Education and economic security

by U.S. Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. This week, the White House announced that the U.S. high school graduation rate for the 2014-2015 school year reached a record high at 83.2 percent. In Tennessee, the rate is even higher at 88.5 percent, up almost one percent from last year, and more[Read More…]

Oct 20, 2016 Guest, Opinion

Home Financing Matters

Protecting Your Information Richard Swan Mortgage Investors Group (865) 742 – 3384 NMLS#180260/ I read a post on Facebook the other day about coming up with your “Pirate Name” and the answer was the street you grew up on and the name of your first pet. Now that sounds like[Read More…]

Oct 13, 2016 Guest, Real Estate

Home Financing Matters: Using An Equity Line

by Richard Swan When you only need a little bit of money out of your home, sometimes the best option is a Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC). It is usually a Second Mortgage, but is most often secured by your house and the interest you pay is tax deductible[Read More…]

Oct 7, 2016 Guest, News, Real Estate

UT-VMC Emergency Room Tails: Piggy Bank

by Dr. Amanda Rainey You never know how Friday nights will go working emergency. Sometimes it is very busy, and sometimes nothing happens at all. When it’s a Friday night and a full moon though, things are guaranteed to get interesting. A few months ago the intern on duty and[Read More…]

Oct 7, 2016 Community, Family, Guest
Storms at Sea with Killer Beaz

Storms at Sea with Killer Beaz

by Killer Beaz Yesterday marked my 15th ocean cruise this year! Mother Nature chose to mark this event with heavy thunderstorms all over the western Caribbean! What, at first, seemed to be a buzz kill of a day, instead, turned into a “below decks” adventure. It’s easy to forget (while[Read More…]

Oct 7, 2016 Entertainment, Guest
A Brief History of Marbles

A Brief History of Marbles

by Victoria Osborne Playing a game of marbles is pretty much a thing of the past unless you play the video game. A lot of the younger generation wouldn’t know what you were talking about. But marbles were around hundreds of years ago in ancient Egypt. At that time they[Read More…]

Oct 7, 2016 Entertainment, Guest

Home Financing Matters: Uninvited Guests

They live among us in what is called an ever shrinking world. Now for many, that shrinking world is because of advanced technology that brings us all closer. For animals in our neck of the woods, that ever shrinking world is the loss of habitats for our wildlife friends and[Read More…]

Sep 30, 2016 Business, Guest, News, Real Estate

UT-VMC Emergency Room Tails: The Last Ride

by Dr. Amanda Rainey The night had grown quiet and we were all enjoying one of those rare down times on the ER service, sitting in our triage room and chatting about various topics. I feel very fortunate to truly enjoy the people that I work with, and this particular[Read More…]

Sep 30, 2016 Family, Guest

Storks: A Hilarious Family Film

by Charlie Higdon For every parent in life, there comes a time when their kid will ask one very important question: Where do babies come from? There are many ways a parent can answer this question. They can explain the question biologically and, depending on the age of the kid,[Read More…]

Sep 30, 2016 Entertainment, Featured, Guest

UT-VMC Emergency Room Tails: Against The Odds

by Dr. Amanda Rainey We’d known the case was coming for quite some time, as the owners and pet were being referred from an area several hours away. I kept glancing at the description of the dog’s problem written on our pending arrivals board in triage and feeling myself become[Read More…]

Sep 23, 2016 Family, Guest