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With a revolving cast of management, paper was never able to attain profitability
George: The Tennessee fire
At the northwest corner of Public Square, the center of daily life in downtown Murfreesboro, there is a lectern made of translucent, weatherworn plastic.
George: Guns rights and wrongs
The last time I fired a handgun was a few months before I moved to Nashville, which was in January, and the last time before that was when I was a child, probably just short of the teenage years
George: Long gone away
Three times this year, Muslims in Tennessee have announced plans to build new mosques, which are worship centers akin to Christian churches or Jewish temples.
George: A more pleasant and livable city
Every day in Charlotte, N.C., some 16,000 people ride the Lynx, a 15-station light-rail system that has revolutionized transit in the once-sleepy banking city.
George: Paying for it
Metro Councilman Jim Gotto has the right idea
George: How do you measure worthlessness?
It costs Tennessee taxpayers more than $24,000 a day to send our legislators to the Capitol to debate and, one imagines, pass laws that benefit the majority of the citizenry.
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