Learning Philosophies

By Dr. Jim Ferguson   Words have meaning, and are the only way to express thoughts in an essay which affords no additional communication from body language. Anthropologists hold that the development of language was a great leap forward for mankind. And since we don’t read each other’s thoughts -thankfully- language is the human vehicle […]

Pruitt may turn Florida series back around

By Steve Williams Well, it’s Florida Week. Sorry if that doesn’t come across with the same passion as I have expressed in the past. There are reasons for that. First and foremost, one Tennessee win over the Gators since 2004 can alter the hopes of even die-hard fans. But I haven’t thrown in the towel. […]

Too much to do

  By Joe Rector I walked into the workroom early the first day of school after Labor Day because I like to arrive early to find out what I’m supposed to do for the day as a substitute. Some teachers were already present and readying their rooms for students in 7:00 a.m. classes. Others arrived […]

Welcome home, Chase!

  By Ralphine Major He has a strong passion for mountain biking.  But the bike trail is not where I saw Chase Campbell recently.  It was in the sanctuary of Wallace Memorial Baptist Church.  The mountain biker is also a minister, and he has come home. Chase Campbell, a Powell native, grew up at Wallace […]

Unusual geological features in our area

By Mike Steely We are so blessed to live in an unusual part of our nation. You may not think of it but there’s lots of places within a day’s drive where you can encounter oddities of nature and man. For instance, Cumberland and Pine Mountain in Tennessee, Virginia and Kentucky were both formed by […]

The Expanding Practice of Adoption

  By Jedidiah McKeehan If you go to a courthouse and there is a large group of people, who are well dressed, happy and there are children running around, then that group is likely there to finalize an adoption.  It is not often that you see so many happy people at the courthouse, but finalizing […]

Hazing should be illegal

Hazing should be illegal

By Steve Hunley There is no plainer way to put it; quite simply hazing should be illegal.  A recent reminder was the filing of a lawsuit by a former Florida State University student who claims he sustained a brain injury while being forced to participate in a hazing ritual.  That particular ritual was called the […]

Mr. Jim Cummings

Mr. Jim Cummings

By Ray Hill “Live so that when you die, even the undertaker will be sorry.” Sign that hung in the business office of Jim Cummings. James H. Cummings is likely a name unfamiliar to most readers, but during his time he was a power and a man to be reckoned with. When he died in […]


By Dr. Jim Ferguson My mother often referred to my father as an “interesting man,” whose projects challenged our whole family. I remember when we raised quail in the basement for training hunting dogs. My job was to daily rotate each egg in the incubator a quarter turn, somewhat like a sommelier rotates fine bottles […]

Using Invoices to Prove Damages at Trial

By Jedidiah McKeehan I often speak with individuals who desire to sue over damage to their property.  Their house, their pool, their car, etc. and they want to sue someone over the damage to their property.  Often times they are wanting to sue someone they paid to do work for them and then that work […]

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