Legislation To Modernize Program For Needy Families Passes

  Governor Bill Haslam signs key changes to bring the Families First Program in line with current needs of Tennessee families.   NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) is applauding the recent passage of key changes to the State’s Families First program.   These changes help ensure families receiving Temporary Assistance for […]

UT’s Clear Bag Policy Will Be in Effect for All KCS Graduations

In order to provide appropriate security measures and a consistent policy for events at Thompson-Boling Arena, the University of Tennessee will institute the same Clear Bag Policy currently in place for all athletic events for all concerts and special events, including Knox County Schools commencement ceremonies. This policy will limit commencement attendees to one clear […]

Endangered Mountain Zebra arrive at Zoo Knoxville

  Zoo to establish breeding program as part of the Hartmann’s Mountain Zebra Species Survival Plan.                    Three endangered Hartmann’s mountain zebra arrived at Zoo Knoxville on Friday, April 20, 2018.  The zoo plans to establish a breeding program as part of a collaborative effort of accredited zoos to save them from extinction.   […]

Legal and Public Notices for the week of April 23, 2018

Foreclosure notices   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 August 20, 2004, executed by AMANDA C. BURGESS and JASON P. BURGESS, conveying certain real property therein described to SECURITY ESCROW & TITLE CO, as Trustee, as […]

Urban League, SEEED to promote community engagement

    Planners want to make sure everyone’s voice is heard as the City’s zoning code undergoes its first major update in nearly 60 years.   To help gather input from traditionally underrepresented sectors of the city, the Knoxville Area Urban League and SEEED, in partnership with Centro Hispano de East Tennessee, will be providing […]


By Dr. Jim Ferguson You never know who you’ll meet at a wine tasting bar. Last week, I met a Roller-Derby gal in what you might think an unlikely place. Becky and I were sightseeing in the Columbia River Gorge and decided to stop at the “best winery in Oregon,” at least as rated in […]

April is Autism Awareness Month

By Ralphine Major On our recent trip to Greeneville, I bought an Autism Awareness bracelet from a lady who was selling it for her grandson.  It was a reminder that I needed to contact Nick Peters.  Nick, who is the son of Carolyn Boruff Peters and Kent Peters, grew up in Corryton.  When Nick was […]


By Joe Rector I listened as Speaker Paul Ryan talked about his tenure as a U.S. representative He regretted that he’d not been able to tackle the problems with “entitlements.” The more politicians talk about entitlements, the more my hackles react. Yes, that means I am growing angrier about the rhetoric that the folks in […]

Not a likely subject

By Rosie Moore I am not going to write a lot of thoughts in this article, because the subject is so hard to fathom, so uneasy to think about, and, mostly, a subject that one does not want to think about. But, there it is,  facing us as we live from day to day. In […]

What Is Subrogation?

  By Jedidiah McKeehan So, the word “subrogation” is probably a word that you have heard at some point in your life, but you may not be exactly sure what it means.  What does it mean, anyway? In the legal context, the word subrogation most often comes in to play in personal injury lawsuits.  For […]

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