Garrett: Nightly trips to Mayberry

Mild insomniacs the world over have their own methods of finding sleep: the age-old tactic of counting sheep, imagining a relaxing scene,...

TDOT is doing us few favors with revised road plans

“Spot improvements” has become the most worrisome phrase in TDOT vocabulary. Under the pretense of throwing a bone to local communities while canceling once-promising highway...

A talk with Santa

By Bob CramptonHello Santa,We need to talk.  Actually, maybe I need to talk and I’d like you to listen.  You see, in 2016, right...

Oden: Shady enjoyment during the shank of the evening

No one in their right mind would argue that air conditioning wasn’t an economic and social game-changer in southern Appalachia. I’ve written before about...

Garrett: Assigning blame amid America’s political war

Writing for the Detroit Free Press on Sunday, Rochelle Riley urged voters to vote against “hate” when they headed to the polls for Tuesday’s...

Garrett: Sears’ demise is continuation of changing times

I can’t help but reminisce about Sears.I’m not old enough to remember the Sears Roebuck heyday, but I do remember sitting down in my grandmother’s...

Garrett: I ain’t afraid of no bear, nor should you be

I heard the bear before I saw it, instantly knew what it was. He was in a thicket, munching on some berries, I was on a...

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...

Garrett: Missing the spirit of September 11

Earlier this year, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) called on supporters to “push back” against anyone associated with President Donald Trump. If you see these...

Garrett: Headed outside? Don’t get ‘quested’!

It is late July, maybe early August, and the forest sits idly in anticipation of the autumnal glory. Everything in the forest gets lazy...
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