Opinion

Pulled pork: So easy and so cheap!

When summer begins to transition to fall and that chill shows up in the air for the first time, I think of pulled pork....

Opinion: A switch to remote learning shouldn’t automatically impact extra-curricular activities

As schools in Scott County join the long — and growing — list of schools from across the state that are being forced to...

Editorial: Lee administration is hamstringing schools

There are increasing signs that the latest surge of coronavirus is at or near its peak. And, if places where the covid surge fueled...

Opinion: We stood united, but we couldn’t hold on

As I drove by the courthouse square in Cookeville, Tenn. and saw the impromptu candlelight vigil that was taking place on the lawn, it...

Opinion: Let the teachers teach, and the administrators lead

With obstruction efforts being launched from the very top on down, there’s never been a more difficult time to be in education. Whether you’re a...

Garrett: The year of the yellow jacket

Nature is full of old wives’ predictions this time of year. When hornets build their nests high (or when they build their nests low, depending...

Opinion: Afghanistan’s fall is a stunning failure for the U.S.

I’ve never been served in the U.S. Armed Forces, so I certainly haven’t been to Afghanistan. But I can’t imagine what those who have...

Editorial: $100 vaccine incentive is a step in the right direction

When Scott County Commission meets in regular session later this month, commissioners will consider a proposal by County Mayor Jeff Tibbals to offer a...

Yager: For 50 years, RSCC is a testament to how access, affordability and resources can change communities

For 50 years, Roane State Community College has been an economic, cultural and educational leader, partnering with communities, business and government to effect positive...

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One dead, one injured in Ditney Trail shooting

HUNTSVILLE — The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and Scott County Sheriff’s Office are investigating a Monday morning shooting that has left one person dead...

Arrest made following Walmart shoplifting incident

A Robbins man attempted to use a receipt from an auto parts store to prove to Walmart employees that the merchandise he was attempting...

Obituary: Barbara Stephens, 60

Barbara Ann Stephens, of Whitley City, Ky. and wife of Mike Stephens, died Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center...

Obituary: Randall Garrett, 69

Randall Lynn Garrett departed this life on Monday, Oct. 18, 2021 at his home in Rocky Top, Tenn. He was 69. Life: Born Feb. 22,...
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