Let the hitting begin!

By Steve Williams Another high school football season is almost upon us. Three weeks from now, without fail, the summer temperatures will drop and there will be a nip in the air, just in time for opening kickoffs. Teams have been preparing since the week of July 8, after the Tennessee Secondary Schools Athletic Association’s […]

WIDNER: Going Wide for Rebounds (Part III)

By Ralphine Major It was a scrapbook from the sixties.  There was nothing fancy on the pages like is seen in today’s scrapbooks.  But, it had all I needed to see.  Bold headlines and pictures clipped from the local newspapers—the Knoxville Journal and Knoxville News Sentinel–captured the action of the Gibbs Eagles’ amazing 1964-65 season.  […]

Fight or Flight

By Dr. Jim Ferguson Recent remarks in the media and by our leaders regarding the Zimmerman trial caused me to reflect on a paper that recently appeared in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM).  I first heard of the fight or flight response in health class which we all had to take in […]

WIDNER: Going Wide for Rebounds (Part II)

By Ralphine Major The Gibbs Eagles and their Head Coach Bob Dagley created an awesome 1964-65 basketball season.  Forward David Widner started claiming rebounds.  But the coach had a problem.  Dagley had another player who felt the same way—that every rebound belonged to him.  That player was Tommy Everette.  “Widner and Everette would battle anyone […]

Walkin’ the walk trumps talkin’ the talk

By Steve Williams A Tiny comment could create a big fuss in November The message on the sign at the Washington Pike Baptist Church was meant for everyone and folks in every walk of life, but I quickly applied it to football when I read it driving by last Monday. After all, the annual SEC […]

Talent is low, but optimism is high for Vols

By Alex Norman The Tennessee Volunteers are not going to win the national championship this season, nor will they win the SEC championship.  They won’t finish first in their division, and would be fortunate to win seven games. Just don’t tell them that… Last week new Vols head coach Butch Jones, offensive linemen Antonio “Tiny” […]

Blind Obedience

By Joe Rector Believe it or not, Americans can be a rather nice people. Oh, we have our weaknesses and often display less than model behavior, but at the same time, we are quick to come to the aid of others or to perform acts of kindness. Our “good” sides are often taken advantage of […]

Focus on the Law: Aliens and Social Security Disability

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law This week I consulted a great book by Charles T. Hall called Social Security Disability Practice  to look into some unfamiliar issues in disability law.  I will admit that I was a bit surprised by what I found out.  According to Hall, foreign nationals who live outside the United […]

Governor Prentice Cooper Chapter IV

Governor Prentice Cooper Chapter IV

By Ray Hill Governor Prentice Cooper was seeking a third two-year term in 1942 and found himself hard pressed by his opponent, J. Ridley Mitchell. Mitchell was a wily politician and had served as the Congressman from Tennessee’s Fourth District from 1931-39, leaving office to make a quixotic bid for the United States Senate in […]