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What is it About This Place?

What is it About This Place?

100 Years of Gibbs By Ralphine Major It is the heartbeat of Harbison’s Crossroads.  Before one even reaches the campus of Gibbs High School, there are historical landmarks in the…

What is… a Caregiver?

By Ralphine Major “Do you help an older family member pay bills or do household chores such as meal preparation, laundry, or cleaning?  Do you assist with medication, provide transportation,…

SWISH!! Give — Him — Two!

By Ralphine Major He got lots of “twos” during the 1964-65 basketball season.  His coach wishes there had been a three-point shot back then.  Leslie Spitzer, a Gibbs High senior…

Hoppin’ into Easter

By Ralphine Major A few years ago, our big, black Labrador dog, Buddy, came up the driveway with something in his mouth.  He walked to the edge of the carport…

A Cold Night in Murfreesboro

By Ralphine Major It was January of ‘65 and the undefeated Gibbs Eagles were in Middle Tennessee for a matchup with undefeated Murfreesboro. Principal Max Clendenen tried to open the…

Making Plans for Murfreesboro—Again

By Ralphine Major The 1964-65 Gibbs High School boys’ basketball team was having an exciting year.  Since their win over Livingston Academy before Christmas, they played six more games in…

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…

1965 Highlights of Gibbs High School with Coach Bob Dagley

By Ralphine Major “Did Max Clendenen hire you?” I asked Ken Sparks when I wrote a column about the legendary Carson-Newman football coach last year. “Max Clendenen and Bob Dagley,”…

A Tribute to Tamela

By Ralphine Major She left suddenly one Monday morning over two years ago when she was way too young.  An ambulance was summoned, but doctors’ best efforts could not save…

A Hero on and off the field

By Ralphine Major He was scheduled to speak on Super Bowl Sunday last year, but was given a trip to the Super Bowl instead.  A few months later, he captivated…