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DCS needs support to overcome past
Drive to 55 is way to jump-start Tennessee’s economy
Slowly. Ever so s-l-o-w-l-y. That’s how the percentage of Tennesseans with two- or four-year college degrees is incrementally increasing. Subscribe to our e-edition to read more. Only $1/mo. for print subscribers!
It’s the heat, it’s the humidity, it’s the scammers
Every natural disaster is a double whammy. There’s the immediate destruction, then there’s the vampires that converge to scam the victims with fraudulent offers to repair the damage. The recent tornadoes in Oklahoma are a classic example. Subscribe to our e-edition to read more. Only $1/mo. for print subscribers!
Kids Count shows Tennessee’s youth face high hurdles
Some kids hardly have a chance. Who’s to blame? Adults, of course. The Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth’s annual “Kids Count: The State of the Child in Tennessee” report released Friday doesn’t say that exactly, but the evidence is clear — at least for now. Subscribe to our e-edition to read more. Only $1/mo. for print subscribers!
BMH and patients earn “A” in safety
The reason for the Hospital Safety Score is scary: Many hospitals in this country have safety records intolerable in any other industry. Subscribe to our e-edition to read more. Only $1/mo. for print subscribers!
Common Core State Standards building blocks of learning
Second Harvest kicks off ‘No Hunger Summer’ drive for $100,000
For more than half a century T.O. Hester served Alcoa
This week the Alcoa community lost a longtime civic leader with the death of T.O. (Thurman O’Neal) Hester, 91. The soft-spoken leader was dedicated to community service for more than half a century. Subscribe to our e-edition to read more. Only $1/mo. for print subscribers!
Evidence of culture engaged in wholesale self-destruction
It looked really tasty in that clear plastic container. Fluffy topping, chocolate cake, golden caramel. The price was right, under $2 including tax. The perfect decadent dessert. The label revealed just how decadent. Subscribe to our e-edition to read more. Only $1/mo. for print subscribers!
Post-recession jobs: Will it be a long way back to normal?
The latest staff report to members of the Tennessee Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations has familiar ring to it. A sort of “Dr. Gloom” redux. Subscribe to our e-edition to read more. Only $1/mo. for print subscribers!
Pellissippi to offer Appalachia/Smokies class on local history
As the size and age of the Blount County population has increased in recent years there has been an increased interest in both family and local history. While those digging for details of both types of history have more resources than ever, the opportunity for adults to share in a more formal classroom educational situation is rare. Subscribe to our e-edition to read more. Only $1/mo. for print subscribers!
Train Your Brain to exercise safety around railroads
National defense needs depending too much on China
Billy Mullican, 93, loss to hardwood, nation
Readers who know much about hardwood flooring and related products, are sharing in the recent loss of Billy Akers Mullican, 93. Billy is survived by his wife Dorothy “Dot” Jones Mullican; son Bill Akers Mullican and wife, the former Ann Proffitt, daughter of the late Dr. and Mrs. Jim Proffitt. The Bill Mullicans reside on Hardwood Summit in Hendersonville, N.C. A younger son, Thomas Sutton Mullican, was the victim of a 1967 vehicle accident. Subscribe to our e-edition to read more. Only $1/mo. for print subscribers!
Donald F. Fusarini writes the editor suggesting illegals shouldn’t be made citizens. Read more.
Kathy Murphy writes the editor explaining that older voters look back at own schooling when considering more funding for schools. Read more.
Larry Campbell writes the editor explaining why hand dryers in restrooms are inadequate in keeping germs away Read more.
Rebecca Russell writes the editor about freedom’s responsibilities. Read more.
James H. Dotson writes the editor asking people to tell Congress to pas FairTax proposal Read more.
Josh Lindamood has never heard of the phrase “new monasticism.” Yet as the 27-year-old chaplain journeys with other hikers along The Appalachian Trail, Lindamood is engaged in something similar to a movement that involves “incarnational” mission. Read more...
Hiking With Hardtack: ‘The Hitch-in-the-Get-Along Gang’ hits The Appalachian Trail at Springer Mountain
When two Army veterans hit The Appalachian Trail at Springer Mountain, Ga., with Daily Times staffers who are following a thru-hiking United Methodist chaplain, they encounter rain, ice, wind and a crowd of other hikers attempting to reach Mount Katahdin before snow arrives -- plus a whole lot more. Read more...
Josh "Hardtack" Lindamood, a chaplain commissioned by the Holston Conference of the United Methodist Church to serve hikers along The Appalachian Trail, begins his thru-hike of the approximate 2,183-mile footpath from Springer Mountain, Georgia, to Katahdin, Maine, on April 4, and provides a look at the first few days on The A.T. Read more...