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Opinion - Columnists

Greeson: Varnell council needs some new counseling

Published Jul. 13 2017

Varnell is Panama City, Fla., for municipal meetings. Varnell officials are the Kardashians of local leaders.

Kennedy: From poverty to promise

Published Jul. 13 2017

Allen Green, a 32-year-old Chattanooga firefighter, remembers being known as a "dirty kid" in middle school because he didn't always...

Greeson: Signal Mountain should be commended on looking at independent school district options

Published Jul. 11 2017

I am constantly amazed by the stones people throw these days.

Smith: Lessons learned from Nashville

Published Jul. 10 2017

Nashville's metropolitan government was on a path just a few weeks ago to introduce bills that would have established it...

Cook: The light within the Summerlin darkness

Published Jul. 9 2017

What holds the keys and tumblers to this world? Is it cruelty? Chaos? When the pain of life howls outside...

Chattanooga History Column: The Ray Moss family

Published Jul. 9 2017

Ray Earl Moss Sr. was a major league baseball pitcher for the Brooklyn Robins (later the Brooklyn Dodgers) and Boston...

Hill: The myth that working women can have it all

Published Jul. 9 2017

You actually can achieve your own version of work-life balance, but if anyone tells you that it is easy, they're...

Greeson: Celebrating the Fourth as we say goodbye to police chief

Published Jul. 8 2017

The more things change, the more they stay the same.

Martin: Where are democracy's disrupters?

Published Jul. 7 2017

When I'm not reading comics I've really gotten into business books of late. No, not the kind that made up...

Hart: Russia, hookers, and the Democrats' big swing and a miss at Trump

Published Jul. 7 2017

It was a steamy Fourth of July week in Washington, so humid that CNN was sticking to its story.

Greeson: Running or walking, it's time to be Strong, Chattanooga

Published Jul. 6 2017

July for all of us brings the celebration of freedom with our nation's birthday.

Fisher: Quest for Gatlinburg records reflects poorly on state transparency

Published Jul. 5 2017

The November 2016 Gatlinburg fire killed 14 people and cost millions of dollars in damages. It was one of Tennessee's...

Morris: Abandon repeal and work toward bipartisan solutions

Published Jul. 5 2017

My whole professional life, almost 40 years as a pediatrician in this community, has been devoted to caring for children...

Smith: July 4, an illuminating day

Published Jul. 4 2017

Today we celebrate Independence Day. What do those words mean? "Independence Day" conjures different meanings for different folks.

Sen. Bo Watson: In Tennessee we only write checks we can cash

Published Jul. 3 2017

Billy Graham once said, "Give me five minutes with a person's checkbook, and I will tell you where their heart...

Smith: Can we be Red, White and Blue Patriots?

Published Jul. 3 2017

Tomorrow is the 241st birthday of America. Our great nation has had one form of government, a democratic republic and...

Cook: Several chords and the truth

Published Jul. 2 2017

Not long after his son, U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Randall Smith, was mortally shot at the U.S. Naval...

Local History Column: Battery B from Chattanooga

Published Jul. 2 2017

"Go With the Home Boys," "It's Best to Go With Those You Know in Tennessee's Only Mounted Regiment," "Join Chattanooga's...

Kennedy: A beginner's guide to hooliganism

Published Jul. 2 2017

For a minute there, Galen Riley, a 33-year-old Chattanooga software engineer, was thinking about leaving Chattanooga for greener pastures.

Publix Super Markets donate to local food bank

Published Jul. 2 2017

Publix Super Markets presented a $30,753.33 check from its 2016 Food For All campaign to the Chattanooga Area Food Bank....

Greeson: Wild elected officials and the 14-item guy in the 10-item lane

Published Jul. 1 2017

I wanted to make sure you saw the story of Grundy County school board member Casey Anderson, who was arrested...

Martin: You're a great American

Published Jun. 30 2017

In a column the other week, I noted I used to intern in Washington, D.C. In response to that brief...

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...