Reductio ad Absurdum

By Dr. Jim Ferguson As my readers know I like words; not just to be pedantic (bookish), but pedagogical (educational), because I’m a teacher at heart. Previously I’ve noted that the word doctor derives from the Latin word docere, which means to teach. I teach medical students, nurses, staff, patients, colleagues and those who will […]

Subsequent Remedial Measures

By Jedidiah McKeehan When I speak to personal injury clients about their cases, they will occasionally tell me something like, “well, this should be an easy case, but I saw them out there fixing the broken step I fell on the very next step.” Why would this be important to begin with? Well, in slip […]

A depressing situation can improve with help

By Joe Rector The image stunned me: a mile and a half line of traffic in the Dallas area. The vehicles were lined up down the road from a large parking lot. There, boxes of food were being distributed to people who were in need. All races, all ages, and all social classes were represented. […]

A Royal Role

By Rosie Moore The closer someone in a royal family is to the throne, the more the public hears about him or her. Others are almost forgotten. The British royal family has a line of succession that includes nearly sixty people. One of them is Lord Frederic Windsor, who is forty-ninth in line for the […]

Staley is taking her game to the next level

By Ralphine Major If the name sounds familiar—it should.  For years, the late Bill and Dora Staley were well known in the Gibbs Community.  Dora was cafeteria manager at Gibbs High School.  Thanks to the Staleys’ great-granddaughter, there is at least one “Staley” in Upper East Tennessee! Staley Humphries is the daughter of Leslie […]

Publisher’s Positions

Publisher’s Positions

By Steve Hunley Interesting Factoid… New York governor Andrew Cuomo is begging for wealthy folks to return to the Empire State, which was ravaged by the coronavirus. Why does the guv want wealthy New Yorkers to come back home? “A single percent of New York’s population pays half of the state’s taxes,” Cuomo said, “and […]


By Dr. Jim Ferguson With all the miserable news that daily bombards us, is it any wonder why people are despondent and huddle in fear? The journalistic mantra of, “If it bleeds, it leads,” is on full display these days. A recent Gallup poll found that 84% of Americans believe the media is the major […]

On the mark with Hunter

By Ralphine Major At the July event held in Ohio, he became the 2020 Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) National American Skeet Champion, Men’s Senior Division!  Pandemic aside, Hunter Raley is “on target!”  He shot a perfect score of 200/200 in skeet!  The rising Gibbs High School junior won in a sudden death shoot off […]

Develop until no one can move

By Joe Rector If you are one of the many folks who travel Karns Valley Road and Emory Road, get ready for more headaches. Your drive time will grow; your frustration level will increase; and your chances of being involved in an accident will multiply. A tract of land located at the intersection of Henderson […]

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