Letter to the Editor: Maury GOP needs to trust voters to pick its candidates

Dear Editor, The Maury County GOP Party needs to forget a caucus. Their record of picking candidates is not too good so far. They have picked two duds so far. Their candidate for County Mayor proved to be nothing but a grandstander that only used the office to gain name recognition and has proven he can’t be trusted to tell […]

Ron Hart: How the presidential primaries are shaping up

Let’s face it. “Gun to the head” honest, only five percent of the country would let Joe Biden watch their kid for an hour while they ran to the store. He has been the worst president of modern times. Even Jimmy Carter started comparing him to Jimmy Carter. We have to get new nominees for both parties. If the 2024 […]

Seth Campbell: A remarkable leader: Lessons from Theodore Roosevelt

In truth, leaders like our 26th President seldom come along. Theodore Roosevelt, commonly known as Teddy or T.R., led a life full of vigor and worked tirelessly to improve life for ordinary Americans. While his personal life was full of obstacles and struggles, Roosevelt persevered and overcame nearly every barrier put in front of him. While the impact from Roosevelt cannot […]

Marsha Blackburn: Democrats put illegal immigrants first and Americans last

5.3 million. That’s the estimated number of illegal immigrants who have been apprehended at the southern border since Joe Biden took office. Another 1.5 million so-called “gotaways” have evaded Border Patrol agents and entered the country without being caught. An Afghan national and a Pakistani national, both on the FBI Terrorism Watch List, were caught trying to enter the U.S. last week. Just days ago, a group of 30 […]

Legal Aid Society: TennCare changes could leave elderly, disabled without health benefits

For elderly and disabled people, doctor and hospital visits can be a regular part of life, causing a seemingly neverending stream of medical bills. For those with low incomes, even the portion of those bills not covered by Medicare can be unaffordable. Thankfully, a set of programs known as the Medicare Savings Programs offer additional state-administered financial assistance to help […]

Sen. Joey Hensley: Improvements to education made in 2023

The 113th General Assembly has adjourned for 2023, and it was a very successful year. We have taken measures for Tennessee to be a better place to live, work and to raise a family. I will go over the laws passed this session. Updating Tennessee’s 2021 Literacy Success Act – In 2021, the General Assembly passed Tennessee’s Literacy Success Act to improve […]

Jack McCall: Beatles and sights top my “bucket list”

I can’t say I have ever had a bucket list. Of course, the concept of a bucket list was popularized by the 2007 movie titled “The Bucket List,” starring Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson. It was about two old guys who had a bunch of things they wanted to do before they died. So, they made a list – a […]

Ron Hart: England: The OG of white people

We just visited Mother England. It is just like America, only whiter. I went there with eight buddies; all together we were whiter than a Dave Matthews concert in a snowstorm. One of the guys from Georgia on the trip (an accomplished drunk named Fortnight who slept multiple nights in his roommate’s shower with the water running) keenly observed, “From […]

Seth Campbell: The fight on the right: a nomination disaster

To the delight of Democrats throughout the country, the Republican primary for president is off to a rollicking start. While former President Trump is clearly the frontrunner, the field is full of conservatives vying to take the top spot from the twice-impeached candidate that is cornered by a myriad of legal issues. This rough-and-tumble primary season is sure to scuff […]

Jack McCall: The years rolled by in the bed of pickup trucks

I attended a legislative conference in Gatlinburg recently. It was a gathering of county road supervisors, county commissioners and county mayors. The meeting was held at the Park Plaza Hotel high above Gatlinburg. The conference featured informative sessions and interesting speakers. I found networking with other mayors to be most beneficial. I have never seen so many pickup trucks in […]

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