This Week in The Civil War, for week of Sunday, Dec. 29
As troops on both sides begin to enter winter camps, fighting has subsided with the onset of cold weather this month 150 years ago in the Civil War.
The Rev. Rodney B. Weaver: ‘The bell tolls for ...'
The year 2013 is fastly coming to an end. After today, there are only three days left. The month of December has proven to be very challenging. Dec. 14 marked a year since the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre. Families are still grieving due to last year’s tragic event. South African political activist Nelson Mandela succumbed to death during this month. His exit from the world stage caused all to remember his inspirational example of sacrifice for a cause. December marked his exit.
Misty Watson: Who would be my Person of the Year?
So Pope Francis is Time’s Person of the Year for 2013.
Liz Swafford: Pets can be eco-friendly, too
Are you part of the 23 million American households who gave their pet a Christmas gift this year? Yep, me too.
This Week in The Civil War, for week of Sunday, Dec. 22
The Union, which had bolstered its positions in East Tennessee earlier in the year, launched into one more battle to fight in the state before ringing out the year 1863.
Chester V. Clark III: Immanuel: God with us
I still remember my first Christmas away from family. It was 1990, and the world was caught up in the machinations of what would become known as the first Gulf War. Security was at an all-time high at airports around the globe, with military tanks very visibly stationed around London Heathrow. Ticket prices plummeted, and I was taking advantage of this to take my first trip across the Atlantic, along with some friends accompanying a young pastor who had speaking engagements in several countries of Europe.
Misty Watson: Wonderful gifts that can fit your budget
Why is it that right here at the holidays is when my husband’s truck decides to quit running, my hot water heater springs a leak flooding the closet floor where it’s located and we get an unexpected medical bill?
Voices Night Out featured at Creative Arts Guild
The next Creative Arts Guild In Concert program will feature Voices Night Out.
This Week in The Civil War, for week of Sunday, Dec. 15
In early December 1863, President Abraham Lincoln announced his Proclamation of Amnesty and Reconstruction, an early document aimed at speeding reconciliation and reconstruction of areas recaptured from the Confederacy by this point in the Civil War.
Seniors in their final 'Nutcracker' performances
For the 11 area high school seniors dancing in “Nutcracker 2013” this coming weekend is sure to be filled with both the excitement of performances as well as a bit of sorrow as the curtain closes for the finale.
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