Oden: John Glenn showed us how to soar

I had not heard about his passing. Don’t know how I missed it, the death of one of my boyhood heroes and icons. Finally a friend sent me the link...

Garrett: Would better shampoo make men’s hair hold on longer?

Have you ever noticed that the number of bald women is far disproportionate to the number of bald men? I don’t see many bald women, but I know lots of...

Our View: Senate committee was right to reject ATV fee bill

It’s a bit ironic that the Tennessee Senate’s Transportation & Safety Committee was looking out for non-residents of Scott County when it rejected a bill that would have established...

Garrett: Nancy Swain Watters walk should serve as a reminder

It is likely that some of the children who were assembled for Friday’s Nancy Swain Watters Memorial Walk have suffered some form of abuse. Statistics say that you can’t...

Garrett: Nancy Swain Watters Walk should serve as a reminder

It is likely that some of the children who were assembled for Friday’s Nancy Swain Watters Memorial Walk have suffered some form of abuse. Statistics say that you can’t...

Garrett: Being social isn’t all it’s cracked up to be

At some point, we — as a society — are going to reevaluate our fascination with social media. We’re bound to, because the course that Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, et...

Our View: Trump’s proposed budget would be devastating for Scott County

There’s no point in mincing words: President Trump’s proposed budget for 2018 would be devastating to Scott County and other rural communities in Tennessee, as well as in most...

Oden: Sucker run was a rite of passage

The river ran fast and frigid, ice chunks rattling the wooden skiff’s sides as my father navigated between snowy banks with a pair of oars. My uncle perched in...

Garrett: The importance of Sunshine Week

This week, journalists across America are celebrating Sunshine Week. Except it really isn’t as much a celebration as it is an effort to make Americans aware of the importance...

Our View: Who pays for Litton Covered Bridge Road?

Scott County has won its legal battle to keep Litton Covered Bridge Road open. Now it must be prepared to pay for it.

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