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Opinion - Columnists

Martin: Here's a secret to success

Published Jul. 28 2017

From my own experience, I know beyond the shadow of a doubt that I am living the fullest life I...

Hart: Political Divisiveness

Published Jul. 28 2017

For the kids out there, once upon a time Democrats and Republicans worked together for the betterment of the country....

Kennedy: WDEF Sunday DJ on the job for 35 years

Published Jul. 27 2017

When he was a boy growing up in Ringgold, Ga., in the 1960s, John Wesley Smith would listen to country...


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Local History Column: Chattanooga Power Couple

Published Jul. 23 2017

Newell Sanders and Corinne Dodds met at Indiana State University, where they were members of the school's first coeducational class....

Cook: Operation Song

Published Jul. 23 2017

Back in Iraq, they hide bombs inside trash, and trash is everywhere. On the roadside. In ditches. Outside homes.

Kennedy: 10 things worth missing from the '70s

Published Jul. 23 2017

Quick, what decade are we in?

Morning Pointe's 'Longest Day' car wash raises cash for a cause

Published Jul. 23 2017

Residents, associates and volunteers at Morning Pointe of Chattanooga at Shallowford and The Lantern at Morning Pointe Alzheimer's Center of...

Greeson: Law lessons, banning embraceable bears, and more

Published Jul. 22 2017

Friends, sometimes the most important lessons are the most obvious lessons.

Martin: Does big government kill civic engagement?

Published Jul. 21 2017

In closing a column the other week, I teased the idea that since most Americans don't like their political options,...

Hart: The Texas two-step into the transgender bathroom non-issue

Published Jul. 21 2017

Hey Texas, here's a Prince of an idea: No matter the new bathroom laws, let's potty like it's 1999.

Fisher: Tennessee museum leaders should read the state constitution

Published Jul. 20 2017

The recent account of a state worker snatching a meeting agenda packet from a news reporter's hands was a low...

Smith: Building the smartest community in the South

Published Jul. 20 2017

We've heard a lot recently about the Chattanooga 2.0 initiative, an inspired and optimistic project that bodes well for the...

Kennedy: No looking over this 4-leaf clover

Published Jul. 20 2017

Five Hooie brothers from Pulaski, Tenn., served their country in wartime. All five returned home safely.

Greeson: Let's celebrate Saturday stars on a Thursday

Published Jul. 20 2017

The family is headed out of town this weekend — and with a lot of things to get to before...

Greeson: Yet again, county leaders thinking about credit more than kids

Published Jul. 18 2017

The Chattanooga City Council is going to pitch a resolution today asking the state of Tennessee not to take over...

Smith: Medicaid for all; what single-payer really looks like

Published Jul. 17 2017

Americans have single-payer health care insurance now, and no, it's not Medicare. Medicare is the health insurance coverage funded by...

Cook: Dear Monk

Published Jul. 16 2017

How free are we in America?

Kennedy: Encountering the Braves' new world

Published Jul. 16 2017

In the summer of 1969, my Middle Tennessee family of four stopped in Atlanta on the way to Florida to...

Chattanooga History Column: 'Somewhere in France'

Published Jul. 16 2017

He survived the war and came back to Chattanooga. His daughters, Anne Smith and Bonnie Bryant, donated his diary, his...

Newsom: How to better communicate with those who have different opinions

Published Jul. 16 2017

Want to influence your boss' decision about an upcoming sales proposal? Persuade a colleague to support a shift in a...

Chattanooga Police Department seargents recognized for lifesaving efforts

Published Jul. 16 2017

At the Chattanooga City Council, Hamilton County EMS Deputy Chief John Combes gave a special presentation about two Chattanooga police...

Greeson: Being true to your name and schools

Published Jul. 15 2017

OK, gang, we have been out of the office this week. Spent a lot of time outside of Birmingham chatting...

Martin: 5 Chattanoogans who should run for office

Published Jul. 14 2017

Chattanooga suffers no shortage of impressive young professional talent. For a city this size, we are blessed with an inordinate...