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September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month which offers a time to highlight the necessity of learning and talking about suicide prevention. National Suicide Prevention Week is Sept. 6 – 12 and World Suicide Prevention Day is Sept. 10. 

Low morale is permeating police departments across our nation as protesters repeatedly vilify, demonize, and verbally attack the thin blue line.

For several weeks, we have seen chaos reign supreme in leftist cities and states across our nation. Whether it’s the unrest in Portland that has lasted more than 90 days, autonomous zones in Seattle, or the destruction of monuments and defacement of memorials in our nation’s capital, we have…

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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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.

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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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.

As an eight-year-old, I remember attending a peaceful demonstration outside of a local abortion clinic with my family and several church members. I was taught at this young age by my parents that God knew all of us when we were still in the womb and that all life is precious.

Earlier this year, I sent out a questionnaire to registered voters in my district to collect responses to issues before the Tennessee General Assembly. These responses are an important tool used to help determine how citizens in the district feel about various issues. Between the online and …

The scenario works like this…you get a cashier’s check in the mail along with a letter stating you’ve been selected to be a mystery shopper.  You are to take the check to your local bank and deposit it to your account.  

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Editor’s Note: This is a column by Michael Zinser (“Z”) about wine (“The Grape”). The Zinser family owns and operates The Copper Still Wine & Spirits in Gallatin, Tennessee. If you are new to the world of wine and spirits, roaming the aisles in search of the perfect bottle can be dauntin…