New words for Webster?

By Rosie Moore I’m not a computer nerd. At the most, I spend perhaps an hour or two a day wrestling with my computer. We usually get along but, sometimes I am flabbergasted by innocuous words and phrases that are confusing. Such as: hashtag. What is that? If you have been on Tweeter (which I […]

Mountain Majesty

By Ralphine Major “I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.” Psalm 121:1 (KJV) It is a sight that brings to mind beautiful songs and inspirational scripture. I think of the breath-taking grandeur of the mountains as a gift from God. I marvel at their beauty and think of […]


By Joe Rector I find it interesting how living things start at one point and manage take it to a grander level. It’s a fascinating aspect about all things. A flower starts as a seed or a bulb. Given the right kind of soil and nutrients, those beginnings grow and eventually produce buds. Before we […]

Josh Dobbs will be an NFL quarterback

By Alex Norman During his four years at Tennessee, Josh Dobbs was seemingly known first and foremost as a smart kid that also played quarterback. That was the narrative.  There were seemingly endless stories in print, on-line and on your television about how Dobbs was an aerospace engineering major.  He was named one of the […]

Modern Life

By Dr. Jim Ferguson At the risk of being labeled insensitive, it is obvious to me that men and women are different. And despite the media and the PC culture working overtime to tell us otherwise, we are created male and female. Of course there are exceptions in sexuality because being human comprises a spectrum […]

Tennessee and American Neutrality,  Part Eight

Tennessee and American Neutrality,  Part Eight

Tennessee’s senior United States senator, Kenneth D. McKellar, had moved strongly behind the neutrality program of President Franklin Roosevelt and Secretary of State Cordell Hull.  McKellar was unquestionably the longest serving and most powerful member of Tennessee’s Congressional delegation and his support for Hull’s program was shared by most members of Congress representing the Volunteer […]

Diagnostic Conundrums

By Dr. Jim Ferguson It’s hard for me to just be a concerned father when your beloved daughter is sick. There are three types of people in the world: children, adults and parents. I will always be the father of my kids. This sacred relationship transcends any post-modern notions of equality. We all want to […]

Thank you, Lord, for Church

By Rosie Moore I read these thoughts somewhere and I think they are so appropriate, especially at this time of the year. The time when people are so willing to traipse to church on this one day to celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. It is sad the church will be crowded on this day […]

Annoying Hospital Stays

By Joe Rector I sat in the surgical waiting room as my dear wife underwent a procedure. None of us look forward to any kind of events that concern medical personnel; they are second in unpopularity only to trips to the dentist. Everything about these journeys is less than pleasant. One of the annoying things […]

What’s the difference between jail and prison?

By Jed McKeehan When I speak with individuals who do not work in the legal field (and sometimes even when they do), they will use the terms “jail” and “prison” interchangeably.  The terms “attorney” and “lawyer” mean the same thing, do “jail” and “prison” mean the same thing?  No, they do not. Jails are usually […]

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