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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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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…

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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 …

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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 and spirits, roaming the aisles in search of the perfect bottle can be…

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. dreamed of a nation where one could and would be judged solely by the content of one’s character. In my humble opinion, our elected officials, our so-called representatives, should be shining examples of what that looks like.

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Tennesseans are tired of the legalized loan sharks known as payday lenders. That’s why our organization has supported state level legislation to rein-in loan shark lending. Now, we’re also standing behind a federal rule proposed by the Consumer Bureau that would prevent the worst abuses of t…

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By the time you finish reading this article, four more Americans will experience sexual assault. The probability that you know someone who has experienced sexual trauma is high. Individuals who are at particularly high risk of sexual assault include children and young adolescents, elderly pe…

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Every day at the News Media Alliance headquarters, a stack of newspapers arrives for myself and the staff. But with the Department of Commerce and the International Trade Commission currently considering tariffs on Canadian newsprint, those days of screen-free reading could be coming to an end.

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An increase in suicide rates in Sumner, surrounding counties, and essentially all across Tennessee has led to a call for action so-to-speak by the Sumner County Health Committee.