During these “unusual” times of today, it seems that the census has completely been forgotten. However, we must be sure to fill out our census…

Leading the way today is a Blackberry Cobbler recipe, and for good reason. One of my favorite things in the world is blackberry cobbler, and I…

It is hard to believe that late summer is here already! There are a couple of salad recipes in the column today that will help you cool off, a…

In today’s world of technology, most people email or text instead of writing letters in order to communicate. However, during the War Between …

This year the Fourth of July holiday will be celebrated somewhat differently than in the past because of the present situation in our country.…

The 4th of July means many different things to different people—summer vacation, a trip with the family, reunions, baseball games, cookouts, t…

When I’m in the classroom, I talk much more than I lecture. Lecturing isn’t really my style. I enjoy conversing with the students. Occasionall…

In the beginning of each of our early settlements the first item of business was a governing body in order for life to run as smoothly as poss…

Today it is all about desserts—most of them quick and easy! Those of you who know me, know that besides cooking another of my keen interests i…

Many movies and television shows have been made relating to the role of a father in the lives of his family. Perhaps one of the best-loved sho…

This is Father’s Day weekend. I remember my own father, Earl David Daugherty, Sr., as a good, honest, hard-working man who probably best showe…

I had picked another topic to write about this week, but when I thought about all the turmoil in our world of today, I decided to go with some…

I have some new, fun, delicious things for you this week from some of my favorite people! There is something for a wide variety of tastes toda…

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In today’s world where everyone needs to feel pride or just simply acknowledge something that is good, we can all be proud of our Tennessee he…

You would think I was covered up in peaches from the recipes in today’s column, but truth be told, I have yet to have a single one! Now that I…

“Ice Cream” or “I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Ice Cream” is a popular song, first published in 1927; words and music were by Howard …

Since many cemeteries are celebrating Decoration Day during the months of May and June, we find that Memorial Day is a direct result of that p…

We take so much for granted, but this weekend we have a wonderful opportunity to pause and honor the brave men and women who gave the ultimate…

It’s strawberry time in Tennessee! During this time of year all of Rhea County would be getting ready for the Strawberry Festival, if times we…

I had a call from someone this week who had remembered when I wrote the column about Eva Kay Sinclair quite some time ago, and he asked me if …

During the unusual circumstances of the Coronavirus Pandemic this year, many events have been cancelled in order to protect the citizens of ou…

This Sunday will not be just any Sunday.  It is Mother’s Day and is set aside to honor that special person in our lives whether they be here o…

During the months of May and June many cemeteries will see the addition of flowers and flags on the graves of those who are buried in those pl…

Since it will soon be Cinco de mayo some of the recipes today have a south-of-the-border flavor. I always think it is fun to mark certain days…

As we continue to live through more of the Coronavirus Pandemic, we begin to realize just how important cemeteries are becoming. Graveyards ar…