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Remembering our Veterans this Memorial Day

By Ralphine Major The holiday marks a time to honor those who have died serving their country.  A brief look back reminds us of veterans we have lost, though none…

It came in a dream

By Joe Rector Dreams are wonderful things. I admit these days I don’t remember too many of them when I wake up, but every so often, one sticks around through…

Focus on the Law: Orders of protection

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law An Order of Protection is a legal document signed by a judge that helps protect you from domestic violence.  To qualify to obtain an…

Publisher’s Position: Sales Tax Grab Stinks

Publisher’s Position: Sales Tax Grab Stinks

Don’t Let Your Community Get ‘Pond Gapped’ By Steve Hunley Knox County Board of Education member Doug Harris is busy making the rounds promoting the idea of increasing the local…

Publisher’s Position: Backward Budgeting

Publisher’s Position: Backward Budgeting

By Steve Hunley The hallmark of Superintendent of Schools Jim McIntyre’s administration seems to be grand and glorious phraseology along with regular requests to jack up taxes. The superintendent is…

Clowns

By Dr. Jim Ferguson I admire the prose of Rick Bragg, the southern writer and author of several books and a monthly column in Southern Living. Perhaps if I had…

Sheree’s Mother

By Ralphine Major She does not live in our community anymore, but I see her more often than some who do.  Labor Day Weekend, I saw her at the neighborhood…

TVA Camping is a surprise

By Mike Steely Let’s take a mini-vacation locally this year. Take a long weekend or a week’s vacation, get the kids excited, and let’s go camping. There are so many…

Little Known Facts

By Rosie Moore Did you know: Elephants sleep only two hours a day? Animals that lay eggs don’t have belly buttons. A duck can’t walk without bobbing its head. ‘Twinkle,…

The Non-Sports Era

By Alex Norman “Daddy, what was it like when they just played games and we didn’t pay attention to things off the field/court?” “No one knows Timmy… no one knows…”…