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Saturday, December 4, 2021

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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...

Appalachian Notebook: The Evans and a country cooking brand

The name Bob Evans might not carry the same cachet in southern Appalachia that it does in the north, but the chain of country-cooking...
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Scott rolls to a 26-point win over Seymour

HUNTSVILLE — Trey Morrow with 38. Ho-hum. Luke West with 20. Ho-hum. It was just another day at the office for Scott High’s senior guards, who...

Basketball: Oneida comes from behind in the fourth quarter at Campbell County

LAFOLLETTE — Monday night the Lady Indians gathered their gear and headed to Campbell County. Although it was a close call, the Lady Indians...