McElroy: Public notices on gov't websites won't cut it

By Jack McElroy In recent years, the General Assembly has considered amending the way public notices are handled in Tennessee. This is understandable. The communications world is changing, and newspapers,...

Letter: Reunion attendees say thanks

Editor: The Norma Alumni met at Fairview School on Saturday, May 24.  We had a nice turnout, with graduates and former students and their guests coming from the states of...

Editorial: Time for Beltway silliness to end

In a column on this page, longtime newspaperman Jim Zachary opines, “Government belongs to the governed and not the governing.” Rather appropriate, given the current stalemate in our nation’s capital. In...

Editorial: We will make or break our hospital

We need a hospital. For the past 18 months, that has been the lament of many Scott Countians — over cups of coffee at McDonald’s, in checkout lines at Save-A-Lot...

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 puddle was a large “clump”...

Oden: Climate change headlines border on the fantastic

For several years as the tone and timber of climate change alarmism have increased in the media, I’ve wondered how newspapers, magazines, TV networks and websites will disengage if...

Editorial: Oneida stadium should be named in Jim May’s honor

Placing Coach Jim May’s name on the football stadium at Oneida High School is an honor long overdue. Earlier this month, the school’s P.A. broadcaster, Kevin Acres, appeared before the...

Garrett: Consumer loyalty is a strange thing

We consumers are a strange lot when it comes to brand loyalty. Consider this: If Nike wants to put its name on a billboard, the side of the bus or...

Editorial: We have tourism, too

The Tennessee Department of Tourism last week sent out an email blast highlighting fall activities in Tennessee. Or, should we say, parts of Tennessee. The fall vacation guide highlighted events in...

Garrett: Not my groundhog!

In case you've been living in a groundhog burrow, spring is going to be a long time coming. Last week, in the Pennsylvania town of Punxsutawney, the world's most famous...

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