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A thin line divides Veterans Day from Thanksgiving, one that is only about 15 days wide.Whether it’s their physical proximity on the calendar or the message of their seasons that defines their role … more
I have always loved Thanksgiving. I love that it is a holiday built around a full table and homemade treats. I love the recipes handed down on index cards that only get made once a year and … more
In what some might see as the most twisted reason to be thankful in the history of … well, thankfulness, I’m at peace with getting older.   It’s hardly a novel approach … more
  An everyday man who survived a serious COVID-19 infection thanks to the kindness of a stranger, Cleveland Mayor Kevin Brooks now finds himself on a mission.    In the … more
Thanksgiving is next week, which probably isn’t news to you.But it was to me.I thought I had two weeks. Kim broke the news to me last night, right before she started game-planning how we were going … more
A discussion among elected leaders on civil debate during a recent session of the Bradley County Commission offers hope that, at the very least, local politicians are noticing the impact of their … more
My husband Peter is now at war with the mice.The mice (possibly with the assistance of a rat or two) have eaten the electrical wiring in our car causing extensive damage. The coating on the wires is … more
Approximately 40 years ago there was a popular song by the group, Cinderella, that declared you “don’t know what you have until it's gone." This statement can be applied to many aspects of life, … more
Communities aren’t just measured by population, square miles, transportation networks, per capita income, entertainment, dining, job opportunities, education resources, government outreach, diverse … more
Ordinarily this column is reserved for “happy talk” concerning our Cleveland/Bradley County Greenway. Overwhelmingly, our greenway is a wholesome and enjoyable venue where families can take a … more
    Wrapped in a layer of eagerness to spill the beans, a community friend last week confessed, “A little birdie told me you’ve just celebrated a milestone … more
Arguably, one of the happiest persons on Planet Earth to see the end of this rollercoaster pandemic — or, at the very least, the distribution launch of a reliable vaccine — could be Bradley … more
In my opinion the best TV channel to watch is MeTV.I can hear the sighs as people realize that MeTV runs old shows from days gone by ... long gone by.Call me old-fashioned, out of touch or just plain … more
In a year that most would be just as happy to forget, Cleveland and Bradley County residents did get a spark of good news a couple weeks ago upon learning Spring Branch Industrial Park had finally … more
I made an observation yesterday evening.Cats are a lot like people.We have a few feral cats that live downtown at our building that houses our offices and Kim’s studio.Right now, we have three we … more
In editorials long before today, we have echoed the sentiments of the last two dedicated leaders to hold the position of commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Veterans Services. Their … more
The 11th day of the 11th month at the 11th hour is reserved to remember our nation’s veterans. This is not to be confused with Memorial Day which honors the memory of those who have served our … more
To The Editor:The members of American Legion Auxiliary Unit 81 would like to express our sincere appreciation for the men and women who served in the United Sates Armed Forces.Thank you for serving … more
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