Garrett: It's mostly about the lessons learned

I paused to rest Sunday afternoon beneath a knotted and bent white oak tree. A mile’s hike from the nearest road, I’ve been seeing that...

Garrett: N-S's investment in Scott County is a big deal

When Norfolk-Southern’s circa World War I steam engine chugged into town along the N-S line shortly after noon Saturday, it marked the fifth time...

Garrett: We're tethered to those too lazy to dispose of their trash

Saying they’re “fed up” with litter on Scott County’s roadsides, a few Scott Countians have mobilized over the past several weeks to clean up...

Garrett: It's finally topless weather

I stuck my head out the door Easter morning, and was greeted by the sound of chirping birds and — more importantly — the...

Garrett: Our elders did Christmas different, but they did it right

Oneida’s Flonnie Webb Stephens, who will turn 105 in just a few weeks, pens a remembrance of Christmases long past in this week’s edition...

Oden: Avoid unwanted guests by running and hiding

An Appalachian friend called after Christmas to wish me belated happy holidays. After catching up about families and goings-on, he bemoaned the fact that...

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...

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...

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...

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...
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