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By Josh Peterson, editor

FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK: Marriage – hot and cold

Posted on March 31, 2015 at 1:41 pm

When I married my lovely wife I anticipated that we would occasionally encounter conflicts. I am young, therefore inexperienced and relatively stupid in the realm of marriage, but I knew for sure we would have disagreements in everyday life and philosophical disparities that would need worked out through the years. All relationships do. After all, every rose has a thorn or two. With all that is out there in the

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  • SUNSHINE WEEK MARCH 15-21: A media conspiracy that’s good for you

    Posted on March 16, 2015 at 11:20 am

    Eric Newton

    Each spring for 10 years now, a vast media conspiracy has rolled across the hills and plains of this nation. Journalists of every stripe – cartoonists to commentators to hard news reporters – have been in on it. And not just journalists, but politicians, educators and librarians, as well as members of nonprofits and civic groups. What’s the conspiracy? It’s called Sunshine Week, and it is built around the birthday

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  • FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK: Dancing with the … stars?

    Posted on March 10, 2015 at 1:13 pm

    By Josh Peterson, editor

    All of us Saturday Night Live connoisseurs remember this skit well. Chris Farley and Patrick Swayze, who both left this earth void of their talents too soon, auditioning for Chippendales. I still Google it from time to time to get a good laugh during times of depression (like when snow and ice blanket our area for three weeks). However, I no longer have the need for Google. I can just

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  • FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK: Winter wins – bring on Spring

    Posted on March 3, 2015 at 10:55 am

    By Josh Peterson, editor

    I never understood as a child how someone could dislike snow. No school, play outside and throw balls of ice at each other. What about this scenario is not likable? Fast forward. I hate snow. I now understand the moaning and groaning I heard from my parents, grandparents and other adults (except teachers) when snow was merely mentioned in the forecast. I’ve now learned that just because school is out

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  • FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK: People seem to forget 15

    Posted on February 10, 2015 at 2:08 pm

    By Josh Peterson, editor

    The charges brought forward last week against Central High School baseball coach Brad Weir of alleged statutory rape by an authority figure involving a 15-year old girl are beyond disturbing. But the reaction on Facebook – and there has certainly been a reaction with over 2,400 shares of the story from our website alone – has reached a new category of bothersome. As one might expect, some people are mad

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  • GUEST OPINION: Health of 200,000 Tennesseans depends on Governor’s proposal

    Posted on February 3, 2015 at 10:51 am

    By Sharon Adkins

    As a nurse serving Tennesseans for over 32 years, I know intimately what sickness looks like, and what it takes to build a healthy life. One of the most important things to ensuring the health and wholeness of our communities is access to affordable health insurance. Last month, Governor Haslam proposed a plan to make affordable health care a reality for over 200,000 Tennesseans. We cannot afford to miss this

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  • FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK: ‘Bro Code’ must be addressed

    Posted on January 27, 2015 at 1:53 pm

    By Josh Peterson, editor

    Following what is commonly referred to as the Vanderbilt rape case has left me with a deep feeling of disgust. I hope that coaches and parents of athletes as young as the middle school level are paying close attention and formulating plans to combat what is almost as disturbing as the actual alleged rape itself – “Bro Code.” Most all of us have heard the term thrown around – the

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