Friends of the Smokies, Great Smoky Mountains Association to Reopen Park Visitor Centers for MLK Jr. Weekend

Friends of the Smokies announced Thursday that it will temporarily fund the reopening of Sugarlands Visitor Center near Gatlinburg, Tenn., and Oconaluftee Visitor Center near Cherokee, N.C., from Friday through Monday, Jan. 18-21.   Visitation to the park is expected to increase during these dates due to the Martin Luther King, Jr. federal holiday. Both […]

Library to celebrate Dolly Parton’s birthday this Friday

Knox County Public Library and Imagination Library to host special birthday celebrations for Dolly on January 18 Join the Imagination Library and Knox County Public Library to celebrate Dolly Parton’s birthday at 10:30 a.m. on January 18. Five participating library locations, listed below, will host free story time programs with crafts and cupcakes. Guests will also […]

King Week Celebrations Close with MLK Parade, Memorial Tribute Service

In preparation for the Annual MLK Parade and Memorial Tribute, The MLK Commemorative Commission would like to ensure that participants are informed of the parade route and tribute service. The MLK Parade Monday, January 21, 2019 will begin at Midway (Chilhowee Park) 3300 E. Magnolia Avenue, Knoxville TN 37914. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. at […]

City of Knoxville’s schedule for MLK Holiday Weekend

City of Knoxville offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 21, for the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday.   Waste Connections will collect residential garbage and recycling on its regular schedule. Downtown trash and recycling will also be collected as usual. Thanksgiving and Christmas are the only days of the year when residential curbside trash and recycling are […]

Legal and public notices for the week of January 14, 2019

Foreclosure notices       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 January 8, 2009, executed by ANGELA BLY, conveying certain real property therein described to ROBERT WILSON, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the […]

If not now, when?

By Dr. Jim Ferguson Will there always be an America? I never considered this until recently, but the question is at the heart of the border crisis and alien invasion versus lawful and legal immigration. The president clearly understands and articulated the issues in his national address. The safety of the American people is the […]

LMU’s Unusual Roots

By Mike Steely Most Knox County residents know that Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate operates the Duncan School of Law downtown, located in the former Knoxville City Council building. But you probably don’t know the history of LMU which grew out of a failed dream of an English speculator. The Duncan School of Law opened […]

Fond Memories

  By Ralphine Major ralphine3@yahoo.com It is my earliest memory of a hospital. St. Mary’s, the hospital on a hill, was always the closest to people in the northeast part of Knox and surrounding counties. My brother and I were born at St. Mary’s and have pictures of us with the Sisters of Mercy. As […]

Comcast Run Around

By Joe Rector Everyone is wary of monopolies. They set the rules by which we must play, and if we don’t like it, that’s tough. The larger the bite from the consumer pie a corporation takes, the less power customers have to combat poor service or outrageous pricing. I had another run in with one […]