Thankful for Tennessee

  By Randy McNally   While Christmas reigns supreme as a holiday marking the birth of our Lord, I have always felt a special connection with Thanksgiving. These days Christmas unfortunately includes ubiquitous commercialism which can distract us from the true meaning of the day. Thanksgiving stands apart from all that. This day gives us […]

UT Welcomes Fans to Final Home Football Game Saturday

UT welcomes fans to campus Saturday for this year’s final home football game. Kickoff is set for 4 p.m. EST for the Volunteers’ game against the Commodores of Vanderbilt University. Gates open at 2 p.m. The SEC Network will televise the game. Saturday is Senior Day, when seniors on the football team are honored for […]

‘HOLIDAYS ON ICE’ SKATING RINK OPENS FRIDAY, NOV. 24

    Holidays on Ice, presented by Home Federal Bank, opens Friday, Nov. 24, for another festive season of open-air ice skating in Market Square.   “There’s no better way to spend ‘Black Friday’ than coming downtown to enjoy skating on our open-air ice rink, do some local shopping and enjoy the beautiful holiday decorations,” […]

Tennessee Economy Reaches Sixth Year of Positive Growth

Six years of year-over-year growth coupled with historically low unemployment rates indicate Tennessee’s economy won’t slow down anytime soon, according to a report released by the Secretary of State’s office. There were 9,326 new entity filings in the third quarter of 2017, representing a 4.8 percent increase compared to the same time last year. Initial […]

TDOT Halts Lane Closures on Tennessee Highways During Thanksgiving Holiday

No Lane Closure Activity for Busy Holiday Travel Period   Thanksgiving travelers will not be delayed by construction on Tennessee roads during this busy travel holiday. TDOT will halt all lane closure activity on interstates and state highways in anticipation of higher traffic volumes across the state. All construction related lane closures will be stopped […]

What Is a Deposition?

By Jedidiah McKeehan A deposition is one of the terms you hear quite frequently in relation to legal matters.  Depositions are something that take place in a great number of legal cases, but what exactly is a deposition? A deposition is a party (either the person being sued, or the person suing), or a witness’s […]

A prayer for Thanksgiving

By Ralphine Major Our Heavenly Father, we come into your presence with grateful hearts for the many blessings of this year. We thank you for gifts both great and small. For homes and jobs, for health and healing, and for your protection and guidance, we give you thanks. For the sight of a beautiful sunrise […]

Responsibilities

By Joe Rector Too many students fail to complete assigned work. Heck, some of them don’t even take notes on information given either orally or written, even though they receive a grade for doing so. It’s enough to make any teacher’s blood boil. The bottom line is not enough young people are being held accountable […]

Pumpkin Season

By Rosie Moore How fortunate we are to have Autumn season, football season, and cooler weather season. Being a lover of fantastic recipes and exotic foods, I must include pumpkin season. No, the pumpkin isn’t exotic in itself, but it can be included in exotic recipes. My family didn’t eat the round pumpkins, they were […]

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