When Bill Montgomery and Chuck Dicus were high school quarterbacks in the Dallas, Texas, area, in the 1960s, they ended up signing with Arkansas through the efforts of a Razorback assistant coach. The coach’s name was Johnny Majors, who had grown up in the Monteagle Mountain area not far from Chattanooga before going on to star for the Vols. By the 1968 season, the future Tennessee coach was enjoying his first season as head coach at Iowa State, but some of the players he recruited – such as Mr. Montgomery and Mr. Dicus – led 9-1 Arkansas to a berth in the Sugar Bowl. It was not the only Chattanooga area connection to that memorable New Year’s Day game of 50 years ago. The Arkansas head coach was Frank Broyles, who had played at Georgia Tech with Baylor School graduates Eddie Prokop and Bill Healy, Notre Dame’s Pat McHugh and City’s Jim Henry. He also helped coach such other Baylor grads as Leon Hardeman and Billy Teas at Tech. … [Read more...] about John Shearer: Reminiscing About The 1969 Sugar Bowl With Former Georgia And Arkansas Players
Updated 9:08 pm CST, Wednesday, November 7, 2018 This Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018 photo provided by Baxter County Sheriff’s Office shows Benjamin Craig Matthews. In a statement issued Wednesday, the Baxter County Sheriff’s Office announced that Matthews of Mountain Home, Ark., had been jailed on multiple counts of making terrorist threats and harassing communications. Sheriff John Montgomery said Atlanta police had contacted his office to report a complaint that CNN headquarters in Atlanta had received telephoned threats against the networks staff between Oct. 31 and Nov. 2. (Baxter County Sheriff’s Office via AP) less This Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018 photo provided by Baxter County Sheriff’s Office shows Benjamin Craig Matthews. In a statement issued Wednesday, the Baxter County Sheriff’s Office announced that Matthews of ... more Photo: AP … [Read more...] about Arkansas man accused of making threatening calls to CNN
click to enlarge NOT MY FAULT. Gov. Asa Hutchinson talking about how well the work rule was doing after 4,300 lost coverage the first month. While Gov. Asa Hutchinson was touting the character-building aspect of his work requirement for Medicaid, a federal commission was expressing alarm at the first report of thousands of people losing coverage. From the New York Times: Members of a federal advisory panel expressed alarm this week that 4,350 low-income people in Arkansas had lost Medicaid coverage because they failed to show they were complying with new work requirements held up by the Trump administration as a model for the nation. “I hope these data scare the pants off people in Arkansas,” said Dr. Christopher Gorton, a member of the panel, called the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission. Dr. Gorton clearly doesn't know the controlling Repblican bloc in Arkansas, which still believes entirely too many people are getting government assistance in … [Read more...] about Medicaid Commission ‘alarmed’ by lost coverage in Arkansas. What, Asa worry?
Ed King was from California. Yet the first words we hear before the infectious riff on "Sweet Home Alabama" - "One, two three!" - belong to the Glendale-born King, who co-wrote the song with Gary Rossington and Ronnie Van Zant. King died Wednesday at age 68 with a plethora of great songs under his belt. But one stands out among the rest, the one that's in response to Neil Young's "Southern Man" and "Alabama." So how did a Californian come to co-write the rock-and-roll anthem of the American South? It started in the Golden State, where King co-founded the psychedelic rock band Strawberry Alarm Clock long before becoming a Southern rocker. The band scored a 1967 Billboard chart-topping hit with "Incense and Peppermints" - a song that he reportedly wrote in a mere 45 minutes. The band was popular enough to tour with the Beach Boys. And, during one tour, Strawberry Alarm Clock was lucky enough to have a popular Southern rock band open for them - Lynyrd Skynyrd. Later, in a reversal of … [Read more...] about The story of how Ed King helped write ‘Sweet Home Alabama’
Travis M. Andrews, The Washington Post Published 3:58 pm PDT, Thursday, August 23, 2018 Allen Collins, left, Billy Powell, Gary Rossington, Bob Burns, Ronnie Van Zant, Leon Wilkeson and Ed King of Lynyrd Skynyrd. Allen Collins, left, Billy Powell, Gary Rossington, Bob Burns, Ronnie Van Zant, Leon Wilkeson and Ed King of Lynyrd Skynyrd. Photo: Mp"Zˆ, Getty Images Photo: Mp"Zˆ, Getty Images Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Allen Collins, left, Billy Powell, Gary Rossington, Bob Burns, Ronnie Van Zant, Leon Wilkeson and Ed King of Lynyrd Skynyrd. Allen Collins, left, Billy Powell, Gary Rossington, Bob Burns, Ronnie Van Zant, Leon Wilkeson and Ed King of Lynyrd Skynyrd. Photo: Mp"Zˆ, Getty Images How Californian Ed King came to … [Read more...] about How Californian Ed King came to co-write the Southern anthem ‘Sweet Home Alabama’