Back When (Part 5)

By Ralphine Major “In the mid-1920s, Dad and Walter McBee bought the store in Corryton from the McClellans and called it The Luttrell & McBee Co.  Our family moved from Luttrell House to the apartment above the store. Luttrell House was rented to tenants,” he wrote.  The late Woodrow Luttrell documented many of the Luttrell […]

Factors used to determine child custody

By Jedidiah McKeehan Whether you are married or not, if you and the other parent of your children decide to part ways, it is necessary to put a custody arrangement in place. How does a court determine what the custody arrangement will be?  Does the mother always get more of the time?  Does the court […]

Youthful dumb stunts

By Joe Rector Not long ago, a group of teens traveled to the Smoky Mountains for a retreat. While they were lounging in the cabin, the boys in the group noticed an unusual item is one of the bathrooms. A bidet sat prominently in the room, and the boys were quickly fascinated with its operations. […]

What is Lent?

  By Rosie Moore A history lesson today, which everyone probably knows but, I think, it always bears repeating at this time of the year. The word “lent” comes from Old English “leneten,” which means “spring.” In Old German the related words “lenzia” and “lenzo,” which probably comes from the same root as “long” and […]

Spring practice underway for Vols

By Alex Norman If the weather can be a harbinger of things to come, the Tennessee Volunteers had to like what greeted them on Tuesday, March 21st. The first day of spring practice took place under sunny skies with few clouds, and temperatures in the lower 70’s. That weather was not in alignment with the […]

Vols need to play a real Orange and White game this spring

By Steve Williams Tennessee fans know the Vols will have a new starting quarterback this fall and the battle between Quinten Dormady and Jarrett Guarantano is underway. Head coach Butch Jones also has said Tennessee needs to become “a much more physical football team.” When these two items are linked together, wouldn’t it make sense […]

Tennessee and American Neutrality, IV

Tennessee and American Neutrality, IV

By Ray Hill Secretary of State Cordell Hull had finally made clear the position of the Roosevelt administration on revision of America’s neutrality laws. Before writing letters outlining the position of the administration to key committee chairmen, Hull had consulted with influential members of both the House Foreign Affairs Committee and the Senate Foreign Relations […]

A Well Being

By Dr. Jim Ferguson Occasionally, people write and complain that my essays are not always about medical or health issues. They call attention to the heading of section D in the Focus entitled Health & Well Being. When I mentioned this to my wife, she, like others, hadn’t considered the second part of the heading. […]

Tennessee Spring Football: What To Watch For

By Alex Norman Folks, it is ok that you are going through football withdrawl.  I get it.  I’m right there with you. The good news is that this week, football is back! Well, kind of. Tennessee will hold its first of 15 spring practices on Tuesday, March 21st.  Spring football will conclude with the annual […]

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