Food Fight

By Dr. Jim Ferguson I’m loathe to become involved in a food fight, having watched John Belushi in the movie Animal House. However, a recent challenge to dietary “group-think” in a British newspaper caused me to question the experts. The current standard is the “Dietary Guidelines for Americans” published in 2015 by our Department of […]

A Lovely Poem

By Rosie Moore One night a man had a dream. He dreamed he was walking along the beach with the Lord. Across the sky flashed scenes  from his life. For each scene, he noticed two sets of footprints in the sand: one belonged to him, and the other to the Lord. When the last scene […]

The Chalk Board for May 31, 2016

By Sally Absher   Tennessee Education Department Launches Statewide Tour to Get Input on ESSA Plan Commissioner Candice McQueen and department leaders are launching a statewide listening tour to gather input from educators, key advocates, parents, students, and the public to determine how to implement specific components of the nation’s new federal education law – […]

The New Deal in Tennessee II

The New Deal in Tennessee II

By Ray Hill Tennessee’s delegation in Congress in 1932 was effective and able; it would make a big difference in providing jobs for desperate Tennesseans, as well as flooding the state with projects and improvements. Congressman Joseph W. Byrns of Nashville was well on his way to his eventual rise to become Speaker of the […]

The band played on

The band played on

By Dan Andrews Although the school year had ended for members of the Karns Middle School Jazz Ensemble, they took to the stage again to give an outstanding show on Tuesday, May 24 on Market Square. Many folks crossing the square for different reasons, myself included, stopped to listen to these youngsters and appreciate their […]

Absurdity

By Dr. Jim Ferguson Absurdity has become the new reality. Of all the things that need attention in our country and the world, the major media, anarchists who masquerade as activists and liberal-progressives like Obama and Hillary have found a new battleground in our nation’s restrooms. I saw a cartoon recently which quoted President John […]

What is next?

By Joe Rector Holy Cow! In about a week, my twin brother will turn 64. I can’t believe he’s that old. Jim hasn’t changed much over the years, and I hope he stays constant for many years to come. It is, however, a bit upsetting to realize that my brother is that old. How’d it […]

Don’t be a gossiper!

By Rosie Moore One of my favorite comics is Snuffy Smith. It emits a lot of little gems each day. Here is one of them: “Here comes the’ parson’s wife, Loweezy.” “Let’s tell her th’ juicy gossip, Elviney.” “I don’t know, Loweezy!! Don’t she frown on gossip?” “You bet she does–th’ whole time she’s listenin’!!” […]

The Chalk Board for May 23, 2016

By Sally Absher   KCS Adult Education to Hold Final Graduation The KCS Adult Education graduation will be held on Thursday, May 26 at 6 p.m. at Wallace Memorial Baptist Church (701 Merchants Drive).  This is an historic event as it is the last time the adult education students will graduate as part of the […]

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