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It is difficult to watch Tennessee courts roll back the meaning of the sunshine law. In May, the Tennessee Court of Appeals ruled that the Dickson County Planning Commission and the Dickson County … more
Twice each year, I do a “From the Mailbag” column, serving up your comments, questions and corrections. You might think this is an easy way to fill space during a week in which I am actually on … more
I recently saw two birds dancing. Honest to God. I stood mesmerized as they took two steps this way. Two steps that way. Two steps back, a little spin move and, then, two more steps. Sort of like the … more
The Banner has run the story of Hillsdale College President Larry Arnn’s reported comments about the education system several times ⏤ on June 30 and then when political candidates gave the … more
If you’re looking for something to do the weekend of July 15-17, head to Dayton to see “Monkey in the Middle.” This wonderful drama is produced by the Rhea Heritage Community Foundation and is … more
Everybody loves a holiday.Holidays — whether federally recognized or not — allow us to celebrate with food, family and friends, and gifts.But as we age, holidays take on different … more
The United States has always enjoyed a symbiotic relationship with Great Britain once they got over that whole War of Independence thing we did on them. The difference between treason and founding a … more
To the Editor: I have lived in Cleveland/Bradley County for more than nine years. I have taken college courses at our local Lee University. I know young people trained to be teachers there. I … more
My mother has found the perfect pet. She just doesn’t realize it yet.A clever little red squirrel has been trying to get my mother’s attention for months."He’s such a pest!” my mother … more
A half century ago, a construction company unearthed the remains of a saber-toothed cat that had lived in present-day downtown Nashville 11,000 years ago. A quarter century ago, that discovery … more
A bug bit me when I was 12 years old, and never let go. I turned on the radio one day, and I liked what I heard. Neil Diamond was singing “Sweet Caroline.” Next up was “Oh Happy Day” by the … more
When I was a boy growing up poor and in Section 8 housing in Tullahoma, Tennessee, I loved fireworks and looked forward to New Year’s Eve and the Fourth of July holidays. It was cheap entertainment … more
I have written in this column on a few occasions in the past about experiencing greenways in other cities. I enjoy taking notes and photos and perhaps running these out-of-town trails to get ideas … more
There is a sexual assault taking place right now. Every 68 seconds, someone in America is sexually assaulted. More than 97% of perpetrators get off scot-free. A major reason is mismanagement of … more
Editor's note: This column originally ran in mid-February 2021. 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 … more
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