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Hamilton County General Sessions Court Judge Christie Mahn Sell has been busy since she became the first female General Sessions judge elected to an eight-year term here in 2006.

Mayor Jim Coppinger is the best Aug. 7 choice in his re-election bid against independent candidate Richard Ford of Birchwood.

  • July 24th, 2014  |
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It's time to return Democrat John Allen Brooks to the Hamilton County Commission District 6 seat.

  • July 23rd, 2014  |
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General Sessions Court Judge Christie Mahn Sell is so esteemed by her colleagues and the judicial community that the worst overall grade her opponent in the upcoming Aug. 7 Hamilton County general election could give her is "a solid 'B'."

Jim Coppinger deserves to be elected to a first full term as Hamilton County mayor, and, barring something unforeseen, he will be duly elected in the Aug. 7 county general election.

  • July 24th, 2014  |
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When Hamilton County Commissioner Joe Graham ran for the District 6 seat in 2010, people told him they didn't know or never saw their then-commissioner, who was John Allen Brooks. So they voted for a change.

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Russian-backed Ukrainian separatists, bent on getting the old USSR band back together, shot down a Malaysian airliner. Rivaled only by Obama, Putin is adept at blaming others. He did so in this case, but since he shot down a plane full of Europeans, he might have angered more than Americans.

  • July 25th, 2014  |
  • By By Ron Hart
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By the time he was 10 years old, Thomas Rumph was selling bags of peanuts and popcorn on the side of the road in Toombs County, Ga.

The question of Israel’s troubled relationship with the Palestinians is one I’ve grappled with on and off since I was a child. During my current trip in Israel in which I’ve taken shelter from rocket fire in basements, stairwells and inside public sculptures, it’s been a lot more on than off.

  • July 23rd, 2014  |
  • By Thomas P. Balázs
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Each week for almost 27 years, with the exception of a period of time I ran for Congress, I have facilitated a Bible study class at my church in Hixson.

  • July 21st, 2014  |
  • By By Robin Smith
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Are all UAW members as unhappy as those in the July 11 front page photo appear to be? Try smiling for a change.

  • July 20th, 2014  |
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President Obama goes to Texas not to check the border but to pick up a check.

  • July 13th, 2014  |
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Obama is getting us deeper into this mess, but so-called U.S. intelligence must share a big part of the blame for making the call on WMD.

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I have been a patron of the Chattanooga Theatre Centre for many years; for several years I covered the theater while reporting for The Chattanooga Times.

The city of Soddy-Daisy recently announced the purchase of 285 acres in Big Soddy Creek Gulf, and commendations and congratulations are in order.

  • July 24th, 2014  |
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America is in a mess. And it began on the heels of World War II.

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