Columns

Between the Lines

Manliness is not a four-letter word There is just something disturbing about a grown man ordering a “soy vanilla latte, with three pumps.” It is right up there with tugging on Superman’s cape and spitting into the wind. I know this because I ordered one, and for the rest of the day I had an…

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Mac’s View

What’s a hanging coffee? While I have not been in my office much this week because of a family matter, I did find the time to discover an interesting piece of information that I would consider doing if I owned a coffee shop or maybe a sandwich shop which I felt worth passing on. It…

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Benjamin News

The rain last week was very much appreciated and more was in the forecast for this week. The wheat farmers are happy, and come cotton planting time, maybe the ground will be prepared for it. The temperatures are a little more seasonable, so maybe things will get back to normal for this time of the…

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The 501

Goodbye tractor, hello guitar My husband and I have a new lease on life. We are cutting our losses and selling our tractor. Our mechanic died. Seriously. Transmissions are like that. They can outsmart you. But our tractor should soon be bound for Missouri with hope itself for a new lease on life. People in…

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Alzheiner’s research

New Brain Scan Technique Helps By Scott Finley Remember in the TV show “Star Trek” how Dr. McCoy could simply scan someone with a hand held device and get a diagnosis?   We’re not there yet, but a new brain scanning technique is giving researchers more clues into Alzheimer’s disease. It’s now possible to predict with…

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Financial Focus by Jared Bodkin

Time for some New Year’s financial resolutions Have you thought about your New Year’s resolutions for 2020? When many of us make these promises, we focus on ways we can improve some form of our health. We vow to get more physically healthy by going to the gym, or we promise to improve our mental…

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Letter to the Editor

Hospital will continue to provide coverage To the residents of Knox County: I want to assure all citizens of Knox County that the Knox County Hospital has every intention of continuing to provide the high standard of care for our local residents in 2020 that we have always strived to offer, regardless of your insurance…

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Between the Lines Column No. 1

A new beginning in the last best place If you’re reading this, you may already know there is a new owner of The Knox County News-Courier and its sister papers. The LK Media Group, LLC purchased Blackburn Media Group last week. And I, as the president of LK Media, am pleased to be the new…

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Between the Lines Column No. 2

Coming home always takes too long I remember a song by Dean Martin with a line that goes “If I ever get back to Georgia, I’m gonna nail my feet to the ground.” I don’t have anything against Georgia (except for Atlanta), but I felt the same way Martin did about Georgia when I returned…

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