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Taking a holiday from Sales Tax
Few would disagree that holidays are good for the mind, the heart and the soul — especially those involving a little time off work. Starting Friday, another type of holiday arrives, one that spans ...
Jul 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Corker writes open letter to Tennesseans
We are incredibly fortunate to live in a state in which companies worldwide are clamoring to establish a presence. Many attribute it to our pro-business culture, well-prepared workforce, low tax en...
Jul 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Candidates listed in State Primaries
Bradley County residents who are marking their ballots now in early voting, or who will be on the traditional Election Day on Aug. 7, are making their choices in several Tennessee State Primary rac...
Jul 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Candidates are listed in County Generals
Registered voters in Bradley County still have another week in which to mark their ballots during early voting for the County General and Tennessee State Primary elections. Early voting concludes i...
Jul 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Viewpoint: Coping with pain: some alternatives
Sometimes, not knowing the truth about something of immediate importance can create some of the most intense stress. The families of victims who’ve been missing for years or decades — identifying t...
Jul 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Viewpoint: ‘Information Age’ means reinventing our schools
In spite of the billions of dollars spent on educational reform since “A Nation at Risk” was published in 1987, more than half of America’s high school seniors are not proficient in reading, and 75...
Jul 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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A downtown treasure gets a breath of life
In commercial acquisitions, timing can make all the difference, and in the case of Cleveland’s only locally owned bank the timing could not have been better. When SunTrust reduced its Cleveland foo...
Jul 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Viewpoint: Escaping the feared trap of your unemployment
There’s good news for jobs in the United States. First, in June, the private sector added 288,000 jobs, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Second, the unemployment rate has shrunk to 6.1 ...
Jul 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Three tips to avoid outliving your funds
As people get closer to the age when they hope to retire, traditional wisdom calls for moving into more conservative — safer — investments, such as Treasury bonds and many fixed-income mutual funds...
Jul 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Editorial: When voting stops, so does democracy
Voting in the second of three major elections in Bradley County’s busy political year is now underway and this one includes not only a variety of County General races, but also the Tennessee State ...
Jul 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Viewpoint: Some lessons we learned from Common Core
There are several words that are called “fighting words” these days, but “Common Core State Standards” may head the list in public education. The only other item that may come close is standardized...
Jul 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Education is facing ‘reform the reformers’
A young monk named Martin Luther wrote 95 theses, then nailed them to a church door in Wittenberg, Germany. He welcomed public debate on the subjects of concern that he raised. This gave birth to t...
Jul 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Editorials: ‘Be Your Best Self’ a gift to Cleveland
“What’s wrong with kids today?” is a question most of us have heard, and some of us have asked, in recent years. Perhaps it’s a legitimate query, but we suspect the answer lies not in the question ...
Jul 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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