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Story by Will Carter / Sports Editor Posted at the entrance of every roller coaster is a warning sign that lists situations where a person shouldn’t ride it. Usually it says something along the lines of, “you should not ride this roller coaster if you have a heart condition or high blood pressure, are pregnant …

Story by Georgia Smith / Contributing Writer When Lily Isaacs learned that McMinn County removed “Maus” from the East Tennessee county’s eighth-graders curriculum, she could only shake her head at the absurdity. Lily Isaacs, matriarch of the southern bluegrass gospel group The Isaacs, always tells the story of her parent’s time in Nazi concentration camps …

While I strongly support free speech, I question Musk’s motives given his history of using speech to personally profit.  Story by William Chappell, Contributing Writer Earlier this month, Elon Musk, Tesla CEO and the world’s richest man, was offered a seat on the board of Twitter. The offer came after Musk had increased his position …

Story by Will Chappell, Contributing Writer Mistakes are inevitable, but this was not. Late last month, former Vanderbilt nurse Radonda Vaught was found guilty of criminally negligent homicide after giving her patient Charlene  Murphey the incorrect medication leading to her death in 2017. Following the verdict, the American Nurses Association criticized District Attorney Glenn Funk …

Story by Will Chappell I’ve got a full decade of dealing with the medical system under my belt, I work in the media, I’m highly technologically literate— yet getting Evusheld was still a stressful, slow and somewhat difficult process. The United States Food and Drug Administration issued an emergency use order for Evusheld on Feb. …

Story by Will Chappell I’d like to ask Governor Lee if there really isn’t somewhere better he can think of to spend our tax dollars? Earlier this week, Governor Bill Lee took a break from his push to reform school funding to weigh in on an issue of the utmost import: the Tennessee Titans stadium …