Visiting Historic Bulls Gap

Visiting Historic Bulls Gap

Want a visit to the past? Interested in ghost towns or almost ghost towns? Probably no place in our region is more typical of small, 1880s era towns than Bulls Gap in southern Hawkins County. Located between Morristown and Greeneville the little town began before the railroad but bloomed during the heyday of the American […]

At What Age Can You Legally Get Married in Tennessee?

By Jedidiah McKeehan It isn’t very common in this day and age and in this country for individuals to get married when they are extremely young.  It used to be much more common.  You may have heard of individuals getting married before they have even turned 18 years old. But what is the age at […]

Intentional Living

By Dr. Jim Ferguson If you are reading this essay you will know that the calculations of a so-called Christian numerologist, who predicted the end of the world on Saturday, September 23, 2017, was wrong. I guess it is possible that the world will end the day after this essay is submitted (Friday), but I […]

Escape is futile

By Joe Rector The announcement just came over the intercom, “Teachers, the Internet is going to be disconnected. Don’t panic!” I laughed to myself and thought, “How ridiculous is that?” The smile on my face lasted only a brief time. Then, the feelings of discomfort creeped in until I, too, fretted over having no connections. […]

Don Williams

By Ralphine Major There were no flashing lights, little fanfare, and barely any movement on stage.  The simple setting seemed to match the artist and his music. It was during the seventies and eighties.  Usually, I preferred another record album over concert tickets.  But, I had a change of heart when Don Williams came to […]

Ambulance Provider Questions Raised Again

Ambulance Provider Questions Raised Again

By Steve Hunley According to 7th District County Commissioner Charles Busler it may well be AMR, Knox County’s ambulance service provider, is not in compliance with its current contract.  That is embarrassing enough, but even more embarrassing is the fact the Knox County Commission just voted to extend that same contract for an additional five […]

Congressman Finis J. Garrett

Congressman Finis J. Garrett

By Ray Hill For more than two decades, Finis James Garrett represented a West Tennessee district in Congress. Garrett was a talented politician and his rise was meteoric. Winning a seat in Congress when he was barely twenty-eight years old, he rose to become the Minority Leader of the U. S. House of Representatives. Finis […]

The Only Truth Is Music

  By Rosie Moore Growing up in my teens I attended the Mennonite church. We loved to sing but there were no pianos, organs, or any type of musical instruments. We sang with joy the old hymns that came from within our souls. We didn’t need the instruments. Every song was acappella. The church I […]

Mailbox Tampering

What is it and what is the punishment for doing it By Jedidiah McKeehan Either you’ve done it, or you know someone who has done it…smashed a mailbox to smithereens.  You/they were probably young and thought it was hilarious and didn’t really think about any possible criminal ramifications. Well, unfortunately, tampering with a mailbox is […]

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