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.

Garrett: Sports are beneficial to our youth

Is there a better tool than youth sports for helping our children build confidence, develop social skills, and learn life lessons? I would argue that youth sports are close to...

Oden: Old Dixie was a route of migration and hope

The procession of travelers amazed farmers and residents along the old Dixie Highway in rural Tennessee during the 1930s. They came walking, hitch-hiking, biking, on horseback and wagons and in...

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