NOTICE: Water testing company NOT operating on behalf of Knox County

Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett’s office has been contacted by constituents who have apparently received a flyer concerning residential water testing. The flyer incorporates the state seal and tells recipients “your area has been selected to participate in a water quality testing for Knox County.”   There is no such contractor operating on behalf of […]

Senate Committee Approves Alexander Bills to Take Next Step to Preserve President Polk’s Home, Expand Shiloh National Military Park

A Senate committee today approved legislation introduced by U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) to take the next step in including former President James K. Polk’s home in Columbia, Tenn., in the National Park System. The committee also approved legislation to expand the boundaries of Shiloh National Military Park to include three Civil War battlefields in […]

The Volunteers Did It! UT Achieves World Record

More than 4,000 UT students, faculty, staff and alumni broke the Guinness World Record for the world's largest human letter, as part of the Today show's Rokerthon 3 on Wednesday, March 29, at Neyland Stadium.

The Volunteers Did It! UT Achieves World Record

With more than 3,100 students, about 700 faculty, staff and retirees, about 400 alumni and one bluetick coonhound, the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, this morning set the GUINNESS WORLD RECORD title for the largest human letter. Volunteers stood together to create a Power T that spanned 190 feet by 190 feet, encompassing the majority of […]

Knox County Schools to Host Additional Rezoning Meetings

  Knox County Schools has scheduled two public meetings to gather additional feedback from parents, teachers and community members on the preliminary middle school rezoning proposal that was released last month. The meetings will be held at 6 p.m. on the following days and locations: Tuesday, April 4, at Holston Middle School Tuesday, April 11, […]

Happy Healthy Smart Symposium this week

The East Tennessee Community Design Center (ETCDC) and the Knoxville Regional Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) are hosting an innovative symposium to find new and better ways to connect people and places, with a focus on what makes a happier, healthier and smarter region.  The sessions will feature screenings of short, thought-provoking documentary videos, augmented by […]


By Dr. Jim Ferguson I suspect every generation, after coming of age, reflects upon the “good ole days.” I’m amazed how the world has changed during my lifetime, especially in the last twenty years with cell phones and the Internet. The Net is an invaluable tool for a curious fellow like me. Now, instead of […]

Back When (Part 5)

By Ralphine Major “In the mid-1920s, Dad and Walter McBee bought the store in Corryton from the McClellans and called it The Luttrell & McBee Co.  Our family moved from Luttrell House to the apartment above the store. Luttrell House was rented to tenants,” he wrote.  The late Woodrow Luttrell documented many of the Luttrell […]

Factors used to determine child custody

By Jedidiah McKeehan Whether you are married or not, if you and the other parent of your children decide to part ways, it is necessary to put a custody arrangement in place. How does a court determine what the custody arrangement will be?  Does the mother always get more of the time?  Does the court […]

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