Well, candidates, the primaries are behind us. Are you proud of yourselves for the campaigns you have run? Do you think your friends, neighbor…

A recent letter to the editor commented that political candidates champion much the same programs year after year. Lower your taxes, bring in …

Our region is now afflicted with serious, linked viruses — coronavirus and Trumpism.

Trump claims he may not accept the results of the November election, thus suggesting he may not leave office if he loses.

For some time, our school educators and politicians have been struggling with the question of "When do we start school?" In fact, COVID-19 has…

I continue to see people in stores not wearing masks over their nose (or no mask at all). From the Walt Disney World website: All face coverin…

I am terribly upset with the Sullivan County Board of Education’s ill-conceived plan to proceed with online schooling starting on Aug. 5. This…

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As I watched John Lewis’ funeral and listened to three former presidents — two Democrats and one Republican —  come together to honor a man th…

In the Sunday, July 26, edition of the Kingsport Times News appears a column written by Bill Killen and titled “Hawkins County is Failing to P…

David Hawk is the right candidate for the 1st District. David Hawk is not a swamp snake. Nor is he a swamp snake wrangler. He is a proven cons…

The importance of voting cannot be overemphasized. Knowing the people we vote for is critical in selecting someone who will truly represent th…

I know I'm in a minority of white middle class that's not a Trumper. But why do all the Trump followers turn a blind eye to all the lies and n…

July brought two important anniversaries in the history of nuclear weapons whose security-related policies, and possible use in a war, are con…

If you try to watch television, you are bombarded with political ads. The airwaves are inundated with these ads. All of the candidates are "pr…

The local elections are interesting but with a most undesirable side effect. I am most turned off by the negative's character attacks on polit…

To all the Republican candidates running for office in Northeast Tennessee, please stop your ridiculous ads. Nobody cares that you taught your…

Our area is known for a lot of things (Pal’s, Cheerwine and Morgan Wallen just to name a few), but we’re also known for our values: integrity,…

The field of candidates for the 1st District congressional seat is crowded, and it seems that all the candidates state the same thing — “I am …

The Fourth of July — featuring family, friends, food, fun and of course, fireworks — is the great American holiday that most dogs hate. For ex…