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Businesses’ back sides will be Tweetsie Trail users’ first impression

Here’s a question for our downtown business owner: How’s your back side looking? I’m not trying to get personal, but a thought just occurred to ... Read more

Congress must do something to save aging Social Security

Congress must do something to save aging Social Security

Social Security turned 80 Friday, and it’s an occasion that should be celebrated. The program that provides a safety net of benefits for American workers ... Read more

Flag controversy diverts attention from real problems

Flag controversy diverts attention from real problems

Why all the fuss over the Confederate flag and memorials? There’s more to this than meets the eye. Last week, Tenn. Gov. Bill Haslam and ... Read more

Ruling is controversial, but individual rights will prevail

Like the rest of the country, Tennessee residents have mixed reactions to the Supreme Court ruling that guaranteed same-sex couples throughout the nation the freedom ... Read more

Remembering Civil War’s ‘women of uncommon valor’

It takes quite a bit of guts and grit to face the dangers of wartime. Often when we imagine these men, we envision a battle-scarred ... Read more

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