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Independence Day is soon arriving and with that brings lots of fun activities for all ages to enjoy. Hopefully everyone read my article on grilling safety last month so we won’t have any accidents when cooking food for family and friends. Of course we always hope for good weather because we …

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Editor’s Note: This is a monthly 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, roaming the aisles in search of the perfect bottle can be daunting. W…

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Our nation, for some time now, has been caught up the drama that began with an NFL player, exercising his right to free speech by choosing to kneel during the playing of the national anthem. He did so as a personal protest to bring attention to multiple examples of what he considered blatant…

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Now that summer is in full swing, many of us are taking full advantage of one of the wonderful perks we have here in Gallatin… the lake.  You cannot drive around town today without seeing someone pulling a boat, a jet ski, or a truck loaded down with some kayaks.  Whether you are heading out…

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As the smoke clears from a contentious political primary, we see a positive trend emerging; that being the advent of advocacy groups to address a lack of transparency in our local government and pursue causes that are important to the group.  

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I know what you are thinking! This school year is not over and you want me to start thinking about next year. Parents often procrastinate and wait until late into July to call for an appointment to see their child’s pediatrician. By then it’s often too late, the appointment schedules are ful…

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When I looked for the results of the recent Primary election posted by the Sumner County Election Commission, I was once again appalled by the total number of voters…14.1 percent!! That’s right, only 14.1 per cent of the registered voters in Sumner County decided to exercise their rights. Th…

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Over the last eight years, members of the Tennessee General Assembly have helped us pass significant legislation – legislation that shows Tennessee will lead the nation in jobs, education and efficient and effective government for years to come.

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Editor’s Note: This is a monthly 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, roaming the aisles in search of the perfect bottle can be daunting. W…

Some people will quote a small portion from Article 11 of the 1797 Treaty of Tripoli as proof that America was not founded on Christian principles. It says, "…the government of the United States of America is not in any sense founded on the Christian religion…." When you don’t read the full …

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Get ready to fire up the grill this summer and make some memories with family and friends. Whether you are grilling some hot dogs and hamburgers or maybe a few steaks, everyone loves the smell and taste of a barbecue.  Firefighters at the Gallatin Fire Department also love grilled food, but …

A little over two years ago, I told the Sumner County School Board that Sumner County was "becoming a cesspool of corruption." Sadly, this election cycle has done nothing to change that assessment.