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Dolly Parton Talks Giving Back and Being a Tough Boss: 'I Try to Rule with Love and Compassion'

The Queen of Country, an American icon, the most prolific songwriter of our time, the one thing we can all agree on these days… when it comes to Dolly Parton, it's all true. Also a fact: At 75, Parton is more in demand than ever. There's a slew of new ventures in the Dolly-verse: a beauty business and fragrance, a new (and already Emmy-winning) production deal with Netflix, and she's even co-authored a book with James Patterson, out early next year. The book has already inspired an album, for which Parton has written 12 songs.
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Sara Beth Myers Wants to Unseat District Attorney Glenn Funk

Sara Beth Myers left her job as an assistant United States attorney on Nov. 19 to prepare to run for a new position. The career prosecutor is looking to unseat incumbent Davidson County District Attorney Glenn Funk, who is running for reelection as he nears the end of his first eight-year term in 2022.
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Dolly Parton says she doesn't 'want to be worshiped' after being named one of s People of the Year 2021

Dolly Parton has once again been seleted for a major honor — and she's once again responding to it in the most humble way possible. People magazine on Wednesday revealed its picks for 2021 People of the Year: country music star Dolly Parton, actress Sandra Oh, gymnast Simone Biles, and "our nation's teachers." In explaining the picks, the magazine highlighted Parton's philanthropy, including her work to donate books to children through her Imagination Library project, as well as her $1 million donation to Vanderbilt University that helped fund research that led to Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine.
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The future of Texas: Jack Leiter

The future is bright in Arlington. The Texas Rangers had themselves a beautiful start to the offseason and that’s an understatement. With over half of a billion dollars being spent during the 2021 free agency and the team’s infield locked up with new acquisitions, Corey Seager and Marcus Semien, the Rangers are done losing and have now begun to establish a path to the franchise’s first World Series title. Along with their brilliant moves, the team will look to count on one pitching prospect to elevate them to the next level: Jack Leiter.

Why Narcissists Can Struggle with Decision-Making

Anticipated regret is why people often prefer to stand still rather than move forward. People with narcissistic disorders experience regret as humiliating. Many people with narcissistic disorders have difficulty making decisions because of their fear of shame. Daniel Kahneman, the Israeli psychologist and economist who was awarded the 2002 Nobel...
The Christian Science Monitor

Space to engage: Michael Eric Dyson shares his ideas for discussing race

Vanderbilt University professor Michael Eric Dyson is ready to talk about race. His latest book, “Entertaining Race: Performing Blackness in America,” discusses not only the rich history of a marginalized group but also the societal expectations placed on Black people. From being brought to America on slave ships against their will to having their culture usurped on a national stage, Black people have been fighting for their livelihoods for centuries.

Dolly Parton Among ‘2021 People of the Year’ Honorees

People has released its 2021 people of the year honorees and Dolly Parton is among this year’s recipients. In addition to her ongoing work as a singer and songwriter (last year, Parton released timely track “When Life Is Good Again,” as well as the holiday album A Holly Dolly Christmas), she has also recently launched a perfume, a production deal with Netflix (which has already netted Emmy accolades), and the book Songteller: My Life in Lyrics, crafted alongside author and journalist Robert K. Oermann. Next year, Parton set to release the book Run, Rose, Run with author James Patterson as well as an accompanying album of songs.

Violet Defense UV Disinfection Technology Adopted by Orlando Magic, Roush Fenway Keselowski Racing, and More

Sports facilities choosing patented UV light solutions as effective, healthier sanitizer solution. Athletic facilities, from health clubs and high school gyms to professional training facilities, have taken precautions against pathogens for years, but in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, they are committing to new methods like the UV disinfection technology from Violet Defense.

Dolly Parton doesn't 'want to be worshipped'

Dolly Parton doesn't "want to be worshipped" by her fans. The '9 to 5' hitmaker insisted she isn't "all that" and admitted it makes her "cringe" when she sees people put celebrities on pedestals and "worship them more than they worship God". Speaking to PEOPLE magazine after being named one...

Wilson County sees slight bump in new COVID case average

Wilson County experienced a slight increase in its two-week COVID-19 case daily average, according to data released by the Tennessee Department of Health on Monday. Wilson County averaged 23.1 new cases reported per day from Nov. 15-28, an increase of four cases per day from the previous two-week average. The latest two-week average is also more than the 14-day average of 22.9 cases per day reported on Nov. 15.

Scottie Pippen’s Son is One of College Basketball’s Bright Stars

Sierra Canyon High School in Chatsworth, California has turned into a fountain of talent the past few years. Ziaire Williams starred at Stanford and currently plays for the Memphis Grizzlies. Former Kentucky guard BJ Boston is finding his way on the Los Angeles Clippers. Amari Bailey, the second-ranked player in the Class of 2022, is heading to UCLA next season.

Newsweek names MTSU among ‘Best Maker Schools in Higher Education’

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Middle Tennessee State University has been recognized globally by Newsweek magazine as among the Best Maker Schools in Higher Education 2021. The universities, community and junior colleges, vocational and trade schools included on the Best Maker Schools in Higher Education list are those with curricula that encourage learning by doing; are supported by educators committed to collaborative problem-solving; have well-developed makerspaces, labs, and studios; and which support diverse, interactive communities that engage in knowledge and skill sharing.

Alabama Farmer Shares Insights With Arizona Agriculture

A graduate of Vanderbilt University, Larkin Martin is managing partner of Martin Farm, a family farming operation in northern Alabama. The farm’s principal crops are corn, wheat, soybeans and cotton. In recent years, they have also raised canola, sesame, peanuts and sorghum. The operation covers about 7,000 acres of owned and...

Music Spotlight: Lockwood Barr

NASHVILLE, Tennessee – Several months ago, I heard a crazy good banjo player on Instagram. The musician was CMA Fest performer, Lockwood Barr. A few weeks ago when she posted her original holiday duet with Barrett Baber’s “Christmas in Memphis,” I knew it was time to interview the multi-talented artist.