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Choices

By Dr. Jim Ferguson The notion of choice is a fundamental principle with me.  It stems from the doctrine of “free will.”  Ancient philosophers stated that freedom of conscience is…

A Day Away: Warm Springs, Georgia

By Mike Steely It’s not what you would expect. The complex is large, the museum extensive, and the grounds well kept, but the house is much smaller than even I…

I hate DST!

By Rosie Moore No- not DDT, the bug killer, but DST, the time killer. Why do the “powers that be” have to mess with our time? Now I’ve read that…

A simpler landscaping way

By Joe Rector I don’t want to jinx anything, but it does looks as if spring might make an appearance on time. Most of us are weary from all the…

The Window on Disease

By Dr. Jim Ferguson The chief professor of medicine during my internal medicine residency held that all disease was the result of some infectious process.  Jesus used hyperbole (exaggerated speech)…

Back Rubs

By Joe Rector Feeling low? Feeling lost? Feeling left out? All of us hit bottom several times in our lives. It’s during those blue periods that we most crave something…

Vols beat South Carolina 59-44 in SEC Tournament Quarterfinals

By Alex Norman It wasn’t a thing of beauty by any means, but it was a win… and in the SEC tournament, wins are not always easy to come by…

Slowly but surely, I’ve become a fan of Speedy

By Steve Williams It took me over three years to become a fan of Meighan Simmons. The Tennesee Lady Vol who Pat Summitt nicknamed “Speedy” was a turnover machine as…

Focus on the Law: The death penalty in Tennessee

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law When Tennessee became a state in 1796, its Constitution allowed capital punishment. As was the case in those times, this punishment was typically accomplished…

Publisher’s Position: Gypped Again

Publisher’s Position: Gypped Again

By Steve Hunley Just when you think there’s nothing more the government can do to bounce against the ceiling of stupidity something always comes along to reassure you. A lot…