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Opinion - Columnists

OPINION: Counting the days for Chattanooga Prep [photos]

Published Apr. 23 2017

On Feb. 14, one of the most radiant, gallantly promising ideas landed on the desk of Hamilton County Schools Interim...

Local History Column: Chattanooga in struggle for freedom during Civil War

Published Apr. 23 2017

With the Emancipation Proclamation failing to end the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln ordered the wholesale recruitment of African-Americans for the...

Kennedy: Things I know because I'm a dad

Published Apr. 23 2017

There was a time in my 30s when I felt like a confirmed bachelor.


Dade Senior Center crafters help improve center and Dade County

Published Apr. 23 2017

The Dade Senior Center crafters have been busy making 41 adult bibs and 102 rice bags for local nursing home...

Krauthammer: With North Korea, we do have cards to play

Published Apr. 23 2017

The crisis with North Korea may appear trumped up. It's not.

Greeson: School budgets, strange and high-volume jobs, signs of inspiration

Published Apr. 22 2017

I have been less than thrilled with the news coming from the leadership of the Hamilton County Department of Education...

Martin: Demetrus Coonrod's second chance

Published Apr. 21 2017

Much of Chattanooga got a jolt last Wednesday when a local report made the rounds detailing the troubled past of...

Hart: Lil' Kim's failure to launch

Published Apr. 21 2017

Another saber rattling exhibition by North Korea happened last weekend. Scared by Trump's bombing of Syria and Afghanistan, evil dictator...

Greeson: As far as passing taxes goes, a gas tax will bring relief

Published Apr. 20 2017

On three different pages of Wednesday's Times Free Press, there were stories detailing the growing issues with our roads.

Kennedy: Requiem for a soldier 155 years later

Published Apr. 20 2017

James Mason Anderson, a Confederate soldier, died from a blast to the face at the Battle of Shiloh, one of...

Smith: A lesson for America

Published Apr. 20 2017

One evening in 1966, attorney Herb Kelleher joined his friend, Rollin King, for a drink...

Greeson: June Griffin or Colin Kaepernick? They're kind of the same

Published Apr. 18 2017

When it comes to being a lightning rod and protester, June Griffin is Colin Kaepernick, and vice versa.

Smith: P.C. gone too far

Published Apr. 17 2017

A few weeks ago, this space explored the importance of so-called soft skills that can transcend talent when present in...

Local History Column: October 1918, Chattanooga paralyzed by Spanish flu epidemic

Published Apr. 16 2017

In the fall of 1918, World War I was a few months into its fifth year and had become a...

Cook: To talk of schools is to talk of jails

Published Apr. 16 2017

Hamilton County faces what seems like an economic and ethical crossroads.

Kennedy: Cherishing father, son bonding

Published Apr. 16 2017

Sometimes the 10-year-old and the 58-year-old in our house butt heads.

Gerber: Quality journalism that serves the community

Published Apr. 16 2017

Journalism's top prizes were awarded Monday, and among the winners was "The Panama Papers," a series of stories that used...

Bruce Baird & Co. supports Children's Hospital with style and purpose

Published Apr. 16 2017

The employees at Bruce Baird & Co. clothing store decided to decorate the front window of the Broad Street store...

Kerns: Prison didn't diminish Coonrod; neither will stale news

Published Apr. 15 2017

When a media report detailing Chattanooga Councilwoman-Elect Demetrus Coonrod's past run-ins with the law was posted on Wednesday afternoon, she...

Greeson: United folks wouldn't come after occupant of seat 6A

Published Apr. 15 2017

We all are aware of the doctor who got bloodied when he would not leave the United Airlines flight earlier...

Martin: American Dream redefined

Published Apr. 14 2017

What is your definition of the American Dream?

Hart: Democrats have mastered the great conflation

Published Apr. 14 2017

We all kept looking for the evidence that, as the Democrats and their media kept saying, Donald Trump was in...

Greeson: Area students making history by competing in history

Published Apr. 13 2017

McCallie's six place- winners were the most of any high school in the competition and the most for McCallie in...