It’s not just football time in Tennessee

By Steve Williams John Currie’s job as Director of Athletics at the University of Tennessee is not all about firing and hiring, but that’s an important part of it. He must have coaches who know how to win and get it done. College athletics too are not just about winning, but that’s a big part […]

Americans helping one another

By Ralphine Major The heart-wrenching images are humbling.  Just days after the historic eclipse, Hurricane Harvey hit Texas and later Louisiana.  Though it had been predicted, the scenes are staggering.  Record rainfall has turned roadways into rivers, covered cars completely, and ruined thousands of homes.  The magnitude of destruction has been overwhelming to watch. First […]

Not so fast

By Joe Rector Well, I’m sure of it. We’ve lost our minds and our ability to use common sense. If anyone doesn’t believe it, just look at what is going on in our country. We don’t need to act so fast sometimes. Knee-jerk reactions never help situations. In Charlottesville, Virginia, groups go after each other […]

What Good Is Fiber?

By Rosie Moore I read this in a book I received some time ago: “Simply put, fiber is the part of plant food our bodies can’t use. That’s why for decades fiber was pretty much ignored. It didn’t provide nutrients and nobody was clamoring for more fiber in their food. In fact, food manufacturers went […]

Alluvion

By Dr. Jim Ferguson I pay more attention to rainfall than I once did. Perhaps it’s because I’m semi-retired and have a big garden. Perhaps it’s because we rely on a well for our potable water, and when it doesn’t rain I begin to worry about the aquifer being depleted. We are frugal with water […]

Gift Card Hypocrisy

Gift Card Hypocrisy

By Steve Hunley The Knoxville News-Sentinel is no stranger to hypocrisy; no indeed, the Sentinel and hypocrisy are on intimate terms. The story published in the Sentinel last Saturday attacking Commissioners Charles Busler and Bob Thomas reached new heights of hypocrisy. The Sentinel story attempted to taint Commissioners Busler and Thomas with the brush of […]

Coleman’s special season masked track team’s deficiencies

PHOTO BY ALISON P. MCNABB / Tennessee Athletics Matty Moss pitches for the Tennessee softball team during the 2017 NCAA Knoxville Super Regional game against Texas A&M.

Coleman’s special season masked track team’s deficiencies

By Steve Williams I have taken a closer look at Tennessee team performances for men and women on the SEC and NCAA levels during the 2016-17 school year. From an overall standpoint, it’s not a pretty sight. In 2009, UT put men’s and women’s cross country and track into one program, which is currently directed […]

Taking the Rogersville Loop

By Mike Steely   Rogersville in Hawkins County has a special place in East Tennessee history. If you’d like to drive up to that old city you might want to make it a loop trip and see lots of thing along the way. My suggestion is to go northeast on Rutledge Pike, or Highway 11W, […]

A Sweet Spot in Madisonville

By Ralphine Major ralphine3@yahoo.com A trip to the Knoxville Zoo sounded like fun—especially on the day of the much publicized eclipse!  Driving to the sweet spot of Sweetwater, Tennessee, would involve too much traffic.  Besides, Charlie and Barbara wanted to observe the animals’ behavior under unusual circumstances. But, the Lovells’ close-knit family turned the historic […]

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