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Carter Hornets are state’s top-scoring basketball team

By Steve Williams The old saying in sports about “offense sells tickets and defense wins championships” comes to mind when considering what Carter High School’s boys basketball team has done…

You Mad Bro? Local Sports Talk Radio Anger Grows

By Alex Norman Consistent readers of this column have noticed how much joy I get from local sports talk radio shows.  I don’t have official confirmation, but at last count…

Dal Gene

By Joe Rector Dal Gene …that’s what everyone called him from birth until sometime after he went away to college. Then he became Dallas or Dal, and the “Gene” disappeared.…

I Dreamed a Dream

By Rosie Moore Are you watching the Olympics? I hope so. Those fabulous, sometimes nerve-wracking, yet thrilling games between the most athletic young people in the world–and some not so…

Publisher’s Position: State of the Schools Address Is More of the Same

By Steve Hunley Anyone expecting anything new in Superintendent of Schools Jim McIntyre’s annual State of the Schools address had to be terribly disappointed.  Recently, there has been an attempt…

Something Happens

By Dr. Jim Ferguson The other day my mother-in-law called me to say she’s been thinking about pharmaceutical development.  She wondered if this might be a topic for my column. …

LOVE makes ‘a good team’

By Ralphine Major It was likely the most popular decade of our time.  Rock-n-roll music, poodle skirts, and bobby socks were images of the fifties.  Eisenhower was our nation’s leader,…

Todd Kelly Jr. Stays Home

By Alex Norman It used to be a day of surprises… but more and more, National Signing Day… the day high school football players sign their Letters of Intent to…

Super blowout could turn out to be Peyton’s last game

By Steve Williams The biggest worry going into Super Bowl XLVIII was the weather. But that turned out to be the least of worries. Still, the most watched game of…

Focus on the Law: Perjury

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law Perjury is a crime categorized in Tennessee as an offense against the administration of government.  Legal proceedings rely on the statements of witnesses, both…