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My husband Peter is now at war with the mice.The mice (possibly with the assistance of a rat or two) have eaten the electrical wiring in our car causing extensive damage. The coating on the wires is … more
Approximately 40 years ago there was a popular song by the group, Cinderella, that declared you “don’t know what you have until it's gone." This statement can be applied to many aspects of life, … more
Communities aren’t just measured by population, square miles, transportation networks, per capita income, entertainment, dining, job opportunities, education resources, government outreach, diverse … more
Ordinarily this column is reserved for “happy talk” concerning our Cleveland/Bradley County Greenway. Overwhelmingly, our greenway is a wholesome and enjoyable venue where families can take a … more
    Wrapped in a layer of eagerness to spill the beans, a community friend last week confessed, “A little birdie told me you’ve just celebrated a milestone … more
Arguably, one of the happiest persons on Planet Earth to see the end of this rollercoaster pandemic — or, at the very least, the distribution launch of a reliable vaccine — could be Bradley … more
In my opinion the best TV channel to watch is MeTV.I can hear the sighs as people realize that MeTV runs old shows from days gone by ... long gone by.Call me old-fashioned, out of touch or just plain … more
In a year that most would be just as happy to forget, Cleveland and Bradley County residents did get a spark of good news a couple weeks ago upon learning Spring Branch Industrial Park had finally … more
I made an observation yesterday evening.Cats are a lot like people.We have a few feral cats that live downtown at our building that houses our offices and Kim’s studio.Right now, we have three we … more
In editorials long before today, we have echoed the sentiments of the last two dedicated leaders to hold the position of commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Veterans Services. Their … more
The 11th day of the 11th month at the 11th hour is reserved to remember our nation’s veterans. This is not to be confused with Memorial Day which honors the memory of those who have served our … more
To The Editor:The members of American Legion Auxiliary Unit 81 would like to express our sincere appreciation for the men and women who served in the United Sates Armed Forces.Thank you for serving … more
Blue had been through a rough patch.He was adopted from the shelter and then returned for unspecified reasons. That’s when Bill met him. Blue is an Italian mastiff — which means he is … more
“Not every love is given voice. Not every flower comes to bloom, and their folded petals must be frozen in the green. Others unfurl and flourish, turning their faces to a light they do not doubt. … more
In any given year, people-friendly assistance programs offered through the Bradley County Trustee’s office — like the Tax Relief and Tax Freeze initiatives — help to make a difference for … more
Another Halloween is in the books as they say, and "Trick or Treat" is behind us.Halloween, that night when ghouls and witches come out and a day when most everyone dresses in silly costumes.I’m … more
I know my limitations.I can change a light switch, but I cannot install a breaker. I can carry a tune, but I would never subject you to listening to me sing. I can do all kinds of math in my head, … more
Brisk air titillating the senses, colorful canopies lining both sides of busy streets and familiar sweaters being pulled from summer storage aren’t the only signs of a much-welcomed autumn … more
We have all heard the adage, "Is the cup half full, or is it half empty?" We have also been told of the importance of diversity in the workplace as not only a needed, but also a good thing to … more
I just ran across a news story that took me back to my “gearhead” days when I was a teenager.The story was about catalytic converters — those loathed devices which reduce exhaust emissions that … more
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