Reading of the words

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I do believe it was Mac Davis who sang “Oh Lord, it’s hard to be humble.”
I am flattered to report that the Jim Martin family and friends in Charlotte (plus …

How you start or how you finish

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I don’t know but I’ve been told that how you start isn’t as important as how you finish. That could apply to a story, a fishing trip or a lifetime.
Tennessee …

Mills remembers Naumoff

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Friday is the celebration day of Paul Naumoff’s life (2 p.m., Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church, 9132 Kingston Pike, Knoxville).
Family, friends, Tennessee football fans and old Vols will gather to share memories …

Joined at the hip

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Tennessee quarterback competition owns the spotlight. Thousands, maybe a million, anxiously await the outcome.
Off stage, the irony of ironies is unfolding. Phillip Fulmer and Jeremy Pruitt are joined at the …

Paul Naumoff dies

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Updated 5 p.m. 8/18
Paul Naumoff, one of the legendary hitters in Tennessee football history, has died at age 73.
The all-American linebacker, longtime resident of Lenoir City, was famous for an …

Jonathan Kongbo: Now is the time

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In Jonathan Kongbo’s own words, “My vision has never been so clear. It is time to accomplish what I came here to do.”
Hey, don’t go away. Stay with me for …

How to win more games

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If, in December, you are going to say “I told you so,” now is the time to tell me.
This Tennessee football season could be anything from another disappointment to a …

From around here

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Thousands of little boys from around here, blessed with little orange shirts, grew up to be followers of Tennessee football. Some learned from their parents. Some learned listening to the …