Once in a while everything seems to fall into place perfectly, thus the cliché, perfect timing. My trucker hubby had a few days off and got a …

Many local folks are familiar with the name “Indian Creek” — the road, the bridge, the marina, the market and deli — just over the line in Jef…

After a long silence from Washington, just last week the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs passed 25 bills for veterans that tout the legis…

Mulching around trees and flower beds offers several benefits, such as soil moisture retention, reduced weeding, and keeping yard equipment a …

The sun peeks out hesitantly now and again as if to tease. Thirsty trees and shrubs have soaked up the moisture from an overnight and morning …

Over the past three weeks I have been discussing the issue of Military Sexual Trauma (MST). As with most new terms the medical profession uses…

The three cousins leisurely strolled toward the beach. One was blond, one brunette, and one with her color of the month. They laughed and chat…

Capt. C.E. Dunn of Leadvale was a prominent figure in the agricultural, business and political life of East Tennessee during much of the latte…

While several hawk species spend time in east Tennessee, the red-tailed hawk stays around all year and is the most common one seen.

Palm fronds gently rustle in the breeze while songbirds fill the cool morning air with their lovely chorus as I sip my morning coffee on the p…

During this time of quarantine, many people miss doing their favorite extracurricular activities. But, libraries have always been places where…

The wise old patriot Ben Franklin is credited with saying “there’s nothing sure but death and taxes.” But when someone dies, there are still t…

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A dog barks in the distance and songbirds serenade as I enjoy the cool morning on my son and daughter-in-love’s front porch. The mockingbird’s…

Children tend to be short-sighted and self-focused, but they also tend to be loving, genuine, and eager to help. How can we develop their inte…

The spare bedroom is close to overflowing with an array of clothing, shoes, toiletries, hair products and an oversized suitcase. Anyone who to…

Last month was National Women’s Month, which allowed me to write about the women who have served our country in the United States military. I …

If you read my stuff much, you know that I am unabashedly proud to be mountain bred. I love our southern Appalachians mountains.

This column should begin with a disclaimer. It is based upon research, some personal observation and talking with those who have first-hand ex…

Raising and teaching a child is challenging work! But Lakeisha E of Power of Positivity says we can teach kids valuable lessons, positive thin…

My little dachshund love, Missy, just loves attention. She is so accustomed to any time being lap time that she truly gets annoyed when I sit …

While doing research for Women’s History month, the following article popped up from the Nashville Union and American, August 16, 1871: Miss N…

One of the more popular trees in the spring is the eastern redbud (Cercis Canadensis), which blesses us with a beautiful bloom of purple pea-l…

The wonder of spring is everywhere I look these days, and what a lovely sight to see! On a brief walk or a ride to town my eyes catch sight of…

Students are learning a lot of lessons that can’t be taught in books during the lockdown and remote schooling.

 

 

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