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Supreme Ultimate

By Rosie Moore Tai Chi means Supreme Ultimate in the Chinese language. I thought I would be taking Tai Chi lessons a while back but little inconveniences kept getting in…

The Cuonzo Quandary

By Alex Norman This was supposed to be the season that the Tennessee Volunteers returned to the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2011. There wasn’t going to be…

‘Randy’s Runts’ haven’t been short on heart and determination

By Steve Williams His players hadn’t heard of “Rupp’s Runts,” but Halls High School basketball coach Randy Moore knew about the famous Kentucky team of the mid-1960s coached by Adolph…

Old Punishment Revisited

By Joe Rector I watched “Good Morning Joe” recently, and one short segment discussed a bill in Kansas that allows spanking. It says the teachers and parents may spank a…

Focus on the Law: Grandparents’ visitation rights

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law The issue of grandparents’ visitation rights has been addressed by the United States Supreme Court in the case of Troxel v. Granville, 530 U.S.…

A ‘Staycation’ at Blount Mansion

By Mike Steely We’ve had a weird winter and it seems it is ice and snow every other week with very little sun and warmth in between. It’s a good…

Standing Tall on the Court (Part VI): Life on the farm

By Ralphine Major He scored over 2,000 points in both his high school and college careers.  He became a college All-American and was later named to Carson-Newman’s Team of the…

Inequality

By Dr. Jim Ferguson When I started my sabbatical a friend advised me to be careful and not provoke my wife.  I assured her that a married man north of…

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…