What to Expect During the Holly Bobo Murder Trial In Savannah, TN

The murder trial for Zachary Adams, accused of raping, kidnapping and murdering nursing student Holly Bobo, will get underway in Savannah, TN on Monday, September 11. In April of 2011, Bobo was reportedly taken from her home as she was leaving for an exam. Adams is the first defendant to be brought to trial and it is expected to last up to three weeks. Final jury selection will take place on Saturday. Here is a brief update on the case and what to expect during the trial.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation began investigating the crime […]

September 8th, 2017|My Blog Post|

Making Changes to USTA Adult Tennis Will Benefit Players

This article originally appeared on OneSouthernMan.

Adult tennis programs like those organized by the United States Tennis Association provide a fun and competitive outlet for adults 18 and over to compete at local, state, sectional and national levels. Some play purely for fun and fitness while others desire a competitive outlet with a chance to win a national title. There’s room for both and now’s the time for the USTA to make major changes to adult league tennis.

Joel Drucker has been writing professionally about tennis since the early 1980’s and […]

August 1st, 2017|My Blog Post|

Scottie Nell Hughes: Her ‘15 Minutes of Fame’ Has Arrived

Scottie Nell Hughes, an aspiring conservative political commentator, has received her “15-minutes of fame.” News reports surfaced earlier this week stating she accused Fox News Business host Charles Payne of sexual harassment before and during a three-year affair. Payne admitted to a “romantic relationship” with an unnamed political analyst on Wednesday and issued a public apology to his family and friends.

Having endured the news spotlight when my affair with a legislative staffer came to light in 2009 while I was serving in the Tennessee State Senate, I understand what both Hughes and Payne are facing. What I […]

July 7th, 2017|My Blog Post|

Birthday Advice to a Younger Me

June 1 is my birthday and by no means do I dread turning another year older. The fact is. I’ve come to embrace it. Plus, June is my favorite month and I can’t think of a better way to kick it off than ushering in the first month of summer with a celebration.

As I reflected on the day and gaining the wisdom of another year, I asked myself what advice I would give to a younger me twenty or thirty years ago. In no particular order, here are some thoughts I would offer:

Chill Out and Relax:

June 6th, 2017|My Blog Post|

Memphis Open Pro Tennis Tournament Double Faults After 41-Year Reign In Memphis; Racquet Club Could Be Next

Former Commercial Appeal sports editor Phil Stukenborg was first to scoop the news the Memphis Open professional tennis tournament is divorcing Memphis after 41 years at the Racquet Club of Memphis. Like most long-term break ups, it didn’t happen overnight and small differences ultimately led to the fact losing lots of money far from home is well, just not fun. Unfortunately, the same fate may await the Club itself.

In his column a few weeks ago, Geoff Calkins said no one is to blame for the […]

April 21st, 2017|My Blog Post|

Senator Douglas Henry: A Tribute

Originally published at OneSouthernMan.com

Two years ago I conceived the idea for OneSouthernMan as a way to highlight and showcase the lifestyle and interest of gentlemen who adore the South and all it has to offer. I wasn’t thinking of any one person when I imagined how to personify an image on the website, but rather a compilation of traits I believed characterized the ideal “Southern Gentleman.” It turns out that “ideal” Southern gentleman could have been Tennessee State Senator Douglas Henry.

Senator Douglas Henry (Nashville City Paper)

Senator Henry passed away late Sunday […]

March 7th, 2017|My Blog Post|