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If Democrats and resistance Republicans think they are going to depose President Trump or thwart his presidency by endlessly savaging him in the name of protecting the republic, they don't have any concept of the fierce resolve of his supporters.

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Having written this column for 16 years, I find that there has never been a time when the news and actions in Washington moved so fast. Trump is getting things done. Half the country says Trump is crazy and turning Washington on its ear. The other half of the country agrees but says that's w…

It’s hard to find the proper words to describe the heinous crime that took place over the weekend, leaving a woman dead, a man in the Coffee County Jail facing charges of first degree murder and a family in shambles.

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In the highly partisan swamp of D.C., Paul Manafort’s biggest crime was being Trump’s campaign manager. Michael Cohen’s crime was being Trump’s lawyer. Cohen got off easy when he agreed to turn on Trump for a potential violation of campaign spending laws. As the judge said, prosecutors press…

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Democrats are scared. Kanye West just ran away from their lock on the black vote in America. And, like fellow Democrats did during slavery, they are sending their hounds after the escapee. The modern-day hounds are what Kanye talked about on Jimmy Kimmel's show: the media, social and persona…

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It is time I stop railing at politicians and start making fun of my family again. The focus groups who read my column seem to want to hear more about my Uncle Mac. Everyone but my family wants me to talk about him. But all families are just a generation or two away from an aunt who smoked on…

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College football season is just around the corner. It was a mild, wet spring in the South, great for growing SEC football players.

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 The employees of the City of Manchester and I would like to thank all the citizens of the City of Manchester for their understanding and the expression of thanks during the recent storms and the pickup and disposal of storm-related debris. It is our sincere honor to serve the citizens of th…

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A demand for diamonds is a marketing invention. We as a society have been tricked into believing that diamonds are rare and symbol of status and love and got us buying sparking pieces of expensive carbon.

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As a follow-up to my letter “Your vote counts,” my question to you is did you vote in early voting or did you decide to wait until Aug. 2, the day of the election in which all local candidates who are vying for seats? Not to mention the state candidates who are elected in both parties, repub…

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Last year hundreds of Tennesseans from all walks of life decided to take an active part in the important issues of the day. Young and old volunteered their time because they felt very strongly that these issues needed to be addressed. Things like expanding Medicaid, stopping the opioid epide…

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As I reminisce about days gone by, I realize that there are many things I will never do again.  I have decided to make a list. 

I find that the older I get, the less in touch I am with the newest technology. It happens to all of us, right? I remember being the “young” one in the room and trying to explain CDs and DVDs to my grandparents back in the day.

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It is good to see Putin and Trump meet. Between our two countries, we have 90 percent of the world’s nuclear weapons; it is best we get along. An isolated and angry Russia would not be good for the rest of the world.

We’ve all heard the statement from folks trying to make change: “Get out and vote!” On the surface this makes sense; we’re part of a republic that at its fundamental level is governed by the people, but it has a ring of boring, doesn’t it? We’ve been trained by conditioning that voting just …

It is wrong for Manchester govern­ment officials to ask Bonnaroo officials for more money. There is a bigger picture. Attendees and all workers help city, county, state, national and world economies by the taxes they pay.

I am in the process of doing another fundraising. I may not be doing it the same way like I’ve done be-fore. I found out it would be too many T-shirts to sell. I cannot take my lift with me because my new apartment has too many rafters in the building.

Early voting for the August 2 Primary and Gen­eral Election began on Friday, July 13. Now comes the time when the local candidate from mayor to aldermen will be elected for the next two-to-four years. The primary election for the candidates who are seeking seats in the state and federal gove…

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Etiquette. Common Courtesy. When did these start becoming optional in society?

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We have talked a lot throughout our administration about efficient and effective government, so I’d like to give a few concrete examples of what we mean by that.

If you haven’t read Mr. Patel’s letter to the editor this week, I advise against it. Once that’s done you will be greatly let down by my weekly attempt at humor.

The latest in the left’s shrill attempt to undermine Trump is showing pictures of Obama-era detention centers with kids in chain-linked areas. Then they wax sanctimonious about how it is so cruel and that Trump is evil. They feel that acting with fake outrage gives them virtue.

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If you haven’t read Mr. Patel’s letter to the editor this week, I advise against it. Once that’s done you will be greatly let down by my weekly attempt at humor.

I apologize to my loyal followers (all three of you) for my sporadic musings over the past month. I thought my new editor was firing me from the opinions page when she said she “didn’t need my column” for a couple of weeks.

The FBI, long given immense, unaccountable powers to arrest and ruin American lives on a whim, is finally facing some real consequences of its own hubris. During the Obama Administration, the hallways of FBI management were filled with hyper-political Democrat bureaucrats, willing to break t…

In a perfect world, someone starts a job in a new community and has just the right amount of time to learn everything before the pot begins to boil. This is not that perfect world and I don’t want it to be that, but I never expected a painting of an American flag and a flower to be the thing…

I’ve attended many Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festivals over the years. I didn’t go to the first one in 2002, but I did get a taste of the now annual event back in 2003 – and I was hooked.

I’ve attended many Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festivals over the years. I didn’t go to the first one in 2002, but I did get a taste of the now annual event back in 2003 – and I was hooked.

  Someone once told me that if I didn’t affiliate with a political party, then I wouldn’t have clear principles to guide me in my decision-making processes. I guess that makes sense – for a cult. I suppose I had this simple belief that I could actually think for myself. Call me stupid, naïve…

Time to stop handing out honorary degrees The honorary degrees offered by some colleges and universities are meaningless credentials. The students struggle and pile up debt to get degrees, which celebrities get free of charge. These honorary degrees are awarded to wealthy businessmen, politi…

By Ron Hart Given his first-hand experience with the massive size, pettiness, cost and overreach of deep-state government in Washington, it is time for Trump to cut about 25% of it. Apparently, Mueller’s Special Counsel Team has so much money they try to fabricate testimony from Russian olig…

By Josh Peterson, Publisher   I’ll spare my words of life wisdom for the Central High School class of 2018. They will no doubt hear plenty of those Friday night (certainly taking in every word and analyzing the speeches closely) and I doubt they care what I’ve got to say about it. If you hav…

Last week I wrote about the need for an underground fence for our dogs to roam once our new house is completed. I had no intention for that to come across as solicitation for donations – but one of the sweetest women I’ve ever met stopped by to give me a system for us to try. I would never e…

By Josh Peterson, Publisher Last week I wrote about the need for an underground fence for our dogs to roam once our new house is completed. I had no intention for that to come across as solicitation for donations – but one of the sweetest women I’ve ever met stopped by to give me a system fo…