Hanging Around

By Joe Rector For most of my adult life, friends and acquaintances have at some point asked me where I’ve lived. When I reply, “Knoxville, except for the years I lived in Cookeville for college,” they wonder aloud why I never ventured out. The reasons are many. When I left for college, I did so […]

Isn’t it time?

By Rosie Moore For love and understanding? It behooves me to sadly see the hate and despair between people at especially this blessed time of the year, when we pause to celebrate Christ’s birthday. It is time to put away grudges and anger and think about forgetting slights that we feel were aimed at us […]

The Doldrums

By Dr. Jim Ferguson The Trump derangement syndrome continues to rage as Democrats search for someone or something to blame for their shellacking. Actually, it was the Democrat Party’s decision in 2011 to abandon their blue collar base, for instance in the rust belt, and put their emphasis on women’s issues, Hispanics and blacks which […]

Main considerations when drafting a stimple will

  By Jedidiah McKeehan A large portion of Tennesseans do not have a will that dictates who gets what when they die, they simply have not gone to the trouble of ever making a will.  When this happens, the state’s laws of intestate succession, aka who gets what when there is no will, dictate which […]

Let’s Get Control of Controlled Substances

Let’s Get Control of Controlled Substances

By Steve Hunley The problem of drug addiction in America is complex, troubling and growing at an alarming rate.  Yet I wonder if our country has really made the effort to properly regulate opioid painkillers.  Clearly if Walmart can instantly know how and when to restock its shelves through their perpetual inventory system, the technology […]

Senator Howard Baker, Part Nine

Senator Howard Baker, Part Nine

By Ray Hill For much of 1979, Howard Baker was preoccupied with the business of running for president.  Senator Baker arrived at the Lyons Township Republican annual steak fry and the temperature was still a broiling 90 degrees as the sun went down.  Worse still, the sound system failed and Howard Baker stood at the […]

Demented

By Dr. Jim Ferguson We’ve all seen it. What a tragedy when a loved one or a friend begins to fail. Once it was called senility because failing mental faculties were associated with the aged. However, the most common cause of cognitive decline (dementia) is  Alzheimer’s Disease and can occur in younger people like Coach […]

Notary Public: What Does that Title Mean?

By Jedidiah McKeehan At some point in your life, you’ve probably had to have an important document notarized, and there has been this section at the bottom for a “Notary Public” to confirm that you are who you say you are and they witnessed you sign this document.  Sounds weird, and a little unnecessary, so […]

Recipes

By Rosie Moore Kroger’s is my favorite place to do my grocery shopping and they reward me by sending me money-saving coupons and also delicious recipes. Thanksgiving has gone by and I know some of you have baked cookies but now it’s time to do some serious cookie-baking for Christmas. Instead of the usual chocolate […]

Steamed Kitchen Windows

By Joe Rector This time of year always makes me sit back and think about times gone by. I grow a bit nostalgic, and just a fleeting thought can fill my eyes with tears. The weather cools too quickly for my aching joints, but years ago it never bothered me a lick. We boys in […]

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