Archive for January, 2015

Recipe for political gridlock

Recipe for political gridlock

Power & Politics January 24, 2015 at 1:46 pm 0 comments

By Zachary Toillion As everyone knows, the 114th Congress recently took office. The biggest question that remains is whether anything will be able to get done in the next two years. The rules of Congress, particularly the Senate, make cooperation nearly impossible in a country so closely divided along partisanRead More

Got a dollar for the shoes

Got a dollar for the shoes

Pigeon Droppings January 24, 2015 at 1:23 pm 0 comments

By Bob Hamill It’s almost like Dr. Jekyll and Mister Hyde. Brad Smith starts his day as a handsome bass singer for the world famous Blackwoods. With his engaging smile and a voice that make the rafters shake, he’s the epitome of an entertainer. The change happens as he makesRead More

Tennessee’s fire mortality rate drops to historic low in 2014

Tennessee’s fire mortality rate drops to historic low in 2014

State News January 24, 2015 at 1:10 pm 0 comments

NASHVILLE (press release)—The State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) announces today that fewer accidental fire-related fatalities occurred in 2014 than in any year in recorded Tennessee history, based on a preliminary examination of all available historic fire records and data by SFMO specialists. State fire records show that 72 accidental fireRead More

Jordan on sports

Jordan on sports

Sports View January 24, 2015 at 12:51 pm 0 comments

By Jordan Kobritz The short-handed Oregon Ducks lost to Ohio State 42-20 in the first ever College Football Playoff (CFP) national championship game. Two Oregon players, wide receiver Darren Carrington and running back Ayele Forde, were forced to sit out the game after failing drug tests mandated by the NCAA.Read More

Identity theft: are you still using XP?

Identity theft: are you still using XP?

Identity Theft January 24, 2015 at 12:30 pm 0 comments

By Jim Eastin Fourteen years ago the computer world changed with the introduction of Windows XP. It was a revolution in computing, more useful than the previous versions and was overwhelmingly adopted by the business world. Over the years almost every home and business moved to it. Even though MicrosoftRead More

Stuart’s lost Christmas gift

Stuart’s lost Christmas gift

News January 24, 2015 at 12:20 pm 0 comments

By Craig Martin A young sixth grader from Minnetonka, Minnesota named Stuart Fish finally got a much wished for Christmas present last Sunday. It would have been nestled under the tree, ready to open on Christmas, but the only problem was that the gift was lost on a family vacationRead More

More “free stuff” from Obama: junior college

More “free stuff” from Obama: junior college

From the Hart, Humor, Opinion January 24, 2015 at 11:40 am 0 comments

By Ron Hart President Obama came to Knoxville, Tenn. to give away $60 billion more in taxpayer money. He said he wants to give everyone free community college. What a guy! There is nothing more magnanimous than giving away other people’s borrowed money to political supporters. Obama was elected withRead More

Dinner diva: eat as if your life depended on it

Dinner diva: eat as if your life depended on it

Dinner Diva January 24, 2015 at 10:18 am 0 comments

By Leanne Ely What if every bite you put in your mouth gave your body something that would make you stronger and healthier? How many times have you wished it could be easier to lose weight, to get healthier? Yes it can be a struggle to get on (and stayRead More

Suspicious fire next to Union Grove Fire Hall

Suspicious fire next to Union Grove Fire Hall

News January 23, 2015 at 7:20 pm 0 comments

NASHVILLE (press release)—State Fire Marshal’s Office investigators say preliminary results into the cause of a Sunday, Jan. 11 fire at 920 County Road 316 in Niota, Tenn. appear to be suspicious in nature. Investigators are ruling this fire “incendiary” in its nature and origin for now and are still seekingRead More

Debt smart

Debt smart

Debt Smart January 23, 2015 at 7:05 pm 0 comments

By Scott Bilker Aloha Scott! Been living here in already expensive Hawaii for 30 years and finally the stagnant local economy surges (low interest/ real estate boom/, sending cost of living from outer stratosphere to the moon!! 🙁 I have about $20,000 spread over five cards (in three years time)Read More