The Loy Cousins

By Ralphine Major They were first cousins, all linked together by the “Loy” name.  I knew some of them by their married names.  This black and white photo captured a special moment in the young lives of these Loy cousins.  What a great memory it gives their family and friends to have a snapshot of […]

Summer Meals

By Joe Rector Summer’s hot weather has wilted plenty of folks this year. To be honest, it’s zapped me more than usual, and on a couple of occasions, I’ve almost “white-eyed.” When the temperatures are so stifling, appetites turn for a while, but the truth is that some foods taste better during the dog-days of […]

Wisdom from the Past

By Dr. Jim Ferguson Did you do it? Becky and I took the challenge and read the Declaration of Independence on July 4th. If you missed the challenge and the deadline, it’s not too late to read this soaring statement of Enlightenment thought and American ideals. We memorized portions of the Declaration of Independence in […]

Tennessee pays $2.48 million for (some) peace and quiet

By Alex Norman The ticket sales are up.  The anticipation is growing.  The car flags are back. The biggest football season in at least a decade is less than 7 weeks away.  So the last thing Tennessee wanted to do is answer question after question in the preseason about the pending Title IX lawsuit, in […]

A DAY AWAY: Who built state parks in Tennessee?

A DAY AWAY: Who built state parks in Tennessee?

By Mike Steely Ever wonder who built the state parks in Tennessee? The parks—with pools, trails, campgrounds, roads, parking lots, pavilions, cabins, dams and administration buildings— didn’t just spontaneously appear. As I’ve written before, my wife and I have visited all but one of the 59 Tennessee State Parks and what surprised us was the […]

Power of Attorney: What is It and Do You Need One?

By Jedidiah McKeehan attorneyknoxville@gmail.com Do you know someone who has elderly parents who aren’t able to get out to the grocery store or bank by themselves anymore?  Do you know someone who is getting to the point where they are starting to get forgetful or can get confused on occasion and need assistance in balancing […]

To the Summitt

By Dr. Jim Ferguson Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) is a cruel condition. It takes away a person’s humanity and then their life. In ancient times a person was considered alive as long as they were breathing. In Genesis 2:7, God “breathed into man and he became a living being.” I imagined this as ensoulment in a […]

Family roots and values kept Pat well grounded

By Steve Williams When Pat Head Summit was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2000, one of her remarks in her acceptance speech was, “I feel like I’m an angel in a basketball Heaven.” For years, Pat could have passed for an angel. Early last Tuesday morning she became one. Here locally and […]

Pat

  By Ralphine Major I always thought she belonged to Knoxville and Tennessee. Sometimes, I almost forgot that along the way, this local celebrity became a national icon. Pat Head Summitt was the Head Coach of the Tennessee Lady Vols for 38 years. Pat’s life story sounds like something in a movie: a farm girl […]

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