Lost in modernity

By Dr. Jim Ferguson There are many reasons I left traditional medicine. For more than four decades I cared for patients in my office and then, when necessary, followed them to the emergency room or the hospital. I have jokingly told patients I could take out their appendix, but they would probably never be quite […]

Emeritus Missionaries Remember Christmas in Spain

By Ralphine Major They met in Michigan, though both couples were from Tennessee. Missionaries Howard and Joyce Nighbert Clark were on their first stateside assignment in 1986. The Clarks shared their need to have someone pastor their church when they took their next stateside assignment in December 1988. Long-time Wallace Memorial Baptist Church Pastor Jim […]

Whole Lot of Changing Going On

By Joe Rector I’m sometimes awed by the differences that exist in this world compared to the one that existed just ten years ago. That’s how long ago it has been since I retired from teaching. I swore when I left that I would never return, another instance where I’ve had to eat my words. […]

The old Pan Am gas station

By Mike Steely Are you old enough to remember those gas stations that would not only come out and fill your car’s fuel tank but also wipe your windshield or check your tires? Things have changed but there are some of those “ghost” filling stations left. A day’s drive in our area can bring you […]

What is an easement?

By Jedidiah McKeehan You may have heard of the legal term “easement” and may even know that it is a term related to property.  However, you may not know exactly what this term means. An easement is the ability and right to legally use and travel on someone else’s property without actually owning that property. […]

Enjoy this Tennessee team

  By Alex Norman It’s a shame that we rarely know that we are experiencing the good times until they are gone. But I have a secret for you.  The good times for Tennessee’s men’s basketball program are right now. Back in 2015, then-Tennessee athletics director Dave Hart had to fire head coach Donnie Tyndall […]

This could be a very special year for basketball Vols

  By Steve Williams The excitement seems to be spilling over for the Tennessee men’s basketball team this season. And I can understand why. I don’t believe I ever have felt so confident about the Vols’ chances of winning every time they step on the hardwood. Thank you Rick Barnes and staff and of course […]

If not now, when?

By Dr. Jim Ferguson Will there always be an America? I never considered this until recently, but the question is at the heart of the border crisis and alien invasion versus lawful and legal immigration. The president clearly understands and articulated the issues in his national address. The safety of the American people is the […]

LMU’s Unusual Roots

By Mike Steely Most Knox County residents know that Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate operates the Duncan School of Law downtown, located in the former Knoxville City Council building. But you probably don’t know the history of LMU which grew out of a failed dream of an English speculator. The Duncan School of Law opened […]

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