Saturday, September 18, 2021
I may not be organized or athletic or the best possible volunteer for the PTO, but I still have one thing I thought was lost somewhere between college graduation and the birth of my first child ... my ability to stay up past 9 p.m. for a concert.
Thursday, September 16, 2021
The 20th Granville Quilt Festival will be Oct. 2 as part of the Granville Fall Celebration at the historic Granville United Methodist Church. The show will offer 27 categories of competition with three place awards in each category with the show being professionally judged.
Saturday, September 11, 2021
I’m a procrastinator. In fact, I’m an expert at the art of delayed action. Give me any deadline, and I’ll figure out a way to wait until the very last minute to complete the task. Of course, there will be a meltdown or two in the meantime, but it gets done.
I was returning from East Tennessee a while back by way of Interstate 40. In reasonably heavy traffic, somewhere on the east side of Crossville, I grew tired of this dude who had been dogging my back bumper for over a mile. “Boxed in” by a motorist in front of me who seemed to be in no hurry…
Thursday, September 09, 2021
I have never received so many calls about armyworms in my life. I’ve been in the horticulture industry since I was young, but this year seems to be out of the norm. They are knocking out pastures, lawns, and even golf courses this year and I’m hoping that this is just an abnormal year.
‘Light Sensitive’ to debut
Tuesday, September 07, 2021
Whether you are a walker, runner or just want to be a cheerleader on the sidelines, the Sherry’s Run 5K Run/Walk is where you want to be on Saturday at 8 a.m.
Saturday, September 04, 2021
Riders from across Tennessee and neighboring Kentucky have descended on the James Ward Ag Center and they aren’t going anywhere until every trophy is handed out.
The late columnist, writer, humorist and avowed southerner, Lewis Grizzard once said, “The nearest thing to heaven is a home grown tomato.” I think he may have been right, and if not right, close. A home grown tomato is pure, natural and, at its best, Southern. What could be closer to heaven…
I woke up this morning to quiet. Total quiet. Eerily quiet.
Friday, September 03, 2021
The 9th annual Granville Scarecrow Festival in Tennessee’s Mayberry Town will occur Oct. 1-30 with the theme “Mayberry Characters on Parade.”
Thursday, September 02, 2021
Wendi Welch Warren wanted to help change the world by loving everyone. Her husband Larimore remembered that drive fondly.
Suicidal thoughts, much like mental health conditions, can affect anyone regardless of age, gender or background. In fact, suicide is often the result of an untreated mental health condition. Suicidal thoughts, although common, should not be considered normal and often indicate more serious issues.
“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago.”
The Lebanon High School class of 1951 recently celebrated its 70th reunion. Those attending were, front row, from left, Charles Simpson, Wyma Gillespie Daniel, Jane Bouton Farris, Dorothy Partlow Chambers, Elizabeth Edwards Green, Fern Henley Stoneman, John Lee Woodall and June Christian Gar…
For the first time ever, Watertown will play host to a Bluegrass Fall Festival showcasing several talented pickers in the area.
Saturday, August 28, 2021
In these days of uncertainty and conspiracy-fueled arguments over EVERYTHING, it’s imperative that you do something, anything, to take your mind off the fact that toilet paper seems to be dwindling from the shelves once again. I recommend unplugging, grabbing your favorite snack, and binging…
In the early days it was referred to as that “electronic box” that sat in the corner of the living room. I can’t remember the first time I watched television. I do remember it being in black and white. I also remember the time we visited a neighbor’s house on a Sunday evening to get our firs…
The restoration of Lebanon’s historic Pickett Chapel continues, and the Wilson County Black History Committee is inviting anyone interested to an open house today to come celebrate the church’s 155-year anniversary.
Thursday, August 26, 2021
As we head into fall, everyone is thinking about their lawn. Depending on what type of lawn you are growing, it will determine when you plant or aerate. Cool-season grasses and warm-season grasses are completely different, and they can only be planted during a short window. Most homeowners h…
Tuesday, August 24, 2021
The first installment of the Wilson County Fair — Tennessee State Fair is officially in the books, and representatives from the organization say they were extremely pleased with how it went.
Saturday, August 21, 2021
They don’t call it the Volunteer State for nothing, and the Wilson County Fair — Tennessee State Fair is no exception.
It seems it was not so long ago when every family farm had a milk cow. That was certainly the case before “store bought” milk came along. But even after milk was made available in grocery stores, it was much more economical to secure milk directly from the cow to meet the family’s milk deman…
I remember my mother had a pressure cooker. She didn’t use it often but when she did we had stew.