Tennesseans Can Now Register To Vote Online

Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett is proud to officially launch the state’s new online voter registration system. The system offers a convenient way for voters to easily register or change their address if they have moved. Counties across Tennessee can now securely receive voter registration information faster than using traditional paper registrations. “This system […]

City-wide Go Vote! Knoxville public meeting is Thursday, Sept. 7

When: 5:30-7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017   Where: Christenberry Recreation Center, 931 Oglewood Ave.   The winners of the Tuesday, Aug. 29, primary election have nine weeks to make their names and platforms known to voters across the city of Knoxville, as voters in all six City Council districts will determine the five new Council representatives on Nov. 7. […]

Rocky Hill and Fourth Avenue added to mosquito spray schedule

The latest lab report has confirmed the presence of West Nile virus (WNV) in Culex mosquitoes in the Rocky Hill area of West Knoxville and the Fourth Avenue area of North Knoxville. Following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) protocol, the Knox County Health Department (KCHD) will spray for mosquitoes in these areas on Thursday, […]

How Much Does a District Attorney Make?

By Jed McKeehan You will often see articles about district attorneys in the newspaper.  District attorneys are the lawyers who are employees of the state whose sole job it is to prosecute criminals who are charged with breaking state laws.  You will often see articles about someone getting tried for a murder or some other […]

It’s not just football time in Tennessee

By Steve Williams John Currie’s job as Director of Athletics at the University of Tennessee is not all about firing and hiring, but that’s an important part of it. He must have coaches who know how to win and get it done. College athletics too are not just about winning, but that’s a big part […]

Americans helping one another

By Ralphine Major The heart-wrenching images are humbling.  Just days after the historic eclipse, Hurricane Harvey hit Texas and later Louisiana.  Though it had been predicted, the scenes are staggering.  Record rainfall has turned roadways into rivers, covered cars completely, and ruined thousands of homes.  The magnitude of destruction has been overwhelming to watch. First […]

Not so fast

By Joe Rector Well, I’m sure of it. We’ve lost our minds and our ability to use common sense. If anyone doesn’t believe it, just look at what is going on in our country. We don’t need to act so fast sometimes. Knee-jerk reactions never help situations. In Charlottesville, Virginia, groups go after each other […]

What Good Is Fiber?

By Rosie Moore I read this in a book I received some time ago: “Simply put, fiber is the part of plant food our bodies can’t use. That’s why for decades fiber was pretty much ignored. It didn’t provide nutrients and nobody was clamoring for more fiber in their food. In fact, food manufacturers went […]

Alluvion

By Dr. Jim Ferguson I pay more attention to rainfall than I once did. Perhaps it’s because I’m semi-retired and have a big garden. Perhaps it’s because we rely on a well for our potable water, and when it doesn’t rain I begin to worry about the aquifer being depleted. We are frugal with water […]

Character Star Athletes, Week Three

CAREACTER STAR ATHLETES   Week 3 Honorees   CASEY ARNOLD Grace Christian   JORDAN BILITER Halls   TYSON BIVINS Bearden   CORYEAN DAVIS Fulton   RYAN DEGGES Christian Academy of Knoxville   TRARIG HARDIN West   CHRIS HUNTER Austin-East   ALEC KEATHLEY Farragut   DAN KITTS JR. Karns   COLE LUSBY The King’s Academy   […]

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