A Sweet Spot in Madisonville

By Ralphine Major ralphine3@yahoo.com A trip to the Knoxville Zoo sounded like fun—especially on the day of the much publicized eclipse!  Driving to the sweet spot of Sweetwater, Tennessee, would involve too much traffic.  Besides, Charlie and Barbara wanted to observe the animals’ behavior under unusual circumstances. But, the Lovells’ close-knit family turned the historic […]

Eclipsed

By Dr. Jim Ferguson There have been enumerable stories about the Great American Eclipse, but this is not. I am a stargazer. I even have an app on my iPhone to help me identify stars, planets and constellations. Interestingly, all heavenly bodies except the moon and the sun were considered “stars” in antiquity. The word […]

Words of Wisdom

By Rosie Moore Whenever I see a thought, or phrase  that touches my heart, I write it down in a notebook, which is getting quite full. Some of these are very familiar, some are fairly new. Let me share some of them with you. Love is a symbol of eternity. It wipes out all sense […]

A good way to spend time

By Joe Rector Like Gene Autry used to sing, “I’m Back in the Saddle Again.” The school year has begun, and I have more students than last year. The feeling of being overwhelmed hit when the rolls indicated that both classes had multiple students. Before long, however, a sense of comfort came. Being back into […]

Q&A with Farragut’s Jacob Warren

By Alex Norman From time to time we like to catch up with a newsmaker in East Tennessee.  This week we had a conversation with Farragut senior tight end Jacob Warren, who has been committed to Tennessee since late May.  Warren is hoping to be an early enrollee, and would matriculate to UT in January. […]

Legal and Public Notices for the week of August 28, 2017

  NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE     STATE OF TENNESSEE, KNOX COUNTY WHEREAS, James E. Bay and Kimberly C. Bay executed a Deed of Trust to National City Mortgage a division of National City Bank, Lender and John O. Rhea, Trustee(s), which was dated December 11, 2007 and recorded on December 18, 2007 in Instrument […]

AMR-Rural/Metro service questions continue

AMR-Rural/Metro service questions continue

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com The early renewal proposal for ambulance service in Knox County saw lots of discussion and questions during the Knox County Commission’s work session last week and the issue may come to a head today during the regular meeting. The Knox County Health Department is asking to renew a five-year agreement with […]

The Last Vestige of the Crump Machine: Clifford Davis, Part II

The Last Vestige of the Crump Machine:  Clifford Davis, Part II

By Ray Hill Congressman Clifford Davis of Memphis had served in the House of Representatives since 1940 and in 1959 was the chairman of the House Public Works Committee.  A relatively obscure committee to most folks, it became of prime importance to Tennessee.  Davis was pushing a bill vital to the Tennessee Valley Authority, a […]

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