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...

Garrett: The incredible, edible . . . dandelion?

if( function_exists('ADDTOANY_SHARE_SAVE_KIT') ) { ADDTOANY_SHARE_SAVE_KIT(); } They may very well be nature’s most hated wildflower. Instead of restricting themselves to well-lighted forest areas or open pastures,...

Editorial: Public notice bill is best solution

if( function_exists('ADDTOANY_SHARE_SAVE_KIT') ) { ADDTOANY_SHARE_SAVE_KIT(); } State Sen. Ken Yager, R-Harriman, has introduced a bill in the Tennessee General Assembly that would both cement the...

Garrett: Dark underbelly of lax trade rules evident in forests

One of my favorite places is a dense stand of hemlocks along Indian Fork Creek near the Brimstone community. There, along property managed by Brimstone...

Yager: State parks are a treasure in our backyard

There is a state park within an hour’s drive of just about anywhere in Tennessee. Several of these state parks are located in the...

Letter: Thanks to community for support

Editor: Words cannot begin to express how grateful I am for the out-pouring of love and support I have received from the community, friends, and...

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...

Yager: Let's keep public notices available for all

if( function_exists('ADDTOANY_SHARE_SAVE_KIT') ) { ADDTOANY_SHARE_SAVE_KIT(); } By Ken Yager, State Senator The issue of whether local governments should post public notices on their own internet website...

Sound Off: ATVs on public roads

Should ATVs be allowed on certain public roads at certain times of the year? Our readers respond: I think yes they should be allowed as...

Oden: You can’t take the mortar out of the rock mason

While excavating the foundation for an addition to my home, the contractor encountered buried sandstone ledges and giant boulders. The backhoe and dozer broke...
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