Museum of Appalachia Presents: Now Let’s Have Some Pickin’ and Singin’: Cas Walker’s Legacy

  Norris, TN – On Saturday, March 2nd, the Museum of Appalachia will celebrate the legacy of the legendary Cas Walker, with a special program of live music, rare video clips, and museum exhibit. Orton Caswell Walker (1902-1998) wore many hats, including grocery store magnate, politician, and of course, bluegrass and country music promoter. Early […]

Free Legal Advice Clinic to be held March 9

Who and What: The CAC Office on Aging’s Rise Above Crime program and its partners* are offering a free legal advice clinic. When: Saturday, March 9, 2019 9 a.m. – Noon Where: The CAC L.T. Ross Building, 2247 Western Avenue (KAT routes 12 & 13) Meet with a lawyer for advice on: Adoption Bankruptcy Custody […]

Mayor Jacobs to Host February Constituent Meeting

WHEN:            5:30-7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 7 WHERE:         Burlington Branch Library (4614 Asheville Hwy.) WHO:              Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs BACKGROUND: These meetings are designed to give citizens the opportunity to meet one-on-one and speak individually with the mayor about issues that are important to them. These meetings are open to the public and no […]

Junior Achievement holds ‘It’s My Future JA in a Day’ program at Northwest Middle School today

  All of the 8th grade students at Northwest Middle School will be participating in a Junior Achievement program Tuesday, February 5.  The It’s My Future JA in a Day program offers practical information about preparing for the working world while still in middle school.  Upon completing the program, students will be able to research […]


By Dr. Jim Ferguson I have previously written about the Christian-Newsom torture-murders, and concluded that “Sometimes, the best explanation for the otherwise inexplicable, is evil.” I continue to reflect upon the notion of such a force which is the opposite of absolute good, a concept I know as God. Recently, I read that the ringleader […]

Groundhog Day!

By Ralphine Major It is the day set aside to gauge the coming of spring.  February 2 is the long-awaited day marked as “Groundhog Day” on most calendars.   Punxsutawney Phil of Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania is the star woodchuck on February 2.  It is a special event as the nation waits for the groundhog to emerge from […]

He’s back and we’re glad

  By Joe Rector Our son Dallas moved back to Knoxville in September. He moved to Chattanooga to attend college and then began his career. After 15 years, he decided to make a change in jobs that led him back here. He’s been living with us until he can sell his place in Chattanooga and […]

Those peaceful Amish

By Rosie Moore Most of my friends and readers know that I’m a Yankee transplanted down here in the South from up North. I spent my early years in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, but, after I married I became a member of quaint little towns that were encircled by Amish farms. In Switzerland, two sects of the […]

Legal and public notices for the week of February 4, 2019

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, 2014, executed by LYNELL N TUCKER, conveying certain real property therein described to CHARLES E. TONKIN II, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office […]