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I thought publishing this newspaper through last week’s winter weather was challenging, but this week somehow proved to be more so, at least for me.Some larger newspapers have a “public … more
Which ones are the bad guys?In 1995, when my son James was seven years old, I took him to the movie theatre to see Walt Disney’s “Pocahontas.” Not surprisingly, he loved it. But walking through … more
National Future Farmers of America Week is a special time for me — an opportunity to reflect on the vital role agriculture has played in my life and the direct impact it has on the success of … more
There is excitement now that the COVID-19 vaccine is available. Many people will stand in line or wait in cars for hours to get the vaccine. Some, who feel entitled are getting to the front of the … more
When the novel coronavirus first began to spread across the United States, many self-proclaimed experts and pundits demanded that Americans “follow the science”—but the underlying message was … more
I'm pretty certain the great lyricist Johnny Mercer never met my wife. And he certainly could not have encountered her in 1938, some 27 years before she arrived on this planet.But then how does one … more
We survived the majority of the power outages. Ours went off and on and off again just about every night this week before eventually coming back and staying on through Thursday night.The truth is, we … more
Are the Algood Redskins here to stay? If you search for the definition of “Redskin” in online dictionaries, here are some of the adjectives you’ll find as it relates to Native Americans: … more
About 40 years ago, I found myself sitting in a room on the fourth floor of Tennessee Tech's Browning Hall, talking to Jeff and Jeff and Roger and Greg (the first Jeff's roommate) about whether we … more
The budget moved front and center on Capitol Hill this week as Governor Bill Lee presented his proposal to fund state government with improvements prioritizing education, health care, and job … more
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