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Opinion - Columnists

Kennedy's Life Stories: Grand slam for St. Jude

Published Mar. 30 2017

Morgan Crawford, 17, can throw a softball with such withering velocity that she has earned a scholarship to play college...

Greeson: Some Longhorn writing lessons are better than breakfast

Published Mar. 28 2017

Raise your hand if you have blasted a media outlet in, say, the last month.

Smith: E Pluribus Unum - or not

Published Mar. 27 2017

That motto was submitted to the Continental Congress in August 1776 in the process of developing a seal of the...

Chattanooga History Column: The legacy of Anna Safley Houston

Published Mar. 26 2017

Anna Safley Houston was married and divorced at least nine times, a hair tonic model, a buyer for Macy's and...

Kennedy's Family Life: Learning to shut up and be kind

Published Mar. 26 2017

An interesting thing about growing older is that your character flaws eventually bubble up to the surface.

Ruffner: Reducing the cost of Medicare, Medicaid and the VA

Published Mar. 26 2017

Fifty years ago, health care consumed about 5 percent of the gross national product. Now we spend 17.5 percent, and...

Community center benefits from local donation

Published Mar. 26 2017

The patients and staff at Erlanger's Dodson Avenue Community Health Center would like to thank Jesse Wilson and his staff...

Greeson: Arkansas misfire, Fatt-anooga, Snot your average diner and Cold-case kudos

Published Mar. 25 2017

Hey, when in doubt, let's not follow the lead of Arkansas. Deal? Deal.

Martin: Could the Trump budget stimulate civic engagement?

Published Mar. 24 2017

Last Thursday, I was minding my own business, thoroughly invested in the the first day of the NCAA men's basketball...

Hart: Gorsuch and such

Published Mar. 24 2017

Spring is the time of year when we have NCAA March Madness, which reminds us that Butler really is a...

Kennedy: Where's the Greatest Generation when we need it?

Published Mar. 23 2017

I had an epiphany this week while interviewing a 99-year-old man: The generation that journalist Tom Brokaw dubbed the Greatest...

Greeson: Adding some items to the school superintendent job description

Published Mar. 23 2017

So, the search firm hired to look for arguably the most important Hamilton County employee is having a hard time...

Greeson: Turning March Madness into April gladness

Published Mar. 21 2017

How's your tournament bracket?

Smith: Spending but not saving

Published Mar. 20 2017

America's got personal debt and cash flow problems.

Opinion: What Howard High teens can teach Hamilton County officials

Published Mar. 19 2017

Wednesday afternoon's baseball game at Howard School wasn't cold. Sure, it was barely 40 degrees, with a bitter wind, but...

Robinson: Coming together to create the school budget

Published Mar. 19 2017

As you sit and listen to school board discussions about Hamilton County Schools' budget, it's tough to have a discussion...

Kennedy: The power of the pout

Published Mar. 19 2017

Never underestimate the power of the pout.

Chattanooga History Column: Harriet Whiteside was ahead of her time

Published Mar. 19 2017

Harriet Leonora Straw was born May 3, 1824, in Wytheville, Va., and educated at the Moravian School in Salem, N.C....

BASF invests in local STEM education with Engineering Week donations

Published Mar. 19 2017

In honor of Chattanooga Engineers Week, BASF joined business and community leaders at the 2017 E-Week kickoff luncheon and banquet...

Greeson: Thinking about Blockbuster, Christy's Super party, more college kids than ever

Published Mar. 18 2017

Yes, it's been really cold outside.

Martin: Can the GOP claim City Hall?

Published Mar. 17 2017

Chattanooga city elections were March 7 — roughly a week and a half ago, which in the age of the...


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Hart: Isolated from the real world, liberal colleges continue to embarrass

Published Mar. 17 2017

Back when I was in college, a "rager" was a wild party. Now the only "ragers" college kids have is...

Greeson: Forget sound bites, let's find school solutions

Published Mar. 16 2017

The Hamilton County Commission and the Hamilton County Board of Education got together Tuesday night, and other than being elected...