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Why I support the open carry bill

A few Tennesseans that I’ve heard from in person and in print have a problem with this new open carry law, which is now held up in a budget committee and may or may not make it to the next legislative vote.But I have to say that I disagree with those who oppose it, for various reasons. I am in support of this particular bill, which I suppose I need to explain a bit for the benefit of the readers before I continue.

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Folks around Macon County: What do you do on Easter?

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Keep on politickin’, Macon County

One of the pastors of my church, who is also a friend and a dear father figure in my eyes, told a story the other day that keeps popping into my mind today. He was talking about his experience running for office—after years as a business owner and pastor, he’s running for mayor in Trousdale County.He told about attending a funeral recently, where a man made a casual joke to him. The man said something like “On the campaign trail, eh?” gesturing around with a...

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Students at Central Elementary: If you were famous, what would you be famous for?

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Ode to the Gibson’s brownie

How do I love thee, Gibson’s brownies? Let me count the ways.I love thee to the depth and breadth and height of the fattest, cakiest, chewiest, tallest brownie I have ever seen. I love thee to the level of every stressful work day’s most urgent need, when I find that another can of Diet Coke is just not going to cut it and I have to go for extra motivation.I love thee freely, or at least I purchase you freely, for one easy dollar bill....

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First grade students at Fairlane: What do you want to be when you grow up?

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The week we tried to be reality stars

Today I’m going to tell you the story of the time my father and I tried to get into reality television. It’s a grim and a strange story, but I think our readers are ready for it.When I was fresh out of college, in 2008, my father got wind of an audition coming to Nashville. It wasn’t being advertised except among industry people, for some reason. I suppose they were targeting all the unemployed and slightly desperate songwriters that tend to pool in the cracks of ...

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