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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…”…

Tyndall’s whirlwind recruiting haul creates excitement

By Steve Williams Not since the 1970s, when Tennessee signed Ernie Grunfeld and Bernard King out of New York City, can I recall there being as much excitement over basketball…

Put the phone down

By Joe Rector During my travels up and down the Interstate highways in Knoxville and surrounding areas, I’ve noticed the electronic signs that the state has erected. Just the other…

Focus on the Law: Board Of Equalization

The Tennessee Constitution, Article II, Section 28 permits the taxation of all real property, personal property or mixed.  The Legislature is authorized to exempt from this property owned by the…

Governor Thomas C. Rye

Governor Thomas C. Rye

By Ray Hill Just after the turn of the century, Tennessee’s Democratic Party became almost hopelessly fractured.  The candidacies of two men helped to heal the deep divisions inside the…

Let My People Go

By Dr. Jim Ferguson I’m reading the Bible again this year, but this time as part of a group. The last time I read this compendium of wisdom by myself.…

Food for thought

By Rosie Moore I wonder when the first diet book was written and by whom? Actually, I should have looked that up but I didn’t have the time. I really…

May: A Time for Celebrating our Mothers

Like the beautiful Iris, they stand tall and proud.  They are our mothers. They care for their children and families, offer encouragement and praise, and often read stories to a…

Butch needs to let high school players experience Neyland

By Steve Williams Have you heard the latest marketing promo for University of Tennessee football? Behind the iron gates and statue of the General lies “the hallowed grounds” of Neyland…

NFL Dream Comes True For Ja’Wuan James

By Alex Norman Ja’Wuan James was a part of perhaps the worst four year stretch in Tennessee football history. But his future looks a lot brighter than his recent past.…