Editorial: Proposed tourism cuts will impact rural Tennessee

In his amended budget proposal last week, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam moved to slash an additional $2 million from the state’s tourism advertising budget,...

Garrett: Our guests realize what we’ve got

Over the next several days, several thousand visitors will stream into Scott County for the holiday weekend. They’ll come from Indiana and Ohio, Georgia and...

Sound Off: Should TN expand TennCare?

if( function_exists('ADDTOANY_SHARE_SAVE_KIT') ) { ADDTOANY_SHARE_SAVE_KIT(); } Should Tennessee expand its Medicaid program, TennCare, under provisions of the federal health care reform act? We asked our...

Oden: There’s nothing wrong with redneck fishing

Howell Raines, former New York Times executive editor and author of several books on fly-fishing and politics, always impressed me, not always positively. He...

Oden: Coffee club in crosshairs of city council

“Lord help us. Local government has targeted the coffee club!” The cell phone signal was weak, and the voice of the caller muffled. I could...

Few make lemonade out of lemons like former Vol Johnson

"The moment I figured out that it didn’t matter what happened in my life, God has a plan and is in control, life didn’t...

Garrett: A bloodless crusade? Chick-fil-A invades NYC

The New Yorker has a problem with Chick-fil-A. Why? Mainly because the company’s corporate purpose begins with the words “to glorify God.” The (somewhat) weekly magazine is...

Oden: 'Amazing Ones' weren't hindered by age, infirmity

if( function_exists('ADDTOANY_SHARE_SAVE_KIT') ) { ADDTOANY_SHARE_SAVE_KIT(); } I will call them the Amazing Ones, two uncles who because of age and infirmity some would write off...
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