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, […]

Baylor… Mississippi State… Who’s Next for Moral Failings?

By Alex Norman If you ever wonder if there will come a day when most of college athletics will be a place in which the adults do the right thing… save your mental energy. That day will never come. The most high profile recent examples come from Waco and Starkville… two cities that aren’t exactly […]

City asks MPC to modernize zoning ordinance

City asks MPC to modernize zoning ordinance

Knoxville’s zoning ordinance hasn’t undergone a thorough review in half a century, and many of the current provisions are so obsolete that they hinder quality sustainable development – but that’s about to change.   Mayor Madeline Rogero proposed that the Metropolitan Planning Commission conduct a complete review and update of the City’s zoning ordinance. At […]

The Knoxville Focus for June 6, 2016

The Knoxville Focus for June 6, 2016

Area mayors discuss loss of jail funding By Mike Steely A meeting of East Tennessee Mayors  Thursday saw a discussion of the loss of state funds for state prisoners being housed in county jail. Maryville’s mayor, Tom Taylor, began the discussion by saying that Blount County’s seven mayors met on the situation last week […]

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