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Recalling the good times of covering state basketball tourneys

By Steve Williams When I see yellow daffodils and forsythia bushes blooming in early spring it always reminds me that it’s time for the TSSAA state high school basketball tournaments.…

A Cold Night in Murfreesboro

By Ralphine Major It was January of ‘65 and the undefeated Gibbs Eagles were in Middle Tennessee for a matchup with undefeated Murfreesboro. Principal Max Clendenen tried to open the…

Les Couleurs

By Dr. Jim Ferguson “The world stands out on either side, no wider than the heart is wide; Above the world is stretched the sky, no higher than the soul…

The Doctor Is In: Winter Itch

By Dr. Jim Ferguson If you’ve got an itch, you’ve got to scratch it; but should you?  To borrow from the Bard, “To scratch, or not to scratch; that is…

Making Plans for Murfreesboro—Again

By Ralphine Major The 1964-65 Gibbs High School boys’ basketball team was having an exciting year.  Since their win over Livingston Academy before Christmas, they played six more games in…

All-out effort has made Skylar McBee a joy to watch

By Steve Williams I don’t know about you, but I’m gonna miss Skylar McBee. Oh sure, there have been many better University of Tennessee basketball players over the years, but…

Today’s Tennessee Basketball

By Alex Norman A couple of weeks ago in this column I lamented the state of Tennessee men’s basketball. Today I stand before you a changed writer. But I think…

Crater People

By Sarah Baker Russia’s recent shocking encounter with a meteor brought some much needed attention to my hometown of Middlesboro, Kentucky. Just under two hours north of Knoxville, my hometown…

Members of Angelic Ministries Job Corps return $11,000 to its rightful owner

By Tasha Mahurin “We just did it in the name of the Lord,” Brian Beals said. “Because, for a change, He had something to smile down about on us for.…

Focus on the law: Tips for Tenants

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law In last week’s column, I focused on tips for landlords. This week I would like to focus on tips to prevent common mistakes made…