Publisher’s Position: Clerk Flap Is Pure Politics

By Steve Hunley Well, it looks like the 2014 election season has already begun. The flap about innocent folks being arrested without cause is being laid at the doorstep of Criminal Court Clerk Joy McCroskey by much of the local media. They have likely been fed this information by a disgruntled (with McCroskey) prosecutor in […]

Part Two: Tennessee’s Old Gray Fox Albert Gore

Part Two: Tennessee’s Old Gray Fox Albert Gore

By Ray Hill In 1938, Albert Gore defeated a host of opponents to go to Washington as the Fourth District’s Congressman.  Gore had long idolized a former Congressman from the Fourth District, Cordell Hull.  Hull had known Gore’s father quite well and lived in Carthage when in Tennessee.  Gore would frequently visit whenever Hull had […]

Oak Ridge slows down Central attack, 24-13

Oak Ridge slows down Central attack, 24-13

By Steve Williams A Central High offense that was averaging 35 points per outing could only reach the end zone twice Friday night. A young Oak Ridge defense that continues to grow up had a lot to do with it. The Bobcats’ own mistakes also were a factor. The end result was a 24-13 victory […]

Gibbs Middle, teacher morale discussed at insight meeting

Gibbs Middle, teacher morale discussed at insight meeting

Administrators, Teachers, Students, and Public Discuss Five-Year Plan at at Knox County Schools 2020 Public Insight meeting By David Klein On Thursday night at Halls Elementary School, students, teachers, parents, and other members of the community came together at a public insight forum to discuss the progress of the Knox County Schools’ five-year strategic plan […]

One-day book sale set for Seymour tomorrow

If you could buy a hard-cover novel by John Grisham or Danielle Steele (or Tom Clancy or Nora Roberts) for $1, would you? If the answer’s yes, a one-day sale of gently used books by popular authors is for you. Books that often cost $20 or more when new will be on sale for $1 […]

South Knoxville Autumn Fest Event

Two South Knoxville businesses will celebrate the beauty of fall and the re-opening of the Henley Street  bridge with “Autumn Fest” on Saturday, October 26.  Stanley’s Greenhouse, 3029 Davenport Road,  offers the color and diversity of new fall foliage, including over eighty varieties of pansies, violas and panolas, including the new Cool Wave (trailing) pansy.   Yester Years Vintage Store, […]

Teacher Supply Depot to Open Oct. 26

On Saturday, October 26, 7 a.m.-noon, Knox County teachers, teaching assistants and administrators will have the opportunity to receive free classroom supplies when the Knox County Schools/PTA Teacher Supply Depot opens for the second time in the 2013-2014 school year.   The Teacher Supply Depot provides Knox County educators with a variety of new and […]