Sound Off: New cars for Sheriff's Department?

Should a spending freeze by Scott County include a halt on new car purchases for the Scott County Sheriff's Department? Our readers sound off: They...

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...

Garrett: No better time to showcase Scott County

As a friend and I were crossing the Scott-Campbell line Sunday afternoon — where S.R. 63 reaches the top of a gap between two...

Garrett: CEO's 'tude both childish, cruel

Overweight? Homely? Unpopular? Hip clothing magnate Mike Jeffries doesn’t want you wearing his lines. Which is a pretty cruel thing to say. But Jeffries takes...

Oden: Why I just can't watch Honey Boo Boo

First, a confession: My wife and I don’t watch much television. We are readers. I polish off four to six books a week, plus...

Garrett: Newspaper is America's worst job . . . so they say

if( function_exists('ADDTOANY_SHARE_SAVE_KIT') ) { ADDTOANY_SHARE_SAVE_KIT(); } Much has been made of’s recent release of its list of best and worst jobs. According to the...

Letter: Thanks for making fundraiser a success

Editor: Simply saying thank you doesn’t seem enough for all those who contributed to the success of CASA’s First Annual Scott Sportsman Showcase. The Showcase Committee...

Garrett: Hard times sometimes bring out a community's best

if( function_exists('ADDTOANY_SHARE_SAVE_KIT') ) { ADDTOANY_SHARE_SAVE_KIT(); } Sometimes you have to see the worst to see the best. That may have been the case last week, as...

Oden: Chocolate gravy and other food cravings

if( function_exists('ADDTOANY_SHARE_SAVE_KIT') ) { ADDTOANY_SHARE_SAVE_KIT(); } I don’t know what caused me, after the passage of decades, to suddenly succumb to a craving so sentimental...

Garrett: Spring game attendance a sign UT got it right

Firing a hall of fame coach, as the University of Tennessee did in 2008 with Phillip Fulmer, is never easy, even when it’s the...
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