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Opinion - Columnists

Kennedy: Local family looks for help after roof falls in

Published Jan. 12 2017

Some needs are basic and as old as mankind: Food, clothes, shelter.

Greeson: Tragic school bus crash a symptom of larger problem

Published Jan. 10 2017

The Hamilton County Board of Education will, by all accounts, consider examining better options for bus transportation for its students.

Smith: Time for GOP to govern with results

Published Jan. 9 2017

The election cycles of 2006 and 2008 saw the rise of candidates for both chambers of the U.S. Congress, incumbents...

Cook: What do we owe Keoshia Ford?

Published Jan. 8 2017

There have been too many funerals like this in our city. Mostly black folks in the pews. The body in...

Family Life: Lost wallet, cracked iPad, broken heart

Published Jan. 8 2017

Among our jobs as parents is to teach our kids how to manage disappointment. Or, as the 'serenity prayer' says:...

Local History Column: William Posey Silva, noted Chattanooga artist

Published Jan. 8 2017

William Silva, popularly known as Billy, was born in Savannah, Ga., on Oct. 23, 1859. The grandson of a Portuguese...

Greeson: Lawsuits, snow days and advance studies of emojis

Published Jan. 7 2017

Around these parts we have survived a lot.

Lundy: Tone Deaf

Published Jan. 7 2017

To all liberals — especially those in Hollyweed — whose heads are still exploding over the election of Donald Trump,...

Martin: A Lesson from the 'It' city to Gig City

Published Jan. 6 2017

Last week I clicked on a [Nashville] Tennessean opinion piece that kept popping up in my Facebook feed. It was...

Greeson: UT band petition latest silly form of slacktivism

Published Jan. 5 2017

So we have come to this.

Kennedy: Random acts of theft and kindness

Published Jan. 5 2017

Tommy and Nora Cook, who are both in their 60s, scrape by on about $1,200 a month in government ...

Smith: Here's an idea for the new year: Let's try parenting

Published Jan. 2 2017

The afternoon following Christmas, I first read the local story of Hamilton Place mall's encounter with fireworks mistaken for gunfire....


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Cook: Is universal, 24/7 internet access ruining our peace of mind?

Published Jan. 1 2017

Want a more peaceful year? More calm and less chaos in 2017 than 2016?

Family Life: Looking back so we can do better as we move forward

Published Jan. 1 2017

Relaxing in my favorite chair on Christmas Day, I noticed a blur pass through my peripheral vision.

Chattanooga History Column: The sweetest music this side of Heaven

Published Jan. 1 2017

'Guy Lombardo, Royal Canadians Bring 'Big Band' Sound to Tivoli,' heralded the April 24, 1969, Chattanooga Times article, which described...

2016: The Year in Editorial Cartoons

Published Jan. 1 2017

2016 Year in cartoons

Greeson: Wishes for better for our local leaders in 2017

Published Dec. 31 2016

Before we get to today's discussion, I want to say thanks to all of you.

Hart: A look back at 2016

Published Dec. 30 2016

Here is my annual look back at the year coming to a close:

Martin: Thomas Sowell: A legend retires

Published Dec. 30 2016

One of my favorite memories from my adolescence is spending time with my dad each morning as he cooked breakfast...

Steele: Polytechnic Academy offers great example for Hamilton County

Published Dec. 30 2016

As the vice president of policy and education for the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce, one of my roles is...

Greeson: Late 2015 Ooltewah nightmare felt throughout '16

Published Dec. 29 2016

It has been a whirlwind of heartbreak over the last 18 months.


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Kennedy: Chattanooga's first baby of 1917 set to turn 100

Published Dec. 29 2016

Blanche Pilcher was the first baby born in Chattanooga on New Year's Day 1917, clocking in at 90 seconds past...

Smith: In 2017, vow to read more

Published Dec. 26 2016

Social media has absolutely changed our communication.