The Chalk Board for August 22, 2016

By Sally Absher     ACT Retake Offered The Tennessee Department of Education is offering a statewide ACT Senior Retake Opportunity that provides every eligible high school senior, meaning any public school student who took the ACT as a junior, the ability to retake the ACT free of charge on Saturday, Oct. 22, regardless of […]

Two grounds for a divorce in Tennessee

By Jedidiah McKeehan With the 10th highest divorce rate in the United States (13 percent), chances are you or someone you know will go through the process of obtaining a divorce. And despite what you’ve seen on television or in the movies (“War of the Roses” comes to mind), getting a divorce in Tennessee can be […]

Relationships

By Dr. Jim Ferguson My minister recently preached a sermon entitled Who Are We? It seems best to change the pronoun to I and consider “Who am I?” Reflection is inevitable for a contemplative like me, but is fundamental to everyone, at least to some degree. Wisdom teaches that humans are unique because we think, […]

The Knisley Family (Part 2)

By Ralphine Major Jeff and Orlena Knisley were parents to sixteen children, fourteen of whom survived into adulthood.  I knew several of the Knisley siblings from my earliest memories at Fairview Baptist Church.  They held leadership roles in many areas of the church. Clifford Knisley worked in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.  He started the Royal Ambassador  […]

Learning their places the hard way

By Joe Rector Teenagers are a funny bunch, and freshman are always the most comical. Over my lifetime, I’ve been one and have watched many classes of them during 30 years as a teacher. They arrive at high school “wet behind the ears” but act as if they are seasoned veterans. It doesn’t take long […]

Are you an Olympian?

By Rosie Moore Did you watch the Olympics? I hope so. It is one way to applaud the athletes for all their hard work—for the years of dedication, determination, and hopes that they displayed during the games and at the finals. I had a granddaughter years ago who aspired to be in the Olympics at […]

Defensive Emphasis for Vols

By Alex Norman 4th and 14… It was the down and distance that many Vols fans have forever burned into their psyche. Making a stop on 4th and 14 against the Florida Gators last September not only would have snapped Tennessee’s 10 game losing streak to their rivals, but would have given the Vols the […]

Baby It’s Hot Outside

By Sally Absher Knox County experienced unusually warm weather during the first two weeks of school this year (or maybe KCS is just starting school in the middle of the summer now). Either way, a number of area students and parents are hot under the collar about Board of Education Policy J-260, Dress Code. What […]

Preparedness Fair Reminds Everyone to Plan for the Unexpected

The 6th Annual Family Safety and Preparedness Fair is scheduled for Saturday, August 27 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at World’s Fair Park.   Dozens of agencies, community organizations and businesses will answer questions and instruct classes on how people can best prepare their homes, families, pets and workplaces in case of an emergency […]