Eight apply for 4th Judicial District Circuit Court opening

The Trial Court Vacancy Commission will consider eight applicants when it meets August 24, 2017, in Dandridge to select nominees for the Circuit Court vacancy in the 4th Judicial District – Cocke, Grainger, Jefferson, and Sevier Counties. The vacancy was created by Judge Ben W. Hooper II who announced that he is retiring effective August […]

Arconic Foundation Grant Increases Solar Power at Ijams Nature Center

  A $22,000 grant from the Arconic Foundation is making Ijams Nature Center a cleaner, greener place.   The nonprofit, 300+-acre center used the funds to install additional solar panels on the roof of the Visitor Center.   The new panels are projected to save more than $2,700 annually in traditional electrical use. Green Earth […]

Second Saturday Concert series concludes this month

Vinyl Tap to headline Cove, Crawdaddy Jones at New Harvest                                                         Knox County’s Second Saturday Concert series concludes this month with 1980s era classics from Vinyl Tap at The Cove and blues-based tunes from Crawdaddy Jones at New Harvest Park. The live entertainment, which is free and open to the public, runs from 6 to […]

Legal and Public Notices for the week of July 31, 2017

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 March 30, 2001, executed by JACK AND ELIZABETH MONDAY, conveying certain real property therein described to CUMBERLAND TITLE COMPANY, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office […]

When your child’s other parent stops child support

By Jed McKeehan If you have a child and are either divorced, or were never married and do not reside with the other parent, there is a decent chance there is a child support order in place stating what one parent is to pay another parent in child support on a monthly basis. You can […]

A Day Away: Darrow gets his space in Dayton

By Mike Steely It took 92 years but Clarence Darrow finally stands opposite his historic opponent William Jennings Bryan in front of the Rhea County Courthouse in Dayton, Tennessee. Bryan, the defender of Creationism during the Scopes Monkey Trial in 1925, got a statue in 2005 courtesy of the Bryan College Board of Trustees.. Darrow, […]

Country Roads

By Joe Rector Sadie and I took our morning walk before the heat enveloped the area. The circuit takes us through the subdivision, up and down Fitzgerald Road, and down a private driveway on which we have permission to walk. The ditch line on Fitzgerald Road hasn’t been mowed by the county for a while, […]

More Reflections of Memphis

By Ralphine Major Many events that occurred when my generation was growing up have now become part of history. I remember both the Kennedy and King assassinations during the sixties. As Corryton native Perry McGinnis continued his journey in the field of dentistry, the McGinnis family of four found themselves in Memphis, Tennessee, during a […]

The Inward Eye

By Dr. Jim Ferguson We have finally moved into our new downsized home built on the back of our small farm property. We call our new home, New House, as opposed to the Big House where we lived for thirty-seven years and raised our girls. Our daughters are now grown and have families of their […]

Moments to ponder

By Rosie Moore In my little book, “My Daily Psalms and Prayers,” that I scan each day, are these words, that seem so apt for me: “Almighty Father, in a world where everything seems to be changing by the minute, the word, “steadfast” is like a neon sign, indicating a place of refuge. And that […]

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