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C-N Volleyball Honored with Team Academic from AVCA

C-N Volleyball Honored with Team Academic from AVCA

The Carson-Newman volleyball team earned national recognition from the American Volleyball Coaches Association. The Eagles were one of six South Atlantic Conference teams to bring in the Team Academic Award that honors high school and collegiate teams. To qualify for the award, a team must maintain at least a 3.30 cumulative grade-point average. The accolade [...]

Archie Named to CDFL Pre-season All-American Football Team

Archie Named to CDFL Pre-season All-American Football Team

Tusculum College defensive back LiRonta Archie has been named to the 2014 Collegiate Development Football League Division II Preseason All-America Team. Archie, a 6-1, 190-pound senior, enters his final collegiate campaign ranked in the top-10 in Tusculum history in four statistical categories, including second in career fumble recoveries (6), fourth in career fumbles forced (6), [...]

Jefferson City Public Library Hosting “Bring Your Own Device” Saturday, August 16, 2014

The Jefferson City Public Library is offering a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) Workshop on Saturday August 16th at 10AM.  Bring your own device and learn how to connect to our Regional E-books an Audible Downloads – Ebooks, Audiobooks, and now streaming movies!  The class will be capped at 10 to ensure the best possible [...]

Jefferson City Public Library’s LEGO Storytime Starting Thursday, August 21, 2014

The Jefferson City Public Library is starting a LEGO Storytime on Thursday, August 21st, from 4:30PM to 5:30PM.  LEGO Storytime’s schedule will be the third Thursday of every month from 4:30PM to 5:30PM, promoting the development of manual dexterity, muscle strength, and recognition of colors, shapes, and patterns.  This storytime will be geared for children [...]

Elizabeth Kolbert’s ‘The Sixth Extinction’

Elizabeth Kolbert’s ‘The Sixth Extinction’

This week I am reviewing a nonfiction book, that I desperately wish was fiction: Elizabeth Kolbert’s The Sixth Extinction. Kolbert presents an analysis at various extinction events throughout earth’s history, as well as examines various ecological crises of present, in order to support the hypothesis that earth is seeing its sixth great extinction event. Throughout [...]

Track Pants and Knits Chic Trend

Track Pants and Knits Chic Trend

Darlings, the new trend of track pants is most flattering for all body types. And the way the fashion fits around the ankle is so feminine, especially worn with heels, Yes, I know how high and uncomfortable the 4 or 5 inch heels are for work or casual wear. So, I suggest a mid heel [...]

Washing Day

Today as I shoved clothes into my washing machine, setting the dial for a quick 30 minuet wash, and knowing my gas dryer would have them dry in the same time frame, I marveled at how far we have come in the laundry world. Laundry ready in an hour was unheard of in the “good [...]

Child Social Stresses

Child Social Stresses

Back to school brings new class-mates and new friends. Some children have harder times making new friends than others, but everyone feels the stress. Prepare your child to handle transitions concerning new people in his/her life. – Teach Basic Social Skills: Teach your child how to greet peers. Explain that smiles and eye contact make [...]

Slow Cooker Balsamic Beef

Slow Cooker Balsamic Beef

Slow cooker meals are my busy day life savers. When I know it will be a long day, I like to plan ahead to use my slow cooker, and this has become one of my family’s favorite slow cooker meals. Seriously, we could eat this every other day. The reduced sauce provides a rich, deep [...]

Socks are Tricky Beasts

Socks are Tricky Beasts

I’ve come to the conclusion that socks are tricky beasts. Yes, I said socks. Consider the evidence. It’s common knowledge they run away from home when taken to the laundry. Grateful clothing simply doesn’t behave that way. Clearly, socks are trouble. Even when you think you’ve developed a close relationship, the perfect fit, they go [...]

Mandates Hard to Come By

Mandates Hard to Come By

Elections are always exciting and Thursday’s election did not disappoint. Jefferson County did not come out in droves to let their voice be heard. In fact, I would call the voting numbers more a whisper or church voice hush rather than a shout but, whatever, the voters have spoken. Out with some of the old [...]

The Buzzz!!

The Buzzz!!

The buzz word this week is “secret”. The face of the head governmental hive changed this week and the buzz is that it took some by surprise. Buzzy Bees in the know are buzzing that some incumbents got seriously stung and it shocked one side of the isle. The low humm is that the chairman [...]

Do County Offices Close on Election Day?

I came to town on Election Day and was surprised to find that County buildings were not open. Is this the policy on all Election Days? It has been my experience that County Government offices are closed on Election Day to allow government employees the opportunity to vote. This was especially important before early voting [...]

Muey, Wiley Look to Build off Overseas Experience

Muey, Wiley Look to Build off Overseas Experience

For a third straight year the ETSU volleyball team was represented in the European Global Challenge. A year after Megan Devine, Meredith Hardy and Jessica Schafer participated in the event, rising senior Katie Muey and junior Khadijah Wiley made the trek overseas to improve on their game last month. Prior to the five Buccaneer players [...]

Parrilla Announces 2014 Carson-Newman Cross-Country Schedule

Parrilla Announces 2014 Carson-Newman Cross-Country Schedule

Carson-Newman cross-country coach Tony Parrilla announced his squad’s upcoming 2014 schedule, which features four meets against Division I competition.  The Eagles will face stout competition at the Louisville Classic hosted by the University of Louisville in Kentucky. Last year’s Louisville Classic featured 20 D-1 teams. “One of the things that I wanted to do in [...]

The Trench Look

The Trench Look

Darlings, can you believe school is about to start? Where did the summer go so fast? Stores are buzzing with parents buying school supplies and new clothes. Speaking of new clothes, I am always interested in the newest trends, so, my complete attention has turned to fall fashion. Anne Taylor is a chic shop and [...]