UT Arboretum Society to hold Fall Plant Sale October 21

  The UT Arboretum Society’s Fall Plant Sale will be held Saturday, October 21st from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the U.T. Arboretum, 901 S. Illinois Ave. in Oak Ridge.   Fall is the ideal time to add plants to your landscape.  Beaver Creek Nursery, East Fork Nursery, Riverdale Nursery, Sunlight Gardens, as well […]

Legal and Public Notices for the week of September 25, 2017

Foreclosure notices NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated April 21, 2005, executed by CLIFFORD G WEBB JR., CAROLYN R. WEBB, conveying certain real property therein described to TOM WESTBROOK, as Trustee, as same appears of record in […]

At What Age Can You Legally Get Married in Tennessee?

By Jedidiah McKeehan It isn’t very common in this day and age and in this country for individuals to get married when they are extremely young.  It used to be much more common.  You may have heard of individuals getting married before they have even turned 18 years old. But what is the age at […]

Intentional Living

By Dr. Jim Ferguson If you are reading this essay you will know that the calculations of a so-called Christian numerologist, who predicted the end of the world on Saturday, September 23, 2017, was wrong. I guess it is possible that the world will end the day after this essay is submitted (Friday), but I […]

Escape is futile

By Joe Rector The announcement just came over the intercom, “Teachers, the Internet is going to be disconnected. Don’t panic!” I laughed to myself and thought, “How ridiculous is that?” The smile on my face lasted only a brief time. Then, the feelings of discomfort creeped in until I, too, fretted over having no connections. […]

Don Williams

By Ralphine Major There were no flashing lights, little fanfare, and barely any movement on stage.  The simple setting seemed to match the artist and his music. It was during the seventies and eighties.  Usually, I preferred another record album over concert tickets.  But, I had a change of heart when Don Williams came to […]

Ambulance Provider Questions Raised Again

Ambulance Provider Questions Raised Again

By Steve Hunley According to 7th District County Commissioner Charles Busler it may well be AMR, Knox County’s ambulance service provider, is not in compliance with its current contract.  That is embarrassing enough, but even more embarrassing is the fact the Knox County Commission just voted to extend that same contract for an additional five […]

Stepping back in time

This early corn sheller is one of the many farm implements on display at the Museum of Appalachia.

Stepping back in time

By Pete Gawda “Let the past touch your soul” and return to a an earlier, simpler era by visiting the Museum of Appalachia which is located about 20 miles north of Knoxville off the Clinton exit of I75. While the museum has modern buildings which house one of the largest collections of Appalachian artifacts on […]

Congressman Finis J. Garrett

Congressman Finis J. Garrett

By Ray Hill For more than two decades, Finis James Garrett represented a West Tennessee district in Congress. Garrett was a talented politician and his rise was meteoric. Winning a seat in Congress when he was barely twenty-eight years old, he rose to become the Minority Leader of the U. S. House of Representatives. Finis […]

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