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It’s hard to believe that Donna Andrews has just published the twenty-fifth mystery in the thrilling and delightful Meg Langslow series.

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With only limited time remaining this year, House Democrats are spending another week on their sham impeachment inquiry against President Trump instead of working on priorities that actually improve people’s lives.

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The Education Law Center (ELC) just issued its report, Making the Grade 2019. The report provides compelling evidence that K-12 public school funding continues to be deeply unfair in many states, including Tennessee.

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It was my distinct pleasure to be able to sit in the audience and watch my friends and neighbors; classmates and congregants perform in the recent rendition of “Annie” in the newly refurbished auditorium at Cocke County High School.

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Pecans are a staple for the upcoming holiday season. The nut is cultivated primarily in Georgia and in Mexico, which supply 80% of the world’s pecans. They are delicious, nutrient-packed powerhouses that are an ideal snack, condiment, or ingredient for many favorite recipes.

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I have been sharing information about the 2nd annual military art and artifacts exhibit, “A Glimpse into Our Wars” being held at the Newport National Guard Armory.

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Remember when the PE teacher just threw balls out onto the gym floor, sent you outside to play, or had you running endless laps? Jasmine Stiles, the PE coordinator in Encinitas, CA, is out to change that.

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Major Homer L. Pease, a Johnson City native, is the embodiment of the heroes we honor on Veterans Day. As a young boy of 13, he felt called to serve his country. Pease lied about his age in order to enlist in the U.S. Army and was assigned to the 101st Airborne Division, where he volunteered…

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I’ve often thought that once I retire, I might return to school and audit some classes, but I’ll think twice after reading The Pawful Truth and learning what happened to Charlie Harris when he did that.

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It has taken me three years to feature Jean as a cook. She is the wife of a minister, which in itself lends to a very busy life for her, but here she is. Please delight in every word of today’s column.

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It’s been a busy week setting up the 2nd Annual “Glimpse into Our Wars” exhibit at the Newport, TN National Guard Armory, 7055 Armory Road. I had some really great help from Kenneth Calfee, Frank Nance, Mac Kincheloe, and Larry Hartsell. We also received a lot of support from Sergeants Metca…

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I have heard of a painting in which the artist depicted the boy Jesus with an armful of wood, on His way to Joseph’s carpenter shop. In that painting, the rays of sunlight which fall across His shoulders leave the shadow of a cross on the ground beside Him.

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Growing up, my father worked in a factory and my mother worked as a bank teller. I lived at home while attending Austin Peay State University before enrolling in medical school at the University of Tennessee.

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After a generation of disruptive reforms—No Child Left Behind, Value-added Measurement, Race to the Top, and Common Core—after over a decade of disinvestment in education, after years of bashing and demoralizing teachers, the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) for 2019 shows …

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My column several weeks ago on soups was so well received that I was asked to do another one. The season is finally upon us that we want to sit down to a nice, hot bowl of soup. Isn’t that right, Dawn Bryant Mousseau, who can eat soup any time. However, in our locale, fall and winter are the…

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This past weekend I started off Saturday with a tune in my head from the 70s, the Fifth Dimension song “Up, Up and Away”. I was headed to the Lakeside of the Smokies Balloon Festival and could imagine how I would like to “Ride in a beautiful balloon.”

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Susan Wittig Albert earned her place among the world’s best mystery writers several years ago. As the author who pens the Darling Dahlia series, the Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter, and, with her husband, Bill Albert, a series of Victorian-Edwardian mysteries under the pseudonym Robin Paige,…

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With the publication of The Body in the Wake, the Faith Fairchild mystery series reached a milestone. The Body in the Wake is the twenty-fifth installment featuring amateur sleuth and professional chef/caterer Faith Faithchild.

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Starting next fall, some students who take the ACT will have a new option as they try to improve their scores: They’ll be allowed to retake individual sections of the exam, instead of having to sit for the entire test again.

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Old Ben Thomas sat on the creaky old front porch of his unpainted house that morning, just as he had done for many, many mornings in the past. He had worked hard for many years, but he was now beyond work; and he contented himself to spending his time rocking on the old boarded front porch. …

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Laurel Springs Christian Church, located alongside Hwy. 73 (Hooper Hwy.) in Cosby, dates to October 5, 1877, when founders adopted the original church covenant, stating “We the disciples of Christ assembled at Laurel Springs October 5, 1877, do covenant and agree to take the Bible and it alo…

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In 1918, Rev. H.L. Trim, Church of God District Overseer, conducted a tent revival in the McCowan Creek community, which lies between Rankin and Point Pleasant. As a result of this revival, McCowan Creek Church of God was born.

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ALPS Adult Day Services: 600 N. Daisy St., Morristown; limited to 12 adults per class

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In the words of that silly (but effective) sales guy, Vince; “I dunno.”

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ALPS Adult Day Services: 600 N. Daisy St., Morristown; limited to 12 adults per class

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MORRISTOWN—Walters State Community College will hold Scholarship Saturday from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on Oct. 26 in the R. Jack Fishman Library on the Morristown Campus. Students can complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the Walters State admission application and scholarshi…

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Boy Scout Troop 298 will hold an Open House on Thursday, Oct. 24, at First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, 261 E. Broadway, Newport.

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Everyone in Cocke County should be looking in their trunks, attics and barns for military items they or a relative might have brought home or just kept from their experiences serving in the military. It is time for the 2nd Annual “A Glimpse into Our Wars,” military art and artifacts exhibit.

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When Sandra was a young girl, she helped her mom in the kitchen as much as time would allow; however, her mom worked late, and their time together was limited. She did learn some of the basics, and her mom would call her before she left work and tell her to bake a pan of cornbread. She marri…

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For some time now, Rita Mae Brown’s Mrs. Murphy novels have followed a structure featuring two distinct stories, one set in 18th century Virginia at the time of the American Revolution and the other in modern times. Brown’s newest work, Whiskers in the Dark continues the same pattern.

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MORRRISTOWN—The Walters State Community College Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for community colleges, inducted 59 new members during its Oct. 8 induction ceremony.