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Opinion - Columnists

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.

Family Life: Can you pass the Tennessee driver's license exam?

Published Nov. 20 2016

My older son turned 15 years old last month, a milestone birthday that can mean only one thing: It's time...


Gaston: Chattanooga's first Thanksgiving, 1863

Published Nov. 20 2016

On Oct. 3, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed the first official Thanksgiving holiday on the fourth Thursday of every November...

First Volunteer Bank bake sale benefits the 6th Cavalry Museum

Published Nov. 20 2016

To celebrate Veterans Day and give back to the community, First Volunteer Bank in Fort Oglethorpe conducted a bake sale...

Cooper: Voting Our Values

Published Nov. 20 2016

The Hamilton County precinct map from the 2016 presidential election looks a lot like a strawberry danish with blueberry jam...

Greeson: School control, Covenant protests and cheers for Will Hunt and organ donors

Published Nov. 19 2016

It was interesting this week when the Hamilton County Board of Education voted 8-1 to turn over athletic facilities at...

Martin: The laziness of modern American liberalism

Published Nov. 18 2016

After the 2008 presidential election, and especially after 2012, it was all the rage for pundits to pen obituaries for...

Hart: The conceded media is obsessed with race

Published Nov. 18 2016

The big losers in this presidential election were the leftist mainstream media — in short, the media. They were willfully...

Greeson: A 'post-truth' saying good riddance to 2016

Published Nov. 17 2016

I started this with the thought of writing about how bad 2016 has been. Since it is a week before...

Kennedy: Lost locket finds its way home

Published Nov. 17 2016

Joye Wessells, a Signal Mountain widow, was reading the Times Free Press at her kitchen table last Thursday morning when...

Smith: Offering Hamilton County students a moral compass

Published Nov. 17 2016

I recently witnessed an extraordinary event at Sale Creek Middle/High School as the community met at the common-use gymnasium to...


Greeson: After election madness, time to get back to schools

Published Nov. 15 2016

Last week, all of us were consumed with the election.

Loftin: Election grief will take stages

Published Nov. 14 2016

On Wednesday, Democrats found themselves afflicted with the political equivalent of the seven stages of grief: shock or disbelief, denial,...

Smith: 2016 election lessons reverberate in the street

Published Nov. 14 2016

In urban areas around the nation that were clearly strongholds of Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party, protests occurred after...

Cook: Trump and the repulsed vote

Published Nov. 13 2016

Many of you voted for Trump. For a proudly racist fringe, doing so was a joy. Yet others? You were...

Kennedy: Nielsen asks my opinion and now my fingers are tired from voting

Published Nov. 13 2016

I just received a dollar bill in the mail.

Good Deed: Walk to fight epilepsy November 19

Published Nov. 13 2016

One in 50 children has epilepsy, and one such child is Satchel, who lives with his family on Signal Mountain.

Elliott: Chattanooga's greatest flood caught city unaware

Published Nov. 13 2016

Several of Hamilton County's older residents remember the flood that occurred in 1973. Three days of heavy rain in March...

Greeson: A Veterans Day thanks when we need it most

Published Nov. 12 2016

Thank you, great American soldiers and sailors and aviators and all other military personnel who put on a uniform so...

Martin: NeverTrump after Election Day?

Published Nov. 11 2016

Many of my conservative friends have thrown their hands up in frustration at my decision to vote third party this...

Hart: A new day in America -- now what?

Published Nov. 11 2016

The hard-fought presidential election is, mercifully, over. Now Americans can relax, stop despising each other for how they voted and...

Greeson: Happy Election Day -- now, how do we fix this?

Published Nov. 8 2016

Walking around downtown Monday — 24 hours before E-day — it felt like almost any other day.