This Week’s Tennessee Tourism Round Up

Elvis Week, a poetry slam, rodeo, Dog Daze Festival, Melon Fest, Smoky Mountain Songwriters Festival, an open house at the historic Tennessee Theatre, Wilson County Fair, a ghost hunt, free Shakespeare plays and free outdoor concerts. Here’s what’s going on across Tennessee this week. For a complete list of events, visit tnvacation.com/calendar. Aug. 16 Memphis […]

Ramsey House Needs Your Vote!

Calling all those on Facebook and social media: Historic Ramsey House is applying for a grant from Capital Bank/First Tennessee Foundation in their 25 Years of Giving competition with voting running through August 31st. The Ramsey House video submission can be viewed and voted upon here. The 30 organizations that get the most votes for […]

What Are the Laws In Regard to Immunizing Your Children?

By Jedidiah McKeehan There has been a great deal of controversy in the last few years about individuals, particularly celebrities, choosing to forego immunization for their children, claiming that they actually do a detriment to their children.  There are actually a few Tennessee laws that specifically discuss the immunization of children. Tennessee Code Annotated section […]

Schools and traffic

By Joe Rector If you were out and about early on Wednesday of last week, the chances are you were stuck in a major traffic jam. Yes, friends, schools opened in Knox County on that day, and for the next year most of us must acclimate ourselves to the travel woes that go with education. […]

I Saw Three Men, Part 3

By Ralphine Major Mike Cruze was in The University of Tennessee Medical Center 23 days. For 21 of those days, the Master Gardener was unconscious and on a ventilator. Doctors told Barbara that Mike should be dead. He had suffered two types of aortic dissection (a tear in the aorta—the artery leading from the heart). […]

Purposeful Reflections

By Dr. Jim Ferguson Another week and another story/essay. I often ask myself if there is an end to this journey. And as I sit down and begin this reflection, I wonder if it will be worthy of my time or your interest. And is either consideration a valid purpose? Though I start my weekly […]

Legal and public notices for the week of August 13, 2018

Foreclosure notices     NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE   WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated August 24, 2007, executed by WINFRED H. ANDERSON, conveying certain real property therein described to RICHMOND TITLE, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the […]

What is the Vols’ ceiling in 2018?

By Alex Norman As of the writing of this article, the Tennessee Volunteers have been in fall camp for about a week. I can say without a doubt that after watching clips of the team practicing online that the Vols are definitely going 15-0. I’m kidding, of course, but there is a renewed sense of […]

THE Neighborhood Scoop to be held August 25

Town Hall East will host its annual ice cream social, THE Neighborhood Scoop, on Saturday, August 25, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Tank Strickland Park — next to the Burlington Branch Library — 4614 Asheville Highway. There will be free ice cream and lemonade and  a raffle of door prizes. This is a […]

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