One item on Gov. Bill Lee’s agenda has been criminal justice reform, and two bills that the governor is pushing in this area have passed out of the committee system and are set to be heard on the House floor this Thursday morning. However, if these bills — which are reckless and soft on crim…
“The good news is the movie Godzilla vs. Kong is having a good cash run at the box office. The bad news is I’d have thought they woulda worked out their differences by now.” — Clyde Peterson, Houston.
Dear Dave, I’m 24, single and I make $60,000 a year. I’m also debt-free and live in an apartment, plus I have about $550,000 in a brokerage account that’s made up of 75 percent mutual funds and 25 percent single stocks. The money in the brokerage account was originally an inheritance of $280…
This week in my class, we started reading a novel that the author wrote in honor of his parents. In the foreword, he thanked them for giving him both roots and wings. I had my students write what they thought that statement meant and then to put themselves in the place of a parent, and name …
“Every Day is a Day of Thanksgiving” isn’t just a catchy song title; it’s a reason to get up, get dressed, meet the day and see what amazing things are happening.
I’m not shy about admitting I get a measure of gratification whenever someone writes or tells me they liked one of my columns and to keep on doing what I’m doing.
“So comes the word that President Joe Biden will be withdrawing the last U.S. troops from Afghanistan by the very significant date of Sept. 11 this year. Now to anticipate how thick or thin will be the volumes of reports on what was accomplished in that harsh land in 20 years of combat, exp…
Folks, in an effort to help you understand friends, neighbors and family members who have somehow managed to go off the deep end the last few years, I have composed this column.
It has been famously said that there is nothing new under the sun. It was true thousands of years ago, and if the intervening years are any indication of the future, it will be true thousands of years from now.
Abuse within the family is a growing issue in Tennessee. Whether it originates from drug or alcohol addictions or anger and rage, family abuse needs to be more boldly addressed.
There are some who will point to June Cleaver as the epitome of a perfect woman and homemaker. That said, on the flip side of the coin, there are those who revile her role.
Does it really matter how we spend our money? Should we even care where a product is made or whether the beliefs and values of those providing us goods and services conflict with our own?
“In the 1950s, President Dwight Eisenhower’s Cold War Secretary of State was an international scrapper named John F. Dulles, a fellow who reveled in brinksmanship with the Communist world and which powers might blink first in times of confrontation. Today, there’s much testy news (particular…
I love April, though I could’ve sworn it was just January a minute ago. My, how time flies, whether you’re having fun or simply trying to keep up.
So recently, I read an article from Well+Good media. It was about the five biggest regrets people have at the end of their lives, as told by a psychologist.
“Just saw another very interesting piece on ‘Hollywood powers’ and their influence on political and social affairs. Call me out of touch, but the last Hollywood powers I paid any attention to were Roy, Hoppy and Gene, and their horses, Trigger, Topper and Champion.” — Clyde Peterson, Houston.
Man, if allowed, will take merciless advantage of his fellow man. If you are older than age 15, you have observed it, and it is quite apparent from history.
This weekend, we got together with family for the first time in nearly a solid year. We spent hours catching up and just savoring our time together.
I have covered the two generations prior to mine. I can’t tell you how much I admired and respected them. They truly were great generations who brought this country to the pinnacle of its power and prestige.
It’s rare for us to spin our wheels and muse on what one might see when he peers back through the lens of time. There is a tell-tale sign that stems from his nostalgia for an era.
By now, most people in our district are aware that our state representative, Bruce Griffey, was unceremoniously and unexpectedly stripped of all committee assignments by Speaker Cameron Sexton.
“Without much of an explanation how about why the delay, Vice President Kamala Harris and her husband still have not been able to move into the under-repairs official vice presidential residence at the Naval Observatory in Washington, D.C. So what do you think? A lot of broken furniture and …
“China just wrapped up a $400-billion oil and security deal with Iran; the Taliban is likely drooling over the nearing departure of U.S. troops and personnel from Afghanistan; we’ve got shoring up to do in Europe; and nothing is going to get fixed on our southern border until we get greater …
I’ve lost count of the times I’ve called members of the Trump Political Party, aka The Cult (formerly the Republican Party), hypocrites — but rarely does a day go by when that count doesn’t increase.
The national elections of 2020 have come and gone — and now are probably being analyzed and dissected down to the last comma and sound bite to see what went right or wrong.
The basis of all things human is our human nature, and we cannot escape it any more than the dog can escape his, not that it would ever occur to a dog to try.
We are so wrapped up in the politics of the day, Democrat vs. Republican and the petty games they play, that we overlook the real power in our government and how that power has corrupted our republic to the point that we, as citizens, no longer have a voice in nor can we control it.
As enemies, both foreign and domestic, continue to wage their never-ending war against all that is good and holy, they seize any and every excuse to steal ever more of our God-given freedoms and earnings.
The exponential increase of violence against Asian Americans in the past year that was punctuated by shootings at the three Oriental-style massage parlors in and around Atlanta is another thing that can be put in the “thanks to Donald Trump, who didn’t see this coming” box.”
- Diamond Rio, Oak Ridge Boys, Darryl Worley to headline Tennessee River Jam
- Man charged with drug distribution, illegal gun possession
- Henry County man arrested in murder-for-hire probe
- Carnival brings out kid in all of us
- Jaycees release schedule for 2021 Fish Fry
- Fish tent hub of World’s Biggest Fish Fry
- County says yes to raise for general sessions/juvenile judge
- SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
- Downtown Paris kicks off Fish Fry with street dance
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