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I suppose we all have stored in our memories a few favorite quotes and sayings of famous people and persons we have known. There are words that encourage us, words that instruct us, and words of warning. It seems to me, as time goes by, fewer and fewer words of warning are being heeded.

Now is the time when many homes will be adorned with holiday plants including cactus, amaryllis and poinsettias. I think that every home that decorates for Christmas should have at least one poinsettia, the No. 1-selling potted plant in the world.

Four days, 14 schools visited, 4,800 students reached and 1,573 miles traveled – all to spread the word to high school juniors and seniors about the University of Tennessee’s new, innovative scholarship program called UT Promise. 

Particularly this time of year, many are feeling more philanthropic than usual and rightfully so. It’s a great thing to think of your fellow man and provide support at a level with which you are comfortable. But con artists prey upon the combination of the holiday season and your heightened …

Recently, Tennessee received the highest grade in the entire nation from Shared Hope International for laws we have passed to end human trafficking in this state. In fact, the anti-human trafficking organization has recognized Tennessee with the top distinction in the country in each of the …

After our weather gets off to a decent start for the beginning of the week, an unsettled pattern is shaping up beginning Dec. 6, with chances of rain every day through Dec. 10.  

I’m a real estate agent based here in Gallatin. I assist buyers and sellers throughout Middle Tennessee, but I consider Gallatin my home. I’ve been following The Meadows project with interest, but not for the reason you might think. 

Tennessee’s District Attorneys General are on a mission to protect seniors from elder abuse.  We are improving laws and increasing public awareness, along with criminal investigations and courtroom prosecutions, in order to protect our seniors from elder abuse.  We need the help of informed …

As a former regular Black Friday shopper, I can certainly understand the thrill and adrenaline rush that comes from the seemingly great deals and early morning hours. However, there’s a whole other set of feelings and rewards that come from shopping small! When you shop small, you’re not jus…

The Thanksgiving holiday traditionally finds many Americans grateful and confident about their future.  However, this holiday season finds many Americans filled with anxiety, fear, helplessness, and hopelessness.  

I’m a country boy. I grew up in the country. I lived most of my life in the country. I hope to die and be buried out in the country.

A front moving through the area should bring scattered showers Tuesday but the temperatures will be mild with highs in the low 60s. 

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. If you are new to the world of wine, roaming the aisles in search of the perfect bottle can be daunting. With this co…

This week, we observed Veterans Day — one of the most significant holidays each and every year across this great nation. On this occasion, we pay our respects to those who have served, and we stand united behind our veterans and their families.

I was reminded recently how it easy it is to lose a wallet but some very kind people returned it.  What if they hadn’t?  What if it had been stolen?  If that happens, what should you do?

Thank you to everyone for helping me celebrate my 90th birthday. All of the gifts and cards were so wonderful.  I think it was the best birthday yet!  

A few years ago, my wife (Sarah) and I visited my daughter Ava’s elementary school to do something called “Parent Share.” 

This year, members of the Sumner County legislative delegation — Rep. Johnny Garrett, Speaker Pro Tempore Ferrell Haile, and Rep. Terri Lynn Weaver — joined me and our entire General Assembly to enhance school safety for Tennessee children. We all believe every child must attend a good, safe…

The first snow flurries of the season were reported in Middle Tennessee on Halloween and then temperatures dropped into the 20s over the weekend.

John Rose is the Congressman from the 6th District, which includes Sumner County. He has served in statewide positions of respect as both Commissioner of Agriculture and since 2010, chair of the Board of Directors of the Tennessee State Fair Association.