Newsflash: Should We Ditch the Switch?

Should We Ditch the Switch?

On Sunday, November 3rd, the country will once again set its clocks back one hour. However, many are hoping this will be the last time Tennesseans will have to do so.

A bill to permanently remain on daylight saving time easily passed through the Tennessee legislature this year. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Rick Tillis, received widespread bipartisan support. However, nothing is finalized until it goes to Washington and is authorized by Congress.

Tennesseans aren’t the only ones who are pushing for a change. A jaw-dropping 36 states have introduced legislation to end the practice this year. In 2018, Florida became the first state to approve year-round daylight time. Proponents cite the increased incidence of strokes, heart attacks, and car accidents in the days immediately following the time change.

Many also argue the practice is antiquated and unnecessary. Despite the widely held belief that the practice was somehow related to farming, in actuality, the time change began during World War I, with the purpose of conserving energy. Times have changed though, and recent studies have shown it now actually increases energy consumption in today’s modern world.

People on both sides of the issue will be waiting to see what Washington decides to do. In the meantime, don’t forget to set your clocks back on Sunday!

Sarah Says

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays! I love the time spent with my family, as well as all of the delicious food. I am happy to share one of the Milligan Family favorites with you! I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

Corn Casserole:

1 Stick butter

2 Cans cream style corn

1 Can whole kernel corn with the liquid

1 Box Jiffy corn muffin mix 

1 Onion, diced

2 Eggs

Coarse ground pepper

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Place one stick of butter in 9x13 pan and put in the oven until melted.  Meanwhile, in a mixing bowl, mix cans of corn and other ingredients until blended well.  Remove the baking dish with the melted butter from the oven.  Pour contents from mixing bowl over the melted butter.  As the butter creeps up into the corners of your baking dish, spoon over the top of the dish so that the top has a good amount of the butter to form a crust.  Sprinkle with course ground pepper.  Bake for 45 minutes. Enjoy!