Garrett: No secrecy in the digital realm, but we still talk too much

If you aren’t at least a little bit technologically savvy, the latest scandal involving social media giant Facebook can make your head hurt. In essence,...

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...

Garrett: Yes, as a matter of fact, honey mustard is important

On our way to the coast last week for a much-needed vacation, we stopped by Hardee’s in Ringgold, Ga. — just south of Chattanooga...

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: Vols’ Ward was as humble as he was great

Several years ago, I was taking a young kid to his first college basketball game at Thompson-Boling Arena. It was a bitterly cold January day...

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...

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: NYT’s decision was dangerous and unfair

It’s easy to have an opinion. Taking ownership of one’s opinion is much more difficult. Letters to the editor, a staple of newspapers large and small...
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