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THE PROFILE: Steven Curtis Chapman

THE PROFILE Steven Curtis Chapman Through the darkest valley, beloved Christian artist sets anchor in faith and sails with first ever worship album of long career By Shari Lacy Steven Curtis Chapman remembers the letter well.  So many people reached out to him and his family after the tragic accident in 2008 that took the [...]

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IN THE KITCHEN WITH: Matthew Antonovich

IN THE KITCHEN WITH Matthew Antonovich By Vicki Stout Seemingly at home and comfy in his crisply starched white chef jacket in the tiny kitchen of Trattoria A on West Main in Franklin, Matthew Antonovich seems as Italian as his new gem of an eatery.  Talking and gesturing with his hands as he deftly moves [...]

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BEHIND EVERY GREAT SONG: Sandy Emory Lawrence

BEHIND EVERY GREAT SONG Sitting down with Sandy Emory Lawrence   By Will Jordan   As she opens the door to the music room, a physical sadness washes over her face. A Yamaha piano and a simple wooden chair stand on a cowhide rug in the middle of the floor. A manila folder on another [...]

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SOUTHERN ENTERTAINING

SOUTHERN ENTERTAINING Casual Entertaining   By Kelly Spalding   This is a kick-off-your-shoes-and-break-out –the-beer kinda gathering and how I entertain at home with friends.   I am all about stress-free entertaining and enjoying my guests.  Don’t get me wrong, on occasion I go all out and do a fancy party but those are few and [...]

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SOUTHERN STYLED GENTLEMAN

SOUTHERN STYLED GENTLEMAN Shop Smart By J.T. Thompson Men and the clothes we wear- for most of us, it comes down to three basic things: looking the best we can, wearing stylish clothes that fit and saving hard earned cash.  That’s the goal isn’t it? And while yes, it’s easy to buy inexpensive, cheap, ill-fitting [...]

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A DAY IN THE LIFE OF: Dolores Greenwald

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF Dolores Greenwald   By John McBryde   Imagine, for a moment, the job of a librarian.It’s possible you’re thinking of it as a rather staid profession, one in which a day’s schedule is rarely altered. Perhaps you’re surmising that it’s quiet, lonely and tedious – “It must be dullness [...]

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IN HARRY’S WORDS

IN HARRY’S WORDS Choices By Harry Chapman The late George Jones had a great hit record titled “Choices.” Of course, in the case of the song, writers Billy Yates and Michael Curtis wrote about making good and bad life choices. That’s not what’s on my mind as we begin the New Year (although I do [...]

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LOCAL FOLK: Robin Hood

LOCAL FOLK Robin Hood   By Jay Sheridan   It wasn’t a camera under the Christmas tree or a photography class that convinced Robin Hood that he would one day make a living seeing the world through a lens. It was the time he spent on a fire support base near the Cambodian border, as [...]