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HOW GROWNUPS TOOK OVER HALLOWEEN

When I was a boy growing up in north Memphis in the 60s, Halloween was a big night for me and the other kids in my neighborhood.  We dressed like ghosts and goblins, roamed the streets, appeared on front porches, rang doorbells, yelled “Trick or Treat!” and demanded that strangers gave us candy bars.  And they did.  Bagfuls of them.

ANGRY TENNESSEE FOOTBALL FANS REFLECT OUR TIMES

I’m a proud graduate of the University of Tennessee where I majored in Football Appreciation.  And I am a VFFFL, a Vol Football Fan For Life. 

BEAM ME UP, BEZOS!

In 1966, when I was just 14 years old, I became a regular viewer of the TV series “Star Trek.”  Each week I watched Captain James T. Kirk pilot the Starship Enterprise through space, the final frontier, boldly going where no man had gone before!

Watch Bill Haltom's Interview With WREG

What started as Sears Crosstown has become Crosstown Concourse and now its past, present and future have been captured in the newest book from Mid-South author Bill Haltom

Click Here to watch the interview 

The Snail Darter is Alive and Well, But Where is My T-Shirt?

The snail darter, at the time one of Tennessee's endangered species, proved to be a feisty little creature.  It was fruitful, multiplied and survived.