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The Curse of Kiffin Won’t Let Go

By Alex Norman “She’s not gonna let us out.” That was the memorable line from George Clooney’s character, ship captain Frank W. “Billy” Tyne, Jr., in “The Perfect Storm.”  The…

A STROKE OF LUCK: Carter’s Heath Woods returns to coaching thankful and appreciative

By Steve Williams There was a moment in Carter High’s spring football scrimmage against Hardin Valley Academy that created an uneasy feeling for some observers. Carter head coach Heath Woods…

Basketball, Rabbits, and A Loving Mother (Part II)

By Ralphine Major He often set a screen for his teammates placing himself between them and the defense.  Those screens accounted for many of the 2-point shots that helped the…

Paying for College

By Joe Rector The news today reported student debt is closing in on $1 trillion, more than credit card debt which anemically trails at between $650-850 billion. ”Woe is us”…

Focus on the Law: Sexual Harrassment

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law Almost five decades ago, Congress passed the Civil Rights Act of 1964.  Title VII of that act prohibits employment discrimination based on race, color,…

Internal Musings

By Dr. Jim Ferguson From time to time patients ask me if I do surgery.  Of course, what they mean is do I perform minor surgical procedures, since it is…

All of a sudden, Vols really need a point guard

By Steve Williams Remember the United States Army recruiting picture of Uncle Sam pointing his finger and declaring, “I Want You!” Keep that in mind as you read on, except…

Basketball, Rabbits, and a Loving Mother

By Ralphine Major Her sons wore Nos. 40 and 42 on the Gibbs High School 1964-65 basketball team.  Virginia and her late husband, Clay Graves, were well-known leaders in the…

Do What?

By Joe Rector It’s a world where I’m losing ground. I consider myself technologically educated, or at least I did until recently. That’s when my ignorance became glaringly obvious, and…

Focus on the Law: Identity Fraud

By Sharon Frankenberg According to the most recent figures from the Bureau of Justice statistics, 11.7 million people were victims of identity theft between 2006 and 2008.  Congress made identity…