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Sep. 19, 2014 @ 10:26 AM

JONES: The tragedy of life

My neighbor called in the middle of the night thinking someone was snooping around her house, and it was pitch black outside and way up in the morning. 

Sep. 19, 2014 @ 08:50 AM

Pumpkin spice season in Rutherford County

Fall is coming and you can tell because pumpkin spice everything has hit the shelves. We expected the usual Starbucks pumpkin spice lattes to make their return but there also seems to be a bigger push for anything and everything pumpkin by other brands.


Sep. 18, 2014 @ 09:32 AM

Relishing in the autumn season

In just five days that wonderful time of year will once again be upon us, where the leaves will transform into a rainbow of yellows, oranges and reds; where the humid summer nights will give way to cool evenings and sweater weather; where the flavors of pumpkin, apple and cinnamon will work their way into almost every food and beverage in my kitchen.

Sep. 18, 2014 @ 09:21 AM

HOOD: State raised school spending

Just before Labor Day, the publicly available polls of likely voters had incumbent U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan roughly tied with Republican challenger Thom Tillis. Since Labor Day, the polling average has shifted about three points in Hagan’s direction.

Sep. 17, 2014 @ 11:12 AM

STANFORD: Time for GOP to deal with Gohmert

There are a lot of offensive ways to observe 9/11. A yoga studio near DC offered a 20 percent off sale ("9 + 11 = 20 PERCENT OFF!"), and a sex toy company soberly tweeted remembrance of "those lost, & honor those still fighting for freedom."

Sep. 17, 2014 @ 09:09 AM

WAGNER: The blessing of scars

“To begin with, Honey, it really could have been worse...”

Sep. 16, 2014 @ 10:21 AM

CLARK: Domestic violence bad, child abuse, well …

Anyone following the National Football League (NFL) would find its signals regarding the conduct of its players, owners and administration confusing.

Sep. 16, 2014 @ 09:23 AM

CAMPBELL: We may never know how much our children are learning

The headlines sounded great. 56 percent of our students passed their end of grade tests, compared to just 44 percent last year.

Sep. 14, 2014 @ 04:58 PM

RAMSEY: We need help with our budget

Dear Dave,

My husband and I have been living on a budget for a few months, and for some reason there seems to be leaks in our budget. It’s just a few dollars here and there, but added together it makes a huge dent. Can you give us some advice?

Sep. 14, 2014 @ 09:42 AM

GORDON: Tomato season is winding down; what's a girl to do?

A telephone call from my mama's little sister with the news she had hundreds of cherry tomatoes on her vines meant one thing.