Garrett: Vols’ Ward was as humble as he was great

Several years ago, I was taking a young kid to his first college basketball game at Thompson-Boling Arena.It was a bitterly cold January day...

Editorial: We have tourism, too

The Tennessee Department of Tourism last week sent out an email blast highlighting fall activities in Tennessee.Or, should we say, parts of Tennessee.The fall...

Garrett: Remembering the Blizzard of ’93

They called it “Riday.” The concept? Friday without an F. At the end of every six-week grading period, Robbins School would hold Riday for...

Oden: He's lucky there are no land sharks in Appalachia

if( function_exists('ADDTOANY_SHARE_SAVE_KIT') ) { ADDTOANY_SHARE_SAVE_KIT(); }“Well, Jake did it again!” said my wife, after a visit with our neighbors at the farm next door.“Did...

Oden: Coming out of the closet with big cat sighting

Several years ago on a snowy winter afternoon in Tennessee, I saw something cross the road in front of my truck that caused me...

Appalachian Notebook: Classified ads can soar to literary heights – or not

The classified ad listed under a Sporting Goods header in the local shopper piqued my interest. For only $25, I could own an almost...

Out My Way: Men and their penchant for drawing on bathroom walls

“It’s a blank canvas. If you will it so, it can be your masterpiece.”Those are the words spoken every morning by radio host Hallerin...

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