Opinion

Editorial: Gov. Lee, our barbershops and salons must reopen now!

As of Friday in Scott County, you will be able to go to the grocery, have your oil changed, browse for new furniture, sit...

Editorial: These students have sacrificed enough. Take summer school, extended school year off the table.

Summer school? Extended school days? Extended school year? Those are options that the Tennessee Department of Education is floating as ways to make up "missed...

Editorial: With personal liberty comes personal responsibility

Let's not beat about the bush: We aren't doing enough to combat the spread of coronavirus. You don't have to venture outside Scott County to...

Opinion: Gov. Andy Beshear should worry about Kentucky while Gov. Bill Lee worries about Tennessee

"We're all in this together." It has been a common refrain across America as the coronavirus has spread, forcing millions out of work and essentially...

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...

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Oneida tabs Kingston’s Layne as band director

The Oneida Special School District has named Andrew Layne its new band director, Director of Schools Dr. Jeanny Phillips announced this week. Layne, a native...

Cristobal may bring rainfall, risk of severe weather to Tennessee

Tropical Storm Cristobal has dumped copious amounts of rain on parts of Mexico and appears to be taking aim at the Gulf Coast for...

Tennessee’s unemployment claims drop for a fourth consecutive week

NASHVILLE — The number of continued claims for unemployment insurance has dropped in Tennessee for a fourth consecutive week, the Dept. of Labor &...

Tennessee’s active coronavirus cases top 8,000 as outbreak continues to grow

There was early hope that the arrival of warmer weather would cause the outbreak of novel coronavirus to ease, months before an anticipated vaccine...
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