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Opinion - Columnists

Greeson: Court diversion aside, Ooltewah decision now on Kirk Kelly

Published May. 12 2016

The nightmare assaults in the camping lodge outside of Gatlinburg, Tenn., a few days before Christmas have been dogging the...

Greeson: Honor law enforcement agents today and every day

Published May. 10 2016

Thank you. Gracias. Merci. Danke sehr.

Smith: Angry? We Oughta Be

Published May. 9 2016

The use of taxpayer-funded government agencies for political purposes at one time in our society was called corrupt. Today, it's...

Cook: A Mother's Day dream

Published May. 8 2016

Last night, just like the night before, and nights before that, Kat Cooper woke up from the same dream.

Kennedy's Family Life: When in doubt, take a knee

Published May. 8 2016

Last week, near the end of a kids' lacrosse game in Brentwood, Tenn., my son took a hard hit and...

Robbins: Chattanooga's Secretary of the Treasury

Published May. 8 2016

When William Gibbs McAdoo stepped down from his position as secretary of the treasury in 1919, President Woodrow Wilson expressed...

NACS and Medical Services employees make a difference

Published May. 8 2016

During Collectors Charity Challenge month in April, employees of North American Credit Services (NACS) and Medical Services in Chattanooga, found...

Greeson: In a presidential race this comical, why not Bill Clinton as Donald Trump's VP?

Published May. 7 2016

Well, as the Republican candidates drop, we are left with Donald Trump as the GOP nominee.

McCormick: Education, fiscal stability, economy top legislative accomplishments

Published May. 7 2016

After a whirlwind final week of session, the 109th Tennessee General Assembly adjourned for the year on April 22, achieving...

Loftin: Trump, dread and the GOP

Published May. 6 2016

Democrats faced the 1972 presidential election with foreboding when it soon became clear that their nominee, South Dakota Sen. George...

Martin: What Kevin Muhammad got right ... and wrong

Published May. 6 2016

On Tuesday, the Chattanooga City Council made an unusual move. Members allowed — after some initial hand-wringing the week before...

Hart: Veep sweepstakes fantasy league draft choices

Published May. 6 2016

A tough few weeks for Ted Cruz has culminated with a crushing defeat in Indiana and his decision to suspend...

Kennedy: Adolph Ochs' desk finds its way home

Published May. 5 2016

The old desk is completely unpretentious.

Greeson: National Day of Prayer asks America to wake up

Published May. 5 2016

Today, for the 65th time, is the National Day of Prayer.

McCallie: Transparency elusive in zoning rules revamp

Published May. 5 2016

What are transparency and trust worth in building a city? It's not a new question, but it is a hot...

Greeson: Happy May everyone, and may we all be better

Published May. 3 2016

It's been more than a year since the Times Free Press gave me the opportunity to express my thoughts here...

Smith: Pray, Chattanooga

Published May. 2 2016

Tuesday morning, a large annual gathering of men and women from the region will line up for breakfast and assemble...

Tolene: TVA's reservoirs available for everyone

Published May. 2 2016

TVA's mission of service began 83 years ago when we tamed the Tennessee River System and brought electricity to one...

Kennedy: In life, you get what you get

Published May. 1 2016

For months, I've been nursing a pinched nerve in my back.

Cook: The illusion of stopping gang violence

Published May. 1 2016

Chattanooga will never stop gang violence.

Griscom: Howard Baker remembered as a statesman/photographer who snapped history

Published May. 1 2016

For most, the late U.S. Sen. Howard Baker is remembered as a statesman who brought a calming hand to the...


Greeson: Pedal bike lanes somewhere other than Frazier Avenue

Published Apr. 30 2016

This paper's David Cobb had an interesting story in Friday's edition about bike lanes that are planned for Frazier Avenue.

Martin: Kevin Muhammad's 'State of the City'

Published Apr. 29 2016

I don't know Kevin Muhammad. Never met the guy. But every few months I come across his name in a...