Henry and Earlene Huckeba: A couple with influence

Henry and Earlene Huckeba (pronounced Huck-e-be) moved to Murfreesboro in December of 1973.   Henry became the minister of the Kingwood Heights Church of Christ.  The Huckebas were an excellent team.  My parents invited them to supper on a Wednesday night before midweek Bible Study on the last Wednesday night of the year.  They had their three children with them: Ronnie, […]

Susan Steen: Organized files always help in emergency

“For every minute spent organizing, an hour is earned.” – Benjamin Franklin The panic set in. Where was that piece of paper? I knew exactly where it was, but I tore several areas of the house apart looking for it. It was in a manila folder. Or was it? No, it turned out it wasn’t. And when I changed what […]

Steve Haley: A summer for the books

In the Spring of 1982, I met with my APSU academic advisor to discuss degree requirements for secondary education.  I was to student-teach 11th-grade history at Montgomery Central that upcoming fall. By my calculations, I had enough credit hours to walk at the May graduation. After looking over my transcript, Dr. Calhoun discovered I was short nine hours in economics […]

Democrats put illegal immigrants first and Americans last

5.3 million. That’s the estimated number of illegal immigrants who have been apprehended at the Southern border since Joe Biden took office. Another 1.5 million so-called “gotaways” have evaded Border Patrol agents and entered the country without being caught. An Afghan national and a Pakistani national, both on the FBI Terrorism Watch List, were caught trying to enter the U.S. last week. Just days ago, a group of 30 […]

Susan Steen: Relationship with parents succeeds in both directions

“And teach your parents well …And feed them on your dreamsThe one they pick’s the one you’ll know by. Don’t you ever ask them, ‘Why?’If they told you, you will crySo just look at them and sighAnd know they love you.” –Graham Nash It was January 1965. The couple received a call that a little 5-month-old baby girl was still […]

The Guthrie Post Office – Zipcode 42234

In a meeting with my colleagues on the Robertson County Scholarship Foundation, our board chairman, Kelvin Penuel, mentioned the need to pick up the last of our scholarship applications at the Springfield Post Office.  As Kelvin spoke, I thought of the friendly confines of Guthrie’s post office when I was a boy.  In 1960s Guthrie, the post office was one […]

Susan Steen: Great teachers give us a love of learning

“The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind.” — Kahlil Gibran Mr. Hill will always be a teacher I remember. He allowed me to figure things out on my own. Well, I, along with a travel agent and many pages in […]

Blackburn: The left is waging war on women

Mother’s Day is an important time for us to come together with our loved ones and recognize the pivotal role mothers play in our families and our lives. In the Blackburn family, I celebrated my daughter and daughter-in-law, and I took time to remember my mother and grandmother, who had such a profound influence on my life. Spending the day […]

Susan Steen: You have an entire month to show you care

“To make a difference in someone’s life, you don’t have to be brilliant, rich, beautiful, or perfect. You just have to care.” — Mandy Hale I remember the first time I saw a photo submitted by Sabrina in our weekly photography project. She clearly had a great eye for creativity. She had been homeless for almost three weeks. I have […]

Blackburn: Biden administration fumbles another evacuation

We’ve seen this movie before: a U.S. embassy closes under the supervision of President Biden’s administration. Americans are left behind. Utter incompetence abounds as yet another country descends into chaos. I have to commend our brave service members for carrying out the courageous mission to evacuate government workers from the U.S. embassy in Khartoum. Few places in the world are […]

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