The Club

By Dr. Jim Ferguson At church recently, a friend and I were discussing another mutual friend and how we each came to know him. Church-friend knew the fellow as a fraternity brother at UT. I met our mutual friend as a freshmen in medical school. A brotherhood develops among soldiers. The bond with my medical […]

‘Do it with Pruitt’ and Cade’s difficult decision

By Steve Williams A caller to a local radio sports talk show offered a couple of slogans last Thursday afternoon that could be used for new University of Tennessee football head coach Jeremy Pruitt and his program. “Do it with Pruitt,” suggested the caller. And later on, if things don’t go well … “Pruitt blew […]

Jeremy Pruitt To Lead Vols

By Alex Norman Well Tennessee fans… your long national nightmare is over. On Thursday, December 7th, the Vols announced that Alabama defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt would be their new head football coach. “The first thing I want to say is how honored and humbled I am to be recognized as the head football coach at […]

Knoxville now home to the Greene family

By Ralphine Major When I met them last summer, I was impressed that he even knew the name “Johnny Majors” much less notice that the last name is the same as mine—except for the “s.” After all, he is a native of Alabama and still a fan of the Tide! Outstanding efforts of the pastor […]

Filling our brains

For most of our younger years, we are required to remember things. Children wonder if enough room exists in their heads to store all of this stuff. Of course, our super-computers manage to process the information and keep it for the rest of our lives. Many of us memorized things at church. We learned to […]

Can You Go to Jail For Not Paying Child Support?

By Jedidiah McKeehan There are individuals across this country who do not pay their child support.  There are many who do not even try to pay their child support.  While that in and of itself is tragic and unfortunate, how do the courts deal with these individuals?  How do they threaten them in to paying […]

A Wildfire Survivor “Charles the Pig”

By Ralphine Major The month of November has been a stark reminder. Television and newspaper accounts have covered extensively the progress since wildfires ravaged Gatlinburg one year ago. Many have rebuilt homes and businesses; others have not. The fires left heartbreak and massive destruction and claimed fourteen lives. In the following months, there were countless […]

Television shows that hit home

By Joe Rector I’ve always been a person who is easily moved by movies, the sappy kind. The same goes for television shows. I watched every episode of “West Wing” and now wish this country could have the same kind of leadership regardless of what party provides it. I never miss “This Is Us.” Evidently, […]

Christmas thoughts

By Rosie Moore There are thousands and thousands of Christmas thoughts that have been printed over the years. Everyone I know has a thought about Christmas but let’s read the thoughts of notable people, some you may not have heard of, some are famous. Here is one written by George Matthew Adams, an American newspaper […]

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