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Longer school year not the answer

By Joe Rector The state of Tennessee has come up with another brilliant idea for improving schools and the education they provide. How? Why, the legislators have decreed that all…

Women and the world

By Sarah Baker According to the Book of Titus, older women are to mentor younger women on how to be good wives, mothers, and community members.  Yet in today’s society…

Focus on the Law: Dealing with Bad Checks: Criminal Court

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law As I discussed last week, you can pursue collection of a bad check through civil court or you can sometimes pursue criminal charges.  Keep…

Publisher’s Position: Wonderland All Over Again

By Steve Hunley We constantly hear how our government and leaders don’t get it because they don’t live in the real world.  If anyone wanted more conclusive proof that is…

What is it About This Place?

What is it About This Place?

100 Years of Gibbs By Ralphine Major It is the heartbeat of Harbison’s Crossroads.  Before one even reaches the campus of Gibbs High School, there are historical landmarks in the…

Tennessee’s Congressional Delegation 1945-46

Tennessee’s Congressional Delegation 1945-46

By Ray Hill Tennessee was represented by ten men in the U. S. House of Representatives and two in the United States Senate in 1945.  This column will provide mini-biographies…

Finding inspiration

By Joe Rector Inspiration is defined as “the action or power of moving the intellect or emotions.” Most of us acknowledge its effects on our feelings, but we also recognize…

What is… a Caregiver?

By Ralphine Major “Do you help an older family member pay bills or do household chores such as meal preparation, laundry, or cleaning?  Do you assist with medication, provide transportation,…

Big turnout shows fans’ appreciation of new UT coach

By Steve Williams Since Butch Jones became University of Tennessee’s head football coach last December, everything he touches seems to turn to gold, or in this case, orange. Even the…

Focus on the Law: Dealing with Bad Checks: Civil Court

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law When you receive a bad check it can be a major annoyance.  There are three ways to respond.  One, you can just accept the…