For seven months, Chattanooga mayor Andy Berke has been focused on what he sees as the major challenges facing the city: crime (especially shootings), education, economic needs and budgeting.
In the space of three weeks, three people have been fatally shot locally, two at residences and one outside a professional's office. All the shooters were white.
Tort reform in Tennessee was supposed to lower exorbitant medical malpractice insurance rates for doctors and hospitals — and therefore runaway medical costs.
The Republican party, many say, is at a crossroads — pundits warn ground zero lies between the establishment Republicans and the tea party. The left salivates at the perceived fissure, hoping to divide conservatives.
When the calendar flips to 2014, it will mark the third anniversary of the only New Year's resolution I've ever kept. My not-so-flat abdominal muscles and rising cholesterol are testaments to this truth.
Before the City Council stands a proposal that homosexuals and their sympathizers insist is simply about equal pay for equal work. Taxpayers should be glad to award spousal benefits to employee's gay partners; doing so will improve the quality of the work force and be fair to gays, whom otherwise are disallowed from receiving benefits as might husband and wife.
It’s the time of year when jingle bells are ringing and trees are draped in tinsel.
Nelson Mandela once said education was the best way to change the world.
This fall, thousands of Tennessee students entered higher education for the first time.
On Nov. 25, 1863, the Union Army of the Cumberland scaled the imposing heights of Missionary Ridge, breaking the center of the Confederate line and forcing the Southern army to retreat.
I do not qualify for "ObamaScare." The Republican state government is canceling my coverage on December 31. Now what do I do?
Please explain the idiocy of giving the disgraced, impeached, and disbarred ex-president Bill Clinton the Medal of Freedom.
People who get food stamps are branded as “takers.” A million of our veterans get food stamps. Are they takers?
No good deed should go unnoticed. Help us celebrate the kindness of others by letting us know about gestures of good will you have witnessed or experienced. We'll publish your letters in this space every Sunday.
My brother, 57, emailed me to say that come Jan. 1, he will at last have health insurance again, thanks to the new Affordable Care Act.
This is for the believers in our Lord Jesus Christ: Knoxville; Shreveport, La.; and Chattanooga were first as “Bible-minded” and Christ-centered cities, according to Barna Research, a group that studies the intersection of faith and culture.
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