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A committee's work to study police promotion methods has turned up an interesting and continuing need, especially in light of racial strains illuminated recently in Ferguson, Mo., where only about 6 percent of the 50-member police force is minority in a town that is almost 70 percent black.

When the haters can't find enough fault with the Affordable Care Act (that more and more users are finding to be both affordable and useful) or can't find enough differences in what the GOP vs. what President Barack Obama is already doing in Syria, Iraq or the Ukraine to keep the nation out of war, then they start harping about presidential vacations.

Certainly at this year’s 76th annual Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration special honor should be accorded to Tennessee’s congressional delegation — especially Sen. Lamar Alexander and Rep. Marsha Blackburn, Rep. Chuck Fleischmann and Rep. Scott DesJarlais.

  • Aug. 24th, 2014  |
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Long before Andy Berke became mayor of Chattanooga and proposed a Baby College to teach parents how to care for their 0- to 3-year-old children so they are healthy and prepared to learn, the United Way of Greater Chattanooga was doing similar work.

  • Aug. 27th, 2014  |
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The use of bicycles is good exercise, saves gasoline and helps people get from here to there faster than walking.

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A 17-year-old Dyersburg, Tenn., student recently was sent to the principal's office for following a fellow student's sneeze with the words "bless you."

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One of the most powerful rituals in our society is the burial ceremony of a veteran.

My son has his own houndstooth hat, for crying out loud.

What happens when a leader treats every opportunity for leadership, every decision and every strategic action as either a political event, an occasion for public relations, or a time to defend a failing agenda rather than identify an actual problem and propose solutions or strategies to solve it?

Our family dog, a spaniel-poodle mix named Boise, is a jealous boy.

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Thank the Lord that Ferguson, Mo., isn't an open-carry city.

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Ever walked up and hit a hornet's nest? No. Well, Hamas is not that smart.

  • Aug. 17th, 2014  |
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Unfortunately, the people of Gaza are fodder for murderous Hamas who care nothing about them. They’re giving Israel reason to destroy them.

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Will somebody tell me how Germany, with slightly more than one-third our population, a highly unionized workforce and taxes almost double ours, can be ahead of us and second only to China in exports?

I was disappointed to read the hummingbird tips at the end of the “Winged Beauty” article.

  • Aug. 26th, 2014  |
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To say that suicide is a cowardly act is to commit a cowardly act against the deceased who cannot defend themselves.

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