Out My Way: Shoplifting? Smile, you’re on camera

Have you ever stood outside a Walmart store and marveled at the number of surveillance cameras that are mounted to the top of the...

Appalachian Notebook: We inherited a bucket full of busted fishing reels

The plastic bucket full of old fishing reels arrived via a circuitous route of family ownership and gifting, but it always was meant for...

Out My Way: A cemetery’s million words, Part II

Several months ago, I wrote at length about finding a random headstone deep in the Big South Fork backcountry and the history it portrayed.On...

Our View: Family Justice Center deserves funding

When County Commission takes up its next month’s business with committee meetings on June 3, debate will begin again over whether to authorize a...

Opinion: Jamestown Regional Medical Center story doesn’t add up

Something just doesn’t add up about the Jamestown Regional Medical Center situation. That’s unfortunate, because regardless of whether the ultimate picture is rosy or...

Oden: Flocks of sandhill cranes are now a Southern thing

Once in my life, I aspired to be to be a hunting and fishing guide. I was already a river rat, at least this...

Garrett: Biting flies do their best to make summer miserable

In the book of Exodus, when God was causing calamities to rain down on Egypt to teach Pharaoh a lesson, the fourth plague visited...

Oden: Clinging to ragged clothing despite spouse

My wife surreptitiously stares at the University of Tennessee jersey when I pull it over my head. The Volunteer orange color has much faded...

Editorial: Public education under assault

It’s hard to blame school teachers and administrators who feel that public education is under assault in Tennessee.U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos joined Tennessee...

Oden: Bridal beer bottle opener means we’re hitched

Holy matrimony’s ritual has changed from the ceremony that joined me to my late wife in 1973. Our marriage lasted more than 40 years....

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