The ‘64-’65 Victorious Eagles

By Ralphine Major There were only four teams left on the list:  Livingston Academy, Murfreesboro, Memphis Treadwell, and Gibbs of Knox County in East Tennessee.  These were the names of the schools in the State of Tennessee whose basketball teams were still undefeated. It was around Christmas time during the 1964-65 school year.  Bob Dagley […]

Washington and Lincoln still the gold standard

By Richie Beeler Another Presidents Day came and went last week. It did so with little fanfare. I have often commented that Presidents Day is probably the government holiday when the fewest other people are off. Still, the day marks a very appropriate time of appreciation for the 43 men who have held the highest […]

Ideology or Leadership

By Joe Rector I love the state of Tennessee and give it my full loyalty. However, my patience with ignorance has ended, and that means I am fed up with moronic acts by our state government’s elected representatives. A recent article in the paper profiled infamous Stacey Campfield and how he keeps winning elections. The […]

Focus on the Law: Tips for Landlords

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law In my law practice, I have represented both tenants and landlords in negotiating contracts and litigating disputes arising from contracts. This week I would like to focus on tips to prevent common mistakes made on the landlord side of a lease transaction. First, you will need a written rental […]

Hill McAlister of Tennessee

Hill McAlister of Tennessee

By Ray Hill Hill McAlister was governor of Tennessee during one of the most difficult times in our state’s history; McAlister was chief executive of the Volunteer State during the Great Depression. Born July 15, 1875, McAlister was the son of a local judge and attorney and enjoyed a reasonably comfortable upbringing.  He attended Vanderbilt […]

After 17 years, South-Doyle Cherokees make it to region

After 17 years, South-Doyle Cherokees make it to region

By Steve Williams A fourth-place finish in a district tournament would not be a momentous occasion for most high school basketball teams, but for the South-Doyle Cherokees, it’s a big step for their program. By winning two games and finishing fourth in this season’s District 2-AAA tourney at Seymour, the Cherokees earned a berth in […]

Back to the Game I Love

Just when a person thinks life is settling into a routine, fate, karma, or God Himself decides to shake things up. It happened to me recently. The phone rang on a Friday evening, and my daughter Lacey was on the other end. I was the person whom she had hoped to reach and could tell […]

After The Thrill Is Gone

By Alex Norman It was March 2005. The Tennessee Volunteers had just hired Bruce Pearl as their new men’s basketball coach, replacing Buzz Peterson. Buzz was literally the nicest guy you would ever want to meet, but simply wasn’t a good coach at high Division 1 level. I’m convinced that former Vols athletic director Doug […]

Publisher’s Position: Playing the Blame Game

By Steve Hunley It seems to me one of the most popular activities for politicians is a particular game that we know all too well: it’s called the Blame Game. Fortunately for most politicians, the Blame Game requires no real ability, talent or intelligence. Everyone can play. It is also a very versatile game, as […]

Focus on Law: Hiring a Lawyer

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law Most people rarely find themselves in need of an attorney. When they do need an attorney, it is often in an emergency situation. Child custody disputes can arise suddenly and require immediate assistance from a lawyer. An arrest on criminal charges should call for hiring a defense lawyer immediately. […]