Drought, Poor Air Quality Lead to Ban on Burning

  Due to conditions of poor air quality and severe drought, Knox County Air Quality Management (AQM) has issued a mandatory ban on open burning in Knox County.   The City bans open burning of brush all of the time, in part because the Public Service Department collects brush and leaves. County residents who hold […]

The Children’s Room at Lawson McGhee Library to close from Nov 9-20 for renovation

Lawson McGhee Library is getting a much needed facelift with new paint and carpet. The Children’s Room will close Wednesday, November 9 at noon after storytime for an overhaul. When it reopens on Monday, November 21, patrons will see all new shelving, carpet and paint. The circular story well has been filled in for additional space.  The Children’s Room bathrooms will […]

Veterans Day to be celebrated downtown on Friday, Nov. 11

Knoxville will honor the service of its U.S. military veterans with the City’s 91st annual Veterans Day Parade on Friday morning, Nov. 11.   The parade will line up in the eastbound lanes of Howard H. Baker Jr. Avenue, with the step-off at 10:45 a.m. in front of the Knoxville Civic Coliseum. The parade participants […]

The Problem(s) With Tennessee Football

By Alex Norman A month ago all was well in the world of Tennessee football. An 11 game losing streak to the Florida Gators was snapped with a dominant second half performance at Neyland Stadium.  The Vols then beat Georgia on an improbable “Hail Mary” pass from Joshua Dobbs to Jauan Jennings. Tennessee was 5-0 […]

How will we choose?

By Joe Rector By the time this piece appears in the paper, the national election will begin in less than a day. Plenty of people are saying, “Thank God!” Others, like me, who are political junkies, will pace all day long and fret until the final vote counting is finished. In the end, a new […]

The Die is Cast

By Dr. Jim Ferguson In 49 BC Julius Caesar stood on the bank of the Rubicon River which marked the northern border of Italy. The ruling elite of Rome demanded that Caesar surrender his army, come to Rome and be tried for treason. If he refused, civil war would ensue. After meditation Caesar told his […]

The Truth About Candy

By Rosie Moore Well, Hallowe’en is over and all the candy was dumped out of the kids’ bags and littered on the living room rug. Candies were divided up and even Moms and Dads were allowed to pick a piece. Parents of young children have control of these candy bags but older children find ways […]

One Nation Under God

By Ralphine Major “But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.”  Isaiah 40:31 (KJV). Perhaps in these last days leading up to Election Day in America, we can draw inspiration […]

Fountain City Business and Professional Association meets Wednesday

The Fountain City Business and Professional Association meeting is coming up on Wednesday, November the 9th . Meetings are held 2nd Wednesday of each month. Speaker: Mr. Clarence L. Vaughn, III Police Advisory and Review Committee – Executive Director Topic: History and Mission of the Police Advisory & Review Committee When: Wednesday, November 9th Time: 11:45am – 1:00pm (arrive between 11:45 – […]

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