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  • A VIEW from LICK SKILLET: Authorities were warned of jail balcony danger

    Gentle reader, I know not whether it is an old Irish expression, or not, but I remember many a time when my mother, after listening to some loud-mouthed braggart, would utter these four simple words: “Self brag — Half scoundrel.” Some how or another this expression seems to echo in my brain more and more often these days. Wonder Why?

  • GOING with the FLO: What does it mean to be a good patriot?

    By FLO CHARLES

    It is evident that most of our country’s problems come from our educational and political arenas.

    Because our history has been rewritten in most of our textbooks, many do not have a hint of what patriotism is, the way our country was founded and established, so how can we raise patriots for the future of our country when the majority have no heroes to follow.

  • A VIEW from LICK SKILLET: Evangelicals fail to recognize Trump’s heresy

    Gentle reader, although we are almost three weeks beyond Christmas day, we must return to that time for today’s topic. We have deliberately waited to see if the matter we wish to bring up were to be addressed by those most affected by it, the evangelicals, especially their leaders, ministers, pastors, et al. They have not, insofar as we can determine, therefore we will.

  • GOING with the FLO: We are either for America and Trump, or against them

    We, who are American patriots, should stand solidly with our president and his agenda, make our voices heard and ignore all the activated mobs that cause confusion, strife and distrust.

    We are either for America, its president’s agenda and its success, or we are against America. Your choices make it clear. You must choose what you listen to.

  • GLIMPSES from a Teacher Historian: Remembered past can temper tensions

    By MARK BANKER

    Sometime around the mid-point of my nearly 40 years as a history teacher, I realized that I should begin my courses by discussing the nature of history and whether it is worthy of our time and attention.

    Perhaps those reflections might help us today better understand why history’s lessons are so often contradictory and why Americans disagree so vehemently about our past and future greatness.

  • A VIEW from LICK SKILLET: A fond farewell to newly departed friends

    Some where, some time, we read of a theory about the timing of dying. It seems that some student of the subject has detected a definite correlation between the changing seasons and the number of folks dying.

    Over the years I have tended to observe the same correlation, and this current change from autumn into winter has been no exception.

  • GOING with the FLO: Play your role in making America better

    What can you do to make our America better? Each of us can do something in our sphere of influence. First, we can pray!

    We had the opportunity to hear Congresswoman Michele Bachmann this weekend. She is a brilliant and knowledgeable fighter for our freedom and a powerful prayer warrior.

  • INSIDE the First AMENDMENT: Too lazy to read it? Then don’t share it

    By Lata Nott

    You sometimes suspect that you’re not as well-informed as you should be.

    When you read about that study that found that middle school kids were unable to distinguish paid advertisements from news stories, you shook your head sadly — then secretly wondered if you would do much better.

  • GOING with the FLO: Learn from past, press toward future

    We have just received the largest tax cut in the history of our America! Not a single Democrat voted for it.

    It is amazing to see how God can overpower the odds and accomplish His purpose for the American people.

    Donald Trump was the last hope the people had of someone who will return the power to the people of America. Our forefathers fought and died for the right to choose our leaders and continue to have Godly values.

  • OFF the CUFF: State’s policy a sign of the times?

    Members of Tennessee’s General Assembly have new digs.

    If you’re a Tennessean or have spent money in the Volunteer State, you helped foot the $126 million bill to renovate Nashville’s Cordell Hull Building to house the offices of our state Representatives and Senators.

    Our lawmakers have shiny new desks, plush chairs and other office accessories because who wants to move old, dank furnishings when you can opt for new on the taxpayer’s dime?