Leaders for Readers appreciation event tonight

    Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett will join Great Schools Partnership President Buzz Thomas and Knox County Schools Superintendent Dr. Jim McIntyre for a special appreciation event on Wednesday, April 27 at 5 p.m. in the auditorium at the East Tennessee History Center. The event honors the dedicated school-based volunteers from the Leaders for […]

Mayor Madeline Rogero’s State of the City Address tomorrow

Mayor Madeline Rogero’s State of the City Address tomorrow

Mayor Rogero will present the State of the City Address and her proposed 2016-17 budget to City Council members and the public at noon at Zoo Knoxville.   Hundreds of community and civic leaders will hear the Mayor’s plans for continuing to strengthen the local economy, enhance neighborhoods and quality of life, and ensure a […]

Author Jerry Ellis to speak at Historic Ramsey House Annual Meeting

Author Jerry Ellis will be speaking about his 900-mile walk along the Cherokee Trail of Tears as guest speaker for Historic Ramsey House Annual Meeting to be held at the East Tennessee Historic Center on June 21st at 5:30 p.m. Ellis, a graduate of the University of Alabama, became in 1989 the first person in the […]

Dogma

By Dr. Jim Ferguson Sometimes people say things and it finally resonates with you. Becky and I are soul mates, but we just process information differently. Sometimes we don’t hear what the other says. Paul once said we all  have “gifts differing,” This week I finally understood that that dogma is the zeitgeist of our […]

The good, the bad and the ugly of Tennessee basketball

By Steve Williams Tennessee basketball, in a roundabout way, took a couple of gut shots when former head coach Donnie Tyndall was placed on a 10-year show-cause by the NCAA and Tyler Summitt stunned us with his announcement of having an inappropriate relationship and stepping down as head women’s coach at Louisiana Tech. Thank goodness […]

Limitless

By Rosie Moore There’s a TV show called Limitless on just now but I’m not afraid to bet it is not limitless. It will be on a while, then fade away as all TV shows are prone to do. Air is limitless, the sun is limitless, rain is limitless, wind is limitless, the sky is […]

Caring, Concerned, Committed

By Ralphine Major “She has cared for her family members unceasingly. She is concerned for the spiritual and physical welfare of those in need. She is committed to assisting others and sharing Christ with everyone she meets.” Yvonne Piercy, Director of Women’s Missionary Union (WMU) at Wallace Memorial Baptist Church, recently described Jeannette Thomas in […]

Visiting the Barter Theater

By Mike Steely Small towns do not usually boast professional theaters but Abingdon, Virginia, just northeast of Bristol and a few blocks from Interstate 81, is the exception. Only about three hours from Knoxville, the Barter Theatre there is worth a destination or a side trip. The theater was founded during the depression when a […]

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