The Future of Butch Jones at Tennessee

By Alex Norman Well, we are smack dab in the dog days of summer.  The Vols first football game is still more than 7 weeks away.  It’s brutal.  We are all stuck watching tennis or golf.  There is some soccer, but it isn’t the really good soccer. We have to do something to fill the […]

RLS Relief

By Joe Rector For several years, I’ve been plagued by RLS—Restless Leg Syndrome. No, it’s not a disease, just like other conditions discussed in commercials aren’t diseases. Still, this thing is more than a bit troublesome. I constantly look for cures or aids for RLS but don’t discover many. For those who don’t know about […]

Back When, Part 8

By Ralphine Major His words have been like a walk through history back when life was simpler.  The late Woodrow Luttrell took time to document such a lifestyle.  “For school clothes, some of us children looked forward to the beginning of the fall school term as we boys would usually get two new pairs of […]

What is a Clerk and Master?

By Jedidiah McKeehan You may have heard of the legal title, “Clerk and Master,” at some point. What does that term mean? Who is that person? Is it the same person? Yes, it is a weird name for one person. The Clerk and Master performs some of the same duties as the Clerk of a […]

The last years of Gordon Browning, part two

The last years of Gordon Browning, part two

By Ray Hill For three decades Gordon Browning had been a force to be reckoned with in Tennessee politics. Following his disastrous attempt to return to the governorship in 1954, Browning was relegated to the status of senior statesman. First elected to Congress in 1922, Gordon Browning left office thirty years later. Browning belonged to […]

What Is the Lemon Law and When Does it Apply?

By Jed McKeehan If you ever hear anyone complain of buying a vehicle that has problems, you always hear people say, “Well you should be protected by the lemon law!”  Are you really?  Is that just some made up thing?  How often does the lemon law actually apply? A “Lemon” is a motor vehicle sold […]

Did you know ‘Jesus wept?’

By Rosie Moore When I was growing up I attended the Mennonite church. This kindly, conservative group of people were committed to pacifism and also adhered to the literal preaching of Christ to be “in the world” but not “of the world.” They displayed this teaching by their dress, the women by covering their hair […]

Happy 4th of July!

By Ralphine Major The day is celebrated with parades and fireworks, picnics and cookouts, barbeque and watermelon!It is America’s birthday and one of the most important days in our nation’s history.  The patriotic holiday is known as Independence Day or the Fourth of July.  The year was 1776 when America gained her independence—241 years ago! […]

Broken Shells

By Joe Rector One of the best things about the beach is hunting seashells. Over the years, I collected enough to make a table that weighs just slightly under a ton and a bedside lamp that is much lighter. Bags of the things are tucked away in cabinets and boxes both inside the house and […]