Carson to host Farragut community meeting tomorrow

  School Board member Karen Carson will be holding a meeting for the Fifth District community at Farragut High School on Thursday, March 31, 2016.  The meeting will be held in the Farragut High School library from 6-7 p.m. (11237 Kingston Pike). The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the recent threats at FHS, […]



Legislation proposes additional investment for local transportation needs; student enrollment growth Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam yesterday unveiled additions to the FY 2016-2017 budget that will be considered by the 109th General Assembly in the coming weeks. The appropriations amendment to HB2629/SB2653 follows closely the governor’s original budget proposal presented to the legislature on February 1, and […]

Cars & Coffee and Poker Run on April 2

Cars & Coffee and Poker Run on April 2

  Spring is finally here! Uncover those beauties and bring them out to Cars & Coffee – Cruisin’ with Heart in just two weeks! European Auto Garage and Regal Entertainment Group along with BBS Wheels have once again partnered to host Knoxville’s Original Cars & Coffee and Poker Run to benefit Variety, the Children’s Charity […]

Are you sleepless in Knoxville?

By Rosie Moore William Shakespeare, that renowned author from long ago, once wrote in his play, Macbeth, “Sleep….knits up the raveled sleeve of care….sore labor’s bath, balm of hurt minds…chief nourisher in life’s feast.” That sentence sums it up for me. One of my favorite movies is “Sleepless in Seattle.” The main character, played by […]

Bittersweet Car Memories

By Joe Rector The dog woke me up before I was ready on Saturday morning. After taking her to do her business and making a pot of coffee, I sat down at the computer to check my email and Facebook for news and other things. Chuck Mier, a boyhood friend who lived across the street […]

March Magic: Why the NCAA Tournament Rules

By Alex Norman We all know that college athletics can be a cesspool. Shady recruiting, entitled players, fake classes, unfair transfer rules, blowhard coaches, the scam that is season tickets/donations… and we could spend weeks talking about how coaches and administrators make millions while the student-athletes are turned into largely unpaid labor. But through it […]

The Chalk Board for March 28, 2016

By Sally Absher Evening of Elegance On April 11, Knox County Council PTA will host its annual Evening of Elegance at which local unit PTAs across the county are honored for their extraordinary work in our schools. In addition, the group will recognize some outstanding individuals who have gone above-and-beyond the call of duty by […]

$453.5 M Budget for Knox Schools Includes 3% Raise for Teachers

By Sally Absher KCS Superintendent Jim McIntyre presented an ambitious set of preliminary budgets at last Wednesday’s Board of Education Meeting. Included for discussion were the preliminary FY 2017 General Purpose Budget, Capital Improvement Plan, the Plan for Spending Accumulated Capital Savings, and the School Nutrition Fund Budget. According to the 2015 MOU between the […]


By Dr. Jim Ferguson I’m a science fiction fan, and one of the classics is Frank Herbert’s novel “Dune.” It’s a tome of a book, but there’s an abbreviated movie version that remains true to the story. A pivotal scene occurs when the protagonist, Paul, awakens to discover who he is and cries heavenward, “Father, […]

Legal and Public Notices for March 28, 2016

    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 April 20, 2015, executed by LINDA HUNTER, MICHAEL HUNTER, conveying certain real property therein described to TIMIOS INC. NATIONAL SETTLEMENT SERVICES, as Trustee, as same appears of record […]