Imagination Library of Knox County to celebrate 2 million books at a free party and showcase at the KMA

Attendees are encouraged to bring spare change to contribute to Banks for Books creations   Since Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library launched in early 2005, 2 million books have been delivered to nearly 40,000 young children of Knox County. To celebrate this important milestone, kids of all ages are invited to a free Imagination Library Party […]

Debate Watch Party

By Dan Andrews   Continuing on the very successful first Republican Presidential Primary Watch Party, community activist and local business leader Richard Esparza is once again organizing a Republican debate watch party. Everyone is encouraged to attend. The debate watch will be begin at 7:20 p.m. on Wednesday, September 16 at Bailey’s Knoxville in the back area with the big […]


Work associated with both the Cumberland Avenue reconstruction and the building of The Standard apartment complex will prompt several road closures in the Cumberland Avenue Corridor, starting today.     From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today through Friday, Sept. 18, anticipate intermittent short-term partial closures on a section of 17th Street near White Avenue […]


By Dr. Jim Ferguson Have we forgotten? Maybe we just don’t care anymore. Perhaps we’ve been led to such a degree of segregation that our politics not only shape our optics, but our reality. I know where I was on 9-11-2001. Do you? Every one of the Greatest Generation remembers where they were on December […]

And I want it NOW

By Joe Rector I discovered that we no longer have to wait for our drinks to chill before consuming them. Someone with too little to do in life insists that all of our favorite liquids can be instantly icy by spraying them with compressed air. Remember when we had to fill ice trays with water […]

Tony (William Anthony) Karnes: (3/23/64 – 9/11/01)

By Ralphine Major I can see a little blond-headed boy standing in the back yard calling for his neighbor to come out and play.  It was the sixties, and life was so simple in our rural community.  Several times each summer, my brother and I would spend the day visiting in the home of […]

The Chalk Board: September 14, 2015

By Sally Absher More Districts Drop K-2 Standardized Tests Teachers are continuing to speak out against the ever increasing number of standardized tests that students as young as Kindergarten are required to take in public schools. Former KCS kindergarten teacher Christina Graham took a stand against the developmentally-inappropriate SAT-10 testing of students in grades K-2, […]

Parents Believe Knox County School System Discriminates under ADA

By Sally Absher During the December 2014 regular School Board meeting, Board Member Lynne Fugate addressed a group of parents of students with special needs who had spoken in public forum, saying, “To the Special Education parents, we hear you. I talked to Dr. McIntyre – I would like for the board to have a […]

Focus on the Law: Pawnbrokers

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law In Tennessee anyone, whether a person, firm or corporation, who wants to establish or conduct a pawnbroking business is required to be licensed.  The licensing requirements may be found in Tennessee Code Annotated Sections 45-6-205 through 208.  Among other things, an applicant must be of good moral character;  have […]

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