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The Chalk Board, March 30, 2015

By Sally Absher   BEP Funding Lawsuits Officially Begin. Superintendents from Knox, Hamilton, Davidson, and Shelby Counties met with Gov. Haslam last week hoping to avoid a potential inadequate funding…

Voucher Bill Hearings Continue in Legislature

By Sally Absher The General Assembly continued hearings on voucher bills last week. HB1049 (Dunn) (SB0999 by Gardenhire) was in the spotlight as the House Education Planning and Administration committee…

The trees in our lives

By Joe Rector A trip to middle Tennessee showed just how much damage the recent snow and ice storms have caused. The roadsides along Interstate 40 were littered with limbs…

Powell’s Joshua Dobbs ‘right in line’ with UT’s Joshua Dobbs

By Steve Williams It’s not unusual for two people to have the same name, but it is really interesting when that name is Joshua Dobbs. If you’re a University of…

Dave Hart’s Mess to Clean Up

By Alex Norman Recently the only constant in coaching a revenue sport at the University of Tennessee, has been change. Since 2008 Phillip Fulmer, Lane Kiffin, Derek Dooley, and Butch…

‘Blackbird Fly’

‘Blackbird Fly’

By Ralphine Major She already fills many roles in her daily life—Christian, wife, mother of two, and hairdresser.  Now, she has added a new title after her name:  published author.…

Friends

By Rosie Moore A dear friend of mine passed away a few days ago. He was not a “boyfriend” but he was a boy and a friend. He was seven years…

Swimming

By Dr. Jim Ferguson   I’ve been thinking about swimming lately. Not because I like to swim because I don’t. Swimming for me is not the fluid or powerful strokes…

Sue Who? Sue You!

By Steve Hunley I’ve always said people think the best tax is one somebody else pays while they derive the benefit. One could use the same logic with several school…

The Irrepressible “Happy” Chandler: A. B. Chandler of Kentucky

The Irrepressible “Happy” Chandler: A. B. Chandler of Kentucky

By Ray Hill Few subjects excite as much commentary as politics and sports and Albert B. Chandler played a big role in both for decades.  Serving as governor, United States…