What does the Child Curfew Statute Actually Say?

By Jed McKeehan So most of us have heard that a child curfew law has been passed in Tennessee. In Tennessee, the child curfew statute is Tennessee Code Annotated 39-17-1702. What does that statute say? If someone is 17 or 18 years old, they can’t be out in public past 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday, […]

The Eclipse of August 21, 2017

By Ralphine Major It has been widely reported in the news for months.  A total eclipse is set to take place on  August 21, 2017—the first one in 38 years! I barely remember the eclipse of 1979.  It did not receive all the media attention that this one has even before it occurs. Some schools […]

Two Minutes

By Joe Rector Well, thousands of folks prepared for the upcoming eclipse by purchasing protective glasses that allow them to look at the event without fear of damage to eyes. Then, Amazon sends out an email to tell them that the glasses that they bought are fake and not compliant with standards for protection. Now, […]

Food for Thought

By Rosie Moore I recently gave a gift card to a family member for her birthday from Logan’s Roadhouse, which made her very happy. We love enjoying our repast there and were disgruntled when they moved from Knoxville to Sevierville, even though it’s a lovely drive there. Did you know there are 2100 restaurants in […]

Beauty

By Dr. Jim Ferguson If you’re not careful, you will miss the beauty in the world that is right beside you. Lately, due to the daily drumbeat of  hatred from the media, the alt-left, alt-right and some in between, I have found it difficult to remain positive and hopeful for our country. I feel it […]

The Swamp

By Dr. Jim Ferguson Washington, D.C. is a beautiful city, at least on the surface. You might be surprised to learn that it was built on swamp land unsuitable for farming or much else. The layout for the city was done by Pierre L’Enfant, who left France to fight in the Revolutionary War. The L’enfant […]

Death, where is thy sting?

By Rosie Moore What do these people have in common?  Miguel Ferrer, Mary Tyler Moore, John Hurt,  Mike Conners, Barbara Hale, Bill Paxton, Chuck Berry, Don Rickles, Erin Moran, Roger Moore, Adam West, Martin Landau, Sam Shepherd, and most recently, Glen Campbell. This is a list of those who left us behind and died so […]

Car Singing

By Joe Rector I took grandson Madden home after a short visit with us. After a few hours of babysitting, I crawled back into my little Nissan Sentra for the return trip. Radio stations fade out quickly as I drive home on the interstate, so, I plugged in my iPod and have access to hundreds […]

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