Pat Summitt Foundation Launches Specialty License Plate

Pat Summitt Foundation Launches Specialty License Plate

There is a new way to support The Pat Summitt Foundation and let your fellow motorists know you’re doing so.   The Pat Summitt Foundation is pre-selling custom license plates to Tennessee residents with registered vehicles. The plate, which features a picture of Pat Summitt and The Pat Summitt Foundation logo, costs $35 (plus a […]

North Knoxville Business and Professionals meet tomorrow

The North Knoxville Business & Professional Association was established in June of 2003 by a core group of local business professionals who had a passion for restoring and improving the North Knoxville community. Since 2003 the organization has grown to a membership of more than 100 businesses and individuals as well as a deeply involved […]

Drought, Poor Air Quality Lead to Ban on Burning

  Due to conditions of poor air quality and severe drought, Knox County Air Quality Management (AQM) has issued a mandatory ban on open burning in Knox County.   The City bans open burning of brush all of the time, in part because the Public Service Department collects brush and leaves. County residents who hold […]

The Children’s Room at Lawson McGhee Library to close from Nov 9-20 for renovation

Lawson McGhee Library is getting a much needed facelift with new paint and carpet. The Children’s Room will close Wednesday, November 9 at noon after storytime for an overhaul. When it reopens on Monday, November 21, patrons will see all new shelving, carpet and paint. The circular story well has been filled in for additional space.  The Children’s Room bathrooms will […]

Veterans Day to be celebrated downtown on Friday, Nov. 11

Knoxville will honor the service of its U.S. military veterans with the City’s 91st annual Veterans Day Parade on Friday morning, Nov. 11.   The parade will line up in the eastbound lanes of Howard H. Baker Jr. Avenue, with the step-off at 10:45 a.m. in front of the Knoxville Civic Coliseum. The parade participants […]

The Problem(s) With Tennessee Football

By Alex Norman A month ago all was well in the world of Tennessee football. An 11 game losing streak to the Florida Gators was snapped with a dominant second half performance at Neyland Stadium.  The Vols then beat Georgia on an improbable “Hail Mary” pass from Joshua Dobbs to Jauan Jennings. Tennessee was 5-0 […]

How will we choose?

By Joe Rector By the time this piece appears in the paper, the national election will begin in less than a day. Plenty of people are saying, “Thank God!” Others, like me, who are political junkies, will pace all day long and fret until the final vote counting is finished. In the end, a new […]

The Die is Cast

By Dr. Jim Ferguson In 49 BC Julius Caesar stood on the bank of the Rubicon River which marked the northern border of Italy. The ruling elite of Rome demanded that Caesar surrender his army, come to Rome and be tried for treason. If he refused, civil war would ensue. After meditation Caesar told his […]

The Truth About Candy

By Rosie Moore Well, Hallowe’en is over and all the candy was dumped out of the kids’ bags and littered on the living room rug. Candies were divided up and even Moms and Dads were allowed to pick a piece. Parents of young children have control of these candy bags but older children find ways […]

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