Steamed Kitchen Windows

By Joe Rector This time of year always makes me sit back and think about times gone by. I grow a bit nostalgic, and just a fleeting thought can fill my eyes with tears. The weather cools too quickly for my aching joints, but years ago it never bothered me a lick. We boys in […]

Giving the Gift of Memories

By Ralphine Major They are considered some of the most treasured pieces of our lives.  Whenever a disaster strikes, they are the one thing we hope to retrieve.  Family photos.  A talented and independent mission group called “Crosslight” is helping to provide those precious pictures for many families who might not otherwise be able to […]

Fans shouldn’t have to ask, ‘Where’s Waldo?’

By Steve Williams Western Michigan, the only unbeaten team in the College Football Playoff rankings other than Alabama, has been on College Gameday and is in the hunt for a Cotton Bowl bid. But the thing the Broncos would like the most but won’t get from the CFP voters is an opportunity to be in […]

Vols Expectations Not Reached

  By Alex Norman It says something that the biggest game of the Butch Jones era at Tennessee was taking place 650 miles away between two teams that didn’t have “Vols” in their nicknames. When Florida held on to beat LSU, Tennessee’s chances of winning the SEC East for the first time in 9 years […]

Mainstream Media Has Learned Nothing

Mainstream Media Has Learned Nothing

By Steve Hunley Following the election of Donald Trump it was readily apparent to even the mainstream news media they had not only missed the boat, but weren’t even at the right dock.  The publisher and chief editor of the New York Times assured readers the Grey Lady would “rededicate” herself to what it considered […]

Senator Howard Baker, Part Eight

Senator Howard Baker, Part Eight

By Ray Hill Fresh from his titanic reelection victory in 1972, Howard Baker returned to the United States Senate on the cusp of becoming a national figure. Richard Nixon had also won an historic reelection victory, but it quickly unraveled.  When the Senate appointed a bipartisan committee to investigate the Watergate break-in, Minority Leader Hugh […]

The “New” American Revolution

By Dr. Jim Ferguson I’m having trouble understanding the Trump “derangement syndrome.” This syndrome seems to occur when a President other than a Democrat is elected. The syndrome was rampant during the Bush Presidency, manifesting as an unhinged reaction of liberal-progressive-Democrats to a Republican in office. Apparently, the same irrational panic, hatred and visceral emotions […]

The Joshua Dobbs Legacy

By Alex Norman I saw something on Twitter the other day that made me laugh out loud. To summarize, the tweeter said that Tennessee quarterback Joshua Dobbs will not be remembered fondly by Vols fans because he never beat Alabama. Let that hot take sink in for a moment. Sure, Joshua Dobbs never beat Alabama.  […]

Bowden, Carter High product, off to a dreamy start as a Vol

By Steve Williams It was great to see homegrown Jordan Bowden make his first start as a Tennessee Volunteer and respond with a good shooting night on top of that last week against Appalachian State at Thompson-Boling Arena. The former Carter High star made a 3-point shot before the game was 10 seconds old and […]

Thanksgiving in our hearts

By Ralphine Major It is the day set aside to feast with family and give thanks.  Pilgrims, pumpkin pie, and a platter of turkey can easily be overshadowed by the upcoming festivities of Christmas.  But, it is so important to take time from our hectic schedules and recognize the blessings from our Creator. Our country […]