Opinion

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...

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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...

Wet weather pattern will soon be history

Friday dawned with yet another threat of scattered rain showers and thunderstorms, as an upper level low pressure system that has been stationed over...

Bandy Creek, Station Camp campgrounds reopening

BANDY CREEK — The National Park Service announced Friday that Bandy Creek Campground and Station Creek Campground in the Big South Fork National River...

Unemployment and Covid-19: A staggering reversal of fortunes

As anticipated, Tennessee's first set of county unemployment rates to take March's coronavirus-inspired business closures and layoffs into account were brutal — double-digit jobless...
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