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Opinion - Columnists

Greeson: Deal makes the right deal for Georgia economy

Published Mar. 31 2016

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal vetoed House Bill 757 on Monday. You may have heard about it. It was in most...

Loftin: Religious exemption bill had no problem to address

Published Mar. 30 2016

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal's welcome veto on Monday of the legislature's religious exemption bill should put to rest the concerns...

Gervin: Expand access to records to all citizens

Published Mar. 30 2016

One of the first things you have to figure out when you're a journalist is how and when to use...

Greeson: Federal policy 'Trumps' another grand plan

Published Mar. 29 2016

There are few people or things around these days that have received more attention than Donald Trump.

Smith: Where society's ills and solutions exist

Published Mar. 28 2016

What causes terrorism, violence and criminal, anti-social behavior?

Kennedy: Kids' rooms document childhood

Published Mar. 27 2016

When I go into one of our sons' bedrooms, it feels like I'm entering a mini museum.

Cook: The transformation of one of Chattanooga's most dangerous men

Published Mar. 27 2016

In the mid-1990s, Darrius Higgins may have been the most dangerous man in Chattanooga.

Humane Society: Volunteers keep lots of tails wagging

Published Mar. 27 2016

The Hamilton County Humane Society has been operating its Second Chance thrift store for several months on Ringgold Road. The...

Martin: I'm done with The Donald

Published Mar. 26 2016

I'm sorry I've gotten suckered into the media Bermuda Triangle that is Donald Trump. He doesn't deserve the time, and...

Greeson: Political bickering hurts all efforts to solve our problems

Published Mar. 26 2016

But amid the high fives and mouse clicks that have punctuated our superiority, we have recently been rendered powerless to...

Hart: This batch of candidates would make a weak poker hand

Published Mar. 25 2016

There are five presidential candidates left. We have been dealt Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, John Kasich, Bernie Sanders and Hillary...

Kennedy: Life after the death of children

Published Mar. 24 2016

Zella Dixon, 84, of Hixson, has a simple explanation for how she survived the deaths of two sons.


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Greeson: Students are terrified of chalk, and it could lead to a scary future for all of us

Published Mar. 24 2016

"I'm supposed to feel comfortable and safe [here] but this man is being supported by students on our campus,...

Greeson: Happy birthday Twitter; you are the future and our failure

Published Mar. 22 2016

Twitter turned 10 years old on Monday.

Kennedy: 9 life lessons I learned from my dog

Published Mar. 20 2016

Our dog, Boise, turned 3 years old this month. That's 21 in human years, prompting my teenage son to crack:...

Cook: All the things a test cannot assess

Published Mar. 20 2016

It is difficult to put into words the Keystone Cops-ian farce that is TNReady.

Elliott: Soddy's beloved teacher and folklorist

Published Mar. 20 2016

As many older residents of this area know, Soddy-Daisy was incorporated out of two small towns north of Chattanooga.

Martin: Trumptasia, 2016

Published Mar. 18 2016

It's official, the 2016 Republican presidential primary is not reality. It can't be. Can it?

Hart: America's two-party system is cracking up

Published Mar. 18 2016

As cracks in the Democratic and Republican ranks expand exponentially, we now effectively have at least a four-party system.

Kennedy: Remembering Nancy Reagan

Published Mar. 17 2016

When 10-year-old Makenna Alverson chose to be Nancy Reagan in her school's wax museum-style history project, the former first lady...

Greeson: Nightmare for Ooltewah victims continues with wrong ruling

Published Mar. 17 2016

The rape case from the Ooltewah High School boys' basketball team's trip last December has had tsunami-sized ripple effects.

Greeson: Smith's departure puts onus on school board to fix this

Published Mar. 15 2016

Rick Smith resigned Monday.

Smith: The working class election

Published Mar. 14 2016

Have you ever had to choose between paying an electric bill or having enough food for the week? Have you...