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Our View, Author at www.elizabethton.com


Mayor Barnett’s death is a devastating loss

News of Carter County Mayor Rusty Barnett’s death Monday rattled Carter County in a way only the sudden loss of a leader, mentor, and friend can. Barnett ... Read more

by Our View, Tuesday, September 22, 2020 2:55 pm


Face masks really do matter with spread of COVID-19

Face masks are emerging as one of the most powerful weapons to fight coronavirus, with growing evidence that facial coverings help prevent transmission — even ... Read more

by Our View, Friday, September 18, 2020 3:27 pm


Fall is on the way, time to get your flu shot

The summer that seemingly never was is about to end. This is the last full week of the season for 2020. The summer of 2020 ... Read more

by Our View, Tuesday, September 15, 2020 2:09 pm


Mail-in votes make postal service a necessity

We’ve said it before, but it bears repeating. The U.S. Postal Service is an organization we can’t afford to be without even if the numbers ... Read more

by Our View, Tuesday, September 8, 2020 3:58 pm


Time to get tough on littering in our community

Keep Carter County Beautiful Director Ed Jordan within recent days has repeatedly called attention to illegal dumping in the community and the unsightly mess it ... Read more

by Our View, Friday, September 4, 2020 11:24 am


Our schools have kids’ best interest at heart

Both Carter County and the Elizabethton School Systems are back to school, and for the most part have resumed in-person classes. However, both school systems ... Read more

by Our View, Tuesday, September 1, 2020 4:23 pm


Although the mandate ends, continue wearing your face mask

After Gov. Bill Lee granted authority to local governments to declare mask mandates, some county mayors, including Carter County Mayor Rusty Barnett, have moved to ... Read more

by Our View, Friday, August 28, 2020 2:34 pm


Postal Service is an important U.S. institution

We address a letter or a package. We put it in the mail. Sometimes we wait in line at the post office. We pay the ... Read more

by Our View, Tuesday, August 25, 2020 3:12 pm


Make sure you vote counts in November

It turns out people will actually vote if you make it really, really easy for them. And judging by how enthusiastically voters participated in the August ... Read more

by Our View, Friday, August 21, 2020 3:49 pm


The fight for voting rights continues 100 years later

One hundred years ago on August 18, women got the right to vote when Tennessee’s legislature put the 19th Amendment over the top. Tennessee was ... Read more

by Our View, Wednesday, August 19, 2020 9:15 am

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