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I suppose we all have stored in our memories a few favorite quotes and sayings of famous people and persons we have known. There are words that encourage us, words that instruct us, and words of warning. It seems to me, as time goes by, fewer and fewer words of warning are being heeded.

Now is the time when many homes will be adorned with holiday plants including cactus, amaryllis and poinsettias. I think that every home that decorates for Christmas should have at least one poinsettia, the No. 1-selling potted plant in the world.

Particularly this time of year, many are feeling more philanthropic than usual and rightfully so. It’s a great thing to think of your fellow man and provide support at a level with which you are comfortable. But con artists prey upon the combination of the holiday season and your heightened …

Recently, Tennessee received the highest grade in the entire nation from Shared Hope International for laws we have passed to end human trafficking in this state. In fact, the anti-human trafficking organization has recognized Tennessee with the top distinction in the country in each of the …

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Four days, 14 schools visited, 4,800 students reached and 1,573 miles traveled – all to spread the word to high school juniors and seniors about the University of Tennessee’s new, innovative scholarship program called UT Promise. 

After our weather gets off to a decent start for the beginning of the week, an unsettled pattern is shaping up beginning Dec. 6, with chances of rain every day through Dec. 10.  

Finding our purpose in life seems to be an ever evolving journey throughout the seasons of our lives. Having had the privilege of serving so many seniors in our community, the verbiage I hear the most is “I feel useless.”

Tennessee’s District Attorneys General are on a mission to protect seniors from elder abuse.  We are improving laws and increasing public awareness, along with criminal investigations and courtroom prosecutions, in order to protect our seniors from elder abuse.  We need the help of informed …

I’m a country boy. I grew up in the country. I lived most of my life in the country. I hope to die and be buried out in the country.

“When a resolute young fellow steps up to the great bully, the world, and takes him boldly by the beard, he is often surprised to find it comes off in his hand, and that it was only tied on to scare away the timid adventurers.”  — Ralph Waldo Emerson

A front moving through the area should bring scattered showers Tuesday but the temperatures will be mild with highs in the low 60s. 

This week, we observed Veterans Day — one of the most significant holidays each and every year across this great nation. On this occasion, we pay our respects to those who have served, and we stand united behind our veterans and their families.

I was reminded recently how it easy it is to lose a wallet but some very kind people returned it.  What if they hadn’t?  What if it had been stolen?  If that happens, what should you do?

A few years ago, my wife (Sarah) and I visited my daughter Ava’s elementary school to do something called “Parent Share.” 

This year, members of the Sumner County legislative delegation — Rep. Johnny Garrett, Speaker Pro Tempore Ferrell Haile, and Rep. Terri Lynn Weaver — joined me and our entire General Assembly to enhance school safety for Tennessee children. We all believe every child must attend a good, safe…

The first snow flurries of the season were reported in Middle Tennessee on Halloween and then temperatures dropped into the 20s over the weekend.

From the time William H. Henderson settled in the area we now call Hendersonville (circa 1790), the area has been undergoing change.  From the first native villages to today’s modern neighborhoods, there has been change.  One of the most damaging impacts of this change has come in the form o…

Moisture moves out and drier air moves in to Rutherford County on Tuesday as a cold front passes through the area.