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Probably like many of you, we always get about 10 free calendars each year, all from charities that want some of our money. This year they are starting early; we have already received one for 2020.

Rosa is said to be the favorite of all flower species and was one of the first to be cultivated. It reigns supreme over garden plants, and at least one rose is grown and loved in most gardens.

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We all want to feel good about ourselves! This isn’t the same as being respectable or respected by others but rather, having confidence to be who you are.

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“WARNING: Hands-free devices do not eliminate cognitive distraction.” — “Understanding the Distracted Brain: Why Driving While Using Hands-Free Cell Phones is Risky Behavior,” National Safety Council White Paper

More than 22 year ago, citizens in Englewood in McMinn County filed a lawsuit against their city, alleging that their Board of Commissioners did not provide adequate notice of a meeting in which it selected a route for a highway expansion project.

“For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which ye have shewed toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister.” (Hebrews 6:10)

Not long ago we attended the graduation of our “bonus” granddaughter from Appalachian State University. (A friend just shared “bonus” children with me; they are the ones acquired by a second marriage. It sounds much nicer that stepgrandchild.) Probably a number of you also had graduations to…

This time of year, along our country roadsides, it’s pleasant to see the many elderberry bushes showing off their beautiful clusters of star-shaped, white flowers.

TWRA Boat Registration Fee Increase: Effective July 1, 2019 the TWRA will increase the fee to renew boat registration.  The good news is you can save a little money if you renew before July 1.  Even if your current registration is in date you can still add up to three years to your current r…

Garden watering, although essential, can be costly, labor intensive and time consuming. But there are a number of options that can help reduce the cost, labor and time.

2 Corinthians 10:12 “For we dare not make ourselves of the number, or compare ourselves with some that commend themselves: but they measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise.”

A recent column on manners motivated readers to send me their pet peeves. Therefore, today’s article discusses social skills and appearance that bother you!

More teens start drinking and smoking cigarettes and marijuana in June and July than in any other month, the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration said in a report entitled, “Monthly Variation in Substance Use Initiation among Adolescents”.

The words “Rain, rain go away” were on my mind — a lot — earlier this year. Now, as I am writing this in late May, most of my plants are in need of a good watering, and, like The Temptations, “I Wish It Would Rain”.

The past two columns have dealt with federal census schedules and the non-population schedules, and just what kinds of information about your family can be found there.

“In the first century in Palestine, Christianity was a community of believers. Then Christianity moved to Greece and it became a philosophy. Then it moved to Rome and became an institution. Then on to Europe, and became a culture. And then it moved to America and became a business.” — Prisci…