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 […]

Bots

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 […]

Youthful dumb stunts

By Joe Rector Not long ago, a group of teens traveled to the Smoky Mountains for a retreat. While they were lounging in the cabin, the boys in the group noticed an unusual item is one of the bathrooms. A bidet sat prominently in the room, and the boys were quickly fascinated with its operations. […]

What is Lent?

  By Rosie Moore A history lesson today, which everyone probably knows but, I think, it always bears repeating at this time of the year. The word “lent” comes from Old English “leneten,” which means “spring.” In Old German the related words “lenzia” and “lenzo,” which probably comes from the same root as “long” and […]

Spring practice underway for Vols

By Alex Norman If the weather can be a harbinger of things to come, the Tennessee Volunteers had to like what greeted them on Tuesday, March 21st. The first day of spring practice took place under sunny skies with few clouds, and temperatures in the lower 70’s. That weather was not in alignment with the […]

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