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Agriculture, livestock, farming, canning … this is probably right where you went when I said 4-H.  

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Decades ago, Williamson County leaders had the tremendous foresight to focus on making our schools the best in Tennessee. Our economic foundation was laid once our community decided to invest heavily in education. Once again, we have a chance to invest in our economic foundation by supportin…

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The holiday season brings a long to-do list: decorate the house, bake the turkey, buy a gift for the next social event, send out cards, attend family gatherings and so on. Yet for all these attempts at getting together, experiencing meaningful human connection can get lost in the shuffle. 

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Long after active duty ends, U.S. service members and military families face a different battle — the opioid overdose epidemic. Opioid overuse kills nearly 100 people in America every day, and Tennessee is ranked third in the country for prescription drug abuse. Further, a Department of Vete…

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Our country is facing the deadliest addiction crisis in its history. Opioid overuse kills nearly 100 people in the U.S. every day — and Tennessee is ranked third in the country for prescription drug abuse. Overdoses are now the leading cause of death among Americans under age 50 — beating ca…

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A Russian proverb states, “Dwell on the past, lose one eye. Forget the past, lose both eyes”.  Perhaps a proper addition would read, “Remember the past, gain full insight.” As an educator, the developments of late with regard to racial animosity are both mind-boggling and heart breaking. Pro…

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If you can’t find your way into the path of totality for the Aug. 21 solar eclipse, don’t worry. There's enough darkness to go around. Although a total eclipse will be visible across a mere 70-mile swath through Tennessee, the rest of the state will still be treated to a minimum 90 percent e…

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(Last) week’s inappropriate and pointless tweets from the President are a stark example of just what has gone wrong in our political discourse today. Robust yet civil debate over policy disagreements have taken a back seat to thin-skin and knee-jerk reactions to hyper-partisan comments and, …

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From my porch the other day I watched a family of five riding down the street in front of my house.  They were all on bicycles and all were covered, head to toe, with a ridiculous amount of protective gear: matching neon-colored helmets on their heads and big, bulky gloves on their hands and…

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What do we have to get right today in Williamson County to pass on prosperity to our sons and daughters tomorrow? Is it growth?  Is it traffic?  Is it creating housing options so the next generation of talent can afford to live here?

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Losing someone we care about is a painful experience for all of us, but it is particularly difficult for a teenager who may not yet have experienced the loss of a close friend or relative and who may still consider himself/herself immortal or invincible.