Our Viewpoint: Enough is enough

Oneida Family Motel is a haven for crime. If its owners are unwilling or unable to clean it up, its time to take the next step

Garrett: Stay out! This is my room!

If twins are supposed to share some sort of special sibling bond, mine apparently didn’t get the memo. My son has a heart approximately the...

Garrett: Disruptors hurt the rest of us

Congressman Jimmy Duncan, a Knoxville Republican who represents Tennessee’s 2nd District in the U.S. House of Representatives, has been catching a lot of flack...

Garrett: We've come full circle on religion

As I was writing this week’s story, “Faith on Their Sleeve” (see page A1), I was reminded of something my great-grandfather Hobert Wright said...

Oden: Ministering to the forlorn at Walmart

Babe works the midnight shift at Walmart. He says it’s the best time to help those in need. He uses kind words and verses...

Roy: A farewell to Freeman

I can’t remember the first time I saw Freeman Walker, but I’ll never forget our last conversation. I guess it’s been 30 years or more...

Editorial: Make Halloween safe for all

The streets of Scott County will be teeming this evening (Thursday) with ghosts, goblins and an assortment of the undead, as thousands of local...

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...

Garrett: Mike Cross wasn't your typical sheriff

Two things I can tell you about Mike Cross: He was a John Wayne fan, and he was a man of faith. To see the...

Oden: Yearning for days when fat made grannies proud

One of my co-workers, a young man with a buffed physique and bulging muscles, became a minor celebrity at our employee health fair when...
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