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Columns

  • Charity expenses versus funding the cause

        People who decide to donate to various charitable groups want to ensure as much of their donations as possible are going to people who need help. Ensuring that a charitable group will disperse donations properly involves research and follow-up.

  • Did you know?
  • Yager elected Senate Republican Caucus Chairman

        State Sen. Ken Yager was recently elected by his colleagues to serve as Chairman of the Tennessee Senate Republican Caucus. The election took place as the Caucus met in an organizational meeting in Nashville to prepare for the 111 General Assembly.
        Yager was elected on the first ballot in a three-person race for the key leadership post.

  • Budgeting for charity ultimately pays

        According to data from Charity Navigator and Giving USA, slightly more than $410 billion was given to charitable causes in 2017. Philanthropy helps nonprofit groups and the people they serve, and such charitable efforts also benefit donors.

  • How to make the holiday season more eco-friendly

        With so much to do, it can be easy for people celebrating the holiday season to forget about the environment. But no matter how hectic the holiday season can be, there are always some simple opportunities to make it more eco-friendly.

  • How to vet charities before giving

        Donating to a favorite charity or charities is a great way to make a difference in the lives of people that need a helping hand.
        Choosing a charity to support can be a difficult decision, as many organizations are in need and worthy of your charitable dollars. Learning how to vet charities can help prospective donors make the best decisions in regard to which charities to support.

  • What is Giving Tuesday?

        While Black Friday and Cyber Monday are some of the more widely known retail holidays, Giving Tuesday is becoming pretty popular in its own right.

  • How to help veterans in need

        Millions of men and women serve in the military and make the sacrifices that such service requires. Risking their lives to serve their countries, veterans sometimes endure mental and physical trauma, returning home to face uphill battles as they deal with their injuries.

  • Yager’s Annual Chili Supper and Silent Auction set for Nov. 16

        The 25th annual Chili Supper and Silent Auction sponsored by Sen. Ken Yager is set for Friday, Nov. 16 at Roane State Community College in the Student Lounge from 4:30-7:30 EST.Proceeds from the event will go to local non-profits serving intellectually and developmentally disabled citizens.
        Country music star Jimmy Fortune, who sang with the legendary Statler Brothers for 21 years before becoming a solo artist, will perform at the event.

  • From the editor's desk

        A rough patch in Morgan County history was put to rest Monday evening as Sheriff Wayne Potter and County Executive Brian Langley announced they had negotiated a settlement to end the three-year-old lawsuit filed by former Sheriff Glen Freytag against Morgan County under the direction of former County Executive Glen Don Edwards.
        Langley and Potter both used the phrase “a win-win for Morgan County” in describing the settlement, and I believe that as well.