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Make new friends, keep the old, one is silver and the other gold. This was a rhyme my children learned in play school, but even adults can relate to it. Isn’t it a good thing when we are able to … more
City officials are damned if they do — and don’t — when it comes to efforts to buck up South Cleveland and make a dent in a horrific housing shortage. Many of you responded on Facebook to … more
For immigration lawyers, these are heady times!Since January 2021, when the Biden regime moved into the White House, the Department of Homeland Security has, by Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas’ own … more
Dear Editor:If your group is looking to donate or volunteer, consider Life Bridges. Many clients receive so little and sometimes are not included with housemates or groups when they eat out due to … more
Yes, $4.7 million is a lot of money for the state’s taxpayers to bear in the name of helping firefighters. It comes out to $24,000 for each of the estimated 194 Tennessee firefighters projected to … more
While the Biden administration keeps busy sabotaging border patrol and local law enforcement, American communities are falling apart. Murder rates are at a 25-year high, and violent crime as a … more
At my recent book signing, a friend asked, “Who’s the most famous person you have met?”I replied that it was a tie. Although I have seen several presidents in person, the only two I actually … more
Editor's note: This column previously ran in March 2021.Playgrounds have changed since my playground days.I’m sure that’s for the better. I’m also sure orthopedic doctors lobbied against … more
Many historians know how Tennessee became known as the “Perfect 36.” You know that in 1920, states across the country were approving the 19th Amendment, which made it illegal for any state to … more
Having lived in Birmingham, Alabama, Columbia, Tennessee, Memphis, Washington, D.C., New York City, Atlanta and the Florida Panhandle, I can tell you what makes a city good, and how you lose a city … more
Dear Editor: There is an idiom — thank you, Lee University for ringing it as clear as a bell. Our young people need a university that has not thrown out the Bible and Webster’s … more
When planning for expansion of the greenway system in Cleveland and Bradley County, some of the more obvious questions are, “Where will it expand?” and “How will the properties be … more
There’s a simple answer to every problem. And it’s usually wrong.  If Einstein didn’t say it, he surely must have thought it.  The likelihood that Roe v. Wade will … more
“You gotta keep poking and clicking,” a friend tells me. “That’s what my daughter does.”By this, she means that learning new technology is not a straight path. I have to play with it. I … more
High school graduations have gotten a lot of attention lately, because for the first time since 2019, most seniors will finally get to “walk” and accept their diplomas while their families … more
It was truly an honor to be inducted into the Col. Benjamin Cleveland Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution. My father, Jimmy D. Brooks, and I were inducted together, thanks to the tireless … more
I’ve never seen the country so divided and angry, but there’s one thing we all seem to agree on: Animals are to be loved and cherished. And animal abusers should be locked up. News broke … more
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