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Whose right is it

By Joe Rector I don’t know about any other Tennesseans, but I, for one, feel so much safer knowing that our state officials are taking care of us. If you…

Focus on the Law: Depression and Social Security Disability

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law According to the National Institute of Health, 9.5% of the U.S. adult population suffers from mood disorders in any given year with 45% of…

A YEAR TO REMEMBER: Versatile Troutman made his mark at Austin-East

A YEAR TO REMEMBER: Versatile Troutman made his mark at Austin-East

By Steve Williams Dennis Troutman’s athletic resume was so impressive this past school year, Austin-East High School changed tradition and named him its overall Athlete of the Year, said athletic…

Foundations

By Dr. Jim Ferguson “If everyone is thinking alike, someone isn’t thinking.” General George Patton One wonders if the General wasn’t prophetic.  Apparently, the Major News Media, Attorney General Eric…

Love of Country

By Ralphine Major He became a graduate of Gibbs High School—eventually.  Our father and others in his class had their education interrupted when they were drafted into the Army during…

And your old men will dream dreams

By Joe Rector Last week was Pentecost Sunday. It’s that celebration for when the Holy Spirit descended upon the disciples and they spoke in the languages of all who were…

Focus on the Law: Whistleblowing

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law According thefreedictionary.com,  a “whistleblower is one who reveals wrongdoing within an organization to the public or to those in positions of authority.”  Insider access…

I’m back

By Rosie Moore If you are a movie buff (like I am) you probably saw the movie “Baby Boom.” Diane Keaton is fired from a high-paying job because she acquired…

A YEAR TO REMEMBER: Focus recognizes local high school Athletes of the Year

A YEAR TO REMEMBER: Focus recognizes local high school Athletes of the Year

By Steve Williams It is a special group, made up of talented young athletes. But in many cases, the field of play is not the only place where they shine.…

Trojan Horse

By Dr. Jim Ferguson Recently, I heard several of my friends say they were going on a News diet. I admit I’ve felt similarly and left the fight periodically for…