Letter to the Editor: Roulette Wheel of 5G Deployment

Dear Editor, The looming 5G deployment in Farragut has persuaded me to write my first ever letter to the editor. I have never played Roulette, but now my property in Farragut is in the zone impacted by the Roulette Wheel of 5G deployment, if an antenna and/or pole is going to land in front of […]

Halls Republican Club—February Meeting

By Elaine Davis   The Halls Republican Club met Monday and voted to elect and install its officers for the 2020 year. Janice Crye was elected to double-duty as the secretary and treasurer. Buddy Burkhardt will serve as vice president and Bob Crye as president. Judge Scott Green officiated the oath of office.   Charles […]

Guidebook for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

~ from the CAC Office on Aging The Grandparents as Parents (GAP) program is excited to announce the 2nd Edition of the Grandparents as Parents Guidebook. This guidebook serves as a valuable resource for those who are parenting for the second time. We invite everyone to join us for the 2020 GAP Guidebook Launch Party […]

March Master Gardener Events

Prep for Success Join Master Gardeners Vickie Smith, Debbie Fox, and Barb O’Neil to learn how and when to keep your flowers and vegetables happy all year long.  This free public event is scheduled on Saturday, March 7, from 1:30-2:30 p.m. at the Bearden Branch Library, 100 Golfclub Rd, Knoxville, TN 37919,  phone 865-588-8813 or visit […]


By Dr. Jim Ferguson “Ya know what makes me sick? You know what makes me so angry, ah could tease a fat man with a Twinkie?” Some of you may remember the banter of Earl Pitts, Uhmerikun, the fictional radio personality, whose outlandish  “editorials” were introduced with a bugle call of Reverie and ended with […]

Greeneville’s President Andrew Johnson

By Ralphine Major The scenic drive was filled with farm land—beautiful green pastures dotted with homes and cattle. Greene County in Upper East Tennessee is known for its agriculture.  When we visited the area many years ago, that was of particular interest to our father who was a dairy farmer. Greene County holds a special […]

Not perfect

By Joe Rector We hear that things are “perfect” all the time. Of late, that perfection has centered around a telephone call, but over the course of our lives, many claims of perfection are proclaimed. In truth, we all know nothing is perfect. Amy and I discovered soon after we began dating that we loved […]

A Writer Extraordinaire

By Rosie Moore “We learn as much from sorrow as from joy, as much from illness as from health, from handicap as from advantage, and indeed perhaps more.” These words were spoken by Pearl Buck and is my Thought for the Day, today. I first read her book, “The Good Earth,” when I was in […]

What is Pain and Suffering?

By Jedidiah McKeehan Something that is discussed a great deal in personal injury cases is how much the injured person should be compensated for their, “pain and suffering.”  That phrase certainly sounds serious, but what does that term actually mean? Pain and suffering can be defined in a number of different ways.  For example, let’s […]

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