Knox County medicine collection CANCELLED

The medication collection scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 26 has been CANCELED. It will not be rescheduled.   Knox County residents can bring old or unused medicines to the Knoxville Police Department Safety Building at 800 Howard Baker Jr. Ave. The Safety Building is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Thousands of Additional Tennessee Students Take Advanced Placement Exams in 2017

More than 16,000 students earn nearly 80,000 possible college credits                                   NASHVILLE— Education Commissioner Candice McQueen announced today that more than 29,000 students took Advanced Placement (AP) exams in 2017 – a record high for Tennessee. In addition, the number of students who scored a 3 or higher, which makes students eligible for college credit […]

Town Hall East holding Ice Cream Social

Bring the kids, bring a neighbor, bring a friend…and enjoy Town Hall East’s annual ice cream social! Saturday, September 2, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in Tank Strickland Park next to the Burlington Branch Library, 4614 Asheville Highway. If you or a local business you know would like to contribute a prize or make a donation, please contact townhalleast@gmail.com no […]

What does the Child Curfew Statute Actually Say?

By Jed McKeehan So most of us have heard that a child curfew law has been passed in Tennessee. In Tennessee, the child curfew statute is Tennessee Code Annotated 39-17-1702. What does that statute say? If someone is 17 or 18 years old, they can’t be out in public past 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday, […]

The Eclipse of August 21, 2017

By Ralphine Major It has been widely reported in the news for months.  A total eclipse is set to take place on  August 21, 2017—the first one in 38 years! I barely remember the eclipse of 1979.  It did not receive all the media attention that this one has even before it occurs. Some schools […]

Two Minutes

By Joe Rector Well, thousands of folks prepared for the upcoming eclipse by purchasing protective glasses that allow them to look at the event without fear of damage to eyes. Then, Amazon sends out an email to tell them that the glasses that they bought are fake and not compliant with standards for protection. Now, […]

Food for Thought

By Rosie Moore I recently gave a gift card to a family member for her birthday from Logan’s Roadhouse, which made her very happy. We love enjoying our repast there and were disgruntled when they moved from Knoxville to Sevierville, even though it’s a lovely drive there. Did you know there are 2100 restaurants in […]

Beauty

By Dr. Jim Ferguson If you’re not careful, you will miss the beauty in the world that is right beside you. Lately, due to the daily drumbeat of  hatred from the media, the alt-left, alt-right and some in between, I have found it difficult to remain positive and hopeful for our country. I feel it […]

Legal and Public Notices for the week of August 21, 2017

Foreclosure notices       NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE     STATE OF TENNESSEE, KNOX COUNTY WHEREAS, James E. Bay and Kimberly C. Bay executed a Deed of Trust to National City Mortgage a division of National City Bank, Lender and John O. Rhea, Trustee(s), which was dated December 11, 2007 and recorded on December […]

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