By Dr. Jim Ferguson Communication is a delicate art, and unfortunately, too often taken for granted. Do words adequately convey our thoughts? You can read my words, but they are, at best, a reflection of my thoughts. Plato’s illusion of the cave comes to mind. Direct conversation is better than the written word because the […]

Vols at SEC Media Days

By Alex Norman It is the unofficial start of college football season… the return of SEC Media Days to the Wynfrey Hotel in Hoover, Alabama. It is a people-watching paradise, especially the hundreds of Alabama fans that converge on the small lobby of the hotel, standing around for hours just for a glimpse of their […]

What is it?

By Ralphine Major At first glance, it is difficult to see where the picture begins or ends. The black and white ball of fur on a bed of leaves shows a glimpse of nature few people would ever stumble across. The rare photo was taken by Caroline McGinnis and shared with me by her father-in-law, […]

Books and Movies

By Rosie Moore I don’t go to movies any more but I do watch them on TV and it’s surprising how many wonderful movies are derived from wonderful books. Alas, so many movies today are full of violence, murder, and mayhem, with just a sprinkling of love thrown in sometimes. I am now reading “The […]

Ridiculous Behavior

By Joe Rector Well, it appears that July 4th fireworks took on a new meaning in Lonsdale. Officers were attacked when they tried to stop individuals who thought firing the explosives at cars passing by would be more entertaining. According to reports, the fireworks weren’t the traditional firecrackers or sparklers or even cherry bombs. These […]

What Does it Actually Mean to Be Publicly Intoxicated?

By Jed McKeehan So you may have heard the term, “public intoxication.” As many bars and restaurants there are in the world, it can be surprising that its actually a crime to be intoxicated in a public place. I thought these places were trying to make me intoxicated! Unfortunately, it is a crime, a Class […]

CHS Class of 1977 having 40th Reunion

Central High School Class of 1977 40th Class Reunion. Mark your calendars as we celebrate on Sunday, September 10, 2017 at Fountain City Park from 2-5 p.m.  Bring your families, food, chairs, for games and a fun time with our classmates.  Contact Teresa Black Teague at 865-679-9835 for information.

Mega Peddler’s Mart opens in former Kmart on Broadway

Mega Peddler’s Mart opens in former Kmart on Broadway

By Mike Steely “We will be one of the largest antique and vendor malls in America, right here in Knoxville, Tennessee,” said Donald Jenkins. He and his wife, Crissie, have opened Mega Peddler’s Mart of Knoxville in the former Kmart location at 4434 North Broadway in the Northgate Plaza Shopping Center. The Jenkins family […]

Hardy Johnson ‘keeps going’ on 89th birthday

Hardy Johnson ‘keeps going’ on 89th birthday

By Steve Williams Hardy Johnson, longtime shoe cobbler in Fountain City, only stopped working for short periods of time on his 89th birthday last Wednesday. His son Jim, who manages Custom Shoe Rebuilders at 5503 North Broadway St., would normally have been working too, but he had to take his mother-in-law to the doctor. Earlier […]