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...

Oden: He proved that there is a heaven

To make a point early in this recollection of a fine man and friend, I must confess that religious sects and doctrines have never...

Oden: Coal's future and river economics

Much of the nation’s electricity generation stills comes from coal. Huge amounts of the fossil fuel are needed to light, heat and cool hundreds...

Editorial: When a tax 'increase' isn't necessarily

As is always the case, the unveiling of the “certified tax rates” for Scott County and its municipalities has create a few misunderstandings regarding...

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...

Roy: A farewell to Freeman

I can’t remember the first time I saw Freeman Walker, but I’ll never forget our last conversation.I guess it’s been 30 years or more...

Garrett: Cutting teachers' salaries isn't the best answer

Most of Tennessee’s public school teachers feel that they’re in the cross-hairs of a full-scale assault by the state government, and who can blame...

Sound Off: Was Food Network right to can Paula Deen?

“I think people do a lot of things in their past and that’s where it should stay. It’s called past for a reason. I...

Oden: Goats will save the country? Yeah, right . . .

Media made a big deal about Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport debuting a herd of goats to eat grass and weeds. It seems the airport...

Garrett: Worn-out stereotypes emerge in Deen scandal

It seems that everyone has an opinion on the Food Network’s decision to “fire” Paula Deen, the first lady of deep-fried Southern cooking.Opinions really...
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