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Choices we make today shape our tomorrows

Supplies of an iconic holiday symbol withered across the nation this year, driving up prices and leaving some folks with …

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Keeping positive even in the face of crisis

Watching a disaster unfold is stressful. For all the beauty and pleasure nature gives us, the current state of …

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Veterans deserve year-long tribute

Veterans were honored in appropriate and moving ceremonies across the nation on Monday, Nov. 11. Originally called Armistice Day, Monday’s …

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Local leaders have done the work for Jonesborough

It has felt a bit like a waiting game. Throughout the past three years, when you’d see the Jonesborough School …

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The oddity of government, global warming, and power

It’s tragic.
Having lived in Southern California for 50 years of my life, 20 years in the high desert …

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Keeping Halloween green can be spooktacular fun

I have to confess, I’m not a fan of Halloween. I had fun dressing up and walking through neighborhoods, filling …

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The battle for the musket has begun

Excitement has been building as the 49th Annual Musket Bowl nears. Each year, whether you are a Trailblazer or a …

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School success requires patience, working together

On Monday, Jonesborough and our advisors met with Mayor Grandy and his team to develop a winning lease agreement …

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Jonesborough deserves its new school right now

Jonesborough is a 21st century community with citizens who go to work every day and have families with school-age …

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Town celebrates months of wins

The past month has been an exciting and purposeful time for our town of Jonesborough. Our town’s presentation and …

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Looking back at Montanti’s legacy

Here are my thoughts on Deborah Montanti, who will retire from her position as Heritage Alliance executive director this week. …

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Protests and provocations planned for Climate Summit

The week of Sept. 20-27 promises many climate change related events around the United Nations Climate Summit 2019 to …

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Endangered Species Act may be in danger

The Tennessee Coneflower is among the success stories in preservation of our natural heritage, through the Endangered Species Act. Thought …

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Climate change impacts unfolding in Tennessee

By LORELEI GOFF
The iconic wild ramp of Southern Appalachia may be one of the ecological and cultural casualties …

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Letter to the Editor: The climate urgency for the young

Editor:
“Your election is our future” was the young people’s theme in Europe this May. They demonstrated by the thousands …

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Schools should be the focus

EDITOR’S NOTE: Below is Jonesborough Mayor Chuck Vest’s first installment of his new monthly column in the Herald & …

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Father of the Bird: Fatherhood runs the gamut among world’s birds

By BRYAN STEVENS
Since we honored fathers this week with a special day, I thought it might be a good …

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Taking a closer look at nature’s ‘unprecedented’ rate of decline

By LORELEI GOFF
Imagine a world where about one million species of animals and plants have died. Much of …

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Ducks, goats in the spring build rich childhood memories

By MARINA WATERS
Growing up, Ward’s Feed Store was a sort of magical place. On the outskirts of downtown …

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Protecting our rivers of life: The Nolichucky

By LORELEI GOFF
Rivers sustain life. They provide water to vegetation, creatures and humans. They serve as a means …

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