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Opinion - Columnists

Hart: Men And women's relationships in evolving PC world

Published Apr. 28 2017

Many became offended by the feminine term "Mother of All Bombs." Libs are even angrier that we still have "midget...

Greeson: Catching up with the 'Dude, you're getting a Dell' dude

Published Apr. 27 2017

Ben Curtis has reached a level of celebrity success few will know. The 1999 McCallie School graduate became the face...

Kennedy: Tips for helping teenage children

Published Apr. 27 2017

For 30 years, Floyd and Deborah Richardson have been house parents at Bethel Bible Village, a Christian group home off...

Greeson: A moment of thanks for 212 Market

Published Apr. 25 2017

It's been a tough week for markets on Market Street.

Smith: We must do better for our veterans

Published Apr. 24 2017

Last Wednesday, President Donald Trump was surrounded by a group of military veterans in the Roosevelt Room in the White...

Cook: Counting the days for Chattanooga Prep [photos]

Published Apr. 23 2017

On Feb. 14, one of the most radiant, gallantly promising ideas landed on the desk of Hamilton County Schools Interim...

Local History Column: Chattanooga in struggle for freedom during Civil War

Published Apr. 23 2017

With the Emancipation Proclamation failing to end the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln ordered the wholesale recruitment of African-Americans for the...

Kennedy: Things I know because I'm a dad

Published Apr. 23 2017

There was a time in my 30s when I felt like a confirmed bachelor.

Krauthammer: With North Korea, we do have cards to play

Published Apr. 23 2017

The crisis with North Korea may appear trumped up. It's not.

Dade Senior Center crafters help improve center and Dade County

Published Apr. 23 2017

The Dade Senior Center crafters have been busy making 41 adult bibs and 102 rice bags for local nursing home...

Greeson: School budgets, strange and high-volume jobs, signs of inspiration

Published Apr. 22 2017

I have been less than thrilled with the news coming from the leadership of the Hamilton County Department of Education...

Martin: Demetrus Coonrod's second chance

Published Apr. 21 2017

Much of Chattanooga got a jolt last Wednesday when a local report made the rounds detailing the troubled past of...


Hart: Lil' Kim's failure to launch

Published Apr. 21 2017

Another saber rattling exhibition by North Korea happened last weekend. Scared by Trump's bombing of Syria and Afghanistan, evil dictator...

Greeson: As far as passing taxes goes, a gas tax will bring relief

Published Apr. 20 2017

On three different pages of Wednesday's Times Free Press, there were stories detailing the growing issues with our roads.

Kennedy: Requiem for a soldier 155 years later

Published Apr. 20 2017

James Mason Anderson, a Confederate soldier, died from a blast to the face at the Battle of Shiloh, one of...

Smith: A lesson for America

Published Apr. 20 2017

One evening in 1966, attorney Herb Kelleher joined his friend, Rollin King, for a drink...

Greeson: June Griffin or Colin Kaepernick? They're kind of the same

Published Apr. 18 2017

When it comes to being a lightning rod and protester, June Griffin is Colin Kaepernick, and vice versa.

Smith: P.C. gone too far

Published Apr. 17 2017

A few weeks ago, this space explored the importance of so-called soft skills that can transcend talent when present in...

Local History Column: October 1918, Chattanooga paralyzed by Spanish flu epidemic

Published Apr. 16 2017

In the fall of 1918, World War I was a few months into its fifth year and had become a...

Cook: To talk of schools is to talk of jails

Published Apr. 16 2017

Hamilton County faces what seems like an economic and ethical crossroads.

Gerber: Quality journalism that serves the community

Published Apr. 16 2017

Journalism's top prizes were awarded Monday, and among the winners was "The Panama Papers," a series of stories that used...

Kennedy: Cherishing father, son bonding

Published Apr. 16 2017

Sometimes the 10-year-old and the 58-year-old in our house butt heads.

Bruce Baird & Co. supports Children's Hospital with style and purpose

Published Apr. 16 2017

The employees at Bruce Baird & Co. clothing store decided to decorate the front window of the Broad Street store...