It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of light, it was the season of darkness, it was the spring of hope, it […]

Pittman Center is a surprise

By Mike Steely Outside of the rush and crowds of Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville there’s a small community that is a breath of fresh air. Pittman Center is a surprise and an almost hidden overnight stay for a growing number of overnight renters and campers. My wife and I discovered the hidden gem while […]

Leading the Vols to the Promised Land of winning football

By Tom Mattingly When push comes to shove for quarterbacks battling for playing time, as is the case this spring and more than likely going into the fall, there are a number of cliches that seem applicable. “The No. 2 quarterback is always the most popular guy in town.” “If you have two quarterbacks, you […]

Josh Heupel’s Rough Start

By Mark Nagi When Josh Heupel was hired as Tennessee’s head football coach at the end of January, he went into it with his eyes wide open. Heupel knew that the situation he was inheriting was not ideal. This was a program coming off a 3-7 season that would also be operating under the cloud […]

Surprised at our age

By Joe Rector I called an old friend not long ago to see how he was doing and if he and his wife had completed their vaccinations against this cursed virus that’s plagued us for over a year. He assured me that all is well and he would soon receive both shots and be in […]

What Does It Mean for a Lawyer to be in Private Practice?

By Jedidiah McKeehan If you have ever been having a discussion with a lawyer about their work, you may have had a conversation with them that went something like this:   You: What do you do for a living? Lawyer: I am a lawyer. You: What kind of work do you do? Lawyer: I’m in […]

Growth of Knox County Under First County Executive

(Part 10 in series on Dwight Kessel) By Ralphine Major He was first elected as Knoxville City Councilman in 1963, served as Knox County Clerk from 1966-1980, and became the first Knox County Executive (County Mayor) in 1980. Dwight Kessel’s 14 years as Knox County Executive brought significant results to the citizens of Knox […]

Criticisms of the Georgia voting law would make Joseph Goebbels proud

By Dr. Harold A. Black If Joseph Goebbels were alive he certainly would wholeheartedly approve of the number that the left has done on the Georgia voting law. Goebbels was Adolf Hitler’s Minister of Public Enlightenment (propaganda) who is reputed to have said that “a lie told once remains a lie but a lie told […]

Moving All-Star Game Was a Big Mistake

By John J. Duncan Jr. One day at Litton’s Restaurant, Mike Edwards, a former UT basketball star, told me that when his grandchildren teased him about his white hair he told them it was not white, it was “Arctic Blonde.” Well, I suppose my hair is arctic blonde too. This caused Pete Rose, the famous […]

Publisher’s Positions

Publisher’s Positions

By Steve Hunley Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib, perhaps the most outspoken anti-Semite in Congress and erstwhile member of the Democrat “Squad”, has issued a new jeremiad calling for “no more” policing.  Tlaib declared policing in the United States is “inherently and intentionally racist.”  This coming from a rabid anti-Semite.  Pot, meet kettle.  Tlaib called the shooting […]

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