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Opinion
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We got to talking about people we’d like to meet, or would have liked to have met. Abraham Lincoln came up quickly. Someone mentioned Babe Ruth. A golfer in the group wanted to play a round … more
Long-time Bethel supporters and brothers (L to R): Joe Morris, Ray Morris and Jack Morris. File photo originally published in “A Pictorial History of McKenzie, Tennessee,” by The McKenzie … more
I should be writing some silly story about Christmas shopping this morning. Or maybe sharing a memory of buying a special gift for a special person at this special time of the year…hoping it … more
I’ve always been on the wrong side of Thanksgiving. Don’t misunderstand here. I love the holiday. I would, and did, give genuine and grateful thanks for anything that got me out of the … more
My hair has turned white and is falling out.People ask if my grandfather was bald. Well meaning folks explain in graphic detail how hair loss is inherited from “your mother’s side of the … more
Born Orvis Clulon Wells, Jr., January 10, 1916, Dr. Wells was the eldest of Dr. and Mrs O.C Wells of Murray, Kentucky.The Wells family was one of the pioneer families in Calloway County, Kentucky, … more
Chandler King was the first veteran I ever heard talk about his time in the service. He was in the Navy. And he was at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. He came to our second grade class in 1954 and … more
As we mark another Veterans Day, I find it all the more important to write this week’s article paying some semblance of a tribute to the veterans of McKenzie. The men and women of McKenzie hold … more
The first president that affected my life directly was Herbert Hoover. It didn’t matter that he left office fourteen years before I was born. Dad referred to him every time we asked for money. … more
The name, Dr. J.A. Barksdale, was a name I’ve seen over the years in one context or another. So while scratching my head and looking for an interesting topic I came across his name. It must … more
It’s sad to be an adult at Halloween. You’d look a tad out of place knocking on doors with a sack in your hand and a Lone Ranger mask on your face yelling, “Trick or Treat!” … more
After going down the genealogy rabbit hole, I realized there was as slight omission to my research. During a lunch meeting, I discovered Dr. Harris Collier had more than the one child (Harris Fields) … more
Bob Ferguson wrote a song, made famous by Porter Wagoner back in the sixties, entitled “Carroll County Accident”. It carries me back home every time I hear it.I asked Porter one night if … more
“The Faithful Souls” Gospel Group, 1980s. Pictured are: Marilyn Johnson, Robert Johnson, Alvin Fields, Anthony Gordon, Marie Fields Johnson and Danny Johnson. File photo originally … more
Let’s talk literary this morning. I have had more people lately asking me about “my” book than you can shake a stick at. They want to know when I’m writing one. Or when am I … more
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