An entry from the Morgan Company ledger was made during 1915, with the customer being R.L. Thomison. The notation shows that he bought a mattress for $9.50 on November seventeenth; he also purchased two yards Hemp pieces for $1.00 and paper for $1.80 on February sixteenth. Payment was made o…

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Just like outside, there are signs of Fall in the column today. You will see what I mean when you read through the column. Today there are a c…

If you have ever witnessed a fire you would know that it can be a destructive force which can destroy life and property, putting everything an…

Late summer and early fall seems to be a time for remembering and reflecting, and with that in mind, this week’s column is a little different …

Sometimes, it’s really hard to practice what we preach. As seasons of life change, I’m finding myself doing things I said I’d never do as a pa…

The month of September is beginning, and all of us are wondering where the year has gone! We usually see the stores with Halloween and Christm…

Richard’s Note: I was saddened to hear this week of the passing of Doyle Argo, for a kinder, gentler man I have never known. A couple years ag…

If you have ever driven through the western part of the state of Tennessee, you may have seen fields white with the growth of cotton, or even …

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As a follow-up to the diabetic recipes I had in last week’s column, Sue Wilkey from Dayton Mountain sent me three delicious favorites of hers.…

From our early days of Rhea County history we find information relating to the importance of water in the lives of our early settlers. Water w…

For this week I had planned a different set of recipes, but it seemed that everywhere I went last week, people were asking about diabetic reci…

Isn’t it encouraging when you hear someone say exactly what you’ve been saying all along? You feel validated, and finally appreciated.

William Gibbs Allen wrote a great deal of history relating to Rhea County and the War Between the States. One could only imagine what his writ…

The column this week will take you to many parts of the world—from Italy and sunny Mexico and Germany as well as down to the Deep South. The r…

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…