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It was a good party.  Of course, you would expect me to say that, since it was our going-away party and I am bound to be biased. But there were six dogs and plenty of food and lots of laughter … more
  Last Sunday’s lighthearted cliffhanger about a childhood disease — chickenpox — might have left a few readers scratching their heads about what awaited … more
In a word, one deemed printable within the community pages of a family newspaper, “Ugh!”And that’s putting it mildly.Already dreading the approach of intersection improvements on nine busy … more
My Lab puppy, Thurber, makes me laugh out loud every day.The writing life requires you to sit still for long periods of time, but those days are long gone.As I write this column — attempt to write … more
When July thankfully roared into meteorological history — like a lion, we might add, with closing temperatures in the high-90s and heat index values well above 100 degrees — it did so with this … more
I try to keep up with what’s going on in the world.That’s not hard to do nowadays with all our information-delivery channels.But I learned something today I had no idea existed.Competitive … more
Doing the right thing is not always the most popular thing.Dr. Bill Seymour, president of Cleveland State Community College whose priorities have always been — and continue to be — community, … more
I often hear comments in the media about the need for government transparency and accessibility. Yet, most critics seem hard pressed to point directly at any area of Bradley County government that … more
My husband, Peter, is looking around our empty living room. “I’ll always have good memories of this place.” “I will, too,” I assure him.  We are packing up the last of our possessions … more
  In her living years, especially the final few before cancer stole her strength, my mother chuckled in telling and retelling the stories of childhood antics and chosen words by her three … more
If Bradley Countians believe they’re picking up an edge in the voice of Mayor D. Gary Davis, they’re right. It comes with good reason.In spite of all the good the longtime county … more
Car buyers are getting crushed by the rapid increase in the cost of new and used cars, but my dad’s old-school negotiating techniques might offer some relief.Thanks to the rippling effects of the … more
I despise the sound leaf blowers make.To me, no sound in the universe is more annoying. Neither sirens, nor barking dogs, nor motorcycles can hold a candle to the auditory pain a leaf blower causes … more
The redrawing of congressional and state legislative districts every 10 years can make and break political careers, providing new opportunities for some and placing brick walls in front of … more
As Bradley Countians continue to wrap their heads around last week’s reversal by the Centers for Disease Control on the wearing of masks in public spaces — especially in areas where vaccination … more
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