital capacity reaches ‘cautionary’ level for first time due to Covid-19

For the first time since the coronavirus pandemic reached East Tennessee, the region's health care capacity is reaching a point where it might soon...

Scott County has three cases of coronavirus added; statewide cases surge

The TN Dept. of Health is also reporting increased deaths and hospitalizations over the past 24 hours

TSSAA delays vote on contingency plan for fall sports; urges mask-wearing to help make sure games happen

The TSSAA Board of Control held a special called meeting on to discuss plans for the upcoming football and girls’ soccer seasons due to...
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