Senator McKellar & The TVA, Part II

Senator McKellar & The TVA, Part II

By Ray Hill Tennessee’s senior United States senator, Kenneth D. McKellar, had finally abandoned his opposition to the construction of the Douglas Dam.  For those who thought it signified some kind of surrender in his battle of wills with Tennessee Valley Authority Director David E. Lilienthal, they were very much mistaken. Kenneth Douglas McKellar was […]

I’ve Had It!

By Dr. Jim Ferguson I’ve had it with the NFL and its politically correct commissioner Roger Goodell. This dude makes a salary of $3.4 million a year, and with bonuses from the various team owners, his 2015 compensation was almost $35 million. I realize it’s wrong to blame everyone for the actions of a few, […]

Explaining Statute of Limitations

By Jedidiah McKeehan The statute of limitations is a law which states how long you have to bring a lawsuit against someone who has harmed you. Each state has a different time limit for different situations. Here are some statute of limitations commonly encountered in the state of Tennessee. The first one, and most common, is […]

Gibbs High School Foundation holding fundraiser

By Ralphine Major I recognize many of the names on the list.  They have long been a part of the Gibbs, Corryton, and Ritta Communities:  Gary Acuff (vice president), Mary Brooks, Teresa Beason, Smiley Clapp, Dana Dalton (secretary), Mark Field, Jimmy Hipshire, Rebecca Longmire, Roy Mullins (president), Richard Schulz (treasurer), James Spears, and Jason Webster […]

Martin Luther

By Rosie Moore Martin Luther  was a German professor, composer, priest, monk, and a figure in the Protestant Reformation. You could say he had his fingers in many pies. Mostly known for rejecting several teachings and practices of the Roman Catholic Church, his main message was   that Christ died for you. If you can believe […]

Old teachers and technology

By Joe Rector The other day Joe Dooley and I substituted at Hardin Valley Academy. We sat on benches in the foyer, and before long, Rick Collett ambled up. The three of us spent many years together on the faculty at Karns High School. We looked like the old guys that sit in the shade […]

Senator McKellar & The TVA

Senator McKellar & The TVA

By Ray Hill Senator Kenneth D. McKellar’s reputation has suffered through the years largely due to his feud with David E. Lilienthal. Lilienthal was one of the original Directors of the Tennessee Valley Authority. Like all of Kenneth McKellar’s feuds, it was a no holds barred affair and his hatred of Lilienthal became something of […]

Questioning the educational model

By Joe Rector Ah, the return to the classroom brings about both good and bad memories. It recalls some of the same questions I posed so many years ago. I hope I find answers to them before my time on this earth is done. First, I still wonder what is the reason for demanding 4 […]

65 Years for The Mynatts!

By Ralphine Major Sixty-five years is a major milestone for any occasion!  Emerson and Cecil (Welch) Mynatt of Halls were married in 1951.  On Labor Day Weekend, their family surprised them with an anniversary celebration at the Chop House in Fountain City. These days, it is quite an ordeal to get the family all together. […]

It’s time for Vols to get down to business

By Steve Williams Many Tennessee football fans including myself weren’t sure what to expect from the Vols when they went into Saturday’s game against Ohio. After the struggle to get past Appalachian State in the opener and the slow start before pulling away from Virginia Tech in the Battle at Bristol, we were still scratching […]