Tyler Bray has one more chance to get it right

By Steve Williams Tyler Bray is not a role model. This is not a news flash. Many of us have known this for a long time. Even Derek Dooley, but he ignored the fact for the sake of winning, and still didn’t win. Maybe he would have been better off playing a less talented quarterback […]

Tyler Bray’s Past Comes Back to Haunt Him

By Alex Norman Million dollar arm… fifty cent head. You’ve probably heard that line, or something similar to describe former Tennessee Vols quarterback Tyler Bray. The guy might have more talent than any quarterback coming out of college this past season, but he wasn’t selected in the NFL draft.  He has the size (6-6, 230 […]

The Week That Was For Justin Hunter

By Alex Norman On Saturday, April 20th there were more than 61,000 fans on hand at Neyland Stadium for the Orange & White Game, Tennessee’s annual spring scrimmage. One of those spectators wore a red and white striped shirt, and took the time to sign autographs for any fans that asked for his John Hancock. […]

Longer school year not the answer

By Joe Rector The state of Tennessee has come up with another brilliant idea for improving schools and the education they provide. How? Why, the legislators have decreed that all students must be in school for 180 full days. Oh, the wisdom of our representatives is overwhelming sometimes. In Knox County, that means the half […]

Women and the world

By Sarah Baker According to the Book of Titus, older women are to mentor younger women on how to be good wives, mothers, and community members.  Yet in today’s society it is becoming increasingly more difficult for women to empower one another because we are so busy competing with one another.  I believe that the […]

Focus on the Law: Dealing with Bad Checks: Criminal Court

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law As I discussed last week, you can pursue collection of a bad check through civil court or you can sometimes pursue criminal charges.  Keep in mind the circumstances in which you may pursue criminal remedies on a bad check are much more limited than in civil court. The worthless […]

Publisher’s Position: Wonderland All Over Again

By Steve Hunley We constantly hear how our government and leaders don’t get it because they don’t live in the real world.  If anyone wanted more conclusive proof that is true, they don’t have to look very far. One of the best examples of precisely that is our school system.  Dr. James McIntyre has just […]

What is it About This Place?

What is it About This Place?

100 Years of Gibbs By Ralphine Major It is the heartbeat of Harbison’s Crossroads.  Before one even reaches the campus of Gibbs High School, there are historical landmarks in the Gibbs Community.  Traveling toward Corryton on Emory Road is the Nicholas Gibbs log cabin.  Going toward Halls is the home of the late Neva Gibbs […]

Tennessee’s Congressional Delegation 1945-46

Tennessee’s Congressional Delegation 1945-46

By Ray Hill Tennessee was represented by ten men in the U. S. House of Representatives and two in the United States Senate in 1945.  This column will provide mini-biographies of Tennessee’s Congressional delegation at that time. Kenneth D. McKellar was Tennessee’s senior United States senator and the longest serving member of the delegation, having […]

Finding inspiration

By Joe Rector Inspiration is defined as “the action or power of moving the intellect or emotions.” Most of us acknowledge its effects on our feelings, but we also recognize inspiration during those “AH HA” moments. What’s wonderful is inspiration can come from so many different areas. Many of us find inspiration from celebrities. Sometimes […]