October is a great time of year.
Labor Day offers an opportunity for Etowah folks to consider whose labor it was that built Etowah.
McMinn County is known for festivals that celebrate everything from bluegrass music to fried green tomatoes.
Finally. Good news from the federal government.
For years we have endured anti-public-school pundits lecture us as to why we should not spend more money on public schools.
Textile mills are part of our local heritage.
Timber extraction is one of the historic occupations that shaped McMinn, Monroe and Polk counties.
During this time, some of us are finding ourselves being still for a change.
For those who are experiencing “COVID-19 Cabin Fever,” taking an old fashion automobile ride could be a nice diversion.
The COVID-19 pandemic has laid a few problems bare that are hard to ignore.
The COVID-19 pandemic reminds us that we are a global community whether we like it or not.
America is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution, which guaranteed women the righ…
Soon we can expect to hear snippets of folk wisdom intended to help us navigate springtime as it will play out in East Tennessee.
Most of us have heard the adage “what’s old is new again.”
A lot of people are talking about Rural America nowadays.
Many Americans look forward to Thanksgiving.
A number of factors make a place distinctive.
Any time a group gets sideways with the City of Etowah, others pile on and the outrage shifts from the central issue into “The City is Killing…
The term “creative placemaking” is bandied about quite a bit nowadays.
I’ve been mad at AT&T for some time now.
I just learned that Ken Dubke is the 2019 recipient of the “Robert Sparks Walker Lifetime Achievement Award.”
As our small towns ponder over how to thrive in the 21st century, it might be helpful if we reimagine our existing assets and opportunities.
“Little dogs should run in big packs.”
Several years ago, I attended an Etowah City Commission meeting that left an indelible mark on my brain.
Local is a big deal nowadays. From the local food movement to Shop-Local campaigns, it would appear that local rules the day, right? Unfortuna…
It’s sad to learn Hiwassee College is closing its doors. Sad for the students. Sad for the faculty. Sadder yet for the community.
Well, “Daylight Saving Time” has arrived, but the perky little slogan reminding me to “spring forward” does not make me feel especially springy.