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Focus on the Law: Human Sex Trafficking Part 2

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law “As of November 2013, Tennessee was ranked as the toughest state in the nation regarding state statutes that protect children from commercial sex exploitation…

Publisher’s Position: Appointed Superintendent Playing Politics

Publisher’s Position: Appointed Superintendent Playing Politics

By Steve Hunley An appointed School Superintendent has a constituency of exactly five, a majority of the nine member Board of Education.  So long as the superintendent can keep five…

Governor Albert H. Roberts

Governor Albert H. Roberts

By Ray Hill There is likely no more fickle mistress than that of politics.  Political success for any person is always a combination of many things, not the least of…

Facts and Fancy

By Dr. Jim Ferguson It’s hard to be objective about yourself.  This is why doctors and patients are advised to seek medical help rather than treat themselves.  However, let’s be…

‘A God-called leader must learn before he can lead’

By Ralphine Major “Take time to pray; study and meditate; crave the things of God.” This is one of the key concepts in Dr. Mike Boyd’s book, “Principles of Preaching,…

Moving Day

By Rosie Moore Moving is no fun! What a chore! I cannot enumerate how many times I have moved in my life and I get a jealous feeling when people…

Classy Cuonzo finds ‘peace of mind’ in California

By Steve Williams My first thought when I heard the breaking news: Is this a belated April Fool’s joke? I wish it had been, but this was real. Cuonzo Martin…

Breaking Up Is Hard To Do… Maybe… Cuonzo Martin Leaves Tennessee

By Alex Norman The marriages that stay together for the good of the children are rarely actually good for the children.   The husband and wife end up blaming the kids…

Easter is still special

By Joe Rector Well, here it is, the biggest week in the Christian year. I know most folks think that Christmas is more popular, but when the beliefs that we…

Publisher’s Position: McIntyre’s Minions

By Steve Hunley Minion: someone obeys the orders of a powerful leader or boss   Superintendent James McIntyre is appointed by the Knox County Board of Education.  While the superintendent…