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Although COVID-19 felled last spring’s event like a storm-blown tree, Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day organizers aren’t being denied in October; the fall collection is happening and … more
I believe the term is “mansplaining.”Not to mansplain, but if you’re unfamiliar, that’s when a man condescendingly explains something to a woman that he is certain she could possibly know … more
As a community newspaper with a long history of advocating for the protection of freedoms gifted to all Americans by the Founding Fathers of this nation, we also recognize the threat posed by those … more
We are very fortunate. We live in an area that is quite possibly one of the most amazingly gifted with natural beauty and abounding with natural resources. We are also home to an amazing workforce … more
I was headed out for my daily hike. There was thunder in the distance. “It’s getting lighter,” my husband, Peter, said. “I don’t think we’re going to get any rain.”The air smelled … more
I noticed my wrists were sticking to my desk.This was a gradual awareness. I spend almost all day at my desk and I don’t know precisely when it started, but I finally looked down because my wrists … more
“I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. For me, they are the role model for being alive.”— Gilda RadnerAmerican comedian;original cast member,Saturday Night … more
Seasons. I love the changing of the seasons. Seasonal changes are probably one, if not the most, inspiring things that can be experienced in one's lifetime.Winter — with its gloomy, breezy and … more
Last weekend’s troubling news that our community’s number of COVID-19 active cases is again on the rise — and that two more deaths have now been confirmed, bringing the total to 19 — spurred … more
I truly don’t know what to say.That’s the best lead sentence I could come up with after watching my cursor blink for at least five solid minutes. Pretty pathetic, isn’t it?Two weeks ago I wrote … more
The weather is changing, and to me, the cooler temperatures are a welcome benefit of living in Southeast Tennessee. The upcoming change in time of “falling back” one hour at the end of Daylight … more
By no means is Sunset Memorial Gardens among the first of God’s acres beleaguered with unkempt grounds, lax management practices and hurting families whose interred loved ones are being neglected … more
Text For Inside The Opinion Page Photo:As we talked, I gawked at the wall behind him. Filled with plaques and awards and framed tokens of a community’s appreciation, it became obvious this editor … more
Almost two weeks into the glorious autumn season, we are reminded of this welcomed change by the crisp air and hints of color within our surround, but also by the approach of Veterans Day.As of this … more
Almost every Clevelander knows about our greenway. Thousands of us enjoy using it — to walk or jog, or on skates or a bike. This thin ribbon of public land runs from the south end of Keith Street, … more
By most accounts — and sometimes it depends on the last person doing the talking — Bradley County COVID-19 numbers continue to improve.Obviously, the total number of cases since the pandemic’s … more
Imagine you were in Times Square on New Year’s Eve 2019, and when the ball dropped it hit you on the head and sent you into a coma.You wake up 10 months later.Dazed and confused, you wander out of … more
Retirement often brings bittersweet emotions, not just for the retiree but also for the faithful co-workers, longtime company friends and confidants who are left in the shadows of a legacy. Last … more
September has long been identified by the Federal Emergency Management Agency as the month to remind everyone of the extreme value of proper emergency preparedness at all levels of government and … more
Last weekend I stumbled onto the Fried Pickle Festival at Greenway Park. It was good to see activities happening again after such a long period of quarantine due to COVID-19. With all that was … more
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