Pruitt may match Majors’ rebuilding job at Tennessee

Pruitt may match Majors’ rebuilding job at Tennessee From a won-loss record standpoint, the current state of the Tennessee football program compares favorably to where it was 40 years ago. After Johnny Majors’ first season ended in 1977, the Vols were 4-7 overall and 1-5 in SEC play. Butch Jones’ last season as the UT […]

They don’t get it

  By Joe Rector I’ve always said that high school students have remained the same over the years. One of my classes proved me wrong the other day. We were studying humor, and I showed the old routine by Bill Cosby about being a parent. Yes, I know Cosby stands convicted of terrible crimes, but […]

It’s getting closer…

By Ralphine Major May is filled with special days connecting family and friends, such as Mother’s Day, graduations, and Memorial Day.  Father’s Day will take us to the week in June that summer officially starts and traditional vacations begin.  There are so many ways to celebrate that long-awaited season. Summer brings thoughts of a cold […]

What does a city judge do?

By Jed McKeehan If you get involved in a legal proceeding your case will be set to be heard by some type of judge.  Your case could be before a small claims (general sessions) judge, a circuit judge, a chancellor, a criminal judge, a federal judge, an appellate judge, a special master, or it could […]

The 1920 Election In Tennessee, Part Two

The 1920 Election In Tennessee, Part Two

By Ray Hill Governor Albert H. Roberts, first elected in 1918, was having a difficult time winning reelection in 1920. Tennessee had traditionally given governors a second two-year term, save for the most controversial or incompetent. Roberts had been an able enough administrator, but had proven to be rather hapless when dealing with legislative matters. […]

Incidentalomas and Bezoars

By Dr. Jim Ferguson Medical verbiage can be confusing. I’m told there are 500,000 words in the English language, and then if you add medical, legal and technical language to the base number there may be upwards of a million words in the English lexicon. The purpose of words is to communicate. If a doctor […]

A Day Away: Martin’s Station celebration this weekend

By Mike Steely Just a few miles east of Cumberland Gap and only about an hour or so from Knoxville is an event you may want to attend this weekend, especially if you’re interested in early regional history. On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Martin’s Station will feature the reconstructed frontier fort, re-enactments, tour of a […]


By Ralphine Major “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.”  Mark 10:14 (NIV) Mothers.  They are the very fabric that holds our families together.  As the national holiday approaches to honor our mothers, I think about the different roles of […]

Thanks Goodness for Mothers

By Joe Rector Barbara Bush passed away recently at the age of 92. She had a full, wonderful life that included a few years as First Lady of the U.S. She also had a son who later became president. A second son was governor of Florida. Her husband was with her when she died, and […]

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