Do y’all remember when I had an opinion and you had an opinion, and I’d chuckle to myself about your opinion and you’d chuckle to yourself about mine, but we could still be friends?
High school seniors feel cheated.
I had the honor to meet Shimon Peres, former prime minister of Israel, many years ago — he was 92 at the time. Peres had a very fulfilling career, both in politics and as a public servant. I asked him to describe his greatest accomplishment. He answered, “What I do tomorrow.” Conversely, I …
The budget moved front and center on Capitol Hill during the week of Feb. 8 as Gov. Bill Lee presented his proposal to fund state government with improvements prioritizing education, health care and job development, particularly Tennessee’s rural communities.
A senate vote to approve an amendment by Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) to “prohibit the increase of the federal minimum wage during a global pandemic” most likely means that a $15 federal minimum wage hike will not be in the Democrats’ final reconciliation bill.
Tennessee’s innovative workforce partnerships and game-changing education reform for skills which are in high demand has created a steady pipeline of qualified workers. It has led to Tennessee being ranked first in the South Central Region for workforce development, according to Site Selecti…
The news cycle was abuzz this past week with a number of terms that may seem foreign to the average reader as the volatility of the stock market was on full display.
The General Assembly passed major legislation during the week of Jan. 18 to address unprecedented student learning losses as a result of COVID-19 related school closures and time spent away from the classroom.
The vaccine rollout in Giles County is a testament to the hard work of health officials, health workers and county leadership as we take an important step toward defeating the COVID-19 pandemic.
The 112th General Assembly has begun as state lawmakers gathered on Capitol Hill during the week of Jan. 12 to take the oath of office, elect officers and organize the business of the 2021-22 legislative sessions.
I’m very appreciative of anyone who exercises any self control these days, especially when it comes to their mouths and their need to drive on my bumper.
My son Gideon certainly had a high-octane understanding of the THEORY of driving last winter.
We will convene Jan. 12 to begin the 2021 session of the 112th General Assembly. Health care will be a top priority during the 2021 legislative session with the COVID-19 pandemic and a wide variety of other important issues to be discussed by the General Assembly.
Happy New Year!
2020 — A year which will live in infamy.
The General Assembly will convene Jan. 12 to begin the 2021 session of the 112th General Assembly. Recovery from the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic will be one of the top things on our agenda, along with education expansion, increasing quality health care services and respondin…
Having two older and active sisters, our daughter Alaina has been on-the-go since she was a baby. We call her our social butterfly, because she loves to be around people. In non-pandemic times, she enjoys attending Martin Methodist Redhawks volleyball, soccer, basketball and softball games, …
As much as we’d like to forget the year 2020, we would be remiss in remembering that most of the best lessons we learn come from times of adversity. I’d say that 2020 qualifies as adversity.
Legislation is set to become effective Jan. 1 to ensure 9-1-1 operators across the state are prepared to provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) instructions to a caller in an emergency situation.
What animal is inextricably linked with Santa and Christmas in the minds of young and old? Reindeer, of course.
Letters to the Editor
Thank you to all who attended and donated extra to the Giles County Humane Association’s recent fish fry fund-raiser.
For the Folks of Pulaski and Giles County:
More than one plague is rampant in the U.S.A. right now, and I’m not talking about the so-called second form of the novel coronavirus. COVID-19 exists and so does the mutated form some are calling COVID-21. But there is another plague, just as hard to detect, with a longer incubation period,…
American Legion Post 60 in Pulaski wants to thank everyone who made monetary donations to enable us to complete our annual project of providing food to the needy in Giles County for the Christmas season.
At various times I have heard both presidential contenders make the statement that the 2020 election is a battle for the soul of America. They are both right.
Every four years for decades, Americans have been glued to their TVs anticipating the results of the presidential election. It took a few days this year for the news media to finally announce the results of each state’s votes. Joe Biden clearly had the majority votes and there were nationwid…
Just to be clear, those who “called” the election even before the voting was over, even while allegations of illegal behaviors and legal challenges to numerous state election results were swirling across the processes of legal disputes —those who “called” and announced that the election had …
I live in south Giles County and usually drive into Pulaski to shop. Last week, when I went into town, I was absolutely amazed and appalled at what I saw (or rather at what I did not see).
Our country right now is in a terrible way, or part of it is, [with] the burning, looting and killing.
President Trump has been released from COVID isolation and is again free to lead super-spreader COVID events. The current count of White House-related COVID cases is 34 with one gravely ill. It’s important for everyone to realize Trump’s medical treatment for COVID is available to no other i…
Though President Trump is not known for his intellect, he is certainly crafty and seems to have a clear idea of those who will vote for him. He has the skill of distraction, using the present outrage to distract from his previous outrages. He rules the United States like a long-term episode …
Thank you to all who attended and donated extra to the Giles County Humane Association’s recent Swamp Johns and yard sale events.
Since coronavirus disease 2019 erupted in China, it’s clear why President Trump has been downplaying the impact of this pandemic. Through his manipulations to create this chaotic response, he’s actually attempting to move the United States population toward herd immunity (which Trump mistake…
I would like to take this time to express my complete and utter joy in realizing that the residents of Campbellsville are so supportive of Joe Biden for president that they are stealing his signs from our personal property to place on theirs, I’m guessing.
In February, on tape, President Trump confirmed his knowledge of the danger of Covid-19. He clearly admitted the potential of rapid spread of the lethal virus to people of all ages and the potential death toll resulting from this virus.
Is it divine intervention that cellphone video has been capturing the extra-judicial killings of black people by police for several years?
For years, the Republican Party has had a wish list including dismantling Social Security, privatizing the Postal Service and more recently, “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act.
I read your article on schools starting with a plan for having school as virtual. My question is, has anybody talked to the local Internet Service Provider to find what their plan is to extend their service to the parts of the county that doesn’t have access to an ISP?
Is this racism? No, it’s hate. I was born of Indian, Scottish and Irish parents. My daughter is married to a black man. They have three children, one black, one white and one mixed. I also have nieces and nephews that are mixed. I love my black and white family.
When I attended the meeting of the Pulaski Board of Mayor and Aldermen July 20, I had no idea that I would be compelled to speak before the group. However, after listening to the words pouring from the mouths of some of the other speakers degrading Sam Davis, the Confederates and the Souther…
COVID-19 infections in Giles County have risen from one March 29 to 351 on Aug. 3 with an average increase lately of about 10 new cases per day.
During this COVID-19 and all other chaos going on, I have not heard the church say much of anything, and that being said, because the church was so removed from God anyway. Beginning from the head to the tail, nothing has changed. Before I accepted my calling in the ministry, I ran from it f…
President Trump recently described a June 30 ruling by the United States Supreme Court as “a historic win for families who want school choice.”
My friend, Mr. Joseph Sutton, told me I should write about the importance of voting.
A continuation from letter one. I thank God for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., but he did it with non-violence. It grieves me to see people of color disobeying authority that God has instituted. Read Romans 13:1-7 concerning submission to authority. Whenever I go out and see people of color wit…
I think we’ve long known that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Where we are currently in our COVID-19 crisis, we don’t have cures. We have to focus on prevention. We have tools to fight the spread of COVID-19: wash your hands, don’t touch your face, wear a face covering corre…
Thank you to all who attended and donated extra to Giles County Humane Association’s recent fish fry event.
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