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Someone once said, and no one has been given credit for this statement, “A fallen leaf is nothing more than a summer’s wave goodbye.”   more
My lifelong personal hero is a man known to millions around the world. He is an historical personality admired and followed by billions of faithful adherents for several thousand years. more
Watching the tragedies of Sept. 11, 2001, were difficult for all of us.    more
You know what? I believe in healing. I believe in Divine Healing. I believe that Jesus Christ, the long promised Messiah, is the Healer.    more
A little Christian woman, barely five feet in height, stands tall in the hearts and minds of millions of people around the globe. She is known affectionately as Mother Teresa. more
So many times in life we don’t know what to do.   more
Do you remember? more
The last Friday night of the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration has become a tradition—a time for recognizing and offering appreciation to military veterans … more
In January 2000, community leaders in Charlotte, North Carolina invited their favorite son, Billy Graham, to a luncheon in his honor.   more
On September 11, 2001, there were so many heroes who gave their lives as they bravely went to the aid of those trapped in the Twin Towers in New York City. more
There are certain things we see we wish we could unsee.   more
According to CNN, pandemic fears and enhanced unemployment benefits have left the nation facing a serious shortage of qualified school bus drivers.  more
I love to talk about my research with anyone who’ll listen. To me, the intricacies of life, how it works, and how things can go wrong are all fascinating to ponder. I currently study melanoma, an aggressive form of skin cancer, and when I tell people I do cancer research, one question invariably arises: “where’s the cure?”... more
Do you consider yourself a scientist? I’d argue that you are. Picture this. You wake up one morning craving a bowl of cereal, but to your great disappointment, the milk is past the expiration … more
The policy of the Times-Gazette is to only print reader submitted "Letters to the Editor" which clearly identify the author. Sometimes without supplying that information, readers miss out on some good points, because we refuse to print. I am going to refer to a letter-to-the-editor from this week which was apparently from someone who wished to remain anonymous. They only identified themselves as "Outraged and Saddened."... more
Colonial Pipeline's operations recently ground to a halt, and a major component of our nation's infrastructure was substantially crippled-at least temporarily. From the public's perspective, the harm was caused by bad actors in cyberspace seeking a ransom which, according to most news reports, was eventually paid... more
The roads to our homes, no matter your location, connect each member of our community. Roads mapped by surveyors. Roads marked by signage. Roads that connect our families. Roads that function as connective links for the regions' various industries and businesses. ... more
"Some old-fashioned things like fresh air and sunshine are hard to beat." - Laura Ingalls Wilder I got my second COVID vaccine last Friday and I hope most of you are working on getting vaccinated to help us all beat this virus. I also had a fun UT experience last Friday. ... more
This community received some sad news this week upon the notification that Bill Doak had passed away. While we grieve this great member of our community leaving us, as many who knew him said on Facebook this weekend, he was a man of great integrity and faith... more
"My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government." - Thomas Jefferson The Governor's supplemental budget came out Tuesday. I had been anxiously awaiting the document to see what else would be funded this year. ... more
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