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“This was more like closing up shop, or say, having a big garage sale where you look at everything you’ve bought in your life, and you remember how much it meant to you. And now, you just tag it … more
The tree was lying on its side when I got to it. It was a nice-looking pine tree, fluffy and full and as tall as me. The strong winds, coupled with some unstable footing, had caused it to fall … more
In his living years, the late George R. “Bobby” Taylor would have beamed at the chance to help two local students earn their college degrees with the goal of fulfilling their dreams for making a … more
The Cleveland/Bradley County Greenway has been blessed with a number of enhancements that make walking or running the linear park that much more pleasant, including a number of water fountains, and … more
Slowly squirming from the tentacles of the COVID-19 pandemic, our Bradley County community — in spite of a few recent hiccups in the recovery — is welcoming a sign of what we hope will be better … more
I’ve always liked completing tasks in the least amount of time possible.I love trying to figure out a way to accomplish what I need to accomplish as efficiently as I can.And I apply this concept to … more
Last week we touched on an important day — Mother’s Day.  This past week also represented several other important groups that deserve to be recognized.Nurses Week took place last week, and … more
Like a rollercoaster gone wild or a ping-pong ball whose erratic bounce sends paddles swinging into thin air, Bradley County’s up-and-down unemployment rate is becoming a head-scratcher.Just when … more
It’s amazing that anyone shares a bed. I know there are plenty of married and cohabiting couples who have separate beds, or even separate bedrooms, and I can see the logic in avoiding the … more
  When sons stumble, life finds a way to give them new meaning; they're called moms and I can't imagine living a day without mine.   True, I lost her 17 years ago ... about 12 … more
Back in the old days, America’s favorite pastime was the great game of baseball. Sunny afternoons at a crowded ballpark, cheering on your favorite team, yelling at umpires questioning their … more
For the past 15 months, the COVID-19 pandemic has dominated our lives by taking away some of the simple — yet, most appreciated, and even sacred — joys that define who we are while measuring our … more
I’ve had my first premonition.It came to me in a dream, which went something like this.A store in town debuted its new robotic motorized shopping cart. After a trip or two up the aisles, the robot … more
There are many reasons that children succeed in school. One element is constant: every child deserves excellent teachers and administrators. The research and science of learning and development tell … more
The second Sunday of May every year is reserved for Mother’s Day, a day we honor mothers for the care and selfless love they show.  The relationship between a mother and child begins even … more
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