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Opinion - Columnists

Loftin: Lessons in leadership more needed today than ever

Published Jun. 30 2017

When Dr. Charles Smith, Gov. Ned Ray McWherter's education commissioner, spoke to outstanding seniors in Hamilton County schools at an...

Hart: The Fourth of July has lost meaning of freedom

Published Jun. 30 2017

Independence Day, a great American tradition, is upon us. Set against the pent-up tension of having to be around all...

Greeson: Tennis volley turns fact into spin

Published Jun. 29 2017

Do you believe in truth?


Kennedy: Making a 'stand' for sick kids

Published Jun. 29 2017

Nothing says summer in the South like a child's lemonade stand. It's American entrepreneurship squeezed down to its essence.

Greeson: Long goodbye for Longhorn's Willie Kimble

Published Jun. 27 2017

There will be smiles on Thursday at The Longhorn Restaurant.

Smith: Thank you, average person, for your effort

Published Jun. 26 2017

Mother's Day, Father's Day, Veterans Day, Flag Day, National Popcorn, Hot Dog and Dental Flossing days are among the many...

Cook: The night Rep. Fleischmann wore the Howard cap

Published Jun. 25 2017

Rep. Chuck Fleischmann, R-Tenn., can't forget the June 14 shooting.

Kennedy: Attack of the killer potatoes

Published Jun. 25 2017

It was the perfect attention-grabbing headline:

Chattanooga History Column: Ulysses S. Grant, Clark B. Lagow, and the Chattanooga Bender

Published Jun. 25 2017

Rumors about Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's drinking problems dogged him throughout the Civil War and tarnished the reputation of...

Butcher: Why blue collars need a seat at the white collar table

Published Jun. 25 2017

Recently, I attended a roundtable conference, the Aspen Institute's Socrates program, that focused on the influence of corporations on society....

Keller Williams celebrates Red Day 2017

Published Jun. 25 2017

More than 70 agents in red T-shirts from the Keller Williams East Brainerd and Hixson offices teamed up with Habitat...

Greeson: Legal matters of all sorts, and kudos Mr. Schulson

Published Jun. 24 2017

Let's move quickly today because there is a lot to get to this morning.


Martin: Secession? Pump the brakes.

Published Jun. 23 2017

Earlier this week, headlines started popping up in my social media feeds telling me that a "top conservative writer calls...

Hart: Comedy leads to tragedy?

Published Jun. 23 2017

The bitter tone the left has taken toward the GOP, both in media and entertainment, made the shooting of Republicans...

Greeson: Three Blind Owls add insult to Ooltewah injuries

Published Jun. 22 2017

Last week, the Board of Education hired a man we hope will be able to right our Hamilton County school...

Kennedy: TV's Calvin Sneed rushes to photograph old bridges

Published Jun. 22 2017

When he was just 10 years old, Calvin Sneed stopped eating to grieve the demolition of a metal truss bridge...

Greeson: Busy time for county government requires a scorecard

Published Jun. 20 2017

This was a weekend for scoreboards.

OPINION: How did we get here?

Published Jun. 19 2017

Over the last few weeks, it's become clear, whether pondering the two terror attacks in the United Kingdom, the violent...

Cook: This is what fathers do

Published Jun. 18 2017

Ask William Russell about his dad, Larry, and he won't tell you about the Pinewood Derby races Larry organized in...

Chattanooga History Column: Songbirds Museum Timeline

Published Jun. 18 2017

The story of the solid-body electric guitar parallels post-World War II America and the pride, craftsmanship and eye for design...

Levine: Buying into our STEM Future

Published Jun. 18 2017

When rocket scientist Dr. Aprille Joy Ericsson came to Chattanooga, it wasn't simply to extol the work of NASA and...


Wendt: Can grace come after a father's loss?

Published Jun. 18 2017

James Chapin died on March 12 of this year. His obituary said he served first in the Navy, then Army...

Smith: Infiltrating the Mason-Dixon line [photos]

Published Jun. 18 2017

It isn't often that I venture north of the Mason-Dixon line, as the good Lord blessed us Southerners with pretty...