Pausing to remember

By Ralphine Major As I write about the upcoming American holiday, I try to think of a unique introduction.  It dawns on me that it does not matter so much about a new approach for Memorial Day.  It is much more important that we remember the day and what it represents.  Though it is still […]

What is the Open Container Law?

By Jed McKeehan Tennessee Code Annotated Section 55-10-416 defines an “Open Container,” as a container containing alcoholic beverages or beer, the contents of which are immediately capable of being consumed or the seal of which has been broken. The statute goes on to say that if the open container is in the possession of the […]

A Preview of the Stanley Cup Final

By Alex Norman Well, we are finally here.  Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final was scheduled for Memorial Day evening.  And for the first time ever, your Nashville Predators are taking part! The fact that the Preds, an 8 seed in the Western Conference, have managed to sweep the Chicago Blackhawks, then beat the […]

Harvard Study Confirms Trump Coverage

Harvard Study Confirms Trump Coverage

By Steve Hunley Since Donald Trump’s election as President of the United States, the news coverage has been relentlessly biased.  If you doubt that, a new study from Harvard University should answer that question definitively.  The study, conducted by Professor Thomas E. Patterson of Harvard’s Kennedy School and the Schorenstein Center on Media, Politics and […]

Good Bones

By Dr. Jim Ferguson I have mentioned in previous essays that my wife, Becky, and I are in the midst of  downsizing. When we first built our home thirty-seven years ago I swore I would never do it again. I have always said they would have to take me straight from my house to the […]

Leaking Brain

By Joe Rector Last night as I lay in bed, a topic for a new column came zooming into my head. Not only the topic but several points about it also appeared one after the other. I remember falling asleep with a contented feeling that my next writing would be all but done. This morning, […]

That Prom Season

By Rosie Moore After a sultry summer last year, followed by a glitzy autumn, then by a robust winter (I know, it wasn’t a very robust season), now we just passed the pulsating prom season this spring. And it certainly does pulsate, pulsating with anxious nerves, thoughts of who’s going to invite whom, and then […]

A night with the Nashville Predators

By Alex Norman At the time of this writing the Nashville Predators were playing the Anaheim Ducks in the Western Conference Finals.  The Predators are trying to get to the Stanley Cup Final for the first time in franchise history. Full disclosure:  I am not a Nashville Predators fan.  My allegiances lie with one of […]

Injury will sideline Bearden decathlete at Spring Fling

By Steve Williams Bearden High senior Jacob Sobota would have been the favorite to win the TSSAA Class AAA decathlon this week, but he won’t get to compete for the prestigious title because of a late-season injury. “I scratched Jacob from the decathlon,” Bearden Coach Patty Thewes said via e-mail Friday. “He was unable to […]

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