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Bell Shaped Curve Life

By Joe Rector A good friend of mine enlightened me on an important factor in life. Joe Dooley and I were discussing politics and world events. At one point, he…

Edward Ward Carmack: Editor & Politician

Edward Ward Carmack: Editor & Politician

  By Ray Hill An imposing statue dominates the State Capitol in Nashville, yet few recognize the figure staring off into the distance, overlooking the street where he was murdered…

Publisher’s Position: Tweedledumb and Tweedledumber

By Steve Hunley The Knoxville News-Sentinel has just released a new poll sponsored by its political partner, the local Chamber of Commerce.  Not surprisingly, this poll claims that after polling…

Publisher’s Position: Setting the Table for a Tax Increase And Trying to Avoid Heartburn

By Steve Hunley One of the cardinal rules of politics is never to propose a tax increase right before the elections.  Evidently that is a rule little understood by The…

Rhuematism

By Dr. Jim Ferguson I get as frustrated as anyone else when I hear that our government has given some researcher precious resources to study the mating preferences of fruit…

Gerald Riggs Jr.’s mindset

By Alex Norman Former Vols running back Gerald Riggs Jr. is preparing for another season in professional football. This winter he’s been working out with former Vols strength and conditioning…

It’s a good day to reflect on being No. 1 in basketball

By Steve Williams Today, February 25th, is the 5-year anniversary of the University of Tennessee being ranked No. 1 in the nation in men’s basketball. What a day that was!…

The ‘64-’65 Victorious Eagles

By Ralphine Major There were only four teams left on the list:  Livingston Academy, Murfreesboro, Memphis Treadwell, and Gibbs of Knox County in East Tennessee.  These were the names of…

Washington and Lincoln still the gold standard

By Richie Beeler Another Presidents Day came and went last week. It did so with little fanfare. I have often commented that Presidents Day is probably the government holiday when…

Ideology or Leadership

By Joe Rector I love the state of Tennessee and give it my full loyalty. However, my patience with ignorance has ended, and that means I am fed up with…