Local news and opinions


Seasonal Changes. Life Changes. Planting Grief Seeds.

Oct 18, 2018 at 08:00 am by Paulette Jackson

After an unusually long summer with temperatures regularly hovering near record-breaking highs, it finally seems that cooler air has made its way to Tennessee to stay, bringin.... Read More

Dads2Dads: Getting involved in your 'job'

Oct 16, 2018 at 10:00 am by Dads2Dads

We say it all the time, “Get involved with your kids.” We are big advocates of active fatherhood. We tried hard to be involved dads as our kids were growing, in s.... Read More
Scott Kelly & Twitter trolls

Opinion: The Astronaut, the Statesman, and the Twitter Trolls

Oct 11, 2018 at 10:00 am by clervin

A recent twitter rant and a Final Jeopardy question on the same individual produced some irony I thought would be interesting to share. Astronaut Scott Kelly, on Saturday sha.... Read More

ADDRESSING Life: Seeing through different eyes

Oct 11, 2018 at 08:00 am by Paulette Jackson

So I try to be like youTry to feel it like you doBut without you it’s no useI can’t see what you seeWhen I look at the world ~U2 I think we would all agree that s.... Read More

Dads2Dads: Getting Mad At Anger

Oct 10, 2018 at 08:00 am by Dads2Dads

  We all get angry. We say things we really don’t mean and do things that hurt others. Then, we regret our words and actions. But we justify our anger by convinci.... Read More
Phil Bredesen and Marsha Blackburn

Opinion: Why are Democrats so stupid?

Oct 07, 2018 at 09:39 am by Jason Bennett

An open letter to Tennessee Democrats. In November 2016, Democrats woke up to a complete nightmare. All of the polling leading up to Nov. 9 suggested a significant Clinton vi.... Read More

Dads2Dads:The Power of Mentoring

Oct 03, 2018 at 07:00 am by Dads2Dads

A recent report, The Power of Relationships: How and Why American Adults Step Up to Mentor the Nation’s Youth, reveals what adults think about mentoring kids who ar.... Read More

Opinion: We’ve been in a trade war for years now. We’ve only just begun to fight back.

Oct 02, 2018 at 10:00 am by clervin

I’m penning this article at this time due to the increasing frequency of reports in the media and commercials decrying a trade war and emotionally pleading for its victi.... Read More
Yom Kippur

In Honor of Yom Kippur. Let's Not Forget Forgiveness.

Sep 27, 2018 at 08:00 am by Paulette Jackson

“Forgive and forget”, that’s what they say. It’s good advice, but it’s not very practical. When someone hurts us, we want to hurt them back. When.... Read More
Brett Kavanaugh

Opinion: The Kavanaugh Confirmation Circus proves system needs to be changed

Sep 24, 2018 at 09:30 am by clervin

This opinion piece concerns the Brett Kavanaugh nomination to the Supreme Court, but before anyone loses their mind in pre-judgement of me, I’m not attacking accuser Chr.... Read More