Opinion

Bradac Will Not Seek Reelection As Sheriff

For the last three years I have served as your Sheriff. Words cannot express how honored I am to have been elected into such a position of great community trust. Such a position must be taken seriously because, to put it simply, it is a big job. A person aspiring to be the Sheriff must

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Faith Perspectives – August 30, 2017

By Rev Beverly Kahle St. Paul’s UCC, Nashville As I write this, the estimated jackpot of the Power Ball Lottery has exceeded 700 million and it seems like everyone has lottery fever, dreaming of how good life would be if you receive that lucky combination. Unfortunately, the odds of winning that jackpot are 1 in

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Volleyball ~ NCHS Superintendent’s Notes – August 30, 2017

By Ernie Fowler – Nashville CHSD #99 efowler@nashville-k12.org We are in the heart of volleyball season at NCHS. I commend our young ladies for their efforts on the court. I have to admit that I don’t know a great deal about the sport. I’ve coached baseball and basketball but volleyball is a different feather all

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Faith Perspectives – August 23, 2017

By Rev. John Campbell, United Presbyterian, Oakdale As I sit down to write there has been and is much talk about the solar eclipse, and by the time this column is published the eclipse will be a past event. Long ago people were not as informed about movement of stars and planets in the universe,

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Back To School ~ NCHS Superintendent’s Notes – August 23, 2017

By Ernie Fowler – Nashville CHSD #99 efowler@nashville-k12.org Here we are in day #9 of the school year. This means only 171 days left and it will be summer vacation all over again. Ah, there is nothing like the excitement of a new school year. Our custodians do a tremendous job of getting the school

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Faith Perspectives – August 16, 2017

By Rev. Beverly Kahle St. Paul’s UCC, Nashville As my colleague, Pastor Scott Sharp, pointed out last week, we are living in turbulent and uncertain times. These times are even more unsettled given the continued escalation of threats regarding the release of nuclear bombs. The uncertainty, polarization, and the fear across our country and the

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Optometrist Sends Letter To School Officials Urging Eclipse Caution

Dear School Administrators: I know many of you, but for those I may not have met, my name is Dr. Joshua Wilson. I am the owner of Advanced Vision Care in Nashville and Belleville. As you can imagine, with the solar eclipse getting near, I have been getting numerous questions regarding the viewing of this

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Column: Fury Road?

Dear Readers: It’s definitely out of our regular coverage area, but I can’t help but wonder (and I know that a lot of people in our readership are wondering too), what exactly is going on with all the crashes on the Interstates this summer? I don’t have a log of all the emails I’ve received

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Faith Perspectives – August 9, 2017

By Scott T. Sharp, Pastor First Baptist Church Nashville American society today has become about as polarized as it was during the Civil War. People seem to be at one end of the spectrum or the other where morals and values are concerned. There’s no spirit of cooperation anymore and compromise is now defined as

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Letter: The Key To A Beautiful Garden

Our homeland is a garden, and such gardens are not made By singing: “Oh, how beautiful,” and sitting in the shade While better men than we go out and start their working lives At grubbing weeds from gravel-paths with broken dinner-knives. There’s not a pair of legs so thin, there’s not a head so thick,

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