2017 Senior Show Bryson Keltner Feature Long Reads

A Joyful Noise

By Bryson Keltner

In the outskirts of Lawrenceburg, Tennessee, her house is surrounded by farmland. Her carport is painted red. A cement Tennessee Volunteer dog sits by the front door–it weighs more than her. That’s Ruth Kelly’s house.

Long Reads Tanner Cole

How a traditional Tennessee church grew into a modern megachurch

By Tanner Cole

HIXSON, TENNESSEE — A golf cart unloads passengers from the far reaches of the parking lot onto the church steps. Greeters wielding pamphlets line the immediate interior. The high-ceilinged room is filling with members of the congregation.