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The dogs are missing me. My husband, Peter, predicted this after we moved. “All the dogs will miss you!” he said. “They are going to be looking for the Treat Lady. Don’t you think … more
To The Editor:Thank you for many years of faithfully reporting facts forthrightly. In that same spirit, I want to set forth facts that relate to a loan made by TitleMax to a young friend of mine.At … more
  As another hot, muggy Southeast Tennessee summer draws to its merciful close, I was reminded two weekends ago why the middle months remain a solid No. 5 on my list of four favorite … more
To The Editor:"To Tell The Truth" was the title of a game show that many of us watched on TV for years. The program had three contestants, two of whom were imposters, and at the end of the show the … more
In a time of normalcy — something of which we’ve fallen short for the past 18 months — the sight of orange barrels lining the shoulders of a local road would bring a level of dread to … more
In less than 24 hours, we will have reached the 20th anniversary of what most consider — and rightfully so — the most horrific tragedy on American soil in the storied history of this proud … more
Estimating distances can be tricky.If you asked 20 people how far it is to that tree in the distance, you would probably get 20 different answers.I don’t know how accurate I would be, but I do know … more
To The Editor:My wife and I were looking forward to going to the International Cowpea Festival. We had attended it several times in the past and had always enjoyed it.However, after reading that the … more
To The Editor:As B. McReynolds and D. Thomforde weave tales of wizards, healers and trading golden tickets for a utopian atmosphere, I think it might benefit us all to be reminded of two fables far … more
As Chattanooga Gas crews progress in their ambitious plan to lay new service lines along the northernmost shoulder of Sgt. Paul B. Huff Parkway from Georgetown Road to Frontage Road — the first of … more
September is National Preparedness Month, an annual observance to remind all Americans how important it is for individuals, families and communities to be prepared for disasters and emergencies that … more
I have been privileged to be a member of the board of the Cleveland/Bradley County Greenway since 2004. That's 17 years! While it has been rewarding to see the progress that has taken place in that … more
So, they’re going to tear the old jail down. There will be few tears shed, I suppose, at the demise of an 86-year-old building which was a cold, temporary home for people who would like to … more
To The Editor:Did you know that September is Gynecological Cancers Awareness Month? I do ... because  I had the life experience of it with my wife, and because of that I have come to believe … more
Years ago, I had trouble with my septic system. If you’ve ever had that kind of trouble, you know what kind of trouble it can be. I was living in my old farmhouse out in the middle of the … more
While mellowing in the middle of a Labor Day Weekend, which also signals the unofficial end of summer, this year’s celebrated occasion comes with mixed messaging.One, to honor the American worker … more
(Editor's Note: Originally published in June 2017. )     Do you remember the old television commercial where the guy said, “I’m not a doctor, but I play one on … more
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