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Tax rates go up as property values shrink

September 15th, 2014 12:01 pm by Robert Houk

It will soon be property tax collection time again in Tennessee. Local governments typically send out their tax bills in early October, but some (including Washington County) might be mailing those notices a bit later this year.

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Common Core continues to spark a divide

September 2nd, 2014 9:52 am by Robert Houk

The Republican Primary for state offices may be in the books, but the political infighting is far from over.

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Almanac, Blue Book still valuable resources

August 26th, 2014 12:02 pm by Robert Houk

I was pleased last week when our newsroom received an advance copy of the 2015 Old Farmer's Almanac, which will go on sale in a few weeks.

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Democrats say Charlie Brown is their man

August 18th, 2014 11:13 am by Robert Houk

Good grief! Charlie Brown is the Democratic nominee for governor of Tennessee.

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U-Haul, Model Mill signs of the times

August 11th, 2014 9:24 am by Robert Houk

Making sure downtown doesn't drown every time it comes a heavy downpour will continue the unprecedented investment and growth in the business district.

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Outsiders, tea partiers all part of big tent

August 4th, 2014 1:53 pm by Robert Houk

"Do you think Lamar is in trouble?"

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City vote key in state House race

July 29th, 2014 9:09 am by Robert Houk

Early voting numbers so far suggest we might have a decent turnout for the Aug. 7 election. By decent, I mean one that surpasses most of the turnouts for other elections with local offices on the ballot.

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Question is: How low can Matthew Hill go?

July 21st, 2014 9:46 am by Robert Houk

Many think Boss Hill has really outdone himself with a political mailer linking his challenger to President Obama, Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi.

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Deceitful politicians undermine the election process

July 15th, 2014 11:02 am by Robert Houk

During this campaign season, we will get a good dose of career politicians who will say anything and do just about anything to get re-elected.

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Alas, we may never see another like Howard Baker

July 1st, 2014 10:44 am by Robert Houk

Baker truly believed in statesmanship, bipartisanship and civility. Those weren't just words to Baker - he practiced what he preached.

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Rep. Phil Roe's fourth bid for Congress may not be his last

June 26th, 2014 3:51 pm by Robert Houk

How long does Roe plan to remain in Congress?

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