Folks, get ready for a tax increase ... Its coming. Not just the pay increase for the Finance Director but other spending increases at a time when people are out of work because of COVID 19.
Activism in the cause of something you deeply believe in, when carried out by a private citizen is a noble thing and a precious right of our Republic.
2020 will be an unforgettable, history-making year. Although it will be remembered for the pandemic, I am confident that not all memories of 2020 will be tragic.
As shocking as it was to watch President Trump instructing experts to “look into” the possibility of treating COVID-19 with internal disinfectant and/or UV light, it was only the latest example of his dangerous combination of ignorance and arrogance.
Dear Readers ... How are ya’ll? These are such trying times. We are all trying to cope with such a pandemic as has never been seen in the history of man. It is enough to break your heart. The coronavirus has created another pandemic that I personally feel. In fact, I cry for the victims, and…
I would like to know do our Governor or County Mayor think liberties are something that the state grants the people of the state by decree, or does God grant us our liberties, and doesn’t the Constitution affirm our right to life, liberty and property? And also the Constitution of these Unit…
High school graduations have gotten a lot of attention lately, because if not for the pandemic, another group of 18-year-olds would finally get to “walk,” and accept their diploma and the accompanying cheers.
It has always amazed me how people of various denominations within the Judeo-Christian faith often view Scriptures in a much different doctrinal light than do their friends and neighbors who attend a church down the street with a different denominational name above its door.
Harold Reid had one of the most familiar voices in music history, his songs are still played on classic country radio stations, and yet most folks never knew his name. He died on April 24, 2020, from kidney failure at the age of 80.
I was watching a TV documentary the other night that centered on the ongoing controversy over the Confederate flag and monuments to soldiers from the South who fought and died in that conflict.
Mt. Carmel Elementary School recently received a check from Food City of Church Hill in the amount of $1,151. This donation comes from Food City School Bucks!
We have used the word hero a lot lately in our nation. We have seen lots of courageous acts and nobility of character across Tennessee. Many people among us have made special achievements and displayed incredible abilities. Their personal qualities are regarded as a role model or ideal to be…
Law Day is Friday May 1, 2020, and this year’s theme is “Your Vote, Your Voice, Your Democracy: The 19th Amendment at 100”, that celebrates the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment to the US Constitution in 1920 which provided men and women equal voting rights.
Having been involved in writing about politics in the Deep South in some form or fashion for most of my newspaper career, I have seen it all when it comes to how political parties treat those among their ranks who fail to “toe the party line”.
During this coronavirus pandemic, access to accurate and trustworthy information in your community is as critical to life under quarantine and as sought after as hand sanitizer and face masks.
Theodore Roosevelt’s 1904 presidential address to Congress is famous for bringing us the Roosevelt Corollary, which warned European nations from involving themselves in the affairs of Latin America. What is not as well-known is a small paragraph sandwiched between two other issues. In the ad…
The United States does not have a Chinese Virus problem. It has the fear of one. And yes, I’m using the term Chinese Virus, not what the Chinese Communist Government wants it called.
During the corona-madness lockdown, I watched my favorite movie, The Natural for the gazillionth time. Insanely, that movie still makes me tear up. Due to my late preacher dad’s DNA, I see numerous life lessons and sermons in that movie.
The current coronavirus pandemic has brought a high level of economic uncertainty to the member-owners of Powell Valley Electric Cooperative (PVEC).
(Dear readers ... this column is a modified “re-run” from years gone by, and with Easter coming up Sunday, and with the COVID-19 nightmare hanging over us, I thought that it might bring some measure of peace and comfort to you during this time of worry and uncertainty. — Tommy)
The Appalachian Chestnut Initiative is sorry to report to all those who signed up for chestnut seedlings, that we just received Notice Of Non-delivery.
To say that the last couple of weeks in America had been a trying time would be tantamount to referring to Lake Pontchartrain as a mud puddle, as our beloved nation has had to accept realities we’ve only read about in science fiction stories and put our lives, our jobs, our relationships and…
A usually level-headed Christian conservative lashed out on Facebook, scolding everyone they thought was not taking the coronavirus seriously enough.
KINGSPORT -- In light of the current coronavirus pandemic, John Clark, candidate for US House in Tennessee’s First District, announced his support for legislation that would end our dependence on Chinese supply chains for critical pharmaceuticals.
American Legion Post 21 has continued to make progress on renovation of our facility. As many community organization and individuals have been a part of the process, we wanted to provide an update on our progress and opportunities we are looking at to continue the work for future improvements.