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EDITORIAL: Boston's rite to Spring

Wed, 04/17/2013 - 01:01
Three years ago I watched a man with one leg come close to giving up on the Boston Marathon.

COLUMN: The wite and wisdom of Will Rogers

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 21:28
Things are mighty heated these days. Tempers are flaring and minds are closed. Here's the solution: the wit and wisdom of Will Rogers.

GUEST EDITORIAL: TVA 'sale' a wake-up call to leaders

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 21:23
The discovery by lawmakers Wednesday that President Obama had tucked away a proposal in his new budget to sell off TVA understandably surprised TVA officials, workers and some area lawmakers.

LETTER: Be careful when reacting to Boston Marathon bombing

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 21:12
We need to be careful about our reaction to the bombing at the Boston Marathon.

CARTOON: Taxes

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 18:40

Clarksville man charged in beating death of his mother

Sat, 04/13/2013 - 07:09
A Clarksville man has been charged with homicide in the beating death of his mother.

CARTOON: Sequester pay cut

Fri, 04/12/2013 - 23:16

Obituaries

Fri, 04/12/2013 - 23:07
Rita Hinson Bowers, 79, Nashville, died Saturday, April 6, 2013.

COLUMN: The lady was a champ

Fri, 04/12/2013 - 21:15
There is a story about Margaret Thatcher, which is probably apocryphal, but speaks volumes about the strength of Britain's first female prime minister, who died Monday at age 87.

COLUMN: Two conservative lives

Fri, 04/12/2013 - 21:03
Two important conservatives departed this life within days of each other. One was a world-historical figure with extravagant political gifts, and she rarely harbored any doubts about the way forward.

EDITORIAL: Our cheers to you from us

Fri, 04/12/2013 - 20:56
CHEERS to wounded warrior Sgt. 1st Class Matthew J. Loheide, who was awarded the Silver Star for actions during an enemy ambush in Kunar Province, Afghanistan, in 2010.

CARTOON: Gun culture

Fri, 04/12/2013 - 16:43

TIP OF THE HAT: Good deeds inspiring gratitude

Fri, 04/12/2013 - 15:51
Neighborly thank yous appear weekly in this space. To offer a brief note of appreciation, e-mail letters@theleafchronicle.com. Or, write to Tip of the Hat, The Leaf-Chronicle, 200 Commerce St., Clarksville, TN 37040.

COLUMN: The route to immigration reform

Fri, 04/12/2013 - 15:45
Whenever I criticize a proposed solution to our immigration problem as harsh, hackneyed or half-baked, a reader will challenge me to put up a solution of my own.

CARTOON: Bee colony collapse

Fri, 04/12/2013 - 03:18

COLUMN: Guns but no roses

Thu, 04/11/2013 - 22:31
The biggest obstacle to the Obama administration's push for tighter gun control may be its own best argument: Newtown.

GUEST EDITORIAL: Slaving away for the tax man

Thu, 04/11/2013 - 22:22
When you see the taxes taken out of your paycheck, do you feel like you're working for the government? Well, you should.

COLUMN: An Immigration Fix for Real

Thu, 04/11/2013 - 22:22
Not only is a Senate plan for reforming the immigration program smart, it may actually become law. Those two things don't necessarily go together. That it is bipartisan would seem a near miracle.

Go Calendar: Things to do in Clarksville

Thu, 04/11/2013 - 02:08
BANDS 2nd Annual Rock the Reservation, 5-9 p.m. Friday, April 12, Montgomery Central High School gym, 3955 Highway 48, Cunningham, Tenn.

ART PICK OF THE WEEK: 'HAPI Exhibit' explores healing through art

Thu, 04/11/2013 - 02:00
People dealing with mental health challenges and other handicaps joined forces to create a wall of artistic creativity at the Children's Art Gallery at Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library. The art show, entitled '