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A Birthday Celebration

By Ralphine Major It was well underway when we arrived. With the hillside full of cars, it had the look and feel of a tailgating event—especially since the University of…

Penance

By Dr. Jim Ferguson I hope that Thomas Paine will not be offended as I paraphrase his immortal words, “These are the times that try men’s [waistbands].” The Thanksgiving cornucopia…

The Absence of Patience

By Alex Norman On November 11th, Tennessee’s men’s basketball team opened the season with a road game against Xavier.  A late Vols rally fell a bit short in a hostile…

Jeff Francis chose coaching over reporting football

By Steve Williams Jeff Francis resigned as sideline reporter for the Vol Network in 2007 to spend more time with his family. Much of that time has been coaching his…

Publisher’s Position: Teacher woes did not happen yesterday

Publisher’s Position: Teacher woes did not happen yesterday

By Steve Hunley Suddenly Knox County teachers are beginning to let the public know about the unreasonable constraints they have been laboring under for the last several years. Finally they…

The Doctor is in: Procedures

By Dr. Jim Ferguson It’s hard not to write about something on your mind or something that’s in your body.  I have a family history of colon and prostate cancer…

Michael Palardy having an All-American kind of season

By Steve Williams When a punter or placekicker is a team’s most valuable player, that’s usually a tell-tale sign that it hasn’t been a banner season for the team. It…

Are you superstitious?

By Rosie Moore My grandmother would never own a black cat, or, even pet one, I’m sure. She wouldn’t go outside the front door on a Friday with the date…

A Day Away: Savannah is a time trip

By Mike Steely A day away drive from Knoxville, granted it’s an 8 or 9 hour drive, gets you to Savannah, Georgia. It’s a trip worth the drive. It’s rare…

Early Education Provides Mold for Outstanding Life (Part VI): First Lieutenant and Dental Officer

By Ralphine Major Only days after little Barron recovered from his abdominal surgery, Carol and Perry had more blessings come their way.  Perry graduated first in his dental class with…