Record crowd expected for 10th annual Tour De Lights

Only helmets, headlights and rear reflectors are the required gear for participants in one of downtown Knoxville’s most popular and creative holiday traditions. Everything else is up to your imagination.   More than 1,000 people on bicycles will don strands of lights, Santa hats, elf ears, reindeer antlers, noisemakers and other inventive decorations in the […]

Tennessee Sites Added to the National Register of Historic Places

Tennessee Sites Added to the National Register of Historic Places

Sites in Knoxville, Sevier County, South Pittsburg and Music Row   The Tennessee Historical Commission announced this week the addition of four Tennessee sites to the National Register of Historic Places.   “The National Register is an honorary recognition for time-honored places that enrich our communities and make them unique,” said Patrick McIntyre, State Historic […]

Intersection rebuild to close Cumberland Avenue at 17th Street

The last intersection in the City’s $17 million Cumberland Avenue reconstruction – Cumberland at 17th Street – will be rebuilt and repaved later this week, requiring detours of motorists on both streets.   The work on the intersection at Cumberland and 17th will require a full closure, starting at 10 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15. The […]

Legal and Public Notices for the week of December 12, 2016

Foreclosure notices     SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE   Sale at public auction will be on January 10, 2017 on or about 10:00AM local time, at the North door, Knox County Courthouse, Knoxville, Tennessee, conducted by the Substitute Trustee as identified and set forth herein below, pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by JOHN HUMPHREY AND […]


By Dr. Jim Ferguson Sometimes I don’t have a lot to say. This may come as a surprise because I’ve been cobbling 1000 word stories together every week for ten years. Some of my detractors may even welcome the prospect of my silence. It has been my modus operandi to wait for stories to find […]

A Smoother Journey

By Joe Rector The older I grow,  the more I come to realize that life resembles a ride on the biggest roller coaster in existence, and it’s a ride that travels much too fast for my taste. Those rides that make stomachs rise to throats and frazzle nerves aren’t things I find particularly fun; more […]

Where’s Rudolph?

By Ralphine Major The look on her face was one of pain and distress. Her hands clutched her stomach. We thought she was ill. Many years ago, mother and I had nursery duty during worship service. The group of three-year-old children looked adorable in their Christmas outfits and eyes full of wonderment. The class had […]

Should I let the police search my vehicle?

By Jed McKeehan You’ve seen the dramatic car searches on the TV shows, and you might be wondering what you would do if you were asked to allow the police to search your vehicle without probable cause. First off, why are they searching your vehicle?  They are looking for drugs, drug items, or other things […]

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