Garrett: Heavy rains turned Norris into a tourist sideshow

There was a lot of dam traffic in Norris last week. Starting at mid-week, when the Tennessee Valley Authority opened the spillway on Norris Dam for the first time in...

Garrett: Governor’s tax hike is a good start towards good roads

The Tennessee General Assembly last week gave a thumbs up to Gov. Bill Haslam’s proposal to increase the state’s gas tax (see story, page A1), marking a big first...

Oden: Appalachian iron made wood-burning cook stoves

My promise to Linda Britt was to find out something about her old wood-burning kitchen stove. We sat in her sunroom on a winter’s day, admiring the vintage Foster...

Garrett: Scott is being left behind in ATV ‘arms race’

Two years ago, the Tennessee General Assembly passed legislation — at the prompting of State Sen. Ken Yager, R-Kingston — that allowed ATVs on S.R. 63 through Huntsville on...

Oden: John Glenn showed us how to soar

I had not heard about his passing. Don’t know how I missed it, the death of one of my boyhood heroes and icons. Finally a friend sent me the link...

Garrett: Would better shampoo make men’s hair hold on longer?

Have you ever noticed that the number of bald women is far disproportionate to the number of bald men? I don’t see many bald women, but I know lots of...

Our View: Senate committee was right to reject ATV fee bill

It’s a bit ironic that the Tennessee Senate’s Transportation & Safety Committee was looking out for non-residents of Scott County when it rejected a bill that would have established...

Garrett: Nancy Swain Watters walk should serve as a reminder

It is likely that some of the children who were assembled for Friday’s Nancy Swain Watters Memorial Walk have suffered some form of abuse. Statistics say that you can’t...

Garrett: Nancy Swain Watters Walk should serve as a reminder

It is likely that some of the children who were assembled for Friday’s Nancy Swain Watters Memorial Walk have suffered some form of abuse. Statistics say that you can’t...

Garrett: Being social isn’t all it’s cracked up to be

At some point, we — as a society — are going to reevaluate our fascination with social media. We’re bound to, because the course that Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, et...

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