Senator Ross Bass Part 2

Senator Ross Bass Part 2

By Ray Hill Congressman Ross Bass and Governor Frank Clement were fighting a close race for the Democratic nomination for the United States Senate in 1964 to complete the remaining two years of the late Estes Kefauver’s term.  While there had been few real differences between the two leading candidates for the nomination, the race […]


By Dr. Jim Ferguson Groucho Marx once quipped, “These are my principles; and if you don’t like these, I have others.”  I started thinking about this old joke as I picked up a penny in the Kroger parking lot.  My wife thinks I’m crazy, but I like to go to the grocery and she encourages […]

Momentum in Tennessee’s Favor?

By Alex Norman Ever since the start of the 2008 season, the positive moments have been few and far between for the Tennessee football program. They are on their fourth head coach. Their record stands at 28-34. The Vols haven’t won a bowl game. Tennessee lost a game because they had 13 players on the […]

Hoppin’ into Easter

By Ralphine Major A few years ago, our big, black Labrador dog, Buddy, came up the driveway with something in his mouth.  He walked to the edge of the carport and carefully set down a wild baby rabbit.  My brother, Wayne, picked the rabbit up and took it back to the area where he thought […]

Waiting for their return

By Joe Rector One of my Facebook friends posted a rather sad message the other day. He lamented the relationship with his growing daughter and longed for the years before when he was at the center of her world. I replied that he was only living the normal life of a parent. In my case, […]

Focus on the Law: Chapter 7 Bankruptcy (Pt2)

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law In Chapter 7 bankruptcy, a trustee is selected in each case.  The trustee is often an attorney in private practice but he or she is not required to be an attorney.  The trustee is subject to supervision and auditing by the United States Trustee.  The job of the trustee […]

Senator Ross Bass

Senator Ross Bass

By Ray Hill Few Tennesseans today remember Ross Bass who served the Volunteer State in Congress for a decade, as well as a brief term in the United States Senate.  Bass was a participant in some of Tennessee’s fiercest political wars and served in Congress during a time when Tennessee was undergoing a profound change […]

The mystery of Malachy

By Richie Beeler Papal prophecy intriguing as conclave looms For the second time in less than a decade, the world is awaiting a truly historic event as Cardinals from around the world prepare to gather at the Vatican to elect the next Pope. Most sources agree that the closed door meeting in the Sistine Chapel, […]

Follicle Follies

By Joe Rector I’ll watch most anything on television, at least for a few minutes. Very little of what I view is offensive enough to make me change the channel or turn the set off. However, some commercials irk me to the point that I want to yell profanities at the screen. Many of those […]