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The Greatest Campaigner of Them All: Senator Estes Kefauver, Part Eight

The Greatest Campaigner of Them All: Senator Estes Kefauver, Part Eight

  By Ray Hill   The publicity generated by the Kefauver Committee investigating crime had elevated Tennessee’s Senator Estes Kefauver into the limelight. It was one of the first Congressional…

Castle’s clutch shots give Lady Falcons first region title

Castle’s clutch shots give Lady Falcons first region title

By Steve Williams With a Top 10 state ranking, a District 3-AA title and the first region championship in school history, it’s been a royal season for the Fulton High…

Publisher’s Position: What Should be the Goal of Public Education?

Publisher’s Position: What Should be the Goal of Public Education?

By Steve Hunley It seems to me many of us are missing the point of public education.  We’ve moved away from the basics of education in this country, despite spending…

Random Observations

By Dr. Jim Ferguson I noticed the announcement on the door of the Doctor’s lounge.  It was another list of drug shortages similar to the one that appeared last July. …

Having Fun in the Snow

By Ralphine Major We waited—and it came.  The world seems to come to a stop, or at least slow down, when Mother Nature blankets the earth in snowflakes.  What was…

Supreme Ultimate

By Rosie Moore Tai Chi means Supreme Ultimate in the Chinese language. I thought I would be taking Tai Chi lessons a while back but little inconveniences kept getting in…

The Cuonzo Quandary

By Alex Norman This was supposed to be the season that the Tennessee Volunteers returned to the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2011. There wasn’t going to be…

‘Randy’s Runts’ haven’t been short on heart and determination

By Steve Williams His players hadn’t heard of “Rupp’s Runts,” but Halls High School basketball coach Randy Moore knew about the famous Kentucky team of the mid-1960s coached by Adolph…

Old Punishment Revisited

By Joe Rector I watched “Good Morning Joe” recently, and one short segment discussed a bill in Kansas that allows spanking. It says the teachers and parents may spank a…

Focus on the Law: Grandparents’ visitation rights

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law The issue of grandparents’ visitation rights has been addressed by the United States Supreme Court in the case of Troxel v. Granville, 530 U.S.…