Oden: Granny helped me sell my first magazine article

One of the earliest stories I ever sold to a magazine was a piece about weather folklore. In fact, the article centered on the...

Boyd’s prep for ’18 campaign begins

The worst-kept secret in Tennessee politics appears to be on the verge of being spilled. Randy Boyd's resignation Monday as the state's commissioner of the...

Our View: Hospital will not survive without community buy-in

When news broke that the long-awaited reopening date of Scott County’s hospital had been set for Aug. 8, it didn’t take long for someone...

Oden: Why I picked up a shotgun after four years

The last time I picked up a shotgun and turkey call was four years ago, almost to the day that my last tag was...

Oden: Make sure you have clean drawers when you move

My late wife was always the one who supervised the family’s home relocations. She was the brigadier general of boxing, the captain of caching...

Garrett: Poop and dinner go hand-in-hand with Baby

I had forgotten what it was like to talk about poop over dinner. Except for when our entire family is gathered and I intentionally launch into...

Letter: Manager's salary overstated

Editor: During the March 21 meeting of the Oneida City Council concerning restructuring the Water and Sewer Department, the issue of savings realized by the...

Garrett: Sun doesn’t lie; winter is on borrowed time

In this bleakest, dullest, darkest time of the year, there’s comfort in photoperiodism. Once the winter solstice occurs just before Christmas, the days begin to...

Smith: It’s time to do the right thing

By Tim Smith Let me begin by saying I made a mistake in the naming of the petition that was posted online. The petition was...

Oden: Winter storms now have names with no meaning

If a winter storm is bad enough to have a name, what’s the rationale of nailing it with a moniker that in Latin means...
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