• 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.

    December 20, 2013

  • 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?

    December 17, 2013 3 Stories

  • Voices Night Out featured at Creative Arts Guild

    The next Creative Arts Guild In Concert program will feature Voices Night Out.

    December 15, 2013

  • 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.

    December 15, 2013

  • 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.

    December 14, 2013

  • Bryan Collins: It’s the season to overcome evil with good

    What is it about Christmas that brings out the best and the worst in people?

    December 13, 2013

  • Misty Watson: A Christmas full of family traditions

    I have a rule: No Christmas before Thanksgiving.

    December 10, 2013

  • This Week in The Civil War, for week of Sunday, Dec. 8

    The Associated Press reported 150 years ago this week in the Civil War that Confederate Lt. Gen. James Longstreet was in retreat after abandoning his siege of Knoxville, Tenn.

    December 8, 2013

  • This Week in The Civil War, for week of Sunday, Dec. 1

    Confederate James Longstreet abandoned his attempted siege of Knoxville, Tenn., on Dec. 4, 1863, withdrawing from the area after his failed bid to weaken the Union’s growing grip on the state.

    December 1, 2013

  • Apple pie has no place at Thanksgiving

    It's practically a law that in late November, every publication must offer a Thanksgiving guide. This year, I would like to draw your attention to two exceptional ones.

    November 26, 2013