TDOT Awards Emergency Contract for I-75 Rockslide Repair in Campbell County

The Tennessee Department of Transportation yesterday awarded an emergency contract to repair a rockslide on Interstate 75 in Campbell County. The slide, which occurred Friday at mile marker 142, sent vehicle sized rocks falling onto both the north and southbound lanes of I-75.   The $2.9 million contract was awarded to Charles Blalock and Sons, Inc. […]

Legal and Public Notices for February 29, 2016

NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE   WHEREAS, default has oc-curred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated August 24, 2007, executed by DAVID T ERVIN, conveying certain real prop-erty therein described to PRLAP, INC., as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Knox […]

LWV and South Knox Elementary Host Community Schools Celebration

By Sally Absher   The League of Women Voters celebrated Knox County’s Community Schools Initiative On Thursday, February 25 with a reception and program at South Knoxville Elementary School, one of Knox County’s newest Community Schools.  Guests included Mayors Madeline Rogero and Tim Burchett, City Council Member George Wallace, County Commissioner John Schoonmaker, Board of […]

The Chalk Board for February 29, 2015

By Sally Absher   Knox County Teachers of the Year Honored Three Knox County teachers received the Knox County Teacher of the Year award last week at the 2016 Teacher of the Year celebration sponsored by Comcast, Rusty Wallace Automotive, and Kroger. Jessica Stewart (Christenberry Elementary), Jill Gill (Rita Elementary) and Valerie Cagle (Farragut High) […]

Connecting With Words

By Ralphine Major The package arrived shortly before Christmas.  Certainly, the sender had made it look special in a “Peanuts” mailer.  When I tore into it, it was special!  Three framed photos.  Instantly, my mind drifted back to the day they were made.  Several years ago I had the opportunity to audio tape a […]

Foul weather and foul moods

By Joe Rector Here we are stuck in another winter. Punxsutawney Phil lied, although no human ought to put stock in anything a groundhog does or doesn’t do. I don’t understand why anyone would declare that winter is his or her favorite season. What I’ve noticed of late is that this cold weather has a […]

The very thought of thee

By Rosie Moore “Jesus, the very thought of thee with sweetness fills my breast, but sweeter far thy face to see, And in thy presence rest. O hope of every contrite heart, O joy of all the meek, to those who fall,  how kind thou art! How good to those who seek!…. Jesus, our only […]


By Dr. Jim Ferguson “You look good, Dr. Ferguson,” a patient recently told me. She then asked, “How do you feel?” Perhaps the latter was just a pleasantry of conversation – something we all do. None of us really expects or wants to hear about another person’s aches and pains – sometimes even doctors tune […]

Public Relations: Tennessee’s Constant Failure

  By Alex Norman It. Just. Keeps. Getting. Worse. Over the past few weeks, the University of Tennessee has made mistake after mistake in the eyes of the public. Some of those errors are serious in nature, others are fairly inconsequential, and others are out of their control. But the hits, like the Led Zeppelin […]

Emory Road Church gets its lighted sign

By Mike Steely The Little Flat Creek Baptist Church sits on Emory Road and prides itself as being the oldest member of the local Association of Baptist Churches. Founded in 1879 the current building has a small chapel behind the church built with the original logs from the first church. On Wednesday Pastor Jerry Baltimore […]