The Best Hour of the Week

By Joe Rector This coronavirus has kicked us for half a year, and most folks are losing patience with it and the restraints that it demands of us. Some people handle things better than the rest of us. I feel for young people the most. They’ve lost graduations, birthday parties, and sports. We who are […]

Remembering a Special Man of God: Rev. James McCulla

  By Ralphine Major He came to our church in the mid-sixties.  Rev. James “Preacher Jim” McCulla was called to pastor Fairview Baptist Church in Corryton, Tennessee.  Back then, Fairview was a small church with an active membership around two hundred plus.  Rev. McCulla accepted the call from a packed congregation to lead our church. […]

A wide, sweeping grace

By Rosie Moore I like these thoughts I read one day in my little booklet, “Our Daily Thoughts.”.  They seemed so apropos to this time. Let me share them with you. “Alexa, Amazon’s voice-controlled device, has an interesting feature. It can erase everything you say. Whatever you’ve asked Alexa to do, whatever information you’ve asked […]

Can I Get My DUI Expunged?

By Jedidiah McKeehan Driving Under the Influence (DUI) is one of the most common criminal charges in the United States.  Individuals cannot seem to resist consuming alcohol and then operating a motor vehicle. Being convicted of a DUI has very serious implications.  Not only will you have to serve jail time, you will also lose […]

Football this Fall?

By Mark Nagi I don’t like it. I know you don’t like it. But for now, living without sports is a reality that we have all had to accept. We are seeing sports make a bit of a comeback. NASCAR has been racing a couple of times a week, and they are hoping to have […]

John Majors ‘upset’ his dad to kick off a long rivalry

  By Steve Williams I was looking online for more information on Huntland High School, where Johnny Majors was the state scoring leader for three straight years in earning a UT football scholarship, when I came across an interesting sports column by Charles Rogers that ran in The Moore County News in 2019. The title […]

Odds & Ends of This & That, X

Odds & Ends of This & That, X

By Steve Hunley Reviving Gov. Lee’s ESSA Plan? In May of this year, a Nashville judge ruled Governor Bill Lee’s educational savings account legislation, approved by the Tennessee General Assembly, unconstitutional.  A collective “hurrah” went up from teachers’ unions, but the celebration might have been somewhat premature. Last week, the U. S. Supreme Court has […]


By Dr. Jim Ferguson Surrealism is an art style which features illogical dreamlike visions in contradiction to reality. Perhaps the most famous depiction of surrealism is Salvador Dali’s melting clocks in his painting “The Persistence of Memory.” Unfortunately, Dali’s nightmare-like visions have become reality in America’s 2020 cultural revolution. The absurdity is that anarchists are […]

Happy Birthday, America!

By Ralphine Major The celebrations will look different this year.  As summer moves on, it is unlike any other we have ever seen.  The Fourth of July is already upon us; but it will be a challenge for Americans to celebrate summer’s biggest holiday with the usual patriotic festivities. Due to the uncertainty of […]

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