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  Watching tiredly as the debacle called 2020 plunged into its dark, year-ending abyss, my actions came as little surprise when I bid it adieu with a whispered … more
A couple of days ago, I saw a video on Facebook shot down a train track toward a tunnel.A heavy snow blanketed the ground, and the tree limbs and dormant blackberry vines sagged under the weight of … more
In the last installment of this column we took a look back to the developments leading up to the launch of the Cleveland/Bradley County Greenway, particularly Phase 1, of which we celebrate 20 years … more
Bradley County Mayor D. Gary Davis’ column this week — published today instead of its traditional spot in Wednesday’s print edition — speaks volumes to the importance of the property … more
The property tax is often called "the tax people love to hate." While it may be unpopular, it is a primary source of stable revenue for most local governments in the United States. Without a stable, … more
 We heard him say it hundreds of times, as did many of you: “Talent on loan from God.” Some of Rush Limbaugh’s detractors liked to claim the statement was haughty. But those of us who knew … more
    Feet no longer dangling from the bed of a turnip truck, I was bemused to learn recently of the reason behind my grocery store’s most recent reset.   For those not … more
Steve Martin has always been a comedian I thought was really funny. After all, he was a “wild and crazy guy.”A favorite saying of mine is, "Life is too short to be serious all the time.”I have … more
A friend of mine told me something so amazing I had to look it up to see if it was true.In 1960, a series of experiments was done with flatworms in which a bunch of flatworms were taught where to … more
When I was a little kid, I would sometimes get a balsa-wood glider.You know what I’m talking about — lightweight, a couple of red stars on the wings and a metal clip on the nose for weight.If you … more
Two days ago financial offices and federal, state and also some local government offices closed in observance of Presidents' Day. Did you know that currently Presidents' Day never falls on the actual … more
For the last several weeks of this column we have been revisiting the initial planning of our Cleveland/Bradley County Greenway. As we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the first phase all this year, … more
    Whether prompted by the approach of Valentine’s Day or an acceptance that the years are piling on, I cannot say; but, the other day my thoughts drifted to memories of young … more
Funerals aren’t fun and they are an event we really try to avoid, but the older I get it seems the more of them I attend.We attend them as spectators now. But, one day we will attend them as the … more
I’ve been on a crossword puzzle kick lately.I used to attempt them years and years ago. But I stopped for some reason.This new go around, I work them on an app on my phone. I’m not too proud of … more
I have often wondered how I, my school classmates and quite possibly anybody, have their original teeth left to call their own. The bags of Halloween candy that were gathered during “Trick or … more
I am humbled to be sitting here today as the new publisher of your trusted Cleveland Daily Banner. You may have read the announcement Sunday, Jan. 31. After moving into our new home here last week, I … more
Leaders:  Are they born or are they made?  It’s an old question, and there probably will never be a conclusive answer.  It can be argued either way.  Some people seem … more
      Left to me, the National Football League long ago would have abandoned Roman numerals in designating one Super Bowl from another.   Had the … more
I don’t remember exactly when I took to living in stretch pants full-time.  The process was gradual, I’m sure of that. I started out wearing a pair of bell-bottom stretch pants when I was … more
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