Keep Knoxville Beautiful Announces Beautification Award winners, Community of the Year

On March 1 at the 34th Orchids Awards Dinner, Keep Knoxville Beautiful announced the winners of the annual Orchids beautification awards. The categories and winners are: New Architecture: Contemporary Women’s Health Redesign/Reuse: Oakwood Senior Living Center and White Lily Flats Restaurant/Cafe/Bar/Brewery: Babalu Public Art Project: Bringing Tap Back Water Refill Stations Outdoor Space: Sansom Sports […]

Chamber Hosts “Marketing on a shoestring” Seminar

  The Anderson County Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Tennessee Small Business Development Center will host a free workshop for potential and existing small business owners and entrepreneurs who want to learn more about marketing. The TSBDC advises and assists entrepreneurs and small business owners in our area at no cost to them. […]

Amendment Puts Adequate Public School Funding at Risk

By Sally Absher When Tennessee legislators last took their Oath of Office, they solemnly swore that “I will faithfully support the Constitution of this State and of the United States, and I do solemnly affirm that as a member of this General Assembly… I will not propose or assent to any bill, vote, or resolution, […]

The Chalk Board for March 7, 2016

By Sally Absher Knox County TNReady Testing Underway… Finally. KCS Director of Schools Jim McIntyre announced at last Monday’s Board workshop meeting that 44 of KCS schools had received the paper tests as of Friday February 26, and the remaining schools in the county received their tests on Monday February 29. The first day of […]


By Joe Rector Not too long ago, I read a Facebook post by Kim Morton. She was a student of mine back when I was young. She and her family are leaving the house her mother called home for 40 years. I’ll steal just a few words from her post to let you get a […]


By Dr. Jim Ferguson By the time you read this the die will be cast. Tennesseans in record numbers had a chance to voice their opinion in perhaps the most important election in decades. It’s not over on the Republican side, but it’s just a formality for the Democrat’s choice of standard bearer. Actually, Bernie […]

Will Peyton Keep Playing?

By Alex Norman   Let’s put aside the allegations of HGH use by Al Jazeera. Let’s forget about the disputed details of an incident from 1996 in the Tennessee training room. Let’s just talk about football, and whether or not Peyton Manning will be on an NFL roster this fall. Yes, an article about the […]

Tennessee among several schools to offer former Carter standout

By Steve Williams I put in a phone call to the University of Tennessee men’s basketball office shortly after Rick Barnes was named the Vols’ new head coach last year and left him a message about Jordan Bowden, who had just finished an outstanding high school career on the hardwood at Carter. My message was […]

Legal and Public Notices for March 7, 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 August 25, 2005, executed by WILLIAM EDWARD HOOPER, JANELLE TURNER, conveying certain real property therein described to EMMETT JAMES HOUSE OR BILL R. MCLAUGHLIN, as Trustee, as same appears of […]

STAR 102.1’s Dancing With The Knoxville Stars Announces 2016 Lineup

Proceeds from April 9 Event Benefit Children’s Hospital For the eighth year, local celebrities are putting on their dancing shoes and teaming up with professional dance instructors from Dance Tonight, formerly Academy Ballroom, to raise money for East Tennessee’s children with a local version of the popular “Dancing with the Stars” television show. Star 102.1’s […]