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A world where shoes are a step into life
The 15th annual campaign of Shoes for Orphan Souls in our Cleveland and Bradley County hometown is winding down, and from all indications the monthlong outreach has been another success. We’ll know...
Aug 31, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Drivers, pedestrians, bicyclists are a team
More than 55 million children across the United States are heading back to school. With 13 percent of those school children typically walking or biking to school, AAA warns drivers to be especially...
Aug 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Cowpea Festival: It’s a walk in the park
With our apologies to NASA for borrowing the space agency’s jargon, regional agrarians and historians alike by now are whispering, “Pea-minus 17 days and counting.” It’s a corny use of cliches, we ...
Aug 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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J. Adam Lowe reflects on Commission years
It was four years ago that I stood on the steps of the Bradley County Courthouse and took an oath of office. In the months prior to that moment, I had been throughout the communities of Oak Grove, ...
Aug 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Viewpoint: Understanding balance of exercise, strength
While big chunks of America’s population continue to be ravaged by obesity, causing other problems such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes, there are many millions who choose to prevent those c...
Aug 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Editorial; County should send SPCA a stern warning
Among the plethora of potential issues facing the Bradley County Commission at any given time, one that should capture the governing body’s spotlight Monday is the circus atmosphere surrounding the...
Aug 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Viewpoint: Forgetting U.S. history could lead to problems
Many acknowledge that George Washington was our greatest president because of his leadership in defeating the British; the gravitas he provided during the drafting of the U.S. Constitution, and the...
Aug 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Research on lost loved ones can aid closure
The loss of a child is the worst experience of a lifetime, say many parents; but, for children, the loss of a parent can lay the foundation of a lifetime of grievances. I was only 5 when I lost my ...
Aug 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Editorial: New sheriff in town brings his A-Team
Gen. Douglas MacArthur, a respected military icon of the Pacific Theater during World War II, said it best when he pointed to the direct connection between a leader’s impact and the performance of ...
Aug 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Education could look at teachers’ function
Less than half of high school graduates who took the SAT in 2013 were prepared for college, continuing a five-year trend. Less than half — 44 percent — who took the ACT had the reading skills neces...
Aug 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Viewpoint: ‘No Cellphone Day’ can save family time
As a jazz trombonist and music producer, and being a member of the music-loving Marsalis family from New Orleans, I appreciate the “old-school” ways of doing things. That means doing without automa...
Aug 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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