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The Stolen Election of 1894: Governor Peter Turney vs. H. Clay Evans

The Stolen Election of 1894: Governor Peter Turney vs. H. Clay Evans

By Ray Hill Election fraud is nothing new to politics, nor to Tennessee politics, for that matter.  In some states, it was a staple of the election cycle. Charges of…

Publisher’s Position: Backward Budgeting

Publisher’s Position: Backward Budgeting

By Steve Hunley The hallmark of Superintendent of Schools Jim McIntyre’s administration seems to be grand and glorious phraseology along with regular requests to jack up taxes. The superintendent is…

Clowns

By Dr. Jim Ferguson I admire the prose of Rick Bragg, the southern writer and author of several books and a monthly column in Southern Living. Perhaps if I had…

Sheree’s Mother

By Ralphine Major She does not live in our community anymore, but I see her more often than some who do.  Labor Day Weekend, I saw her at the neighborhood…

TVA Camping is a surprise

By Mike Steely Let’s take a mini-vacation locally this year. Take a long weekend or a week’s vacation, get the kids excited, and let’s go camping. There are so many…

Little Known Facts

By Rosie Moore Did you know: Elephants sleep only two hours a day? Animals that lay eggs don’t have belly buttons. A duck can’t walk without bobbing its head. ‘Twinkle,…

The Non-Sports Era

By Alex Norman “Daddy, what was it like when they just played games and we didn’t pay attention to things off the field/court?” “No one knows Timmy… no one knows…”…

Tyndall’s whirlwind recruiting haul creates excitement

By Steve Williams Not since the 1970s, when Tennessee signed Ernie Grunfeld and Bernard King out of New York City, can I recall there being as much excitement over basketball…

Put the phone down

By Joe Rector During my travels up and down the Interstate highways in Knoxville and surrounding areas, I’ve noticed the electronic signs that the state has erected. Just the other…

Focus on the Law: Board Of Equalization

The Tennessee Constitution, Article II, Section 28 permits the taxation of all real property, personal property or mixed.  The Legislature is authorized to exempt from this property owned by the…