City crews working overtime for excess brush due to storms

  City Public Service crews have extended brush collection hours to 6 p.m. this week in order to accommodate residences with unusually large volumes of brush caused by last week’s storms.   “Much like winter weather response services, we’ve extended crew hours to help our customers have the most convenient experience possible under the circumstances,” […]

Tennessee Hopes To Receive Up To $24 Million To Address Drug Abuse

Tennessee Hopes To Receive Up To $24 Million To Address Drug Abuse

Federal funding would be used to expand treatment for opioid use disorders The Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services is optimistic it will receive as much as $24 million dollars over the next two years to expand treatment options for Tennesseans struggling with an addiction to prescription pain killers and other opioid-based […]

Legal and Public Notices for the week of July 18, 2016

  NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE   STATE OF TENNESSEE, KNOX COUNTY WHEREAS, Patricia A. Williams executed a Deed of Trust to Centex Home Equity Corporation, Lender and Covenant Title & Escrow, LLC, Trustee(s), which was dated January 17, 2000 and recorded on January 25, 2000 in Instrument No. 200001250004982, Knox County, Tennessee Register of Deeds. […]

Are you renting property in Tennessee?

By Jedidiah McKeehan This article contains basic information about the applicable laws that might affect you if you’re renting property, and specifically, in East Tennessee where my experiences have been with eviction proceedings, but first, let me paint a picture for you: You decided to rent a place to live. The landlord seemed nice […]

The Chalk Board for July 18, 2016

By Sally Absher TONIGHT!! Meet and Greet with Susan Horn Bring some friends and join 5th District Knox County Board of Education candidate Susan Horn for dessert Monday, July 18th, from 6:30 – 8:30 at Copperstone Clubhouse, 1345 Copperstone Lane. The event is hosted by Jennie Councill, Alison Dotson, Beth Duncan, Blair Kerr, Melissa Mason, […]

Education Commissioner Announces Changes to Tennessee Assessments

By Sally Absher   Tennessee finalized the contract with Questar for the 2016-17 state assessment last week, and Commissioner Candice McQueen announced “significant changes” to state assessments in response to feedback from educators, parents and students. One of the biggest changes is that overall testing time has been reduced by nearly a third. For students […]

A DVR Life

By Joe Rector Like millions of people in this country, I remember a time before television. When a tv set found its way to our house, it was a boxy, metallic gadget that weighed about as much as a gun safe. Over the years, we’ve witnessed the growth of programming from three channels to thousands […]

Summer’s Moving On!

By Ralphine Major Hot sweltering days, stormy afternoons and fireflies lighting up the summer evenings. We are in the middle of July and what is often called the dog days of summer. Those familiar summer scenes we wait all year long to enjoy will soon be giving way to others. Neatly planted rows of corn, […]

The Blue Line

By Dr. Jim Ferguson I became acquainted with the term “blue line stream” while trying to develop our property in Knox County. The wet weather drainage ditch at the back of our property was deemed a protected waterway by the Knoxville “EPA” acolytes. Mosquitos must be allowed a summertime stagnant water habitat. We are water […]

Our National Anthem, Old Glory and just getting along

By Steve Williams With the United States of America’s birthday, the Fourth of July, not too far behind us, it’s a good time of the year to bring up one of our oldest traditions in sports – the playing of our National Anthem. As you know, for many, many years now, our Anthem has been […]

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