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Tomorrow, Beecher Hunter spends his last day as president of Life Care Centers of America.  When he steps down, it will mark the end of a remarkable and dynamic partnership between him and his … more
Bradley County Commissioner Bill Winters — himself a retired educator who is surrounded by a family of educators — said it as well as anyone when referencing the up-and-coming, state-of-the-art … more
It seems I have acquired a reputation.I have been handing out dog treats for three months. Every day, I take the same trail, and every day, I meet many of the same customers. Dogs have an amazing … more
Tantamount to a resurrection of “Green Acres,” a familiar sound has broken the slow quiet of dawn in our neighborhood; the folks beyond the tree line have apparently … more
It’s the season for all things scary and I found myself wondering how many people are actually looking for more things to frighten them this year. There is a new horror movie about Zoom that … more
Struggling Bradley County families whose rollercoaster ride through 2020 has taken them from pandemic-induced job loss to tornado recovery to serious family illness and back again are reminded it’s … more
It has been said a community is best measured by how it cares for its children, its senior citizens, its animals and its poor.We agree … on all four counts, and probably more.The subject comes to … more
If we have children, in almost any other year we would be found at MainStreet Cleveland’s Block Party this weekend, or around our individual neighborhoods for the Halloween festivities. “Trick or … more
First Place: Group IIIBest Personal Humor ColumnTPA/UT State Newspapers ContestOriginal Print Date: Jan. 27, 2019"It seems to me the worst of all the plagues is the slug, the snail without a shell. … more
Mark Twain once wrote, “A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.” Government judges their public policy success on whether their service is delivered in … more
It’s not a big ballot, but it boasts some big races and most are contested.Among the biggest — in fact, “the” biggest — is the road to the White House as Bradley Countians are joining the … more
I know it’s painfully obvious to you that I struggle to come up with a topic sometimes.It’s hard, trying to string together 600 words each week, and keeping it at least somewhat entertaining.A … more
As we advance in age we also find out how finite we are in the great scheme of things known as life. In observing the changes that happen within each annual trip around the sun, we should learn that … more
The two women told me about the bear when I was on my hike. They were on trail bikes and saw the bear in the direction I was headed. “It was scary!” one of the women said. We were all a … more
“A dog doesn’t care if you’re rich or poor, educated or illiterate, clever or dull. Give him your heart and he will give you his.”— John GroganAmerican journalist, non-fiction … more
I’ve been reading to Lori. Lori is my husband, Peter’s, older sister. She has cancer and has been battling it for a while now. She uses oxygen to help out and catching this virus would be … more
A few weeks ago, Dr. Paul Conn, in his new column he produces for the Banner, talked about his enjoyment of Fletcher Park. I wholeheartedly agree with his assessment of how this park off of Tennessee … more
With the rapid emergence of social media as a communication tool, more and more private companies and government entities are establishing policies that govern what employees can, and cannot, do and … more
To The Editor:Now that we have heard the two acceptance speeches, what did we see? One speaker was strong, robust and energetic — full of life. He was not glued to the teleprompter and clearly … more
To The Editor:Sen. [Todd] Gardenhire is running for a third term. He sent me a campaign postcard with a big picture of his opponent, officer Glenn Scruggs. I suppose he wants me to know Mr. Scruggs … more
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