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GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN: Doyle High Pioneers produced ‘The Turnaround’ in 1984

GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN: Doyle High Pioneers produced ‘The Turnaround’ in 1984

By Steve Williams A movie could have been made of the 1984 Doyle High School football season, ranking right up there with Hoosiers. The title? The Turnaround. Such a movie…

Carter Glass of Virginia

Carter Glass of Virginia

By Ray Hill Rixey Smith, Senator Carter Glass’s long-time Secretary, wrote a flattering biography of his boss entitled “Unreconstructed Rebel: Carter Glass” and that Glass certainly was.  Indeed, it was…

The Doctor Is In: Passing On

By Dr. Jim Ferguson My brother sent me a text saying that our friend had “passed-on.”  This was not an unexpected announcement since Mitchell was in a Hospice program ending…

Dual-threat quarterbacks take center stage this season

By Steve Williams Dual-threat quarterbacks stole the spotlight in football this season. Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel, or “Johnny Football” as he is better known, became the first freshman ever to…

Peyton Manning’s Playoff Struggles

By Alex Norman On Sunday, February 3rd, Super Bowl XLVII (47 for the Greek numeral impaired) will be played in New Orleans. And Peyton Manning won’t be taking any snaps…

Clevenger puts Vol Basketball on the map and a rivalry is born

By Tasha Mahurin Zora G. Clevenger took over as head coach for the University of Tennessee’s football program in 1911 and three years later led the Volunteers to both a…

Our Wildlife Visitors

<a href=”mailto:ralphine3@yahoo.com”>By Ralphine Major</a> They are nature’s beauty at its best and most often seen on Christmas cards or in wildlife  magazines.  But, Mother Nature may be found in our…

Publisher’s Position: Boyd Excellent Choice

By Steve Hunley, Publisher Governor Bill Haslam recently announced the appointment of Knoxville businessman Randy Boyd as Special Advisor on higher education.  Boyd, founder and owner of Radio Systems Corporation,…

Publisher’s Position: When The Wobbly Cobbles Come

By Steve Hunley, Publisher Last week I happened to be listening to the Hallerin Hill program, although I will confess it is not a program I listen to often.  Hallerin…

Is third Obama term a possibility?

By Richie Beeler The re-election of Barack Obama less than three months ago left conservatives wondering if one of their ilk would ever be elected to the presidency again. The…