Land of Arches at Pickett State Park

By Mike Steely One of the most rustic and wondrous areas within a couple of hours drive from Knoxville can be found at Pickett CCC Memorial State Park. The CCC stands for the Civilian Conservation Corps which worked to create the park, as the Depression Era federal work project did for many of our parks. […]

Beloved Country Doctor, Part 4

By Ralphine Major A journey that began in rural East Tennessee led the aspiring doctor far from his Grainger County home. It was during the early 1930s when Alvis David Simmons enrolled at The University of Tennessee Medical School in Memphis. While there, Simmons often rode in an ambulance up and down the famous Beale […]

Actions and consequences

By Joe Rector Life decisions are often difficult ones for us humans to make. Unlike our dogs, who while away the days sleeping, sunning, playing, and eating, we must make choices. The tough part about making those choices is having to also accept and live with the consequences. As small children, we learned as we […]

Traveling reflections

By Dr. Jim Ferguson One my travel axioms (sayings) is, “Get on a plane, rent a car and you can see the world.” Having visited four continents and after a dozen sojourns in Europe, my wanderlust has dissipated, but not gone altogether. The picture above is a view of snow capped Mount Hood on landing […]

Knox County teams have 25-16 record in playoff finals

  By Steve Williams The Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association has crowned 255 state champions in football since 1969. Twenty-five of those have been high school teams in Knox County. On average, that would be about one state champion every two years for the Knoxville area. Winning a state championship is pretty rare. Knoxville and […]

Election of Lee, Blackburn historic

Election of Lee, Blackburn historic

By Steve Hunley The recent midterm election in Tennessee was historic.  I double checked my facts and Bill Lee is the first Republican governor-elect to take over from a member of his own party since 1869. Since 1970’s election of Republican Winfield Dunn, Tennesseans have gone back and forth between electing Republican and Democrat governors.  […]

Good first week for Vols hoops

KNOXVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 09, 2018 - Forward Grant Williams #2 of the Tennessee Volunteers during the game between the Louisiana Ragin Cajuns and the Tennessee Volunteers at Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, TN. Photo By Andrew Ferguson/Tennessee Athletics

Good first week for Vols hoops

  By Alex Norman The most highly anticipated men’s basketball season in years got underway in solid fashion for Tennessee with two victories. On Tuesday, November 6th the Vols beat Lenoir-Rhyne 86-41.  Over 16,000 fans saw the Vols defeat head coach Rick Barnes’s alma mater.  But the game didn’t start the way Barnes had hoped.  […]

What Does Tennessee Law Say About Nudist Colonies?

  By Jedidiah McKeehan I know the question that has been burning in your mind.  It’s like an itch that you have needed scratched for a long time.  Well I am here to answer your question and scratch that itch.  What is the question that has been gnawing in your mind and keeping you up […]

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