Fountain City, North Knoxville BPAs meet this week

The Fountain City Business and Professionals Association will meet Wednesday, June 8 at Virginia College, 5003 N Broadway. Speaker: Senator Mark Green Topic: Exploring Gubernatorial Race 2018   Time: 11:45am – 1:00pm (arrive between 11:45 – 12:00 to sign in and begin lunch) *Introductions start promptly at 11:55.   Who: Members and Guests are welcome! *Please bring / […]

Local Senators announce Arts Grant for Knox County

State Senators Becky Massey (R-Knoxville), Randy McNally (R-Oak Ridge) and Richard Briggs (R-Knoxville) today announced that $508,610 in arts grants have been awarded to local arts organizations in Knox County.  The grants are distributed by the Tennessee Arts Commission through an appropriation of state funds by the General Assembly, federal dollars from the National Endowment […]

New mobile app option feeds love of local foods

New mobile app option feeds love of local foods

The Tennessee Department of Agriculture’s “Pick Tennessee” mobile app now offers followers an easy way to feed their love of local foods. Users can search for restaurants committed to serving ingredients sourced from the area, and access GPS mapping to the establishments.   This latest mobile app option is a result of the new Pick Tennessee […]

Legal and Public Notices for June 6, 2016

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 December 9, 2013, executed by RICHARD EHRLICH, conveying certain real property therein described to NATIONAL REGISTERED AGENTS, INC., as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of […]

School Board Votes to Approve Amended Disparities Resolution

By Sally Absher   The draft Disparities in Educational Outcomes Task Force Report and Recommendations were discussed at length during three Board of Education meetings in the past two weeks. Over the past 18 months, the Disparities in Educational Outcomes (DEO) task force conducted a comprehensive review of data including: school and district demographics; academic […]

The Chalk Board for June 6, 2016

By Sally Absher   Farewell to Board of Education Student Rep Sydney Gabrielson Sydney Gabrielson ended her tenure as the Student Representative on the Board of Education on June 1. A 2016 graduate of Bearden High School, she served as Editor in Chief of the school annual, vice president of the student body, founder of […]

Thumped by an eight year old

By Joe Rector I took my grandson Madden back home the other day. He’d come to our house during Memorial Day and stayed a while after his parents went back to Nashville and to work. Any time with the boy is pure gold, even if I’m weary by the time he leaves. During this trip […]

A fine evangelist

By Rosie Moore When I was first married many, many years ago, my husband and I would cruise in the car almost every weekend. One time I suggested that I wanted to hear Billy Graham preach. So, on we went. Traveling from Manheim, Pennsylvania to Ocean City, Maryland was quite a trek, but nothing deterred […]

Back to the Future

By Dr. Jim Ferguson I grew up watching Looney Tunes cartoons. Every generation laments their “good ole days,” but the modern version of children’s television is vastly different from the old escapades of Elmer Fudd, Bugs Bunny and Foghorn Leghorn. I’m no expert on education, but I’m supposed to pay attention to what my grandson, […]

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