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Community Voices: A 'no' vote on amendments would send a message to Nashville

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Community Voices: A 'no' vote on amendments would send a message to Nashville

October 16th, 2014 2:30 pm by Larry French, Community Voices Columnist

Tennessee's elected officials continue to have agendas, usually in opposition to their constituent's way of thinking.

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Remembering party lines, wall phones and rotary dialing

Remembering party lines, wall phones and rotary dialing

September 29th, 2014 9:59 am by Dan Kyte, Community Voices Columnist

The radio was our main source of communication with the outside world.

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Late night thoughts while listening to 'MacArthur Park'

Late night thoughts while listening to 'MacArthur Park'

September 15th, 2014 2:46 pm by Larry French, Community Voices Columnist

Much like American literature, American music has been shaped, in part, by the history of the country that produced it.

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A few modern updates to 'The Good Wife's Guide'

A few modern updates to 'The Good Wife's Guide'

September 15th, 2014 11:52 am by Cindy DeVane, Community Voices Columnist

A good wife always knows her place.

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Vol fever grips Tennessee

Vol fever grips Tennessee

September 15th, 2014 11:50 am by Rebecca Horvath, Community Voices Columnist

Suddenly, we heard an eruption of cheers from somewhere across the way, then another and another. We soon discovered the source of all the excitement - the Volunteers were winning a big game.

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Summer means baseball and a game well played

Summer means baseball and a game well played

August 18th, 2014 11:34 am by Rebecca Horvath

Many things define summertime, but few are as American as baseball. There's nothing like the sound of the crack of a bat hitting a ball, hearing the crowd roar or watching a crafty pitcher baffle hitters over and over.

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Community Voices: Tennessee GOP has abandoned the poor and rural hospitals

Community Voices: Tennessee GOP has abandoned the poor and rural hospitals

August 18th, 2014 11:21 am by Judy Garland

How very deeply wrong is any decision that threatens the functioning of such an exemplary unit in our local hospital, particularly when motivation is ugly and partisan. This mustn't stand.

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Reliving the days of horror that were the Great War

Reliving the days of horror that were the Great War

July 29th, 2014 9:20 am by Larry French

We have reached that date in history. Monday is the 100th anniversary of the date (July 28, 1914) Austria declared war on Serbia in retaliation for Gavrilo Princip's (a Serbian nationalist) June 28, 1914, assassination of the heir to the Austro-Hungarian

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Solar power, not 'dirty coal,' is the future

Solar power, not 'dirty coal,' is the future

July 29th, 2014 9:15 am by Jennie Young

One electronic advertising panel bordering the field at the World Cup stadium in Brazil grabbed my family's attention. Its huge letters spelled out YINGLI SOLAR, as bold as the usual ones like VISA, COCA COLA, NIKE, MACDONALD'S, POWERADE, FLY EMIRATES and

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At Last: A life jacket of my very own

At Last: A life jacket of my very own

July 22nd, 2014 9:20 am by Shuly Cawood

The other evening, I told my husband, "I want my own life jacket."

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Herbicide use is destroying butterfly population

June 9th, 2014 9:12 am by Frances Lamberts

"When you see an old field," writes ecologist Craig Holdrege, "the robust common milkweed plants stand out among the much sleeker grasses, asters or goldenrods."

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