Hoppin’ into Easter

By Ralphine Major A few years ago, our big, black Labrador dog, Buddy, came up the driveway with something in his mouth.  He walked to the edge of the carport and carefully set down a wild baby rabbit.  My brother, Wayne, picked the rabbit up and took it back to the area where he thought […]

Waiting for their return

By Joe Rector One of my Facebook friends posted a rather sad message the other day. He lamented the relationship with his growing daughter and longed for the years before when he was at the center of her world. I replied that he was only living the normal life of a parent. In my case, […]

Focus on the Law: Chapter 7 Bankruptcy (Pt2)

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law In Chapter 7 bankruptcy, a trustee is selected in each case.  The trustee is often an attorney in private practice but he or she is not required to be an attorney.  The trustee is subject to supervision and auditing by the United States Trustee.  The job of the trustee […]

Senator Ross Bass

Senator Ross Bass

By Ray Hill Few Tennesseans today remember Ross Bass who served the Volunteer State in Congress for a decade, as well as a brief term in the United States Senate.  Bass was a participant in some of Tennessee’s fiercest political wars and served in Congress during a time when Tennessee was undergoing a profound change […]

The mystery of Malachy

By Richie Beeler Papal prophecy intriguing as conclave looms For the second time in less than a decade, the world is awaiting a truly historic event as Cardinals from around the world prepare to gather at the Vatican to elect the next Pope. Most sources agree that the closed door meeting in the Sistine Chapel, […]

Follicle Follies

By Joe Rector I’ll watch most anything on television, at least for a few minutes. Very little of what I view is offensive enough to make me change the channel or turn the set off. However, some commercials irk me to the point that I want to yell profanities at the screen. Many of those […]

Focus on the Law: Chapter 7 Bankruptcy (Pt1)

This week I would like to provide you with an introduction to Chapter 7 bankruptcy.  “Chapter 7” refers to that chapter of the United States Bankruptcy Code which governs the liquidation type of bankruptcy. Liquidation is the sale of a debtor’s non-exempt property and the distribution of the proceeds to creditors. Individuals, partnerships and corporations […]

Publisher’s Position: Ring Around the Rosie

By Steve Hunley If anybody ever needed any evidence of Superintendent James McIntyre’s penchant for making it up as he goes along, his dropping a proposal to fix the problems at Vine Middle School make it abundantly clear. It is generous to refer to McIntyre’s document a proposal when it more closely resembles a concept […]

2013 Vols Spring Football Preview: Offense

By Alex Norman Over the weekend the Tennessee Volunteers got spring practice underway.  It was the first time that new head coach Butch Jones got to see his team in a real, live practice session. Question marks abound for this group… a group coming off a third straight losing season. The offense loses their top […]

Recalling the good times of covering state basketball tourneys

By Steve Williams When I see yellow daffodils and forsythia bushes blooming in early spring it always reminds me that it’s time for the TSSAA state high school basketball tournaments. It’s that time now. It’s one of my favorite times of the year. For 15 years or so in the 1970s and 1980s, I had […]