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Editorials

High school, college seniors have overcome and excelled in face of pandemic’s upheaval

As the school year is drawing to a close, we repeatedly are reminded of how public school education, especially high school has been transformed locally ... Read more

1 month ago by Our View.

We must do more to promote the COVID vaccine

People just aren’t getting it. The vaccine. It is now widely available to just about anyone who wants one, but in Northeast Tennessee, openings at ... Read more

1 month ago by Our View.

May 9-15 is National Police Week in America

To the Editor: In May America honors police/law enforcement officers. These professionals risk their lives in the line of duty to maintain the safety of ... Read more

1 month ago by Contributed Content.

Legislature needs to say ‘No’ to super court

Legislation creating a so-called super court to hear constitutional challenges would allow Gov. Bill Lee to appoint the three-judge panel and then the attorney general ... Read more

2 months ago by Our View.

Let’s remember our mothers on Mother’s Day

To the Editor: Mother’s Day is May 9. Mothers are special and I enjoy looking at the pictures of mothers in the Elizabethton Star. You ... Read more

2 months ago by Contributed Content.

New Tennessee budget represents investments in education, health care, economic development

BY REP. JOHN HOLSCLAW The House and Senate of the 112th General Assembly on Thursday successfully approved a no-debt $42.6 billion budget that provides strategic ... Read more

2 months ago by Contributed Content.

Masks aren’t killing anyone, but COVID-19 still is

Gov. Bill Lee is ordering the state’s local governments to lift mask mandates in public places and is telling larger counties in Tennessee to lift ... Read more

2 months ago by Our View.

Tn. Legislature sets dangerous precedent with passage of ‘Right to Work’ Constitutional Amendment

To the Editor: With the Tennessee House of Representatives’ final approval of SJR 0002, the Republican supermajority sent a clear message: our state is pro-business ... Read more

2 months ago by Contributed Content.

Reader against red flag gun confiscation law

To the Editor: Because of the mass shootings President Biden said we need more gun control. President Biden signed some executive orders to make buying ... Read more

2 months ago by Contributed Content.

Elizabethton is becoming a place of community of art

Catch a concert at the Bonnie Kate or take in a Saturday night concert at the Covered Bridge Park. Or, how about First Friday in ... Read more

2 months ago by Our View.

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