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Our View, Author at www.elizabethton.com


Much uncertainty as schools set to re-open

There’s much uncertainty on the part of both teachers and parents as school is set to re-open in Elizabethton and Carter County. Across the state ... Read more

by Our View, Friday, August 7, 2020 4:21 pm


TVA needs to get its act together

President Donald Trump took the right action Monday when he fired TVA chairman Skip Thompson and board member Richard Howorth for their actions for hiring ... Read more

by Our View, Tuesday, August 4, 2020 4:06 pm


Finding deeper appreciation in trying times

We are living in a trying time — schools are trying to figure out a way to re-open safely; some churches have re-opened, others are still ... Read more

by Our View, Friday, July 31, 2020 3:59 pm


Sales tax weekend could add to pandemic woes

The back-to-school tax-free holiday on clothes, school supplies, and computers begins Friday in Tennessee and continues through Sunday. Schools may not reopen, and the “tax-free ... Read more

by Our View, Tuesday, July 28, 2020 3:25 pm


Great American Outdoors Act is good for Tennessee, Carter County

Having passed the U.S. Senate by a strong 73-25 vote this week and expected to win approval in the House quickly, the Great American Outdoors ... Read more

by Our View, Friday, July 24, 2020 4:28 pm


Good news, but let’s not backslide

In the midst of rising coronavirus cases in Carter County, there was a bit of good news last week. The Bonnie Kate Theater opened its ... Read more

by Our View, Tuesday, July 21, 2020 4:14 pm


Wearing a mask could save a life

Carter County Mayor Rusty Barnett last week issued a face mask mandate, effective this past Friday. Mask mandates are in effect in neighboring Washington and ... Read more

by Our View, Friday, July 17, 2020 12:45 pm


First District congressional primary is important contest

With the Tennessee Primary Election contest just days away, we can be sure of one thing, come August 6 there will be more losers than ... Read more

by Our View, Tuesday, July 14, 2020 3:37 pm


The next school year could be a challenge

Many questions remain as school officials across Tennessee and the nation weigh options for getting children back in class for the new school year, which ... Read more

by Our View, Friday, July 10, 2020 3:05 pm


COVID-19 puts a damper on July 4th celebrations

It’s July 4th, but there will be few celebrations. Under COVID-19 guidelines in Tennessee, large gatherings are discouraged, and social distancing and mask wearing are ... Read more

by Our View, Thursday, July 2, 2020 3:56 pm

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