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Opinion - Columnists

Moore: Remembering Chattanooga's Hawkinsville community

Published May. 20 2018

With World War II looming in the fall of 1941, the United States government purchased 6,200 acres to build a...

Hart: Bootleggers and Baptists and the need to cut costs, end Washington overreach

Published May. 18 2018

Given his first-hand experience with the massive size, pettiness, cost and overreach of deep-state government in Washington, it is time...

Greeson: Travel two-step denied but still strides from commission transparency

Published May. 17 2018

It's been a few years since we discussed the "Sneaky Six."


Kennedy: Mother, daughter share in WGU success

Published May. 17 2018

Tennessee's state-backed online university, WGU, is quietly building momentum.

Smith: Real heroes

Published May. 17 2018

Bill Hartshorn adjusted the throttle of his P-47 Thunderbolt fighter to keep his flight leader in sight. The two skimmed...

Greeson: Legalized betting a longshot on Tennessee governor race?

Published May. 15 2018

The Supreme Court on Monday ruled that a 1992 federal law prohibiting states access to have legalized sports betting violated...

Smith: He fights and wins

Published May. 14 2018

Last week, President Donald Trump's remarks to a record crowd of lawful gun owners who seek representation by joining a...

Cook: Mother's Day and the political ceiling

Published May. 13 2018

Among the Mother's Day bouquets and brunches, make sure you also give your mom a voter registration card.

Kennedy: Slugs the size of Hostess Twinkies

Published May. 13 2018

In most families, the smallest person controls the TV remote.

Elliott: Welsh coal miners transformed Soddy after the Civil War

Published May. 13 2018

After the Civil War, the Chattanooga area experienced an influx of northern investors and immigrants seeking opportunity in the area's...

Little Free Library opens at Cleveland State Community College

Published May. 13 2018

Cleveland State Community College celebrated the grand opening of the CSCC Early Childhood Little Free Library thanks in part to...

Teachers sold out by Dr. Johnson and more letters to the editors

Published May. 13 2018

On May 2, we had the pleasure of attending the performance of Celtic Woman at the Tivoli. What an outstanding...

Greeson: Attack on McCain was 'downright mean and nasty'

Published May. 12 2018

Man, politics is politics. We get it.

Hart: Just another week in the life of our 'very stable genius'

Published May. 11 2018

Donald Trump's favorable poll numbers went up last week. Contrary to what you hear from the mainstream media, his numbers...

Kennedy: Piano holds the 'keys' to love

Published May. 10 2018

Oscar Kosarin, a Broadway conductor and music teacher, loved his Steinway baby grand piano so much that in private moments...

Greeson: How do you write an obituary for your hero?

Published May. 10 2018

I make my living with words. Words written here in the Times Free Press in the morning, or words spoken...

Greeson: Embracing good news as Chattanooga law enforcement shoots down shootings

Published May. 8 2018

And now for some good news.

Maddox and McCright: Solutions to homelessness require cooperation

Published May. 8 2018

We've heard the comments and we've read the op-eds. When will City Hall fix Chattanooga's homelessness problem?

Smith: Yes, it matters who governs

Published May. 7 2018

How much power do we want our government to have and how much influence do we want to give politicians,...

Cook: Seven questions for the Homelessness Council

Published May. 6 2018

Tuesday afternoon, the city's newly formed Interagency Council on Homelessness meets for the first time.

Gaston: Chattanooga's best-kept secret

Published May. 6 2018

Aside from a proud tradition of bootlegging on Walden's Ridge and the recent appearance of distilleries and breweries in Chattanooga,...

HCDE: Prioritize fiscal needs, wants and more letters to the editors

Published May. 6 2018

The proposed Howard baseball renovation is a primer on why Hamilton County residents don't trust HCDE with their taxes.

Good Deed: Chattanooga Area Food Bank receives Walmart Foundation grant

Published May. 6 2018

The Chattanooga Area Food Bank was awarded a $51,700 grant from the Walmart Foundation to help fight hunger in its...