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Columns As I See It
Robert Houk

Recession had impact on local tax dollars

December 3rd, 2013 4:37 pm by Robert Houk

According to a recent report by the state Comptroller’s Office, local governments in Tennessee have managed to weather the Great Recession with few major financial setbacks. That doesn’t mean, however, it has been clear sailing.

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Community Columns Good Neighbor
Sue Guinn Legg

Santa helpers needed for seniors, kids

November 29th, 2013 2:28 pm by Sue Guinn Legg

As holiday shopping swings into full bore, there are literally thousands of low-income seniors in the local area who will be alone at Christmas and at risk of missing out.

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Sports Columns Sports Columns Douglas Fritz Titans
Douglas Fritz

Douglas Fritz: Glory days gone from NFL

November 29th, 2013 12:21 pm by Douglas Fritz

Football is still a nice side dish. Now, if somebody could just fix the thing.

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Entertainment Community Columns Local Entertainment Mystery Diner
Mystery Diner

Caribbean Grill: A welcome break from holiday shopping

November 29th, 2013 11:47 am by Mystery Diner

'You all know my feelings about holiday shopping. Scrooge himself would have more tolerance of this sadly necessary event than I do' — The Mystery Diner.

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Columns Community Voices
Party line leaves Congress with few morals

Party line leaves Congress with few morals

November 25th, 2013 4:45 pm by Judy Garland, Community Voices

'For certain, no statesman ever claimed entitlement to so much moral wiggle room' — Judy Garland.

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Columns Out of My Head
Jan Hearne

We have so much to be grateful for

November 25th, 2013 2:06 pm by Jan Hearne

Several of my young Facebook friends — the children of my peers — have been keeping gratitude journals during the month of November. Each day they list a few things they are grateful for. It is touching to read their entries.

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Columns As I See It
Robert Houk

Medicaid expansion is coming, but will the federal money flow into Tennessee?

November 25th, 2013 10:21 am by Robert Houk

Earlier this year, Gov. Bill Haslam turned down federal money to cover what was then expected to be an additional 180,000 state residents on TennCare.

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Columns Adventures
Johnny Molloy

Spy the Grand Canyon of Tennessee from Snoopers Rock

November 21st, 2013 9:00 am by Johnny Molloy

Prentice Cooper State Forest, situated in a big bend of the Tennessee River near Chattanooga, is a huge swath of wild land, below which is the Grand Canyon of the Tennessee.

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Columns Good Neighbor
Sue Guinn Legg

Help Operation Christmas Child

November 21st, 2013 8:50 am by Sue Guinn Legg

Operation Christmas Child will be collecting its signature gift-filled shoe boxes for children around the world through Monday at drop off locations across the Tri-Cities.

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Columns Out of My Head
Jan Hearne

Reflecting on JFK, role television had the week after his death

November 18th, 2013 9:37 am by Jan Hearne

It is a late fall afternoon; I am in sixth grade. Sister Marie Therese, the principal, is on the intercom. “Will you get out of here?!,” she snaps at a student. We giggle. There is a pause, then she tells us the president has been shot.

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