Like Lady Vols, South-Doyle gets better playing guys

Like Lady Vols, South-Doyle gets better playing guys

By Steve Williams South-Doyle’s girls wrapped up the Knox County middle school regular season basketball championship last week and they could give the school’s boys’ team an assist for that accomplishment. Eric Brabson, who coaches both the girls’ and boys’ teams, sometimes has had his girls practice against his boys this season … somewhat like […]

What is an Affidavit?

By Jed McKeehan An affidavit is a legal term that you may have heard of, but what is it exactly and what purpose does it serve? An affidavit is a written statement that is typically signed in front of a notary that is filed with the court to show proof of something.  For example, if […]

Joe Drafts, World Geography Teacher and Weather Predictor

By Ralphine Major In 1972, I am not sure I had even heard of a meteorologist, though we did have weather forecasters on the evening news.  For snow predictions, Gibbs High School students could count on someone else.  We had Mr. Drafts!  Joe Drafts was the World Geography teacher at our small, rural school.  I […]

Losing the Heavenly Light

By Joe Rector Neil deGrasse Tyson, astrophysicist, appeared on “Late Night with Stephen Colbert recently. Tyson is a favorite of many folks. In fact, the man has 2.4 million followers on social media. Although I am many times fascinated with the information he presents, the other night his talk depressed me. What I paid attention […]

Salt of the Earth

By Dr. Jim Ferguson Lately, I’ve become somewhat of a bird watcher. Perhaps this is because I’ve discovered it to be a contemplative exercise. I’ve always been an observer of nature, probably for the same reason I’m an internist. Details are important in internal medicine. Now, as I do my spiritual journaling, I watch birds […]

Super Bowl LII Preview

By Alex Norman On Sunday the New England Patriots will play the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LII (that’s Super Bowl 52 for you non-Romans out there). You may or may not know much about the NFL, but you don’t want to be the guy that says “Hey is that Tom Brady?” at the Super […]

Roadrunners hope to make their mark this season

By Steve Williams It’s been over 40 years, but longtime Austin-East fans haven’t forgotten the glory years of Roadrunner basketball. The school gave Knox County its first state championship in the TSSAA’s classification era when Elston Turner led A-E to the Class AAA title in 1977. A brick monument honoring that squad still stands in […]

‘Dreamers’ vs. ‘Deplorables’

‘Dreamers’ vs. ‘Deplorables’

By Steve Hunley   The willingness of the Democrats in the U. S. Senate to shutdown the government in an effort to force Republicans to grant amnesty to DACA recipients should come as no surprise to any thinking person.  The DACA law, enacted not by the Congress, but rather by a sweep of President Barack […]

Senator Bennett Champ Clark: A Closer Look

Senator Bennett Champ Clark: A Closer Look

By Ray Hill I’ve written about Senator Bennett Champ Clark of Missouri previously, but I think he is such an interesting character, he deserves a closer look.  Bennett Clark’s life has all the fundamentals of a good story; love, success, turmoil and tragedy.  Clark was born to fortuitous circumstances and was highly intelligent and quite […]

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