If you’ve ever dealt with someone making threats against you, been the subject of physical or verbal attacks, had rumors floated about you, or been purposely excluded from a group, then you know what it’s like to be bullied. During October, we recognize National Bullying Prevention Month and…

On behalf of the Highland Rim Kiwanis Club, I would like to thank all the volunteers and sponsors that helped make the 41A Music Festival a success. We would not be able to put on this event without the help of our volunteers and sponsors. We would also like to thank Jason Redd, our Festival…

I share Inessa Bowen’s appreciation for vaccines. Parents no longer need to fear their child will be crippled or killed by polio. Death from measles and scarring from mumps has vanished. I’m also thankful that President Trump got approval to dispense the COVID-19 vaccine to the obese, elderl…

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I had an accident recently at TN269, almost by Ralph Broderick where my vehicle hydroplaned and landed on the opposite lane with an approaching truck.

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Twenty years ago the United States of America was attacked by terrorist. Thousands were killed. Thousands suffered loss. Thousands grieved. Thousands alive today have no idea what happened that horrible day in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania.

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First of all I want to thank you for all that you do for our children. This is not a rebuke toward you personally, but I am concerned about the fear that is being promoted by so many in our nation, states and towns. Our children need to be protected and not encouraged toward fear.

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Vaccine mandates, although all over the news, are not new. A mandate means that the location or event you are wanting to attend has rules in place for you to adhere to prior to your entry or attendance.

Joe Biden’s September 9 speech was the most divisive, un-American speech I have ever heard from an American president. It is the greatest attack on individual liberty and freedom I have ever heard an American president propose much less actually plan.

I’m so relieved. After waiting patiently for 40 years for proof of global warming so I could stop being skeptical, I have it. According to the Internet and the news media, 97% of climate scientists, usually shortened to just “scientists” to make the stat seem more impressive, believe that gl…

A legend has passed. A wonderful man, a great husband, father, grandfather, and friend. He was a teacher who transcended generations of students, loved by all and the greatest ambassador the sport of volleyball could have had. Bill left this life September 5, 2021 but his memory will live on…

The United States Constitution is one of the most important legal documents in the history of the United States. It is a living document that assures each citizen of the freedoms Americans cherish and appreciate. As members of the Daughters of the American Revolution, it is our responsibilit…

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Hurricane Ida has wreaked havoc on Louisiana; the illegals have wreaked havoc on the Southern border; the Taliban has wreaked havoc on the people of Afghanistan. Two of these three events could have been avoided, or at least handled differently.

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Emmy-winning actor Ed Asner was best known for playing the gruff but lovable journalist Lou Grant, but PETA will always remember him for another role: animal champion.

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Government originates in man’s created nature and was ordained by our Creator to protect society. To derive protection from government, society must delegate powers to government sufficient for the purpose. The problem, says Augustine, is that man, though created social by nature, is quarrel…

At the onset of COVID-19, alcohol sales skyrocketed across the country. In the third week of March 2020, sales of alcohol increased by 55% with online increasing by 243%. According to The National Library of Medicine, 60% of those surveyed reported an increase in daily drinking. We at Narcon…

In response to a letter to the editor by Bob Bates, August 2021 regarding a Comprehensive plan: Although I do not share his conclusions of looming doom for the planet for several reasons. The most dominant one is that it does not mesh with Biblical Prophecy. A long time ago, I was a particip…

I read an interesting statement scrolling across the bottom of the TV screen of a NewsMax show: “The majority of Democrats prefer socialism to capitalism.” As one of the Blue Collar comics would say, “Here’s your sign!” That’s why prices are going up. Our government controlled by the Marxist…

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. For many, the subject of suicide is off limits. They believe the mere mention of suicide around friends and family can cause suicidal thoughts for them. Nothing could be further from the truth.

Each day it becomes very fearful to watch the News on T.V.  Stories about the Delta Variant covers the entire news broadcast.  Every channel repeatedly has Doctors and Scientist telling all of us how dangerous this virus has become.  I believe the majority of reporters, and news agency, have…

The climate change issue is very confusing. I know of principally five arguments associated with climate change:

Harley Meyers states in his letter that we should “never forget how close we came to losing our democracy on Jan. 6, 2021.” Really? Is our “democracy” so fragile? A group of angry citizens just need to push and fight their way into the Capitol and it’s all over? A group that had no idea what…

Regardless of their personal choice of information sourcing, most people of Tullahoma are now aware of the worsening situation at the southern border. Failing to stop the flood of aliens crossing into the US is bad enough, but of much more serious concern is the likelihood many are active CO…

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I want to thank everyone who assisted us in the “Family Day” Back to School Bash hosted by Grace Baptist Church. They were gracious hosts and threw a wonderful party for the children and their families. We at Tullahoma Housing Authority thank all members of the church who face their time, de…

As someone who believes that healing is at the heart of what it means to be a Christian, I was most grateful to read about St. Stephen’s Church’s announcement of plans to begin a ministry of healing. Of course, Christian healing practices take somewhat different forms in differing faith trad…

I would like to thank the members of the Board of Mayor and Aldermen for voting against a rezoning request that would have changed property at 704 Forrest Drive from R-1 (single-family residential) to R-3 (high-density residential). As a homeowner who resides near this location, I was concer…

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On July 15, Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), including Vanderbilt Tullahoma-Harton Hospital (VTHH), announced that COVID-19 vaccinations for employees in designated leadership roles will become required. This was a carefully considered step forward in VUMC’s ongoing efforts to pr…

This is my Opinion letter in response to Rupa Blackwell’s letter in the July 18th edition of the Tullahoma News titled ‘Destigmatizing mental healthcare.’ I had to read it several times to figure out exactly who and what she was carping about. It seemed a fragmented and sometimes frantic ven…

I believe liberals think our admiration and respect for former President Donald Trump was in the man himself. In reality, it was the policies and actions he achieved while in office that we conservatives love. His America first agenda, pro-life policies, tax reductions, secure border, and mu…

This letter is in response to Mr. Artman letter to the editor in the Tullahoma News on July 18, 2021. Mr. Artman starts his letter off taking about the attorney for Stormy Daniels Mr. Michael Avenatti. Stormy Daniels stated she and President Donald Trump had an affair between 2006 and 2007. …

Motlow State is a complex organization. There are many operational, instructional, and strategic applications that create space for student success, academic excellence, workforce and community development. Our culture will determine our heights. Indeed, our mission beyond open access is ste…

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It looks like another liberal hero, Michael Avenatti, will be wearing a new suit with large black and white pinstripes for several years to come.

July is Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. In a time when racial equity is the focus of many discussions, one thing is certain: Mental health conditions are color blind. Anyone — of any ethnicity — can experience the challenges of mental illness. What is inequitable, however, is access …

I hope this message finds you well, healthy, and smiling. Motlow State’s span of impact begins with so many different variables: eye-to-eye sightlines, smiles, handshakes, and connection. The last several weeks have provided reintegration to how we have continued to evolve as an institution.…

As Americans we reflect back on this day as the day this country became an independent and free country. With our new found freedom we formed a society here in America that is vastly different than many countries around the world. From the very beginning of our independence, our personal vie…

Juneteenth. Another national holiday. I get it. I understand the importance of ending slavery, any kind of slavery. I understand the importance of ending the slavery of those trapped in human trafficking which is occurring now more than ever since the United States lacks a secure southern bo…

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Thanks to friend Jimmy Bradford for his letter to the editor outlining the highlights of President Joseph Biden’s first 100 days in office. 

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“Public Health Advisors” have been making pronouncements out of their posteriors ever since the pandemic began. It appears that many of them, after years of being ignored when telling people that they should only go out in the sun with a long-sleeved shirt, pants, and a floppy hat after appl…

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After enduring four years of a chaotic dark uncertain administration, we the people now have President Joe Biden a Democrat who in the first one hundred days has accomplish many things. President Biden was totally focused on controlling the deadly COVID-19 virus, and has taken many steps to …

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The Book Shelf is a rare gem to have in our community and if you have not visited, you are missing out on a real treasure. The Book Shelf sis a library where you can purchase books at a very low cost and, at the same time, support the Literacy Council.

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Our government loves acronyms. Take for instance CDC: Center for Disease Control. We’ve become so accustom to these acronyms, we forget what they stand for.

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Though most often associated with veterans who experienced atrocities of war, anyone, including children and teens, can suffer with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Children typically recover quickly from stressful events, but when it comes to severe stress, especially serious injuries…

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It’s been several months since I’ve written a letter to the editor. I do so today in honor of two recent events that honored our Vietnam War Veterans. Last Thursday night we heard two Vietnam War Veterans speak, Mr. Howard Thompson, 1st LT U.S Army and Captain William A. Robinson, U.S Air Fo…

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I was disgusted to see such a blatantly racist letter to the editor published by The Tullahoma News, see “Some people can’t handle freedom” published 5/14/21. A simple google search of the author shows he is a disgraced former teacher who is proudly pro-slavery. Not only is he individually a…

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  With the recent infighting of the House of Representatives Republicans it came to light how greatly divided the Republicans are with Keven McCarty and Liz Cheney, the daughter of Dick Cheney, an ultra-conservative.

Thank you Erin McCullough for sharing your personal story and concern for animals and explaining the role of the all-volunteer Coffee County Humane Society plays in helping the voiceless.

To all of the Trump supporters: “Clap your hands and you know it. Clap your hands for The Big Lie. Clap your hands and you know it.”

When properly governed, they were respectable and lovable. In their proper sphere, they were happy, contented, useful – and sometimes even – Christian beings. But, when given too much freedom, they became enemies to themselves, intolerable pests, and a nuisance and burden to society. Contrar…