Garrett: TSSAA should side with what's right

  TSSAA’s Legislative Council on March 12 voted 7-2 to table a measure that would have created a true public-private split in Tennessee high school athletics, with public schools competing...

Editorial: No such thing as 'too safe' in schools

Multiple studies have suggested that almost half of middle school students — the age group where bullying is most likely to be prevalent — are bullied at school. Yet, according...

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 care unit (ICU). The grizzled...

Garrett: Adventure tourism is about more than ATVs

Over the next few weeks, “adventure tourism” is a phrase that Scott Countians will hear often. Both Scott County and the Town of Huntsville are pushing to beat an...

Ledoux championed songs of wide open spaces

Wherever the average day takes me, chances are I’ll go there with musical accompaniment. I listen to music at home, music in the car, music at work, music everywhere...

Letter: Road name is embarrassing, should be changed

Editor:  I have lived in this area all my life. Growing up, the address was Route 2...no big deal. But when houses and businesses had to have a 911 address,...

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...

Garrett: School's actions speak loudly

It is often said that actions speak louder than words. If that old adage is true, Christian Academy of Knoxville's actions last week spoke volumes. CAK officials surprised Scott High School...

Garrett: The best option may be to eat him

As I watched Punxsutawney Phil see his shadow in Podunk, Penn., Sunday morning, I was reminded of Clark Griswold’s line in the movie “Christmas Vacation.” “Where is Eddie?” Griswold says...

Martin Luther King changed white America, too

With Monday’s dismissal of schools and closure of local and state government offices will come the obligatory objections that Martin Luther King Jr. doesn’t deserve his own holiday. Some...

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