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Publisher’s Position: State of the Schools Address Is More of the Same

By Steve Hunley Anyone expecting anything new in Superintendent of Schools Jim McIntyre’s annual State of the Schools address had to be terribly disappointed.  Recently, there has been an attempt…

Something Happens

By Dr. Jim Ferguson The other day my mother-in-law called me to say she’s been thinking about pharmaceutical development.  She wondered if this might be a topic for my column. …

LOVE makes ‘a good team’

By Ralphine Major It was likely the most popular decade of our time.  Rock-n-roll music, poodle skirts, and bobby socks were images of the fifties.  Eisenhower was our nation’s leader,…

Todd Kelly Jr. Stays Home

By Alex Norman It used to be a day of surprises… but more and more, National Signing Day… the day high school football players sign their Letters of Intent to…

Super blowout could turn out to be Peyton’s last game

By Steve Williams The biggest worry going into Super Bowl XLVIII was the weather. But that turned out to be the least of worries. Still, the most watched game of…

Focus on the Law: Perjury

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law Perjury is a crime categorized in Tennessee as an offense against the administration of government.  Legal proceedings rely on the statements of witnesses, both…

Gov. Haslam’s ‘Tennessee Promise’ Deserves Legislature’s Support

By Steve Hunley Governor Bill Haslam unveiled his “Tennessee Promise” plan in his State of the State address. Evidently, the governor had not previously shared his plan with the members…

Being There

By Dr. Jim Ferguson It’s late afternoon as I begin this essay with snow falling and the world quiet.  Snow absorbs sound and causes people to slow down as winter…

A Day Away: Arlington Mansion

By Mike Steely If you’ve ever been to the Arlington National Cemetery, located just across the river from our nation’s capital, I’ll bet you didn’t know the history of the…

A few words of wisdom

By Rosie Moore The nicest thing about the future is that it always starts tomorrow. Money will buy a fine dog, but only kindness will make him wag his tail.…