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Opinion - Columnists

Greeson: Ooltewah case deserves more than four minutes from school officials

Published Jan. 9 2016

Like many, I was less than impressed that the Hamilton County Board of Education and schools Superintendent Rick Smith allowed...

Martin: Oregon and the problem with misdiagnosed "terrorism"

Published Jan. 8 2016

You're probably now familiar with the name Ammon Bundy, the "militia" leader whose team of "patriots" has holed up for...

Hart: The uncle your parents warned you about

Published Jan. 8 2016

It is time I stop railing at politicians and start making fun of my family again. The focus groups who...

Kennedy: Finding truth in a fortune cookie

Published Jan. 7 2016

One of the joys of aging in place as a journalist is seeing stories unfold across generations.

Greeson: School leaders, it's time to lead after Ooltewah mess

Published Jan. 7 2016

The Hamilton County Board of Education met Wednesday night trying to find answers in an unfathomable scenario.

Greeson: Outrage at Ooltewah now calls for action

Published Jan. 5 2016

The outrage may never subside. Nor should it.

Nerbun: Sports culture needs more character focus

Published Jan. 5 2016

In the wake of the reported aggravated rape incident involving Ooltewah High School's basketball team, one cannot help but recall...

Smith: 'Preparing the kid for the path'

Published Jan. 4 2016

The capture and legal dealings of the convicted "affluenza" teen who killed four people in a horrific drunk-driving case offers...

Cook: 2016, the year of living unafraid

Published Jan. 3 2016

Is this what the '60s felt like?

Kennedy: Boy toys and the suburban arms race

Published Jan. 3 2016

OK, it's time for the kids to go back to school.

Hartmann: Times Free Press president is thankful for community's support

Published Jan. 3 2016

It is hard to believe that it has been a year since I began my role here in Chattanooga as...

Elliott: A remarkable shot by Rebels under seige

Published Jan. 3 2016

With the Southern Confederacy reeling from multiple military disasters in summer of 1863, President Jefferson Davis set aside Aug. 21,...

Hart: A year of watching Trump, Hillary, ISIS

Published Jan. 1 2016

Here's my annual look back at the year just past:

Martin: All quiet on the third district front

Published Jan. 1 2016

Chuck Fleischmann must've been on Santa's nice list this year. After three bruising GOP primary battles for Tennessee's 3rd District...

Mark Kennedy's Life Stories: Ship's bell finds a home, a purpose

Published Dec. 31 2015

One hundred years ago, the USS Chattanooga was a proud ship. It was as long as a football field and...

Greeson: Ooltewah attack leaves pain, questions and prayers for the victim

Published Dec. 31 2015

My heart aches for the 15-year-old Ooltewah High School student who was reportedly assaulted by his teammates while away at...

Greeson: Hopefully reported link between Peyton Manning, HGH false

Published Dec. 29 2015

It broke right after Christmas, and the ripples of the subject matter were matched only by the powers of the...

Smith: Political Deception Created Today's Dysfunction

Published Dec. 28 2015

In the world of politics, policies and "principled governance," the American public has reached a level of cynicism and distrust...

2015 year in cartoons

Published Dec. 27 2015

2015 year in cartoons

Wiedmer: 2015 not bad could have been better

Published Dec. 27 2015

As we prepare to leave 2015 behind, a few points seem irrefutable. From the what-you'd-like-to-take-back department, nothing can probably top...

Cook: The ongoing Noel of Cameron Bean

Published Dec. 27 2015

It was there, on the afternoon of Sept. 19 — 99 days ago — that Alan Outlaw saw Cameron Bean...

Summers: When 'Lucky Lindy' landed in Chattanooga

Published Dec. 27 2015

Before Lovell Field opened in 1930, two grass strips handled air traffic for the city.

Martin: Wishing for a proper presidency

Published Dec. 25 2015

Let's imagine that within the past seven(ish) years you started paying attention to American government and politics for the first...