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Today there is only one notable Tennessee city or town along the Mississippi River, but that didn’t used to be the case. In fact, I would argue that Tennessee’s most important “ghost town” is the Tipton County community of Randolph.

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On Dec 21. 1970, a White House photographer snapped a photograph of Elvis Presley and Richard Nixon together in the Oval Office. Today, that photograph is the most requested image in the National Archives.

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Last year was filled with many major events in Portland from the city opening its newly renovated city hall to the Strawberry Festival drawing its biggest crowd.

Congratulations to the recently selected fifth-grade 4-H officers at Merrol Hyde Magnet School. From the left - President, Carson Fortenberry; Vice President, Lexi Griffies; Secretary,Tali Kellogg; Reporter, Carter Howard; Record Keeper, Bronwynn Wofford; Activity Leader, Kenley Reeder. SUBMITTED

Caring for a loved one is difficult. Caring for someone you don’t like is an even greater challenge. Perhaps it’s a parent or stepparent who was abusive. Or a brother who was never there for you. You can love someone but not like them.

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Tennessee’s eighth grade students learn about the Erie Canal—the artificial body of water that connected the Hudson River to the Great Lakes. They also learn that the Erie Canal is largely responsible for making New York the largest city in America.

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The Preservation Foundation for The Temple Theatre held “A Quiet Christmas Dinner & Show” including a silent auction recetnly at the banquet room of the theatre. The event was sold-out.

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The Ministers Network of Portland met earlier this month at 109 Family Restaurant for their monthly meeting. Fifteen people attended this special December breakfast.

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During the pandemic, we’ve watched women step up in tremendous ways. We all know a strong woman who is putting others before herself and her own health and wellbeing. We see this too often, especially when it comes to reproductive health.

My wife and I were newlyweds and we decided to splurge on a date night. Like most newlyweds, we didn’t have a lot of money so this was big deal. At the restaurant we happened to run into an elderly couple we knew quite well.