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 and everyone at risk. Rhea County has had many devastating fires which date back to its early history, and which provide an understanding of what life w…

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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…

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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…

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…