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There is an interesting twist to the selection of the subject for today’s column. When I was selecting a subject for today’s column, I picked up a book titled History’s Worst Decisions and the People Who Made Them by Stephen Weir. As I was looking through the book, I turned to the back pages and […]

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Summer means going to the Farmers’ Market

As the summer days arrive, more and more people are making visits to their local farmers markets to sample fresh grown produce right from the farm. I too enjoy going to different markets to see what people are producing on their acreage around the state and also to visit with not only the vendors, but […]

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Is there a better system than the Electoral College?

By Robert McGowan   What a wonderful country we have. Just think, we soon will be voting for our President. Yes, “our President,” not some leader whom someone else picked for us. Take it or leave it. We are going to cast our votes for people who will determine our leader by their votes. We […]

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Memories are part of who we are

By Robert McGowan The following memories of a few days many years ago don’t suggest that the remembered events indicate defining moments in my life. All of us have memories. Perhaps in some small way they become a part of who we are.  Perhaps they have been responsible for molding a bit of our character, […]

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Letter to the Editor

Dear editor, Most people will agree that public education is the life blood of most rural communities. I am writing out of concern for the attacks on public education in general, but on the teacher retirement system in particular. Before anyone jumps to conclusions regarding the retirement system, the Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System is actuarially […]

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There must be a better fracking way

By Robert McGowan Several issues ago, in these pages, Gene Qualls mentioned the word “fracking.” The term refers to the activity as an environmental danger. I am almost ashamed to admit, claiming to be an ecologist, that I was unfamiliar with the term or the process of fracking. But no more am I unfamiliar. Hydraulic […]

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Letter to the Editor

Dear editor, As a County Commissioner it is a responsibility to be a guardian of the taxpayer’s money. I firmly believe when I see corruption or possible improprieties that involve the dollars entrusted to us that one of the actions I take is to make the public aware. It is with that in mind that […]

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Free press under attack again: Does anyone care?

When the media exclaims that the free press is under attack once again, too often the resulting response is one of indifference.

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