Category: #thisplacematters


Thank you

In the last few weeks of his young life, my brother James taught me a most valuable lesson that I will never forget. Due the ravages of cancer and its treatment, James was no longer able to breathe without the…

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Telling Our Story

October 2019 Each October, since 1973, in the little town of Jonesborough, TN thousands of people from all walks and seasons of life gather under tents to hear stories. Why do they come? Storytelling is as vital to our lives…

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Preserving Our Heritage

September 2019 The primary purpose of restoring the old RBS Bank building on the corner by the flashing yellow light is to satisfy that “hunger to know our heritage.” From the Indians and frontiersmen who first walked along the Salt…

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I Know a Place*

August 2019 What is there to do in Red Boiling Springs? How many times have you been asked that question? What is so special about Red Boiling Springs? The shortest and best answer is the citizens. Warm, friendly, welcoming; all…

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Home of the Brave

July 2019 – “O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.” “Home” is one of those beautiful four-letter words. From the first settlers who arrived on the east coast to those who fought to separate themselves…

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