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Opinion - Columnists

Martin: Life happens, so don't miss Election Day

Published Jul. 22 2016

Early voting numbers in Hamilton County are embarrassingly low. They're so bad — only 1,864 reported by Monday — I'm...

Hart: Summarizing news stories I didn't get to write about

Published Jul. 22 2016

Hillary Clinton was fired for dishonesty from her role in the Watergate investigation, but she learned a lot about the...

Kennedy: Hope for the helpless through story-telling

Published Jul. 21 2016

Smith, 43, a former nonprofit organization worker and Christian volunteer, had seen first-hand the HIV-AIDs scourge in Africa, the subjugation...

Smith: Questions that need answers

Published Jul. 18 2016

Sometimes in a world that has supposedly evolved to unheard-of heights of intellect and advancement, it seems that too many...

Cook: Love and July 16

Published Jul. 17 2016

They say Mohammad Youssef Abdulazeez — the author and architect of one of worst days in our city's history —...

Kennedy: Photo albums and other personal favorites that have faded away with time

Published Jul. 17 2016

As time passes and you reach the doorstep of senior citizenship, you notice little parts of the culture flaking off.

Griscom: Welcome to Chattanooga, Ronald Reagan

Published Jul. 17 2016

On May 19, 1987, the UTC arena was packed — not for a basketball game, a tractor pull or a...

American veteran from Chattanooga area wins free bathtub-to-shower conversion

Published Jul. 17 2016

Re-Bath and 5 Day Kitchens of Chattanooga and North Georgia announce that retired U.S. Army Spc. Beth A. Lynch is...

Martin: Killing the autopsy report

Published Jul. 15 2016

You remember the Autopsy Report (actual name: Growth and Opportunity Project), issued by the Republican National Committee back in 2013,...

Hart: Obama, the divider-in-chief

Published Jul. 15 2016

In spite of all the facts, the media are again taking a hit off the bong of the Black Lives...

Kennedy: Redshirting moves to kindergarten

Published Jul. 14 2016

Redshirting, a term often associated with college football, is on the lips of many parents of Chattanooga preschoolers this summer.

Smith: America's revolution

Published Jul. 11 2016

Surprisingly, Donald Trump beat GOP primary candidates whose resumes boasted of experience, accomplishments and exposure coveted by so many in...


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Cook: Coaxing light and goodness out of July 16 tragedy

Published Jul. 10 2016

Love is patient.

Summers: Clemons Brothers Furniture Store

Published Jul. 10 2016

The front page of the Chattanooga News on Nov. 23, 1922, announced with great fanfare the opening of a six-story...

Greeson: Presidential silliness in serious times, and a real Saturday star

Published Jul. 9 2016

A day or so before the worst act of violence against an American police force since 9/11, did you see...

Martin: Conception and the congressional campaign

Published Jul. 8 2016

Can the question 'When exactly does life begin?' substantially influence the outcome of a Republican congressional primary?

Hart: Our Founding Fathers: The original Brexit

Published Jul. 8 2016

Independence Day, a great American tradition, combines three things we like: eating, alcohol and fireworks. Set against the pent-up tension...

Greeson: Questions about our public education? Yeah, we have a few

Published Jul. 7 2016

The Times Free Press and WRCB will host a one-hour panel discussion tonight on local education. What questions would you...

Smith: Independence Day - Define your hyphen

Published Jul. 4 2016

When searching our history books, the lifespan of noteworthy men and women, war campaigns and significant eras are identified with...

Berke: Mayor's Council for Women improving Chattanooga by advocating for women in the workplace

Published Jul. 3 2016

Earlier this year, at a Mayor's Council for Women event, a Chattanooga mom named Kim approached me with a question.

Angle: Being happy in their personal lives makes better workers

Published Jul. 3 2016

As chancellor, I am proud that the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga elected to answer Mayor Andy Berke's request to...


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Kennedy's Family Life: Camp culture in the 21st century

Published Jul. 3 2016

As he prepared for his shower Monday night, my 9-year-old son briefed me on his week at Junior Naturalist Camp...

Cook: The gift of Pat Summitt from one mother to another

Published Jul. 3 2016

It was 2007. The Lady Vols, undefeated at the time, were headed into December with four straight home games in...