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TCAP scores arrived in the mailbox this week, so now I'm doing the only reasonable thing a parent can do.

The future ain't what it used to be. — Yogi Berra

In recent days, news accounts have chronicled shootings involving young men who "refuse to cooperate" with law enforcement officers.

  • Aug. 11th, 2014  |
  • By By Robin Smith
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The news bulletin flickered on my screen and made the hair on my arms stand up.

Old age is getting to me. Sometimes, 56 feels more like 96.

By now, you’ve probably heard of Helen Burns Sharp. Lots of folks have.

Before there was Chattanooga, there was Ross’s Landing, established by John Ross, who was elected principal chief of the Cherokee Nation in 1828.

  • Aug. 10th, 2014  |
  • By By Kay Baker Gaston
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I like to think I'm an even-tempered guy.

  • Aug. 9th, 2014  |
  • By By David Carroll
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But don’t you understand?

It’s difficult to overstate the petulance of our president. In his latest news conference, Obama took credit for every perceived good and blamed Republicans for every perceived bad.

  • Aug. 8th, 2014  |
  • By By Ron Hart
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Fewer than 10 percent of the 16 million Americans who served in World War II are still alive, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs.

There are 40,000 students in Hamilton County public schools who are counting on you today.

  • Aug. 7th, 2014  |
  • By By Alison Lebovitz and Linda Mosley
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You know, this is how "The Walking Dead" started.

Thursday, when so many things merge together.

For the past 50 years, the government’s annual poverty rate has hardly changed at all. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 15 percent of Americans still live in poverty, roughly the same rate as the mid-1960s when the War on Poverty was just starting.

  • Aug. 5th, 2014  |
  • By Robert Rector
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As many, I am an avid reader of various media — newspapers, online news sites, social posts, research literature and most any other available resource.

  • Aug. 4th, 2014  |
  • By By Robin Smith
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