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Simmons Says - Rivalries increase intensity

The look on Hailey Wood’s face said it all.

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Livin' la Vida Lacy - I'm proud to be a McMinnville native

Westwood is a magical little neighborhood. I’m genuinely smitten. A lady from Chicago even came into editorial today bragging about the beauty of it.

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Afterthoughts - Celebrating a silver Standard anniversary

Afterthoughts - Celebrating a silver Standard anniversary

I’m celebrating my 25th anniversary. No, not my silver wedding anniversary, but my 25 years being an employee of the Southern Standard. Pat Zechman ...

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My Turn - Reflections on living life

My Turn - Reflections on living life

Twenty years ago about this time, I started writing a song about turning 60. The “hook,” as songwriters say, was “Is that 60 I see ...

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Just a Thought - Commissioners deserve a raise

Just a Thought - Commissioners deserve a raise

I might take an unpopular stance here, but that’s nothing new for me. I think Warren County commissioners should receive a raise occasionally.

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Simmons Says - Pioneers need more numbers

Simmons Says - Pioneers need more numbers

Football season is upon us. This Friday, the Pioneers will make the trip to Smithville to renew the fierce rivalry with the Tigers.

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The Art of Racing - Elliott earns victory

The Art of Racing - Elliott earns victory

Watkins Glen turned out to be an Elliott weekend. It was announced Saturday that Bill Elliott would be back in a NASCAR car when he ...

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The Scoop - Many voters are only presidential

The Scoop - Many voters are only presidential

The piñata that was Election Day last Thursday has left candy all over the floor. As we begin to pick up the pieces and ...

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Livin' la Vida Lacy - Fighting illness with rhymes

Livin' la Vida Lacy - Fighting illness with rhymes

As I write this week’s column, I have a sinus and an ear infection. Feeling inspired, I even typed a short poem about it ...

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Simmons Says - Finding positives in Pioneers

Simmons Says - Finding positives in Pioneers

Maybe it’s a part of getting older and maturing, or just a fondness for the program, but I’ve made a decision this fall.

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My Turn - Bill Lee for Tennessee?

My Turn - Bill Lee for Tennessee?

Bill Lee’s stunning upset victory last Thursday night in the GOP Primary race for governor was a dream come true for him and a ...

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Just a thought - City surprisingly mum about mayor

Just a thought - City surprisingly mum about mayor

I believe McMinnville voters should be the ones deciding who will be their mayor for the next two years. However, I’m about to tell ...

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The Scoop - Put mayor on November ballot

It wasn't a highlight for the city of Nashville when Mayor Megan Barry entered guilty pleas to criminal charges and resigned from her office ...

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The Art of Racing - Harvick, Busch on top again

The Art of Racing - Harvick, Busch on top again

After both practices for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Gander Outdoors 400 race in Pocono, all the talk was about a Kevin Harvick runaway ...

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