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A Shift in Focus

By Richie Beeler One of the greatest privileges of my life was afforded me eight years ago by my longtime friend and mentor, Steve Hunley. I was offered the job…

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…

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…

Corryton Beauty Nook celebrates 50 years

Open House set for February 24th By Richie Beeler Businesses are vital to the welfare of any thriving community. But for folks in Corryton, one particular establishment has become nothing…

The time has come for action

General Assembly must address elected Superintendent By Richie Beeler Ask anyone who knows me. I am an advocate of elections. I believe the right to vote for government officials is…

It’s (not so) great to be a Tennessee Vol

Hamilton’s unfortunate legacy lives on at UT By Richie Beeler The University of Tennessee athletic department is approximately $200 million in debt with a cash reserve of $1.95 million, according…

American dream could quickly become nightmare

By Richie Beeler I love America. I lover her history and the principles on which she was founded. I fly her flag every day, rain or shine. But lately, it’s…

Is third Obama term a possibility?

By Richie Beeler The re-election of Barack Obama less than three months ago left conservatives wondering if one of their ilk would ever be elected to the presidency again. The…

Gospel is greatest offense to state-run church

By Richie Beeler There’s a new church emerging in America. It’s the one your founding fathers feared most. The religion that is rearing its head in the 21st century bears…