Opinion

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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New Year – NCHS Superintendent’s Notes– August 9, 2017

By Ernie Fowler – Nashville CHSD #99 efowler@nashville-k12.org The 2017-18 school year is set to blast off this Friday with our first teacher’s institute of the school year. As I get older, it seems time flies by. The summer has always seemed to go quickly as we close out one school year then begin the

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Column: Community Calendar, V.2

Dear Readers: If you’ve been seeing the ads in our paper, or if you’re a regular on The Nashville News Facebook or Twitter pages, then you may have seen our newly-designed website at www.nash-news.com. The site has been up for a couple of months already, and we’ve been learning about how to work with new

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Faith Perspectives – July 26, 2017

By Rev. John Campbell, United Presbyterian, Oakdale Heritage, legacy, that which we pass on to the future. This was my theme in last week’s column. As most writers know after you have finished writing there are other thoughts that did not quite fit in the article or space limited what you could say. So I

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Faith Perspectives: July 19

By Rev. John Campbell, United Presbyterian, Oakdale At the beginning of July, I attended the reunion of the family of my mother’s mother’s parents. This was the 90th year that the family had come together for a reunion. One of my elderly cousins who was not able to attend because of health wrote this comment:

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