Opinion

TSSAA, please: Let these kids play!

Oneida High School head coach Jacob King said looking into the faces of his team’s four seniors on Friday morning was one of the...

Appalachian Notebook: Saucer-and-blow method preceded coffee supping

Readers have asked if I would consider re-publishing some of their favorite columns. These scribblings of mine have appeared for almost 40 years in...

Editorial: Where is the empathy?

Imagine waking up with no job to go to. For dozens of workers whose employers were displaced by a predawn fire at the Coffey medical...

Appalachian Notebook: Gray Wave can help younger generation too

They called themselves Gray Panthers, the Gray Power Movement and other names denoting people over age 65 who banded together for political purposes. Their...

Out My Way: The simple symbolism of the nativity

As we enter the Christmas season, most of us know the nativity scene by heart: The baby Jesus, lying in a manger in the...

Appalachian Notebook: Where Christmas toys came from in the 1950s

As a child, I had a theory about Santa Claus and Christmas toys that was remarkably advanced for the time, especially for someone whose...

Out My Way: Science educator Harold Young was a gentle soul

I sat at my computer Monday trying to recall each teacher I had during my 13 years of K-12 public education. I couldn't. I can name every...

Appalachian Notebook: Storms of dragonflies are meteorological events

Something wonderful happens from time-to-time in parts of Appalachia. It is a natural phenomenon that seems to occur in early fall, when the heat...

Appalachian Notebook: Trendy Appalachian food popularity misses the mark

I’ve been reading in magazines and online about a sudden interest in traditional Appalachian foods and cookery. Seems that urban “foodies” have stumbled across...

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In triple overtime thriller, Trey Morrow put a final exclamation point on Mr. Basketball resume

HUNTSVILLE — Austin Morrow had a message after Scott High's 79-77 loss to Kingston in triple overtime on Tuesday. "I know we lost but after...

Missed shots, questionable calls contribute to Oneida’s upset loss at CSAS

CHATTANOOGA — The irony of fate did not go unnoticed Tuesday on The River as the calls and balls didn’t go and bounce the...

Lady Indians win second straight region title by knocking off previously-undefeated Tellico Plains

Back-to-back region champs has a nice ring to it! Undefeated no more, as in Tellico Plains is now 24-1, has an even better ring...

Oneida man faces an additional charge after manhunt, arrest

An Oneida man who was the subject of a two-day manhunt in the Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area is now facing...
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