9:00 AM Feb 22, 2014
“You don’t develop courage by being happy in your relationships everyday. You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity.” — Epicurus
9:00 AM Feb 21, 2014
I don’t recall the first time I heard the nickname Dixie Alley, but it’s one that’s stuck with me for years.
6:00 PM Feb 20, 2014
I have officially found a new sport on ice, besides hockey, that I thoroughly enjoy watching. And, in complete contrast to hockey, which features bone crushing hits and the occasional fight (which usually elicits as many or more cheers as the game itself), this sport has none of that.
9:00 AM Feb 20, 2014
We hear from time to time about advocates working on behalf of children – those who do not have the means or the capacity otherwise to defend or support themselves on their own. There are quite a few entities that serve that purpose.
6:00 PM Feb 19, 2014
On the same day that the president discussed income inequality during his State of the Union address, I introduced legislation that would allow $2,100 federal scholarships to follow 11 million low-income children to any public or private accredited school of their parents’ choice.
9:00 AM Feb 19, 2014
One of the benefits of having moved around more than a handful of times is having a bit of perspective. When you live in a community and to boot, when you publish a newspaper in that community, it doesn’t take long to develop a point of view about the place, people and politics in that community. Everywhere I’ve lived has been unique, but most had their share of challenges.
8:00 PM Feb 18, 2014
My 3-year-old daughter had never asked me about my tattoo until last week. It came up while I was changing. She asked me what the picture on my back was and where it came from. I paused. Should I tell her it’s a tattoo or just a picture? Should I mention that it hurt? Should I say I regret it or subtly discourage her from getting a tattoo one day?
6:00 PM Feb 18, 2014
There have been many questions about the new Amp service that is proposed and how it will affect Wilson County.
4:00 PM Feb 15, 2014
Although smartphones have been around since 1997, coupon apps are still slowly making their way into the consumer’s practice. The majority of couponers still depend on print publications for the majority of their savings, however, as smartphones continue to revolutionize the way we live, more and more consumers are tapping into the new technology associated with smartphone store savings.
9:00 AM Feb 15, 2014
Speed skating…nope. Bobsled…nada. Ski jumping…not in a million years. Skeleton…you’ve got to be kidding. Cross-country skiing…no way.
9:00 AM Feb 14, 2014
Thumbs up to Novamet Specialty Products for its decision to relocate its headquarters in the former Toshiba plant in Lebanon.
6:00 PM Feb 13, 2014
As the weekend of the big move nears and I have attempted to stop pulling my hair out for a couple minutes, I have come to appreciate the Internet a little more.
9:00 AM Feb 13, 2014
Crissy and I hope 2014 is off to a great start for you and your family. We’re excited to have a new granddaughter, and two more grandchildren will arrive by this summer.
6:00 PM Feb 12, 2014
With most of my regular television shows on hiatus for winter breaks and Olympic programming, my nights have become a little empty and boring.
9:00 AM Feb 12, 2014
An elderly man was killed and another person remained in critical condition Tuesday after a package exploded at a home just outside the Lebanon city limits Monday night.

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