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Growing up and being black, certain things were natural – the school you attended, the places you went, the people you associated with, and the political party you affiliated with. 

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Recently there was a short piece in the Nashville paper about a new pub opening in the city.  We know that darts have long been associated with these establishments but this one is taking this type activity to the ultimate level. They will feature axe throwing.  Yes, you did read that correc…

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The race for governor is on. Both Karl Dean and Bill Lee are crisscrossing the state talking about the many challenges facing Tennessee and the opportunities to make the state a better place to live.

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As I travel around the country, I continue to run into the same issues regardless of industry, size of the company or how long it has been in existence.  One of those is a frustration with the lack of accountability.  Even though the term is overused, the problem hasn’t gone away.  Some migh…

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The Webb School was founded by the Webb brothers in 1870 in Culleoka and moved to Bell Buckle in 1886.  It is said that W. R. Webb (called "Old Sawney" by students) was the public face of the school.  He not only taught a number of subjects but was also very quotable.  He liked trotting hors…

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 During the first U.S. Senate debate between Republican Congressman Marsha Blackburn and former Democrat Gov. Phil Bredesen, I was encouraged to hear Marsha push back against single payer health care.  

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On Saturday, as news of Tennessee State University’s Christion Abercrombie’s injury began circulating, my worst fears as a football mother were being lived out by another mom. When your son loves football with heart and soul, you know the risks. We don’t often talk about them as it’s the uns…

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So, Mom and I have been talking and barking about Alexa, that virtual assistant gadget.  We do not have one. Honestly, we’re the only ones I know who have only one TV in the house. Mom is not a big TV watcher usually, but that changes now in football season.  Call me crazy, but I’m not a fan…

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Granny Boyd was my paternal grandmother.  She was born a year or so before the Civil War and lived most of her life on a farm in the valley of Bogue Chitto Creek near McComb in southern Mississippi.  This creek is a tributary of the Pearl River, which forms a portion of the boundary between …

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I went to one of the big box stores — I won’t say which one because I wouldn’t want to TARGET them by placing a BIG RED BULL’S EYE on them by unfairly making a TARGET of them by what I’m about to write — to pick up a video game for Other Boy’s birthday and when I got there all the games were…