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Opinion - Columnists

Kennedy: Signal Mountain woman turns old wedding dresses into burial gowns for babies

Published Mar. 29 2018

There is heartache in the scale.

Greeson: Georgia looking for a needle in a mountain of straws

Published Mar. 27 2018

OK, we'll start. Georgia, keep your dang straws out of the Tennessee River.

Dallimore: Why 'just a kid' walked out

Published Mar. 27 2018

Here is an explanation of why I, just a kid, on March 14 walked out of the school I love...

Smith: Opioids and the science behind them

Published Mar. 26 2018

The opioid crisis is a key topic in our nation. The number dying from opioid overdoses equates to about a...

Kennedy: It's official. Amazon Prime R Us

Published Mar. 25 2018

Our family generally latches onto the tail end of trends.

Butcher: Girls urged to see the spark in STEM careers

Published Mar. 25 2018

A letter to all Chattanooga middle school and high school girls:

Cook: What's the future of homelessness here?

Published Mar. 25 2018

A few weeks ago, as Chattanooga Police Department Chief David Roddy spoke to city council members about a growing panhandling...

Maintain beauty of Lake Chickamauga and more letters to the editors

Published Mar. 25 2018

Most people in Chattanooga are unaware that they are sitting on a gold mine: Chickamauga Lake. This is one of...

Bledsoe: The fiery truce at Kennesaw Mountain

Published Mar. 25 2018

For 20 long minutes on the morning of June 27, 1864, the artillery of federal Maj. Gen. George H. Thomas'...

Good Deed: Warm Coats for Cool Kidz

Published Mar. 25 2018

The Rotary Club of Chattanooga Hamilton Place has partnered with Operation Warm for the past eight years to provide local...

Greeson: Broad school board meeting, lifting all students, not-so-good Knights, thanks Dr. Gallagher

Published Mar. 24 2018

Apparently everything this side of Russian meddling was covered at the Hamilton County Board of Education meeting Thursday night.

Hart: Hillary slips after trashing American voters in India

Published Mar. 23 2018

Liberals manufacture one thing well: pious outrage.


Greeson: Talented young people come up through all educational tracks

Published Mar. 22 2018

Have you noticed the similarly clad young people walking around downtown this week?

Kennedy: What to say when a baby dies

Published Mar. 22 2018

In the anguished and disorienting moments after the death or stillbirth of an infant, Lisa Cahill's whispering voice often becomes...

Pace: Rep. Black should choose children over glider trucks

Published Mar. 21 2018

Just the other day, as my children and I were sitting in traffic on U.S. 27, stuck behind an old...

Levine: Pandora's box of hate

Published Mar. 20 2018

Russian President Putin got my attention when he recently suggested that Jews with Russian citizenship might have interfered in the...

Greeson: Here's a hope that is the full 2.0 movement for Johnson, Hamilton County Schools

Published Mar. 20 2018

Wow, as someone who has frequently been puzzled by and at times critical of Hamilton County Schools system leadership, last...

Daniels: Tennessee's road and infrastructure systems are a problem shared across the state

Published Mar. 19 2018

Counties across Tennessee are faced with a growing backlog of transportation projects, estimated at $10 billion in January 2017.

Smith: Does customer service count?

Published Mar. 19 2018

There's an old adage, "the customer is king!" Without customers, you have no reason to be in business. Customer service...

Steffen: Violent media and video games - a critical piece in America's puzzle of violence

Published Mar. 18 2018

I am a parent. I am a physician though not a pediatrician or psychiatrist. However, over the last several years,...

Kennedy: Quarter Pounders are comfort food

Published Mar. 18 2018

With all the change that swirls around us these days, it's good to have a few constants in your life...

Cook: A way to choose life over death

Published Mar. 18 2018

The state of Florida recently announced it would seek the death penalty against Nikolas Cruz, the accused mass shooter in...

Shavin: Everything I don't know about everything

Published Mar. 18 2018

It is a great myth of childhood that adults understand everything, or if not everything, then at least math, and...