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Arming Teachers Is A Bad Idea

Roy Exum: The Best 150 In The Last 150

Bravo, Robin Smith


I read the newspaper account of Sheriff Jim Hammond's suggestion to the school board that arming school staff and/or teachers would be a good idea to reduce the shortage of security officers ... (click for more)

During last week’s College Football Championship, the ESPN network teased us with the first 11 of the Top 150 College Football Players of all time. In this new year of 2020, we will celebrate ... (click for more)

Re: The Women's Rally at Miller Park: We need more leaders like Robin Smith . George Mayo (click for more)


Opinion

Arming Teachers Is A Bad Idea

I read the newspaper account of Sheriff Jim Hammond's suggestion to the school board that arming school staff and/or teachers would be a good idea to reduce the shortage of security officers in the public schools with great concern. Fortunately, the school board did not agree with Mr. Hammond. As the parent of a public school teacher, I cannot imagine that my daughter would agree ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Best 150 In The Last 150

During last week’s College Football Championship, the ESPN network teased us with the first 11 of the Top 150 College Football Players of all time. In this new year of 2020, we will celebrate the 150th anniversary of the college game and ESPN will offer more delights than a Whitman’s Sampler. But, brother, I don’t care what kind of 20-20 vision you may boast, the reality of such ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Gang-Related Gathering At Short-Term Rental Property Keeps Signal Mountain Police Busy All Weekend Tracing IDs, Stolen Property

A seemingly routine call Friday night about a fight at a short-term rental property in Old Towne turned into a weekend-long investigation for Signal Mountain Police, and renewed efforts by town officials to get a handle on how to regulate such properties. According to Chief Mike Williams, 29 people – some with gang affiliations – were located inside the house, along with a ... (click for more)

1 Person Killed In Accident On I-24 In Marion County Sunday Afternoon

A person was killed in an accident Sunday afternoon on I-24 westbound in Marion County. There were multiple vehicles involved. The westbound lanes were closed, and eastbound lanes were experiencing delays. (click for more)

Sports

Rhyne Howard Scores 26, But No. 11 Kentucky Upset By LSU

Rhyne Howard scored 26 points, but the 11th-ranked Kentucky women's basketball team struggled from the field all day, as the Cats fell to LSU 65-59 on Sunday at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center. For Howard, it was her eighth consecutive game with at least 20 points scored. The SEC's leading scorer hit seven of 22 from the field, including four of 14 from behind the arc. The ... (click for more)

UTC Wrestlers Pin VMI With 29-9 Loss

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga wrestling team posted a 29-9 win at VMI this afternoon. The Mocs won seven of the 10 bouts to improve to 5-7 overall and 3-0 in the Southern Conference race. The loss drops the Keydets to 4-9 and 1-1 in league duals. Chattanooga jumped out to a 6-0 lead after a pin in the first match at 125. Junior Fabian Gutierrez earned the fall ... (click for more)