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I Like My Job

By Joe Rector I’m around all makes and models of cars in my job. It’s fun to drive them without having to make a monthly payment or haggle with a…

Vols Look Ahead to 2014 Season

By Alex Norman The best thing about the annual SEC Media Days in Hoover, Alabama is that no team, nor their fans, has had their hearts ripped out yet.  Games…

Butch and Vols can prove the SEC media wrong again

By Steve Williams It seems like Butch Jones’ brick-by-brick rebuilding project is moving at an inch-by-inch pace by the look of the 2014 season forecast and preseason all-conference selections at…

The Kitchen Drawer

By Dr. Jim Ferguson My wife, Becky, relates a story of a long departed relative who grew up in the Great Depression.  This lady understood privation, and as a result…

Super Life, Super Health

By Rosie Moore “Arthritis acting up? Dig in to a seafood dinner several times a week and keep those joints moving. In a recent study, people with rheumatoid arthritis who…

Focus on the Law: Elder Abuse

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “elder abuse is any abuse and neglect of persons aged 60 and older by a…

Grassroots or Astroturf?

By Sally Absher Imitation is the most sincere form of flattery… unless it is AstroTurf. Artificial, orchestrated copycatting, especially when it is done for political reasons, is offensive. Last October,…

Lovely Lois (Part II)

By Ralphine Major It was an East Tennessee beauty whose photo was chosen as the winner. The Tennessee connection came when young Lois Wood entered a contest and won. The…

It Grows Sadder and Sadder

By Joe Rector The brouhaha over Knox County Schools just keeps going. The school is led by a superintendent who has minimal experience in the classroom and is a numbers…

Vols still trying to get back on college football map

By Steve Williams It’s 48 days until Tennessee’s 2014 season football opener. That’s the good news. The sad news is it’s been 2,417 days since Tennessee football was relevant. The…