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Opinion - Columnists

Smith: Global trade meets art of the deal

Published Dec. 5 2016

Many who are informed are quick to know that our nation's federal debt — the amount spent that exceeds the...

Family Life: School bus safety for the 21st century

Published Dec. 4 2016

It has been almost two weeks since a tragic school bus crash here claimed six young lives and sparked a...

Cook: The warnings on the bus

Published Dec. 4 2016

If your child's bus driver was driving recklessly and erratically, what would you do?


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Googe: President Truman to Desmond Doss: "A greater honor than being President"

Published Dec. 4 2016

For his actions on the Maeda Escarpment, Doss became the first conscientious objector to receive the Medal of Honor on...

BlueCross-BlueShield Foundation genorosity adds sixth Fitness Zone

Published Dec. 4 2016

Thanks to the BlueCross-BlueShield Foundation, we recently celebrated the grand opening of our area's sixth Fitness Zone installed at the...

Greeson: A Signal idea that breaks from status quo

Published Dec. 3 2016

For a lot of Signal Mountain residents, the news that the Town Council is considering a committee review of the...

Martin: Conservatives should be wary of hacking

Published Dec. 2 2016

One way to learn a person's political affiliation really quick is to throw the following line at them and wait...

Hart: Cuba and the untaught lesson on the perils of socialism

Published Dec. 2 2016

Fidel Castro, the 90-year-old communist dictator of Cuba, is dead. After his death, Cuban citizens gathered near Cuba's lone TV...

Greeson: Tragedy brings out best - and worst - from a lot of us [video]

Published Dec. 1 2016

We prayed during the fires in Gatlinburg, Tenn., hoping for rain and help for a man-made act of cowardice that...

Kennedy: Pikeville couple reaches rare diamond wedding anniversary

Published Dec. 1 2016

Albert George, 97, credits his wife's mouth-watering homemade biscuits for the couple's long marriage.

Greeson: Holiday wrapping tradition delivers smiles

Published Nov. 29 2016

After a Thanksgiving holiday filled with family and food — and more than enough in each category — Monday's return...

Cook: The Hallelujahs of Woodmore Strong

Published Nov. 27 2016

Some evenings, after getting home from his shift at the foundry, William Clark will sit on his porch in the...

Kennedy's Family Life: Bring back that lovin' feeling

Published Nov. 27 2016

When you are part of a busy family, time is of the essence. Minutes are important. Hours are precious.

Ramey: Treasure Hunting in the Tennessee Valley

Published Nov. 27 2016

Rumors of silver and gold left by the Cherokees, lost by the Union Army, sunk in the Tennessee River or...

Hussman: How Donald Trump changed political journalism -- another perspective

Published Nov. 27 2016

Walter E. Hussman Jr. is publisher of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and the Chattanooga Times Free Press. He is chairman of...

Hart: The South is back in Sessions

Published Nov. 25 2016

Crawling out of their safe spaces after the election, the media are now advancing the narrative that Trump is running...

Greeson: In a year of great loss we still can be grateful

Published Nov. 24 2016

Happy Thanksgiving.

Kennedy: Multiple sclerosis, the great time thief, held at bay by 95-year-old

Published Nov. 24 2016

Multiple sclerosis is an insidious companion.

Bigham: Tragedy reminds us all of sacred commitment to students, educators

Published Nov. 23 2016

There is no formula or guide for dealing with a tragedy of this magnitude.

Greeson: Can the method be detracting from the message?

Published Nov. 22 2016

We are in a national discourse filled with venom.

Smith: Thanksgiving: It's a way of life

Published Nov. 21 2016

Our day of giving thanks originated, officially, with President George Washington's declaration issued 227 years ago.

Gerber: News in a time of division

Published Nov. 20 2016

On Monday, the Times Free Press published a stand-alone photo (a photo with no story) of two men using leaf...

Cook: Trump and the repulsed vote: part two

Published Nov. 20 2016

In these divided days, let us take three steps toward each other.