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This week’s cup of coffee was with Genny Kirkland Willett, pharmacist and owner of Hendersonville Health Mart. Genny has an inviting smile and a sweet disposition. She’s a twin and a Hendersonville native, who grew up on the Indian Lake Peninsula.

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I am a registered voter who identifies as an Independent. I’ve lived in two red states and one blue city. For 32 years, I’ve rarely had a candidate to consider and forced to evaluate prospective and incumbent candidates from the two major political parties, Democrat or Republican.

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We will see a 50% chance of scattered thunderstorms Thursday and Friday, and high temperatures will be in the mid- to upper-80s and drop into the 60s at night.

Recently, my colleagues and I returned to Nashville for an extraordinary session of the 111th Tennessee General Assembly — the 61st special session in the history of this great state. One of the issues we worked to address was to clarify standards for holding a person or entity liable for lo…

Not only is Dilya Knight, owner of Jolly Ollie's Pizza & Pub, the epitome of “the American Dream,” she’s also helping shape the youth in our community.

Last week I wrote of my relative inexperience in the horse business. Actually, I have only been “around” horses on any kind of consistent basis for the past 10 or so years.

In these days of so many agencies helping with COVID and the pandemic, I wanted to take a few minutes to thank the Sumner County EMS, the Hendersonville Fire Department and the Hendersonville Police Department as well as the staff at Hendersonville Medical Center for the care they showed me …

I very much disagree with Mayor Clary's leadership. One of my biggest problems with him is his supporters. Many of his supporters bash people who disagree with the mayor or with them, and I have seen the mayor stop just short of agreeing with them.

Aug. 18, 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of Tennessee passing legislation to ratify the 19th Amendment (referred to as the “Anthony Amendment”) to the United States Constitution permitting women the right to vote. 

Uncertainty seems to be the only thing we can be certain of today, which is a theory put forth by French theologian, writer, and mathematician Blaise Pascal. Yet it was Carl von Clausewitz, a Prussian general and military theorist, who proposed “our intellect always longs for clarity and cer…

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One of the things I have noticed since the beginning of the coronavirus crisis and with the ongoing urban demonstrations and rioting in our land is an increasing absence of joy among our people.

I heard and read a while back with both disdain and amazement that some of our major cities have outlawed a number of kid’s games because of safety risks. 

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My friend, Bonnie Edwards, invited us to high tea recently at the Hermitage Hotel, where suffragists had headquarters in August of 1920 when they persuaded Tennessee legislators to ratify the U.S. Constitution so women could vote.

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There is viable choice for mayor of Hendersonville in the upcoming November election. Brenda Payne is the only candidate running with the experience, knowledge, and interpersonal skills to be an effective CEO.

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I doubt that Middle Tennessee collectively has ever experienced a range of emotions like those we’ve encountered in recent months.  As a local organization that’s very closely connected to those we serve, our bank hasn’t been through anything like it, at least in my time here. But even more important than the circumstances themselves are the ways we choose to react and learn from them, especially as adversity brings into focus the role a community bank can have as a steady, calming, healing force.

There is viable choice for mayor of Hendersonville in the upcoming November election. Brenda Payne is the only candidate running with the experience, knowledge, and interpersonal skills to be an effective CEO.

I am writing to you about the very important choice we have in the mayoral race in Hendersonville. This is the first time I have written a letter to the editor but considering the issues facing Hendersonville, this is an important time to speak up.