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…

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

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

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

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…

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

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…

It would be an understatement to say I am puzzled by the numerous reports of long wait times for tests and results for COVID-19. After hearing…

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…

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

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

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…

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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…

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 …

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

So many are walking around ignoring a sense of responsibility to wear masks. Restaurants and businesses should not allow entry without masks. …

This is my first letter to the editor in support of a candidate for political office. Steve Darden, Republican candidate for Congress, has a m…

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

I wonder if anyone in the education field has considered going "old school" by waiting until after Labor Day for school to start? It was done …

I would like to encourage everyone to cast a vote for Diana Harshbarger on Election Day in August. She is a conservative outsider who wants to…

"This is a time that try men's souls." It certainly is. We all pray for the families of people who died or are in the hospital sick with the p…

Knowing Dave Clark's dim view of socialists, I was surprised to see the pre-eminent place he gave in his Juy 16 column to George Orwell, the a…

Why are there so many people wanting the seat that Congressman Roe is going to give up? We have some "good ol' boys" and people who do not eve…