Am I where I thought I’d be?

By Joe Rector Well, my friends and many of my family members are now senior citizens. We don’t feel like oldsters, but our years tells us that we are. It doesn’t seem that long ago that we ran the halls of elementary school and went on to be the bosses on the high school campuses. […]

The Street Key

By Dr. Jim Ferguson The life force seems to beat stronger in some folks than in others. As a doctor I’ve observed this, but as a scientist I don’t understand the phenomena. We’ve all heard stories of aged couples where the surviving spouse strangely dies shortly after the other. It’s almost like the will to […]

Tennessee State Republicans Racing to Raise Gas Taxes

Tennessee State Republicans Racing to Raise Gas Taxes

By Steve Hunley Say it ain’t so. Republicans raising taxes? Tennessee’s Republican governor, Republican-controlled state senate and Republican-controlled house of representatives are moving with lightning speed to raise taxes on gasoline and diesel fuel. As it stands now, the gasoline tax would increase by 28% while the tax on diesel fuel would increase 65%. This […]

Tennessee and American Neutrality, Part V

Tennessee and American Neutrality, Part V

By Ray Hill Neither President Roosevelt and Secretary of State Cordell Hull intended to retreat from their demands that Congress renew the cash and carry provision of the neutrality law, while also removing the arms embargo on belligerent nations. The noninterventionists and isolationists in Congress, having won the fight in the House of Representative through […]

Coach Ken Sparks

Coach Ken Sparks

I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:” 2 Timothy 4:7 (KJV) By Ralphine Major My cell phone rang.  The caller was letting me know that he would not be able to attend our reunion.  As a former teacher and coach at Gibbs High School, Ken Sparks […]

Bots

By Dr. Jim Ferguson I suspect every generation, after coming of age, reflects upon the “good ole days.” I’m amazed how the world has changed during my lifetime, especially in the last twenty years with cell phones and the Internet. The Net is an invaluable tool for a curious fellow like me. Now, instead of […]

Back When (Part 5)

By Ralphine Major “In the mid-1920s, Dad and Walter McBee bought the store in Corryton from the McClellans and called it The Luttrell & McBee Co.  Our family moved from Luttrell House to the apartment above the store. Luttrell House was rented to tenants,” he wrote.  The late Woodrow Luttrell documented many of the Luttrell […]

Factors used to determine child custody

By Jedidiah McKeehan Whether you are married or not, if you and the other parent of your children decide to part ways, it is necessary to put a custody arrangement in place. How does a court determine what the custody arrangement will be?  Does the mother always get more of the time?  Does the court […]

Youthful dumb stunts

By Joe Rector Not long ago, a group of teens traveled to the Smoky Mountains for a retreat. While they were lounging in the cabin, the boys in the group noticed an unusual item is one of the bathrooms. A bidet sat prominently in the room, and the boys were quickly fascinated with its operations. […]

What is Lent?

  By Rosie Moore A history lesson today, which everyone probably knows but, I think, it always bears repeating at this time of the year. The word “lent” comes from Old English “leneten,” which means “spring.” In Old German the related words “lenzia” and “lenzo,” which probably comes from the same root as “long” and […]

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