Writing and Cooking the South: Workshop Hosted by Knoxville Writers’ Guild

Erin Elizabeth Smith, poet, editor, publisher, teacher, shows the ingredients of great food writing that stimulates the senses, illuminates regional culture, and advances fine writing. The workshop will take place Saturday, May 13 at 10:00 am. Erin says, “Southern food has always been more than fried chicken and biscuits—it’s the story of our grandmother’s hands, […]

KCHD resumes public health campaign to prevent mosquito-borne illness

#MosquitoMonday to serve as weekly reminder through summer months   Yesterday the Knox County Health Department (KCHD) restarted its public health campaign aimed at reducing mosquito-borne illnesses. During the summer-long #MosquitoMonday campaign, KCHD will post tips and advice for residents each Monday on its social media networks: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.   “Our hope is that […]

2017 Barney Thompson Scholarship Winners Announced

2017 Barney Thompson Scholarship Winners Announced

Fourteen graduating Knox County seniors were honored last night at the Barney Thompson Scholarship 2017 Awards Banquet presented by Coldwell Banker Wallace & Wallace (CBWW), one of the largest residential real estate companies in our region with five offices and more than 300 sales associates. Barney Thompson was a South High teacher and coach who […]

Professor Reflects On 20 Years Of Tailwater Trout Research

“A Retrospective on 20 years of Tailwater Trout Research”—that’s the topic of Dr. Phillip W. Bettoli, speaking Thursday, May 11, at a free, public meeting of the Clinch River Chapter of Trout Unlimited. The program starts at 7 p.m. in the parish hall of St. Francis Episcopal Church, 158 W. Norris Road, Norris. Bettoli, of […]


By Dr. Jim Ferguson I’ve often wondered why sharing a good book or movie with someone gives me such joy. Tastes are as varied as humanity, but common visions exist and are apparently sought. My wife, Becky, enjoys murder mysteries, especially if there is political intrigue associated with Washington D.C. I like science fiction, a […]

The Irrationality of Sports Fandom

By Alex Norman So, I’m a big hockey fan.  The team and the situation aren’t important to the story, but recently my team lost a playoff game that they had greatly in hand. It bothered me.  It bothered me the point that the rest of my day was ruined, as was the next day. I […]

When Can An Employer Fire You?

By Jedidiah McKeehan From time to time, someone will contact me who has been fired or let go and they will ask me if they have a cause of action against their employer for wrongful termination or retaliatory discharge.  Before I even know any of the facts my default answer is, “probably not.” Tennessee is […]

Elementary School Smells

By Joe Rector Grandson Madden spent a few days with us not long ago. Having him around brought life to our otherwise mundane existence; even Sadie, our dog, was beside herself with excitement. What I noticed most of all about Madden is that little boy smell. It wasn’t bad; instead, it was a mixture of […]

Those synchronous glowworms

By Rosie Moore When I was a young girl, for a few weeks in the spring, I had the pleasure of running through the fields chasing fireflies. I remember well my mother giving me a jar with holes punched in the lid to  capture these amazing bugs of nature, and, later, I would  put the […]

Secretariat—One of the Greatest!

By Ralphine Major ralphine3@yahoo.com The packet of information I requested arrived in the mail. Maps and brochures included in it were our link to the Bluegrass State. There was no internet in the seventies. My brother, Wayne, had just graduated from high school, and I was in college. We did not go on family vacations. […]

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