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Opinion

Decision against TNVA is criticized

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The Center for Education Reform strongly condemns the recent directive by the Tennessee Education Commissioner to un-enroll 626 students from the Tennessee Virtual Academy (TNVA), denying them their school choice rights. “It’s an outrage that these 626 legally enrolled students are now being forcefully turned away, just two weeks before the start of the school […]

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Stick horses moved farm boy’s imagination

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Not long ago, I wrote about the selling of my family home. Of course, the house and attic held many memories, but who would have believed an old shed filled with a pile of my father’s tobacco sticks, which he used to raise tobacco, would revive memories for this not-so-young farm boy? Those sticks were […]

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Boomer reflects on poor but priceless childhood

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I have recently been attending budget hearings in my county to learn more about where our tax dollars go. And after you come out of one of those meetings, you have to grab hold of something to stop your head from spinning around. My county’s school system, for example, is the fifth largest in the […]

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Dairy numbers: Short, but ‘udderly’ vital

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With National Dairy Month quickly approaching in June, let’s honor the contributions of our dairy farmers who look after our good health and provide us with fresh, wholesome dairy products. The industry has generated billions of dollars for our state’s economy for years and continues to do so even though the number of dairy farms […]

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Memories are the best seasoning for food

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I have been spending a lot of time lately working in a pick-your-own berry patch located almost in the heart of one of Tennessee’s fastest growing cities, which gives me the opportunity to meet a lot of people. Many of them have moved to our state from other parts of the country and world to […]

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Local teacher, columnist retires pen at age 92

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After 31 years of teaching college students at the University of Memphis, former Fayette County resident Robert McGowan spent another 23 educating local newspaper readers with his always informative weekly columns. Now, at the age of 92, McGowan has decided to retire his dated computer after more than 1,100 consecutive weeks of writing. “I never […]

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Federal R&D funding needs expansion, not cuts

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Five years ago, the federal government spent $169 billion to fund basic research and development. This fiscal year, it’s down to $134 billion. People who believe in public belt-tightening applaud drops like that. I understand why: there are many reasons to reduce government spending. But in this case they’re wrong. We need to boost the […]

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Program helps Tennesseans protect trees

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Tennessee is one of America’s greenest states — literally. It is still more than 50 percent forested. In fact, much of the majestic beauty that defines Tennessee comes from its trees. Our trees provide habitats for animals, nesting for birds and shading for our homes. They are also under attack. Tennessee’s beautiful trees are appetizing […]

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Love of literature, poetry comforts and relaxes

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It is a Sunday afternoon. I am sitting at my desk with a blank sheet of paper in front of me. And, yes, I have been thinking of a weekly column. Sometimes the thought of subject matter surrounds me in an almost consuming feeling. I would wager that most people have many thoughts swimming around […]

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Bitter winter keeps digging in its heels

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Al Gore has to hate winters like the one we just had. I say “had,” but I might be just a tad premature. I just looked at the seven-day forecast and we will be back into the 30s a couple of days next week. Really? Are we really going to be dragging the coats back […]

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