Often promised but only occasionally delivered, transparency in government is a great thing.
As the bad weather that rolled through Wednesday morning demonstrated, danger can come quickly to East Tennessee.
Over the past few years, American citizens have repeatedly been reassured by our President and his leadership that “If we like our insurance, we can keep our insurance. If we like our doctor, we can keep our doctor; period.”
Does anyone actually like the spring-forward effect of daylight saving time? Probably not.
I found Sunday’s editorial, “Firm in their faith,” informative. According to a recent poll (conducted by MTSU of 600 Tennessee adults), nearly 80 percent of those responding believe that medical marijuana should be legal in the Volunteer State. Although the scripture was not quoted, I suspect the editorial’s title was a reference to Genesis 1:11.
Common Core is unacceptable. This top-down, bureaucratic takeover of local schools must be stopped.
Q: Do the physicians you know still enjoy being in medicine with all of the changes that are occurring?
With the revelations last year of the federal government’s intrusion into the lives of Americans in the name of national security, something interesting happened.
In spite of a move away from organized religion in much of the country, Tennessee is still firmly evangelical Christian, according to a recent MTSU poll. And that faith shapes the way the state leans on hot-button issues, the finds show.
My brother-in-law, Ronnie Newman, died on Feb. 3. His life insurance policy had not been in effect long enough to pay, and his family was devastated by the cost for his funeral.
Understanding Democrat terminology: Job Lock — A full time job with the benefits that you have had for more than one year and is reasonably secure. Not good.
School systems’ decisions on when to close school for weather events are often roundly criticized.
The litter and trash situation along our county’s byways is unconscionable.
A state debate on the rights of permitted Tennesseans to carry guns in city and municipal parks turned up a notch Thursday.
Last week’s announcement that the long planned archival facility for the Great Smoky Mountains National Park had been approved is great news for fans of the park and local history.
First, Sevierville BOMA (Board of Mayor and Aldermen) decides to add a restaurant tax on the locals. Now they have decided to leave 34,000 citizens out in the cold by dropping the courthouse trolley route.
Want an easy job? Be a meteorologist in San Diego. If you want a challenge, come to East Tennessee.
For over 200 years now men across the western world have dreaded Feb. 14.
From reporter Jeff Farrell’s tireless research on the topic of Seymour’s incorporation over the past two weeks, something has became abundantly clear.
Just as October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and February is the American Heart Awareness month, March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness month. I recommend to you and all of your readers to speak with their primary care doctor about being screened for colon/rectal cancer. Colorectal cancer rates have been decreasing over the last two decades which partly reflects an increase in screening allowing us to detect and remove colorectal polyps before they become cancer.
Governor Bill Haslam’s announcement earlier this week at the State of the State address announcing a bold proposal to make community college and two-year technical college admission free to Tennessee students was a great step toward assuring the state’s economic future.
An MTSU poll released Thursday at the Tennessee Press Association Winter Convention in Nashville revealed almost 60 percent of poll respondents haven't heard of the Common Core education reform effort.
For years, the Pigeon Forge Tigers wrestling team has been the picture of consistency.
By now we are all familiar with the chaos caused when Target credit cards were hacked and information taken on millions of accounts. Sooner or later more large companies will face similar problems.
The President speaks in Nashville on the 30th, in part, to tout Common-Core education from his McGavock High School presidential podium.