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Battle at Bristol… A Major Recruiting Opportunity for Tennessee?

By Alex Norman Back in March, Tennessee football coach Butch Jones was the Grand Marshal for the Food City 500 Sprint Cup race at Bristol Motor Speedway.  He was impressed…

The Doc is In: Joe Wilson was Right

By Dr. Jim Ferguson A liberal friend of mine recently asked me if I’ve gone soft.  Perhaps he was surprised by my Travel Trilogy published in September.  I don’t go…

Rosie’s World: And then it was winter

By Rosie Moore You know, time has a way of moving quickly and catching your unaware of passing years. It seems just yesterday I was young, just married and embarking…

A Day Away: Pikeville, Tennessee: Rest in Pieces

By Mike Steely John Murrell died a young man but in his brief lifetime he had ventured across Tennessee and Kentucky and raised a lot of fear, murdered a few…

With this ring

By Joe Rector I’m fascinated by business pitches on television. Some of them, such as E Trade or Aflac, are funny. Others like Northern toilet paper or Viagra are nothing…

Publisher’s Position: Some Things that the Legislature Needs to Fix

By Steve Hunley Despite some claims to the contrary, there are some things the Tennessee General Assembly needs to fix. Our superintendent of schools has loudly proclaimed his support for…

Focus on the Law: Help for victims of domestic violence

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.  Domestic violence occurs across all segments of our society, regardless of race, education, income or sexual orientation.  Whether you are aware of it…

Dylan ‘dusts’ off the veteran drag racers

Gibbs High junior to run at Pomona in NHRA finals By Steve Williams California, Here I Come! That’s the feeling around Dylan Kiser’s family these days. Kiser’s outstanding career as…

The Doctor is in: Varmints

By Dr. Jim Ferguson October in Knoxville is wonderful– or as they say in Italian, “bellissimo.”  About the time you get sick of one season, another comes along.  I went…

Catching up with Tyson Clabo

By Alex Norman There are few athletes from East Tennessee that have accomplished as much in their professional careers as Tyson Clabo, a 2000 graduate of Farragut High School. But…