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Today's Opinions

  • From the Mountain

    From The Mountain

    Mark J. Tidwell

  • Letters to editor June 16, 2011

     Editor

    LaFollette Press,

    As chair of this year’s American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Campbell County, I would like to thank everyone for their generosity and support. Twenty- six teams joined in this year’s Relay for Life and raised $63,000 to help save lives and create a world with less cancer and more birthdays by helping people stay well, helping people get well, by finding cures and by fighting back.

  • Editorial Cartoon June 16, 2011
  • Knowing is half the battle

      In the newspaper business it is rarely necessary to go looking for trouble. Instead trouble almost always has a way of finding us.

    Whether it’s the latest meth lab, the alleged misconduct of a school system employee or a kid getting left on the bus-those stories always make their way to us.

  • Representatives conclude a history-making legislative session

      Common sense education reform agenda rolls through legislature

    Under conservative leadership for the first time in history, Tennessee took a strong stand this legislative session by reforming an education system in dire need of change. Far too many rankings have shown Tennessee has fallen far behind other States when it comes to equipping children with the knowledge and training they need to succeed. Several key reforms were adopted that will have a positive impact on Tennessee for years to come.

  • From the Mountain

    From The Mountain

    Mark J. Tidwell

    I returned to some old stomping grounds recently.  I spent a few days and nights out in the 80,000 acre wilderness known as the Catoosa Wildlife Management Area.  Dozens of adventure filled trips filled my youth in that country. As a teenager, I was privileged to deer hunt, and sit around the campfire with, a whole passel of memorable characters.  Most of these were old timers as we often refer to them. Oh what a wealth of memories I can call upon in my mind’s eye.

  • Editorial Cartoon June 9, 2011
  • Bartley case reopening old wounds

      Last week Judge Jon K. Blackwood reversed himself in the Kenneth S. Bartley case and allowed the young man’s guilty plea to be set aside.

    It was surprising to say the least.

    Yes there are numerous legal issues still to be argued. And that have already been argued.