Country Giant friend and St. Jude partner Jerry Bumbalough recently raised almost $2,000.00 for St. Jude Kids on his bike! Jerry rode a total of 800 miles on a stationery bike at the YMCA and the remaining 200 miles were ridden on the beautiful Natchez Trace.
Jerry began his ride in Nashville and ended his trek just south of
Tupelo Mississippi! Friends were aked to pledge 10 cents per mile but
most far exceeded the requested pledge. Jerry, the kids at St. Jude say
thanks for your dedication
and support. God bless!
Texting and walking is dangerous!!
On the eve of our long weekend to Gatlinburg I was taking my nightly walk and decided to return
a few text messages. With Smart Phone in had I began to click and scroll
getting to the texts I planned on responding to while thinking about
the fun days ahead! With bags all packed and a full tank of very
expensive fuel what could keep me from three fun days in the Smoky
Mountains?? As you know texting and driving is an extremely dangerous
and risky act but come on, texting and walking...no worries...I thought!
I continued my assault on the phone keyboard while occassionally
looking up when the next thing I saw was the pavement right inf front of my eyes!!
My glasses and phone went flying across the Wal-Mart Parking lot and
thankfully I caught my self with my left hand which kept me from landing
face down. My wrist is sore, my knee was scratched, and my pride was
bruised but other than that I'm ok. Apparently I tripped over a parking
barrier and really not sure how I missed it :) Ha! My trip to the
mountains was almost ruined because I was NOT paying attention and was
too focused on my cellular device that apparently I can't live without!
Please try to focus on your surroundings while texting and don't ruin a
vacation like I almost did! It's just not worth it.
by Buddy Pearson Herald Citizen A lot of people will be wagering in Las Vegas today on the New York
Giants or the New England Patriots to win the Super Bowl. But if I were
in Vegas, my bet would be on Phillip Gibbons.
Even though the local country music radio disc jockey has nothing to do
with today's big game, he is, however, up for a big award in Las Vegas.
Gibbons has been nominated by the Academy of Country Music for On-Air
Personality of the Year -- Small Market. The ACMs will air live on CBS
on April 1 in Las Vegas.
Source - TTUSports.com
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. -- While there has been almost no snowfall across
Tennessee this winter, the Upper Cumberland region is facing a bona fide
"blizzard" in the coming days -- inside Eblen Center, that is.
A "blizzard" advisory has been posted for Tennessee Tech's upcoming
basketball games against Jacksonville State. Tech officials are
expecting the advisory to be upgraded to a fill "blizzard' warning for
the men's basketball game on Thusday night, Jan. 19, and the women's
contest on Monday, Jan. 23.