Johnson City Press Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Columns As I See It
New attacks on open government in Tennessee

New attacks on open government in Tennessee

March 18th, 2015 1:32 pm by Robert Houk

Tennessee's Open Records Act is very direct. It says every Tennessean has a right to obtain certain information under the law - no questions asked.

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Columns All About Abby
All About Abby: Are 'typical' teens future residents of the prison system?

All About Abby: Are 'typical' teens future residents of the prison system?

March 16th, 2015 9:10 am by Abby Hathorn

First of all, what exactly is a "normal teenager"? Is it the unwillingness to learn, the hatred of school, the disrespect of authority figures, wild parties, drugs, and underage drinking?

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Entertainment Columns Local Entertainment Mystery Diner
Sunday brunch at Cafe One 11 not to be missed

Sunday brunch at Cafe One 11 not to be missed

March 13th, 2015 9:23 am by Mystery Diner

I finished the meal with four empty plates stacked in from of me. It would have been five if not for hissed stage whisper from my dining partner about "leaving something for the others there, big boy."

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Columns Running Around
Tony Casey

Caffeine: Morning-enhancer or performance-enhancing drug?

March 12th, 2015 9:49 am by Tony Casey

I'm not one of these people. I'm not anti-caffeine by any means, but I've never noticed a jolt from drinking coffee, soda, energy drinks or running energy gels. And I've tried on occasional, leaving myself wondering whether I'm broken or my body just does

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Columns Community Voices
Vietnam: 'The most disastrous and ill-conceived war the United States has ever been involved in'

Vietnam: 'The most disastrous and ill-conceived war the United States has ever been involved in'

March 10th, 2015 1:43 pm by Larry French, Community Voices Columnist

"While rewriting history is impossible, we certainly should have learned from our mistakes. Unfortunately, this has not been the case" - Larry French.

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Columns All About Abby
All About Abby: Just because you can doesn't mean you should

All About Abby: Just because you can doesn't mean you should

March 9th, 2015 10:44 am by Abby Hathorn

Why would anyone change her baby girl's diaper AT THE TABLE next to where people were forming and standing in line waiting to place their orders AND next to where the peanuts were for the taking.

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Columns Heritage Yesteryear
Pedigreed pottery once imported from Unaka Mountains

Pedigreed pottery once imported from Unaka Mountains

March 9th, 2015 9:28 am by Bob Cox

In 1929, Helen Jackson, a former resident of the Southern mountains and a current resident of Brooklyn, N.Y., had cautious words to describe the Southerners she loved so much.

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Columns As I See It Opinion
Enough of the nonsense in Nashville

Enough of the nonsense in Nashville

March 9th, 2015 9:19 am by Robert Houk

Little did I know just how whacky the Republican-led state General Assembly could get.

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Columns Outdoors Running Around
Tony Casey

Tip Tip props to the late, great Tom Dosser - PHOTOS/VIDEO

March 5th, 2015 9:14 am by Tony Casey

"Lone Oak Trail would not exist except for A.T. Dosser III, who discovered the land, conceived the trail & constructed most of it," reads the welcome sign. A recent trail running experience on Dosser's trail really put things into perspective for me. As I

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Columns Good Neighbor
Sue Guinn Legg

Food Lion stores campaigning against hunger

March 5th, 2015 9:01 am by Sue Guinn Legg

At a time when cash and food donations to the local food bank and nonprofit pantries across the region are lagging, area Food Lion stores are inviting their customers to help provide "Groceries for Good".

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