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Opinion - Letters to the Editor

Poets reflect a dangerous path away from God and more letters to the editors

Published Jul. 29 2015

The authors of the poems in David Cook's July 24 column are confused.

Confederate flag a symbol of treason and other letters to the editors

Published Jul. 27 2015

The several ordinances of the seceding Southern states all point to slavery as the reason for secession.

Good Deed: Retired Hixson teacher, Chris Hockert, raises funds for earthquake ravaged Nepal

Published Jul. 26 2015

More than five years ago, retired Hixson teacher Chris Hockert heard about the dire conditions of a school in a...

Chattanooga will prevail after tragedy and other letters to the editors

Published Jul. 26 2015

What a horrible crime that occurred on the morning of July 16 on Lee Highway and Amnicola Highway. It is...

Reader clucks for plant-based eggs and more letters to the editors

Published Jul. 25 2015

The U.S. egg industry is reeling from a colossal outbreak of avian flu, mostly among egg-laying chickens.

Cook ruined reader's taste for new Lee novel and more letters to the editors

Published Jul. 23 2015

I just wanted to thank columnist David Cook for ruining my anticipated reading of Harper Lee's new novel.

Iran deal payoff for U.S. stupidity and more letters to the editors

Published Jul. 22 2015

A fair agreement would have Iran give up its plans to ever build a nuclear bomb, and in return the...

Be prepared; get a gun and more letters to the editors

Published Jul. 21 2015

The recent killing of the four Marines and Naval officer is a deeply disturbing event.

Robert E. Lee was great, wise and other letters to the editors

Published Jul. 20 2015

Many thanks to John Bratton of Sewanee, Tenn., for his recent letter to the Editor about Gen. Robert E. Lee's...

Good Deed: Housing residents enjoy lunch on senator

Published Jul. 19 2015

The Kiwanis Club of Fort Oglethorpe recognized Georgia State Sen. Jeff Mullis with Kiwanis International's 2015 Distinguished Service Award.

U.S. flag will stand test of time and other letters to the editors

Published Jul. 19 2015

I am always inspired by the outpouring of patriotic spirit that is shown during our Fourth of July celebration. However,...

All faiths hurt by senseless act and more letters to the editors

Published Jul. 18 2015

I am an American, a graduate of Girls Preparatory School and I am also a Muslim. Today I pray for...

Export-Import Bank support is needed and more letters to the editors

Published Jul. 17 2015

Last year, 44 Tennessee companies did $226 million worth of business selling transportation equipment, manufactured chemicals, food and wood products...

Walker County doesn't need Heiskell's leadership and more letters to the editors

Published Jul. 15 2015

I thought the TFP story on the Walker County sole commissioner's spending spree was well done.

Letter portrayed writer's feelings and other letters to the editors

Published Jul. 13 2015

Seldom do I give voice in response to letters, but on Wednesday (July 8) a letter titled "Forgiveness unneeded in...

Good Deed: Good Samaritans aide stranded motorists

Published Jul. 12 2015

On the way home from running errands recently, our car died on Ashland Terrace, just off Hixson Pike.

Thankful for state, her many blessings and other letters to the editors

Published Jul. 12 2015

I'm a senior veteran and proud to live in Hamilton County. Having lived in eight states, retirement to me meant...

Get a grip on water usage now and other letters to the editors

Published Jul. 11 2015

Dr. Clif Cleaveland was right on the money to point out how valuable available fresh water is on Earth (June...

Protect pastors; declare a 'sanctuary' and other letters to the editors

Published Jul. 10 2015

Tennessee House Majority Leader Gerald McCormick is trying to decide how to best protect ministers who refuse to perform same-sex...

Writer's reading may be lacking and other letters to the editors

Published Jul. 9 2015

In response to a recent letter in the Times Free Press ("God smiling on justice for all"): God is hardly...

Writer's biblical thoughts are fishy and more letters to the editors

Published Jul. 8 2015

Referring to a June 30 letter, to illustrate some of the writer's thinking on the Bible:

Survivors show way of forgiveness and more letters to the editors

Published Jul. 7 2015

The slain worshipers in Charleston, S.C., have now been laid to rest. They left behind a beautiful legacy demonstrated by...

Alinsky-ites have little new to offer and other letters to the editors

Published Jul. 6 2015

Mark Twain said, "It's better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than open it and remove all doubt."