Tonight: Neighborhood Advisory Council to Discuss Recruiting and Retaining Members, Volunteers

Recruiting and retaining members and volunteers for neighborhood organizations will be the primary focus of this month’s meeting of the Neighborhood Advisory Council (NAC), with Neighborhood Coordinator David Massey facilitating the discussion.   NAC meets from 4:30-6 p.m. Wednesday, May 9, at the Cansler YMCA, 616 Jessamine Street. All are invited to attend and participate. […]

18th Annual Vestival Makes Changes Ahead of Renovations

The 18th Annual Vestival, South Knoxville’s art, music, and heritage festival, sponsored by Candoro Arts and Heritage Center, will be held Saturday, May 12, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the grounds of Knoxville’s Historic Candoro Marble Building off Martin Mill Pike in the historic neighborhood of Vestal.   Vestival began as a way […]

Judge Denies Big Pharma Motions to Dismiss Sullivan Baby Doe Opioid Suit

  Lawsuit against prescription opioid producers set to move forward   BRISTOL, Tenn. — Second Judicial District Chancellor E.G. Moody issued a ruling today on multiple motions filed by prescription opioid producers to dismiss the Sullivan Baby Doe lawsuit. The lawsuit was jointly filed on June 13, 2017, in Sullivan County Circuit Court in Kingsport, […]

Tennessee Department of Education Announces the First Fifteen Schools to Receive Tennessee STEM School Designations

Education Commissioner Candice McQueen announced today that fifteen schools have received the Tennessee STEM School Designation, the first in the state to receive this award. This designation, developed in collaboration with the STEM Leadership Council and the Tennessee STEM Innovation Network, is designed to recognize schools that promote and implement rigorous STEM-related learning opportunities for […]

Incidentalomas and Bezoars

By Dr. Jim Ferguson Medical verbiage can be confusing. I’m told there are 500,000 words in the English language, and then if you add medical, legal and technical language to the base number there may be upwards of a million words in the English lexicon. The purpose of words is to communicate. If a doctor […]

A Day Away: Martin’s Station celebration this weekend

By Mike Steely Just a few miles east of Cumberland Gap and only about an hour or so from Knoxville is an event you may want to attend this weekend, especially if you’re interested in early regional history. On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Martin’s Station will feature the reconstructed frontier fort, re-enactments, tour of a […]

Motherhood

By Ralphine Major “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.”  Mark 10:14 (NIV) Mothers.  They are the very fabric that holds our families together.  As the national holiday approaches to honor our mothers, I think about the different roles of […]

Thanks Goodness for Mothers

By Joe Rector Barbara Bush passed away recently at the age of 92. She had a full, wonderful life that included a few years as First Lady of the U.S. She also had a son who later became president. A second son was governor of Florida. Her husband was with her when she died, and […]

Legal and public notices for the week of May 7, 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 February 27, 2007, executed by ODESSA B. CLARK, conveying certain real property therein described to B DARNELL, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office […]

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