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For many people the little pop-up notifications that appear in the bottom right of the Windows screen (by the date and time) are irritating. For others the pop-ups are great as reminders of things or alerting them to new updates on events, programs etc.

The bright yellow linen tablecloth was adorned with festive orange linen napkins. The fine china dishes were covered with turkey, dressing, gravy, mac and cheese, potato salad, deserts, and much more. It was in our lovely fellowship hall this past Sunday afternoon, and while one might expect…

True confession: I wrote this column thinking for sure that Thanksgiving was this week. I never even looked at the calendar. It just seems like it’s time, you know? Then my wife mentioned that the holiday was “late” this year, on Nov. 28. I said, “Too bad, I already wrote the column.” That’s…

In 2016 we witnessed the cleverest seduction of an American socio-economic group since 1861. That’s when the southern plantation owners convinced the southern small farmers and wage earners to march off to defend slavery, an institution in which they had very little personal stake.

Usually when you are asked to create a password, they want you to make a secure password. Secure passwords are hard to break by brute force (simply guessing) or by dictionary attacks where they guess words in the dictionary. In addition, it is strongly suggested you use different passwords f…

When you are one of the world’s largest purchasers of pharmaceuticals, shouldn’t you be able to negotiate lower prices based on purchase volume like any other large customer? That’s a standard business practice, a “given.”

It seems that “buzz” does not begin to adequately describe what has been generated by the profession of faith in Christ from Kanye West. But what I have found a bit perplexing are the questions from some as to whether or not someone like him could actually be genuinely born again.

Poet Emma Lazarus’ heart-felt words inscribed near the Statue of Liberty, “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses …” seem rather empty in view of Trump’s anti-immigrant policies. But Americans have never wholeheartedly welcomed immigrants anyway.

Wow was the first thought I had and the first word I said in front of everyone after being honored and awarded as the “Walker County Citizen of the Year” on October 26, 2019.

Sometimes it is not just good to take time out for laughter, it is also actually Biblical and beneficial. Proverbs 17:22 says, “A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.”

We all know that for the best nourishment our diet should contain a variety of things.

Recently, I paid tribute to Chattanooga radio legend Luther Masingill on the fifth anniversary of his death, but I’ve never shared the story of how he got into the National Radio Hall of Fame. It wasn’t easy, and it was a frustrating process. Now it can be told.

Jim Mattis, the retired Marine Corps general and former Defense Secretary, was sort of joking when he recently told a charity dinner: “I think the only person in the military that Mr. Trump doesn't think is overrated is Colonel Sanders.”

WASHINGTON -- Have you been following some of the policy decisions announced by President Trump, who then had to back away from them a few days later?

With President Trump raging like Shakespeare's mad King Lear on the heath, it can be difficult for an entirely sane politician to get an audience. Assuming, that is, that any psychologically normal person would insert him- or herself into the bizarre spectacle that will be the 2020 U.S. pres…

“We don't fact-check political ads,” Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in a recent speech. “We don't do this to help politicians, but because we think people should be able to see for themselves what politicians are saying.”

“The Gilded Age,” a satirical novel by Mark Twain, was set in the late 1800s, an era that came to be known by the same name. This was a time of enormous industrial growth and unprecedented entrepreneurship, invention and innovation.

A UPS is an Uninterrupted Power Supply. It contains a battery that is used when your power goes out or there is a brown-out-type condition where you are not receiving full power. It will also stop surges and spikes where there is a momentary over-amount of electricity or shortage of electricity.

Sometimes the best advice can come from the strangest places. Jackie Cushman has a new book out entitled, “Our Broken America: Why Both Sides Need to Stop Ranting and Start Listening.” Such advice could not come at a better time. Ranting has become our national pastime and it is hard to list…

Perspicacious, ubiquitous, calamitous, cacophonous, irascible. I know what all of those words mean and can use them correctly in a sentence. I also am not commonly heard saying, “Hey, y’all, watch this!” nor do I eat livermush, listen to country music (except for “He Stopped Lovin’ Her Today…

I have a history with gas. I mean the kind you put into your car’s tank. In my youth, I was a gas pump jockey, before I became a radio disc jockey, or a TV news jockey.

There have so far been two hearings in the House Democrats' effort to impeach President Donald Trump over the Ukraine matter. Both have been held in secret. One was last Thursday (Oct. 3), the other last Friday (Oct. 4), and the public does not know what was said in either. Two more were sch…

Few white Americans today are alarmed by predictions that the Caucasian race will become a minority in this country sometime around the middle of this century. Few of us today will be alive then and are not all that concerned.

Shepard Smith worked for Fox News since its founding in 1996. When he announced on air last week that he was quitting, he told his viewers: “Even in our currently polarized nation, it’s my hope that the facts will win the day, that the truth will always matter, that journalism — and journali…

I was in the ballpark with three grandsons for Game 5 of the World Series when President Trump’s presence was announced on the scoreboard. The cascade of boos was immediate, heartfelt and very loud.

With the election a year away, Democrats have a lot to cheer about. The latest Washington Post/ABC poll shows Joe Biden trouncing Donald Trump by a staggering 17% among all voters. Three other contenders for the chance to oppose the president — Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders and Pete Butti…