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Lenda Sherrell is the best and only choice to fill Tennessee’s 4th Congressional District seat now shamed by the incumbent Scott DesJarlais, a tea party-leaning Republican who ran on a pro-life ticket but was found to have encouraged both his former wife and a mistress to have abortions.

Most of us knew him only as that strong bass voice that filled our homes every morning after our parents roused us from sleep.

  • Oct. 21st, 2014  |
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Why does it always take a good crisis to make us understand our folly and reset our priorities?

  • Oct. 20th, 2014  |
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Four years ago, Republicans claimed every statewide office in Georgia.

  • Oct. 19th, 2014  |
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Where's the line between watchdog public service and fear-mongering in the media's coverage of the emerging Ebola story?

  • Oct. 18th, 2014  |
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You might recall Chattanooga’s own Dorothy Cooper, who at 96 in 2011 became the cause célèbre of voter suppression.

In a region where we continually have to talk up STEM courses and prod school officials to put digital tablets in underfunded schools, Tennessee, Alabama and Georgia have some 71 suppliers working to help put our next space exploration into the air -- and space -- to Mars.

Getting the lead out is taking on a whole new meaning at the Moccasin Bend police firing range.

Want to stop conversation and start an argument?

Vote yes to Amendment 2 and keep Tennessee Supreme Court justices and appellate judges above the partisan politics fray.

  • Oct. 11th, 2014  |
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If voters on Nov. 4 give wine in grocery stores a majority "yes" vote, then grocers in up to 78 municipalities across Tennessee will for the first time be able to sell all of the major food groups of today's society under one roof.

Republican Gov. Bill Haslam essentially has no opposition in the Nov. 4 General Election.

So much for U.S. officials' chant: "We know how to contain Ebola in the United States."

Mary Headrick deserves our votes on Nov. 4 or in early voting beginning Oct. 15 to elect her to represent the 3rd District in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Over the past two years, some members of the Signal Mountain Town Council have been researching and working toward an agreement with the Land Trust of Tennessee to enact a conservation easement on the town parks, including Rainbow Lake.

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