Few make lemonade out of lemons like former Vol Johnson

"The moment I figured out that it didn’t matter what happened in my life, God has a plan and is in control, life didn’t...

Garrett: Thanksgiving deserves its own day

It seems as though there has been more chatter — much of it a sort of righteously indignant chatter — about the infringement of...

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,...

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...

Letter: Dispatcher will be impossible to replace

if( function_exists('ADDTOANY_SHARE_SAVE_KIT') ) { ADDTOANY_SHARE_SAVE_KIT(); } Editor: A few weeks ago Scott County lost one of its most outstanding citizens with the death of Fonda Bowling...

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: 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,...

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...

Editorial: Proposed tourism cuts will impact rural Tennessee

In his amended budget proposal last week, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam moved to slash an additional $2 million from the state’s tourism advertising budget,...

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...
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