Mayor Rogero invites public to Health Care Town Hall Meeting

  Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero invites the public to a Town Hall meeting on the importance of access to health care from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 23, at Whittle Springs Middle School, 2700 White Oak Lane.   The League of Women Voters of Knoxville/Knox County will facilitate the public meeting, which will be moderated […]

Effort to Digitize World War I Artifacts Heads to Blount County

Over a five-year period, World War I ravaged Europe, the Middle East and parts of north Africa, overturning governments and costing millions of lives. The United States joined the battle in 1917, eventually mobilizing 130,000 soldiers from Tennessee. Countless other Tennesseans helped relief organizations like the Red Cross, organized scrap metal drives, manufactured war materials […]

Railroad crossing repairs to detour motorists

  This week, contract crews will be repairing CSX railroad crossings on Liberty Street, Piney Grove Church Road, Third Creek Road, Jackson Road and Knott Road. The work had been rescheduled from late last week. Motorists should follow signed detours around the work sites.   Starting on Tuesday morning, Feb. 21, a crew will be […]

An Open Letter to UT Chancellor Beverly Davenport

By Alex Norman   Dear Chancellor, Good day to you and yours.  Hopefully the move to Knoxville has been a pleasant one, and the keys to your new office are working properly. Now that you are on the job I have three suggestions that will make your tenure as the Chancellor at the University of […]

It should be UT’s easiest hire in athletics in 40 years

By Steve Williams In 1977 University of Tennessee chancellor Jack Reese had a little fun with the media when he introduced Johnny Majors, one of the Vols’ all-time greats, as Tennessee’s new head football coach. “Ladies and gentlemen, after an extensive nationwide search,” said Reese, with a slight grin sneaking out over his face, “I’m […]

What Does a Court Reporter Do?

By Jedidiah McKeehan While watching a courtroom scene on TV or in a movie, you may have noticed an individual sitting near the judge, staring with great intent at whichever character is talking and furiously pushing buttons on a little device on a stand in front of them. Who is this person? What in the […]

Back When (Part 3)

By Ralphine Major The question was asked by his grandson in an e-mail. “Do you remember what kind/model of car you had to travel back and forth to your grandparents’ house?” Navigating through keystrokes and clicks on his computer, the grandfather answered: “My Luttrell grandparents (Amos C. and Margaret) lived four miles from Luttrell House, […]

The Joyous Gift of Grandparents

By Rosie Moore That’s the name of a little book I recently received. And here is the introduction for that book: “A woman and her granddaughter were spending time together one day. As often happened the little girl was plying her grandma with questions. Suddenly, with a very serious tone the girl asked, “Grandma, what […]

Just one more time

By Joe Rector Mother Nature discovered that we humans were much too happy with the balmy temperatures occurring in January. She sent a surge of cold air back through the south the next month just to remind us what season it actually was and to dampen our spirits. It’s on these cold mornings that I […]

Hooting

By Dr. Jim Ferguson I have to admit that I’ve never cared much for Valentine’s Day. Maybe it was because I was a boy, but the heart shaped candies and little Valentine cards in grammar school never did much for me. People complain about the commercialization of Christmas, but the hoopla for Valentine’s Day is […]

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