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I just can't say enough good things about this forecast that I have for you. We get autumn kicked off in fine fashion with some beautiful weather across Middle Tennessee.

I was back in the Grand Canyon riding a mule a couple of weeks back — something I have done many times in the past 20 years. My love of mules and mule riding take me back to my boyhood days in the Brim Hollow. My grandfather Brim had two mules, Kate and Liz (That’s Liz with a long “I,” as in…

Make no mistake … the Tennessee Agricultural Enhancement Program (TAEP) has made a significant impact for farmers in Wilson County and across the State of Tennessee. 

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Autumn begins on Tuesday, Sept. 22 at 8:30 a.m. The sun will rise almost directly in the east and set directly in the west that day. Daylight and nighttime hours are of almost equal length that day.

The coming of August marks a fascinating time of the year for me. It is usually in the month named after Caesar Augustus that the rustle of leaves stirred by the wind takes on a different sound. It is to me the first sign that fall is near.

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One of the things I have noticed since the beginning of the coronavirus crisis and with the ongoing urban demonstrations and rioting in our land is an increasing absence of joy among our people.

I heard and read a while back with both disdain and amazement that some of our major cities have outlawed a number of kid’s games because of safety risks. 

The hot and hazy days of summer that we’re presently going through remind me of my childhood. Days out of school meant riding my bike, fishing and later on learning how to stack square bales in the back of a pickup truck.

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We will see at least a 50 percent to 60 percent chance of thunderstorms every day this week and many will produce heavy downpours and lots of lightning. 

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I heard and read a while back with both disdain and amazement that some of our major cities have outlawed a number of children’s games because of safety risks. Among the games listed were freeze tag, kick the can, red rover, dodge ball and – will someone help me, please – wiffle ball.

Long Hunter State Park, located between Antioch and Mt. Juliet off of Hobson Pike, has a lot of water. The park boasts beautiful views of J. Percy Priest Lake from its more than 26 miles of hiking trails.

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A really wet and unsettled weather pattern is shaping up for the entire week with at least a 70 percent chance of rain each day through Friday and 50 percent for the weekend.

I don’t know if you’ve noticed or not, but there seems to be lot of purging going on in our world these days. There are those among us who are intent on removing any vestige of our history they find offensive.

Not too long ago, my speaking travels took me to Lexington, South Carolina. I was speaking for a privately owned trucking company. The occasion was the 23rd annual Safety Awards Banquet.