Voices

Joseph Locher Announces Bid for County Commission

Apr 11, 2022 at 01:42 pm by CathyWatts

Joseph “Joey” Locher is a busy father of teenage twin daughters who is running for Rutherford County Commissioner in District 7. District 7 covers a large area bet.... Read More

Mediocrity is a Weak Foundation

Apr 11, 2022 at 07:46 am by Waterman 1

Sen. Marsha Blackburn’s imperious declaration on Twitter that she intended to “grill” Supreme Court nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson was met by a collecti.... Read More

Easter Finery

Apr 06, 2022 at 10:00 am by cghattas

Seeing spring dresses during a recent shopping trip reminded me that Easter is near. Growing up the youngest of five on East Main Street, there were two times of the year when.... Read More

“Goooood Morning, Viet Nam!”

Mar 30, 2022 at 02:41 pm by Paulette Jackson

His name was Adrian Cronauer. He was born in 1938 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where his father was a steelworker, and his mother was a teacher. At the early age of 12,.... Read More

Tennessee Public Schools are under assault by Republicans

Mar 29, 2022 at 08:00 am by Chloe Cerutti 4

Make no mistake about it, there is a well-orchestrated war being waged against Tennessee’s public school system.  This insidious effort to privatize and monetize th.... Read More

Dr. Anita Herron - A Servant's Servant

Mar 29, 2022 at 06:45 am by CathyWatts

Dr. Anita L. Herron describes herself as a servant’s SERVANT. That’s why she is running to be the next Rutherford County Commissioner in District 3. District 3 enc.... Read More

Truth: It's Stranger Than Fiction

Mar 24, 2022 at 06:37 am by Paulette Jackson

“History is history; there’s no use sweeping it under the rug.” -Sweet Home Alabama The year is 1954, and the man in the above photo is my thirty-year-old f.... Read More

Sundays with Autism

Mar 18, 2022 at 09:00 am by Heather Cadenhead

"Let's stand to honor the LORD."  I stay seated, biting my lip as chairs clatter and hundreds of bodies rise up. I do not stand because, if I do, my son will stand, to.... Read More

Book Lady reviews: Maus

Mar 17, 2022 at 09:00 am by Ms.Shelly_booklady

In January this year, the school board for McMinn County, TN banned a graphic novel about the Holocaust. Whenever a book is banned there’s an outcry, and for good reason.... Read More

Absentee voting in Tennessee is complicated and difficult-- It's time to plan ahead

Mar 15, 2022 at 09:00 am by Chloe Cerutti

As one who has enjoyed and appreciated the convenience and ease of voting by mail in Washington State, let there be no mistake here, I’m a strong advocate and proponent.... Read More

How to talk to typically developing children about autism

Mar 08, 2022 at 10:00 am by Heather Cadenhead

If your typically developing child is frequently in the company of an autistic child, your typically developing child might have questions. Here are a few talking points for s.... Read More

Want to do something about that landfill?

Feb 22, 2022 at 10:00 am by MK37130 3

Want to do something about the landfill?  Get involved.  Step one is educate yourself.  Step two is call the people with the power to stop it and and tell them.... Read More