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Q&A with Jeff Pearlman: Author of “Showtime”

By Alex Norman From time to time we like to catch up with the proverbial movers and shakers in the world of sports.  Recently we had the chance to trade…

Publisher’s Position: School Board Needs Change

Publisher’s Position: School Board Needs Change

By Steve Hunley Tomorrow the people of Knox County will cast their ballots for virtually every office in local government. The decisions made by the voters will affect us for…

Vols Hire Donnie Tyndall as New Men’s Basketball Coach

By Alex Norman A week after Cuonzo Martin resigned, Tennessee hired Donnie Tyndall as the 19th men’s basketball coach in program history. “I’m humbled to be your coach,” said Tyndall…

And now, it’s basketball time in Tyndallsee

By Steve Williams It’s so interesting how fast the dominoes can fall. Auburn snatched up Bruce Pearl before Tennessee could have if it wanted. Cuonzo Martin left for the calmer…

The Watchman

By Dr. Jim Ferguson Some days it’s easier to write than others. Today it’s tough because I have lots of things to do on this gorgeous spring afternoon. Murphey’s Law…

Odds and Ends

By Rosie Moore I can tell I’m really “getting up there” when I can’t remember my great-grandchildren’s ages. In a column a few weeks ago, I said one of them…

‘A God-called leader must learn before he can lead’ (Part 3)

By Ralphine Major The Memphis native who is an avid Elvis fan, once wore long hair, and still plays the guitar does not seem like a description of someone who…

Senior Pranks

By Joe Rector In the next couple of weeks, high school seniors will graduate and turn their sights on future pursuits. However, before they leave their schools, many will attempt…

Focus on the Law: Human Sex Trafficking Part 2

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law “As of November 2013, Tennessee was ranked as the toughest state in the nation regarding state statutes that protect children from commercial sex exploitation…

Publisher’s Position: Appointed Superintendent Playing Politics

Publisher’s Position: Appointed Superintendent Playing Politics

By Steve Hunley An appointed School Superintendent has a constituency of exactly five, a majority of the nine member Board of Education.  So long as the superintendent can keep five…