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It’s budget creation time in Grainger County. It will be a time of anxiety and anticipation, particularly for citizens who will wait to learn whether another property tax increase will be necessary. 

Isn’t this interesting? Two states that have permitted mail-in voting for no particular reason recently held special elections to fill vacant Congressional seats. In each situation, Republicans flipped seats that had previously been held by a Democrat.

The Class of 2020 has reached a milestone, but won’t be recognized in a traditional manner. There will be no awards banquets, prom or even a typical graduation ceremony. If a traditional ceremony does come to fruition, there will have to be restrictions in place that have never been consider…

Being a mom is a hard job. It’s often thankless, and sometimes discouraging. Some mothers seem to have it all together, while others may feel as though they’re barely keeping their heads above water. 

A young cowboy named Billy Joe grew restless on the farm.

My family has owned a small business in north Knoxville, Fountain City to be exact, since the early 1920s. No one has ever been able to tell me what year or what day, but I think that just re-enforces the fact that I come from a long line of small business owners. Pratt’s Country Store has b…

Grainger County commissioners met Monday for their first socially distant meeting in an effort to comply with guidelines forbidding gatherings of 10 or more people. Five commissioners attended the meeting in person, while the other 10 joined via conference call on speakerphone. 

To paraphrase a quote from President Franklin Delano Roosevelt that recently appeared in this space, the liberal fiction writers in the media and out are saying that President Donald Trump does not know the Constitution and probably has not even read it.

In response to the COVID-19 virus, many churches have altered the way their services are held. Some churches have opted to hold parking lot services in which congregants remain in their vehicles and listen to the service via a loudspeaker or through a radio transmission. Others have embraced…

Since older Americans are particularly vulnerable to coronavirus (COVID-19), I wanted to let you know the steps we’re taking to help our Medicare beneficiaries cope with the pandemic. We’re warning Medicare beneficiaries that scammers may try to use this emergency to steal their Medicare num…