Country living is more than a fairy tale

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Living in the country is often an adventure. When you live away from the usual amenities you have to be prepared and a bit more self-reliant.
I was cooking breakfast one …

Southern songs in Vietnam

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Ken Burns and his PBS miniseries on country music evoked a strong memory.
Bob Hope and Ann-Margret didn’t find their way out to the far fire bases in South Vietnam. They …

The best reporting is local

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When I was a cub reporter we had two or three days of torrential rain and my editor told me to do a weather story. You may find this hard …

KPD: Is it time for civilian control?

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When Knoxville’s next mayor takes office, a major concern will be presiding over a police department under siege.
What sort of workplace culture exists when a police sergeant can draw a …

The myth of the ‘gun show loophole’

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The Tennessee Valley Fair owns nine acres of property on the north end of Chilhowee Park. It’s where the livestock exhibits are located during the annual event. The property is …