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As one who has worked in the heavily regulated health care industry, I've dutifully kept receipts, mileage logs and emails.

  • June 23rd, 2014  |
  • By By Robin Smith
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As he got out of the car, Tom Kunesh's heart was pounding, and he wondered to himself: Am I about to die?

Most people are familiar with the Union's secretive amphibious attack on Brown's Ferry in October 1863 which opened the "cracker-line" to bring supplies to the Union's besieged troops in Chattanooga.

  • June 22nd, 2014  |
  • By By R. Smith Murray
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Two months from now, voters across Tennessee will be asked to vote whether or not to keep three incumbent justices on the state Supreme Court.

  • June 21st, 2014  |
  • By By Todd Gardenhire
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Barbara Davis was behind the glass counter at Koch's Bakery earlier this week when the city government's sign inspector walked in. He wasn't there for eclairs. As Davis remembers it, their conversation went like this:

I can just see the members of this administration sitting around a table discussing how to handle the inquiry into the IRS targeting of its opponents.

  • June 20th, 2014  |
  • By By Ron Hart
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OBEY YOUR CONSCIENCE. -- Bob Bergdahl, in an email to his son.

Somewhere in the tallest trees in the greenest forests within our very own Tennessee River Gorge, there lives a most magnificent bird: the Cerulean warbler.

The phrase used by President Ronald Reagan, "peace through strength," was eloquently recalled last week by Dr. Kiron Skinner in a Forbes' online article.

Some stories resonate with readers.

Let's begin with a few numbers.

What should I eat to make sure my baby is born healthy? If my baby has a fever, what medicine can he have? Why should I read to my infant? How do I take care of a daughter with asthma?

  • June 15th, 2014  |
  • By By Andy Berke
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As the Battle of Chickamauga drew to a close, the mounted Confederate officer pursued a diminutive figure in blue on smoke-covered Snodgrass Hill and commanded, “Stop you little Yankee devil!” Instead of surrendering the little Yankee stopped, turned, cocked and fired the musket in his hands.

  • June 15th, 2014  |
  • By By Anthony Hodges
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Evil is unspectacular and always human, and shares our bed and eats at our own table. -- W. H. Auden

"It was unanimous among my principals in my government."

  • June 13th, 2014  |
  • By By Ron Hart
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Today, I consider two community leaders who believe hope can replace despair and that people can make a difference.

  • June 12th, 2014  |
  • By By Roger Smith
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