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Rozella Hardin, Author at www.elizabethton.com

Local news

A Life Lived: Harry Messimer was known for his love of buses

Harry Lee Messimer was 91 years old when he died September 29 in Salem, Va. Harry had outlived most of his friends in Elizabethton. He ... Read more

by Rozella Hardin, Tuesday, October 20, 2020 11:53 am

Community

Scarecrows invade downtown Elizabethton

Every season has its symbols, and with autumn we tend to think of falling leaves, Halloween, harvest, pumpkins, bobbing for apples, and perhaps the most ... Read more

by Rozella Hardin, Friday, October 16, 2020 3:53 pm

Local news

A Life Lived: Lanny Smith spent  a lifetime in law enforcement, teaching

It’s been said: Put yourself in a cop’s shoes and chances are you won’t like what you see in your face. Lanny Dale Smith spent ... Read more

by Rozella Hardin, Tuesday, October 13, 2020 2:38 pm

Local news

A Life Lived: Mary Alice Anderson was a caregiver for her family

By Rozella Hardin Editorial Director rozella.hardin@elizabethton.com Someone has said: “Caregiving often calls us to lean into love we didn’t know possible.” Mary Alice Anderson to ... Read more

by Rozella Hardin, Tuesday, October 6, 2020 1:59 pm

Community

Weather-beaten memories

Recently, an old weather-beaten house and several outbuildings caught the eye of Minister Michael Klaus while on a drive in the Stoney Creek community. With ... Read more

by Rozella Hardin, Friday, October 2, 2020 12:07 pm

Editorials

The hypocrisy of America’s best-known senators

The United States Senate is ready to take up the confirmation hearing for Amy Coney Barrett, who from the evidence presented is quite capable of ... Read more

by Rozella Hardin, Tuesday, September 29, 2020 4:27 pm

Local news

A Life Lived: Arvel McKinney believed in working hard, helping his neighbor

Someone has written: Work is not man’s punishment. It is his reward and his strength and his pleasure. Arvel McKinney found pleasure in work. It ... Read more

by Rozella Hardin, Tuesday, September 29, 2020 11:24 am

Local news

A Life Lived: Wilma Colbaugh was a devoted mother, caregiver

I knew Wilma Lovelace Colbaugh my entire life. We grew up in the same neighborhood — just a stone’s throw from each other. We played ... Read more

by Rozella Hardin, Tuesday, September 22, 2020 11:11 am

Community

Raising Monarch butterflies a fall ritual at Johnson home

What is more beautiful than a butterfly as it flits (or dances) from flower to flower in the summer, sipping nectar along the way? Josie ... Read more

by Rozella Hardin, Friday, September 18, 2020 1:13 pm

Local news

A Life Lived: Beryl Norris was a devoted  Christian and farmer most of his life

By ROZELLA HARDIN Editorial Director rozella.hardin@elizabethton.com Often church-going people in the South are referred to as “salt-of-the-earth” people. They bring seasoning to an unsavory world. ... Read more

by Rozella Hardin, Tuesday, September 15, 2020 2:42 pm

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