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Opinion - Columnists

Greeson: Slow poll roll for start of early voting

Published Feb. 16 2017

Psst, not sure if you are aware but early voting started Wednesday for the upcoming city of Chattanooga elections.

Kennedy: Give a kidney, save a life

Published Feb. 16 2017

Imagine you are witness to a dying person whose kidneys have failed. Pretend the hospitalized patient is the mother of...

Lusk: Help a loved one quit tobacco use

Published Feb. 16 2017

Tobacco use is a serious problem in Chattanooga and across our state. National statistics show that more than 15 percent...

Greeson: Half words, candy hearts and a real reason to be kind

Published Feb. 14 2017

Valentine's Day is not my favorite.

Smith: A force for good on the field and off the field

Published Feb. 13 2017

Super Bowl LI was one for the history books. Vince Lombardi, the iconic Green Bay Packers coach for whom the...

Cook: The resurrection of Howard baseball

Published Feb. 12 2017

Last summer, Jon Johnson, a 31-year old Spanish teacher and baseball coach from north Alabama, accepted a job at The...

Chattanooga History Column: Mayme Martin -- Businesswoman and community leader

Published Feb. 12 2017

In 1930, Robert Martin asked his niece, Mayme, to come from South Carolina to Chattanooga to help manage his hotel....

Kennedy's Family Life Column: Finally getting with the program

Published Feb. 12 2017

We were one of the last households in our town to get high-speed internet.

TechTown Foundation hosts 100 girls from area for STEAMgirls' Movie Night

Published Feb. 12 2017

TechTown Foundation hosted almost 100 girls in grades 6 through 12 from 28 schools for a STEAMgirls' Movie Night Out...

Greeson: Wanting fair fees, and not being caught with our pants down

Published Feb. 11 2017

So Tennessee state Sen. Todd Gardenhire is pitching a bill that would relieve the Hamilton County school system from paying...

Martin: Business as social influencers is preferable

Published Feb. 10 2017

Businesses are unashamedly engaging as social activists and influencers these days, and I'm OK with it.

Hart: If the left keeps crying 'wolf,' protests won't work

Published Feb. 10 2017

Lefties have one go-to reaction to anything that does not fit their narrative: protest. They know if George Soros or...

Greeson: Social angst becoming a laughing matter

Published Feb. 9 2017

It's official. Being offended now needs to be an Olympic sport.

Kennedy: NASA pioneers get their due

Published Feb. 9 2017

If I had an Oscar vote, my 'Best Movie' pick for 2016 would go to 'Hidden Figures,' a film about...

Loftin: When will Trump govern?

Published Feb. 9 2017

Donald Trump's presidency is only about three weeks old but its seat-of-the-pants style suggests that a new president's shift from...

Greeson: Super Bowl a super reason for our next protest

Published Feb. 7 2017

So Falcons fans, when are we going to protest?

Hoff: Keep protections in Affordable Care Act

Published Feb. 7 2017

More than 10 years ago, I began to dream of opening my own grant-writing company.

Smith: 'Wealth and profit should not be accepted as dirty words'

Published Feb. 6 2017

Trillionaire. It's not even a word in spell check yet! The world's richest man, nonetheless, is on pace to become...

Cook: The field of American dreams

Published Feb. 5 2017

It was last minute. On a school night. And not a single North Shore parking space to be found. Seriously....

Family Life: To read or not to read

Published Feb. 5 2017

Lying in bed, my 10-year-old son was all showered and jammied-up. It was about 8 p.m. on a Sunday night....

Chattanooga History Column: Thomas Sim's epic struggle for freedom

Published Feb. 5 2017

Historian Robert V. Remini wrote that the Compromise of 1850 saved America from war for more than 10 years. However,...


Fisher: DA's shutdown of public records, information on Gatlinburg fire goes too far

Published Feb. 5 2017

On Dec. 15, the district attorney for Sevier County issued a remarkable letter.

Good for You: School patrol officer continues to give back to her community

Published Feb. 5 2017

Mrs. Alma Jean Carter has been employed by the Chattanooga Police Department school patrol division for more than 40 years....