Republicans Show Up In Force

A  strong turnout tonight occurred at Fountain City Auction, where precinct captains of the Knox County Republican committee met to strategize about the future of the party. In the past, many members of the Republican committee have asked for more interaction with party leaders in the committee. Tonight highlighted the strong commitment from both the chair […]

Mayor to present check, receive keys to new Carter Elementary

Who: Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett, other elected officials, members of the community What: Carter Elementary School check presentation and tour When: Monday, June 3, 2013 at 10 a.m. Where:    Carter Elementary School (new location) 8455 Strawberry Plains Pike Next week, Knox County will take possession of the new Carter Elementary School building during […]

University of Tennessee fires Downsbrough after child pornography charges

Bruce Downsbrough the chief operating officer and executive vice president of the University of Tennessee Foundation has been fired from his position with the university following federal child porn charges. He has been accused of downloading and possessing illegal material on a Dell Ultrabook laptop. The foundation oversees fundraising for the University and is an […]

Announcement Scheduled for June 4 at Volunteer Landing

On Tuesday, June 4th, at 10:00 a.m. there will be an announcement and press conference held at Volunteer Landing regarding a new proposed project within the City of Knoxville.  It is expected that the announcement is related to a sizable proposed development within the city.    

Richard Baumgartner reports to Gilmer Medium-security federal prison

Former Knox County Criminal Court judge Richard Baumgartner, 66, reported to the work camp at Gilmer medium-security federal prison in Glenville, West Virginia earlier this week to begin serving a six month prison term for lying to federal investigators, following charges of official misconduct and a probation sentence in state court stemming from drug abuse […]

UT Executive faces child pornography charges

Bruce Downsbrough the chief operating officer and executive vice president of the University of Tennessee Foundation will face federal child porn charges. He has been accused of downloading and possessing illegal material on a Dell Ultrabook laptop. The foundation oversees fundraising for the University. He was taken into federal custody on Tuesday morning and has […]

Summer transfer window opens May 28 for students

The Knox County Schools summer transfer window will begin on Tuesday, May 28 at 8 a.m. and conclude Friday, July 12, 2013 at 4 p.m. The summer transfer window is an opportunity for parents and/or legal guardians of students that meet the following criteria: 2013-14 kindergarten students Students new to the Knox County Schools (i.e. coming from […]

Foundations

By Dr. Jim Ferguson “If everyone is thinking alike, someone isn’t thinking.” General George Patton One wonders if the General wasn’t prophetic.  Apparently, the Major News Media, Attorney General Eric Holder, Hilary Clinton and President Obama, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid, as well as the head of the IRS, his predecessor, supervisors and staff of […]

Love of Country

By Ralphine Major He became a graduate of Gibbs High School—eventually.  Our father and others in his class had their education interrupted when they were drafted into the Army during the early 1940s.  At that time, the school had only been in existence about 30 years.  This year, Gibbs marks its 100th Anniversary. Ralph O. […]

And your old men will dream dreams

By Joe Rector Last week was Pentecost Sunday. It’s that celebration for when the Holy Spirit descended upon the disciples and they spoke in the languages of all who were gathered. It’s also recognized as the birth of the church. During that time Peter addressed the crowd that accused the disciples of being drunk. In […]

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