Odds & Ends of This & That, XI

Odds & Ends of This & That, XI

By Steve Hunley   Evetty Satterfield’s Bold Move By the time this is published, I will be surprised if Evetty Satterfield, the Knox County Board of Education member from the First District, is under attack by professional agitators and anarchists.  The First District encompasses most of Knoxville’s Black community, as well as downtown and the […]

Showing up

 By Dr. Jim Ferguson When your children invite you to dinner or to travel with them, you show up. I’m not a beach person. I prefer a mountain stream “far from the madding crowd.” But, since it’s more about the journey than the destination, Becky and I will spend The Fourth at the beach with […]

Go to Jail, Go Directly to Jail…

By Mike Steely If you’ve played Monopoly you know that card well. Drawing it sends you to jail in the game and you sit there and miss two turns unless you roll doubles or have a “Get Out of Jail” card. If you’re a law or history buff you might like to take a drive […]

The Best Hour of the Week

By Joe Rector This coronavirus has kicked us for half a year, and most folks are losing patience with it and the restraints that it demands of us. Some people handle things better than the rest of us. I feel for young people the most. They’ve lost graduations, birthday parties, and sports. We who are […]

Remembering a Special Man of God: Rev. James McCulla

  By Ralphine Major He came to our church in the mid-sixties.  Rev. James “Preacher Jim” McCulla was called to pastor Fairview Baptist Church in Corryton, Tennessee.  Back then, Fairview was a small church with an active membership around two hundred plus.  Rev. McCulla accepted the call from a packed congregation to lead our church. […]

A wide, sweeping grace

By Rosie Moore I like these thoughts I read one day in my little booklet, “Our Daily Thoughts.”.  They seemed so apropos to this time. Let me share them with you. “Alexa, Amazon’s voice-controlled device, has an interesting feature. It can erase everything you say. Whatever you’ve asked Alexa to do, whatever information you’ve asked […]

Can I Get My DUI Expunged?

By Jedidiah McKeehan Driving Under the Influence (DUI) is one of the most common criminal charges in the United States.  Individuals cannot seem to resist consuming alcohol and then operating a motor vehicle. Being convicted of a DUI has very serious implications.  Not only will you have to serve jail time, you will also lose […]

Football this Fall?

By Mark Nagi I don’t like it. I know you don’t like it. But for now, living without sports is a reality that we have all had to accept. We are seeing sports make a bit of a comeback. NASCAR has been racing a couple of times a week, and they are hoping to have […]

John Majors ‘upset’ his dad to kick off a long rivalry

  By Steve Williams I was looking online for more information on Huntland High School, where Johnny Majors was the state scoring leader for three straight years in earning a UT football scholarship, when I came across an interesting sports column by Charles Rogers that ran in The Moore County News in 2019. The title […]

1 2 3 315