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“The Jeffersons” was the longest running sitcom to feature a predominantly African-American cast. It ran from 1975 to 1985.

THE BEST SELLERS’ LIST- Those 70’s Shows: TV theme songs reach new levels, ranking the best sounds of the era

By Thomas Sellers Jr. As each week in this series progresses, it will be tougher to rank and mention all the shows with outstanding theme songs. Let’s breakdown the 1970s. About four decades ago, television started to grow with the three major networks of ABC, CBS and NBC creating great content. Throw in some PBS, […]

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Medical bills from a car accident

By David Peel Once you’re home from the hospital after a car accident, not only are your household bills still coming in, but now the medical bills begin to pile up. Ambulance, hospital, ER physician, radiologist, pathology and even doctors you are not sure what they did. The bills pile up and panic does too. […]

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THE BEST SELLERS’ LIST- The Trendsetters: Ranking the best theme songs of 1950s & 60s television

By Thomas Sellers Jr. I think I am prepared to take on my greatest challenge of The Best Sellers’ List column. When I ran an idea by my colleagues Carolyn Bahm and Graham Sweeney recently, they both started laughing. My plan was to write about my favorite 10 television theme songs of all time. Carolyn […]

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THE BEST SELLERS’ LIST- Laughing Matter: Ranking the best comics from film, TV and stage

By Thomas Sellers Jr. The winter blues are around the corner. When the leaves finally fall off the trees and the temperatures are near freezing, we will need things to pass the time. We’ll need to find avenue toward happiness and joy with the shorter days and cold rain. One of the best ways to […]

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THE BEST SELLERS LIST- Small Screen Classics: Ranking the best sitcoms of all time

By Thomas Sellers Jr. Mid-September is time for new television shows to premiere on all the major networks, basic cable, streaming serves and premium channel. For decades television was the main medium of communication across the world. The invention from the 1920s connected the United States with other countries like Germany, China, Russia and Mexico. […]

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THE BEST SELLERS LIST- Still on the grand stage: Look at 10 entertainers still around to celebrate Grandparent’s Day

By Thomas Sellers Jr. National Grandparent’s Day is always the first Sunday after Labor Day. What a wonderful way to pay tribute to those who embrace the responsibilities of being there for their children’s children. In today’s society a lot of grandparents are legal guardians. Some sage citizens even take on the challenge of mentoring […]

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THE BEST SELLERS’ LIST- Labor of Love: Counting down the best things about the last official day of summer

By Thomas Sellers Jr. As of Monday, summer will be over. Several area children will argue that the summer ended throughout August as school started back. We adults know summer begins with our first three-day weekend in May and concludes with the last one in early September — Labor Day. Labor Day is a U.S. […]

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When They Have No Insurance

By David Peel Despite recent laws in Tennessee, uninsured driving is still actually very common. It is my experience that uninsured drivers tend to cause more accidents. Their cars tend to be in worse shape, and they tend to drive in more dangerous areas. They are more likely than the average driver not to have […]

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I just didn’t realize it was that bad at the time

By Otis Griffin As bad as it may seem out in the hot sun, dust, dirt, snakes, bugs, insects and dirt pig paths, I actually enjoyed my ‘guv’mint’ job toward the end of the summer.   Just a few times maybe a little shower ran everyone out of the fields and we’d congregate at a local […]

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Why Your Airbags May Not Deploy

By David Peel We are no accustomed to seeing airbags at crash scenes. But what you may not know about them, is that they do not deploy as often as you might assume. Frontal Airbags are only designed to inflate in nearly-direct frontal collisions and then only if the deceleration is abrupt enough.   A common […]

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