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Opinion - Columnists

Gaston: Salola and the lost silver mine

Published Jul. 31 2016

Among Winchester's favorite tales was the story of his friend Salola, with whom he camped and hiked over a period...

Greeson: Welcoming a new day at Ooltewah and some Title IX discussion

Published Jul. 30 2016

It's time to welcome a new view on Title IX; not unlike we all welcome the new view from the...

Martin: Welcome to Lookout Mountain. Now leave.

Published Jul. 29 2016

Lookout Mountain is one of the most charming places in the United States. It's beautiful, history laden, iconic and even...


Hart: Conventions this time are unconventional

Published Jul. 29 2016

Donald Trump and his family took charge of the GOP Convention last week. His sons, Donald Trump Jr. and Eric...

Kennedy: International nonprofit looking for Chattanooga-area families willing to adopt

Published Jul. 28 2016

Sharon is a bubbly teenager who is learning to ride a bicycle for the first time.

Greeson: Happy birthday, Mom, and thanks for the next lesson

Published Jul. 26 2016

Beyond her families — her family of blood and her church family of the Blood — my mother loves the...

Summers: The time Johnny Cash was arrested in Walker County

Published Jul. 24 2016

The sheriff had never met the singer before October 1967, when one of his deputies arrested Cash for...

Cook: The most important football game of the season

Published Jul. 24 2016

High school football practice begins this week. For months, they've been lifting off-season weights, running, reviewing film, working up to...

Austin: Don't sacrifice park's green space for museum better suited elsewhere

Published Jul. 24 2016

Chattanooga's acclaim-ed downtown riverside rejuvenation hasn't come easy or quick. Nor, it seems, are all elements of it guaranteed to...

Raines and Bell: Heritage Center will fulfill promise

Published Jul. 24 2016

Yes, the Charles H. Coolidge Medal of Honor Heritage Center should be located in Coolidge Park.

Kennedy: Pokemon Go catches fire

Published Jul. 24 2016

My first exposure to the Pokémon Go game was a conspiratorial request from our two sons, ages 14 and 9.

Martin: Life happens, so don't miss Election Day

Published Jul. 22 2016

Early voting numbers in Hamilton County are embarrassingly low. They're so bad — only 1,864 reported by Monday — I'm...


Hart: Summarizing news stories I didn't get to write about

Published Jul. 22 2016

Hillary Clinton was fired for dishonesty from her role in the Watergate investigation, but she learned a lot about the...

Kennedy: Hope for the helpless through story-telling

Published Jul. 21 2016

Smith, 43, a former nonprofit organization worker and Christian volunteer, had seen first-hand the HIV-AIDs scourge in Africa, the subjugation...

Smith: Questions that need answers

Published Jul. 18 2016

Sometimes in a world that has supposedly evolved to unheard-of heights of intellect and advancement, it seems that too many...

Cook: Love and July 16

Published Jul. 17 2016

They say Mohammad Youssef Abdulazeez — the author and architect of one of worst days in our city's history —...

Kennedy: Photo albums and other personal favorites that have faded away with time

Published Jul. 17 2016

As time passes and you reach the doorstep of senior citizenship, you notice little parts of the culture flaking off.

Griscom: Welcome to Chattanooga, Ronald Reagan

Published Jul. 17 2016

On May 19, 1987, the UTC arena was packed — not for a basketball game, a tractor pull or a...

American veteran from Chattanooga area wins free bathtub-to-shower conversion

Published Jul. 17 2016

Re-Bath and 5 Day Kitchens of Chattanooga and North Georgia announce that retired U.S. Army Spc. Beth A. Lynch is...

Martin: Killing the autopsy report

Published Jul. 15 2016

You remember the Autopsy Report (actual name: Growth and Opportunity Project), issued by the Republican National Committee back in 2013,...

Hart: Obama, the divider-in-chief

Published Jul. 15 2016

In spite of all the facts, the media are again taking a hit off the bong of the Black Lives...


Kennedy: Redshirting moves to kindergarten

Published Jul. 14 2016

Redshirting, a term often associated with college football, is on the lips of many parents of Chattanooga preschoolers this summer.

Smith: America's revolution

Published Jul. 11 2016

Surprisingly, Donald Trump beat GOP primary candidates whose resumes boasted of experience, accomplishments and exposure coveted by so many in...