Opinion

When Donald Trump entered the Republican presidential primary in 2016, many saw it as a publicity stunt, a tactic for which he was well-known. Consequently, few bothered to check the accuracy of what he said. But nowadays no one with a computer or access to one has an excuse for not verifyin…

There is something about adventure and adrenaline that is almost irresistibly enticing to the average male of the human species. This, along with the fact that the males of our species tend to be lacking in common sense from time to time, may perhaps explain why the female of our species ten…

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Occasionally, I will drop in a comma where it doesn’t belong or fail to associate phrase modifiers with the nearest preceding noun and other stuff like that to see if you are paying attention. Trust me, I do this on purpose. I happen to be an expert on the subject (or is it predicate? I can’…

I write about the state of the news media from time to time, at least from my point of view. In case you haven’t noticed, my profession ranks somewhere around telemarketers and meth dealers in public trust surveys.

Opossums, iguanas, squirrels, horses, dogs, cats, there are very few animals that were not at one point or another in my childhood part of our little family. But it was Baby, the part-dog/part-wolf mixture that sent me to the hospital, not any of the reptiles or marsupials in our world.

Of all the many ways in which the American public is being taken for a ride by the corporate world, I think the price gouging and profiteering by the pharmaceutical drug industry, aka “Big Pharma,” tops them all.

Windows 10 comes in different versions that include different components aimed for different markets. These versions are continuously updated with major updates twice a year. These major updates are identified by a number and are called updates.

I haven’t had my hearing checked lately, but maybe I should. After all, I was a disc jockey for about ten years, and I kept those headphones cranked up high. Each year, when we have our reunion of old disc jockeys, the voices keep getting louder, but I think most of us are reading lips by no…

In March of 1952 an envelope came in the mail. Each member of Miss Elrod's third-grade class wrote me a one-page letter. They came in one thick envelope bearing nine cents postage.

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On Tuesday, Sept. 18, Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park in Fort Oglethorpe, in partnership with the Bessie Smith Cultural Center, invites the public to attend a free, 45-minute program at the Bessie Smith Cultural Center, 200 East Martin Luther King Boulevard, Chattanooga.

Sometimes I need a little fresh air. Certainly it’s good for my physical health, but it’s much more than that. When I walk away from my television or my computer, my faith in humanity is restored.

As I opened another dusty box I found pictures hiding between pages of paper, in books, stuck in places pictures shouldn't be.

Office 365 is Microsoft’s latest Office offering. It includes all the pro-grams that previous Microsoft Office suites included such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint. As in previous Office suites you can buy more complex packages or the basic package. The more complex include a number of other p…

I once wrote about the clichés we use in TV news. Oh, I still hear them every night. I even slip up and use them myself now and then. Whenever I say “Police are literally combing the area for clues,” or “Officials are tight-lipped,” I want to smack myself.

Ten minutes from the house my cell was discovered absent. The dilemma was whether to burn twenty minutes out of a round trip to get the phone or press on.

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Brian Kemp is a man of integrity who will lead our state in the right direction of safety and prosperity. He has committed to tackling the opioid epidemic that has wreaked havoc on our community. As coroner, I have seen firsthand, as have many local families, the devastation the opioid crisi…

As readers of this column might remember, I opposed Donald Trump’s candidacy from the very outset. I could find absolutely nothing in his record or from his checkered but financially successful business career that would suggest he was qualified to lead the world’s most powerful nation.

Outside of Mormons, Adventists and some Pentecostals in Latin America, Africa and Asia, most Christian denominations are losing members. But they are not alone. Jewish losses might even be proportionately higher.

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Outside of Mormons, Adventists and some Pentecostals in Latin America, Africa and Asia, most Christian denominations are losing members. But they are not alone. Jewish losses might even be proportionately higher.

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I’ve always enjoyed the TV show “What Would You Do?” The show puts regular folks into an unusual situation, to find out how we would respond. Would we return the wallet we found in the parking lot? Would we tell the cashier she gave us too much change? Would we help an injured person at the …

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In the 1980 presidential primary campaign Ronald Reagan claimed his tax cut plan favorable to large corporations and high-income contributors would eventually pay for itself through increased economic activity producing more taxable income. This was known as “Supply-Side Economics.” Sound good?

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I have been covering schools for twenty-five years, and if you’ll pardon the pun, it has been very educational. I feel fortunate to have visited more schools than the milk delivery guys. As Johnny Cash sang, I’ve been everywhere, man. From the dusty rural roads to the swanky private prep sch…

Georgia now has dueling big-name endorsements in the race for governor. Former President Barack Obama supports Democrat Stacey Abrams. President Trump has endorsed Republican Brian Kemp, setting up what is certain to be one of the most expensive and hardest-fought races in this year’s elections.

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Humankind is presently enjoying the longest period free of armed conflict among major powers in history. This is mostly due to the fact of mutually-assured annihilation from a nuclear confrontation. We are also enjoying an unprecedented period of economic prosperity from a globalized free-ma…

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We let Trump get by with justifying his bloated military budget by asserting we were behind our enemies in armaments spending and needed to catch up. But like so many of his other bogus claims, this isn’t just an overstatement or an exaggeration. It’s a bald-faced lie.

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Spoiler alert: A non-negotiable and finite deadline doesn’t allow me the opportunity to discuss the primary runoff results this week. That’s OK. We can talk about it next week. Besides, Junior E. Lee, general manager of the Yarbrough Worldwide Media and Pest Control Company, located in Great…

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I don’t know how we did it, but we did. Those of us who grew up in the 20th century managed to survive fewer than fifty varieties of milk.

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I was long ago convinced that democratically-elected representative government offered the best governance and free-market capitalism provided the most and best-quality goods and services at the fairest prices for the most people. And nothing has caused me to change.

The words of the Declaration of Independence ring as true today as they did when Thomas Jefferson penned them in 1776: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, …

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I think all this scare talk about Russia’s increasing belligerence, Vladimir Putin’s alleged interference in our 2016 presidential election and the European Union’s uneasiness over possible Russian aggression is largely for naught. As usual, many of us have not looked at the facts.

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I read with mixed emotions the front-page article in the July 4 issue of the Catoosa County News reporting the protest by the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) against a prayer as part of the recent Ringgold High School graduation ceremony.

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It should be obvious to anyone concerned with our Republic’s long-term sustainability that we need to completely rewrite our laws governing immigrants seeking admission to our country. And this is no recent problem.

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Is McLemore Cove Preservation Society the villain as described recently by the Walker County Commissioner or is it a group of people trying to do good for the County? This article takes a closer look at this organization and its impact on the community.

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