Our View: Trump’s proposed budget would be devastating for Scott County

There’s no point in mincing words: President Trump’s proposed budget for 2018 would be devastating to Scott County and other rural communities in Tennessee, as well as in most...

Oden: Finding things buried and long forgotten

Hezekiah Hall, an infamous Tennessee bushwhacker, was responsible for a reign of terror in the difficult years after the Civil War. His gang of renegades robbed, stole, rustled livestock,...

Garrett: Obituary tells the tale of an 87-year love story

It isn’t everyone who can brag of marrying their childhood sweetheart. Most boys develop an interest in girls, and vice-versa, at some point during their elementary school years, but...

Our Viewpoint: Enough is enough

Oneida Family Motel is a haven for crime. If its owners are unwilling or unable to clean it up, its time to take the next step

Oden: Important lessons for first-time grandfather

Friends told me, “Your life will change with grandchildren.” I did not think so. I am basically staid and conservative, a set-in-my-ways widower whose life proceeds without much drama...

Garrett: DVR was supposed to make my life simpler

The salesman with Dish Network billed DVR as the best invention since sliced bread. “You can’t live without it,” he told me. Because $65 a month isn’t enough, you need...

Garrett: Bullying, bigotry the same for goose and gander alike

As I watched WBIR Channel 10’s coverage of the Oneida cheerleading squad’s stand for faith Friday, I felt like someone should start a slow clap. Many news outlets — ranging...

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...

Oden: Granny helped me sell my first magazine article

One of the earliest stories I ever sold to a magazine was a piece about weather folklore. In fact, the article centered on the belief that wooly worms could...

Boyd’s prep for ’18 campaign begins

The worst-kept secret in Tennessee politics appears to be on the verge of being spilled. Randy Boyd's resignation Monday as the state's commissioner of the Department of Economic & Community...

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