Area in northwest Knoxville added to mosquito spray schedule

The latest lab report has confirmed the presence of West Nile virus (WNV) in Culex mosquitoes in the Robindale Road area of northwest Knoxville. Following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) protocol, the Knox County Health Department (KCHD) will spray for mosquitoes in this area on Thursday, Oct. 19 between 8:45 p.m. and 2 […]

West Knox Lions Club Pancake Breakfast

The West Knox Lions Club will host a pancake breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, October 21 at the BRAVO! Cucina Italiana, 106 Major Reynolds Place, in Knoxville. The West Knox Lions Club will be serving pancakes, sausage, or bacon and eggs. Tickets for the breakfast are $6 for adults and $4 for children […]

Cumberland Avenue merchants eager to welcome homecoming parade

  The University of Tennessee’s Homecoming Parade will roll along Cumberland Avenue on Friday afternoon, Nov. 3 – the parade’s first return to “The Strip” since the 1980s.   Cumberland Avenue merchants and City of Knoxville officials are eager to welcome the UT alumni and parade-watchers.   The 4-5 p.m. parade – and 5-6 p.m. […]

Knox County Schools celebrates National School Bus Safety Week

Knox County Schools celebrates National School Bus Safety Week

Knox County Schools would like to remind drivers this week to #STOPONRED Students need to be sure to:  Be at your assigned bus stop five minutes early.  Do not use headphones or electronic devices while getting on or off a bus.  Only cross in front of the bus when getting on or off.  Always refrain from using […]

‘Coats for the Cold’ coat drive kicked off

Coats to be collected through November 11 and distributed November 14-December 2 The annual Knox Area Rescue Ministries “Coats for the Cold” coat drive to collect coats for those in need began Monday, October 16 and runs through Saturday, November 11. Gently used coats can be dropped off during that time at all KARM Store […]

Pumpkin Centerpiece Workshop at UT Arboretum October 24th

The UT Arboretum Society will hold a “Make and Take Pumpkin Centerpiece” Workshop on Tuesday, October 24th from 10:00 a.m. to noon at the UT Arboretum Program Shelter, 901 S. Illinois Avenue in Oak Ridge. Join UT Arboretum Education Program Coordinator, Michelle Campanis, to make a centerpiece in a fresh pumpkin. Michelle will lead the […]

Legal and Public Notices for the week of October 16, 2017

SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE   Sale at public auction will be on October 31, 2017 on or about 10:00AM local time, at the North door, Knox County Courthouse, Knoxville, Tennessee, conducted by the Substitute Trustee as identified and set forth here-in below, pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by SCARLET HEATH WHITED AND THOMAS WILLIAM WHITED, […]

Merle The ‘Okie from Muskogee’

By Ralphine Major I got as close to the stage as I could and snapped a photo with my instamatic camera.  In those days, I do not think I had even heard of a camera with a telephoto lens or zoom feature.  Satisfied that I had captured the image on film, I returned to my […]


By Dr. Jim Ferguson As I crossed the dark parking lot it happened again. This time I was not threatened, because the disheveled woman who approached me for alms was pitiable and obviously only harmful to herself. And in my heart and mind the conundrum replayed. Should I follow the Master’s directive (Matthew 25:40) or […]

What are the recruits thinking?

By Alex Norman “What does this mean for recruiting, Lane?” That was the line that will forever be connected to Tennessee football recruiting, after a media member yelled that at a fleeing Lane Kiffin the night he resigned in 2010, putting the Vols further down the road to mediocrity. Kiffin’s former assistant coach Ed Orgeron […]

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