Editorial: Make Halloween safe for all

The streets of Scott County will be teeming this evening (Thursday) with ghosts, goblins and an assortment of the undead, as thousands of local...

Garrett: Sports are beneficial to our youth

Is there a better tool than youth sports for helping our children build confidence, develop social skills, and learn life lessons?I would argue that...

Editorial: Federal regulations make life tough

In a sit-down with her school system’s “non-certified” employees Monday, Oneida Special School District director of schools Ann Sexton called a decision to reduce...

Our View: Tennessee wasn’t ready, again, and that’s unfair to students and teachers alike

Students were ready. Teachers were ready.The Tennessee Department of Education, as it turned out, wasn’t ready.Or, perhaps more accurately, the Tennessee Department of Education...

Oden: Checkers is much more than a game of ‘king me’

Checkers is a board game that some upper-crust, highly educated elites denigrate when compared to chess, “The Game of Kings.” But in Appalachia, the...

Oden: Band of brothers waits and prays

At midnight, a tap on my knee brings me awake and momentarily frantic. But it is not a nurse or doctor from the intensive...

Garrett: Sears’ demise is continuation of changing times

I can’t help but reminisce about Sears.I’m not old enough to remember the Sears Roebuck heyday, but I do remember sitting down in my grandmother’s...

Garrett: In mud puddle is sign of spring

I had to look close to be sure I was seeing what I thought I was seeing.Clinging to a tree root in a mud...

Garrett: Stay out! This is my room!

If twins are supposed to share some sort of special sibling bond, mine apparently didn’t get the memo.My son has a heart approximately the...

Garrett: We're tethered to those too lazy to dispose of their trash

Saying they’re “fed up” with litter on Scott County’s roadsides, a few Scott Countians have mobilized over the past several weeks to clean up...
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