Opinion

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...

Where has the passion gone?

Things today are quite a bit different than they were even just a few years ago. Not only with technology, but even the way...

‘Why not Scott County?’

By Scott McNamara Editor's Note — The following was submitted by Scott McNamara as a letter to the editor. Although it's hardly typical practice, we...

Appalachian Notebook: Worrying about the new socialists and weak leaders

An old friend and I talked recently about politics. We focused on the state of affairs in Washington, D.C., both of us bemoaning the...

Editorial: It’s time for overhaul of dangerous S.R. 63 intersection

We can't be the first to say it, but let us be next: TDOT, you simply must take action to make the S.R. 63-S.R....

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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...

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