The City of Knoxville’s Festival on the 4th will be celebrating its third decade next week, while another younger tradition – the third annual Patriotic Bike Parade on Market Square – sets the mood, starting at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 26.   Participants will begin lining up for the parade at 6:15 p.m. on Union […]


After a long weekend on the road with four games in three cities, the Force and Lady Force will return to Knoxville to play their last doubleheader of the season together Friday, June 27. As usual, the women’s match will kick off at 5 p.m. and the men will follow at 7:30 p.m. at Regal […]


Former University of Tennessee basketball player Bobby Maze will host the 2nd Annual BMaze Celebrity Basketball Game on June 28, 2014, at the Knoxville Convention Center.   Tip-Off is at 6:00 p.m. A special fanfare will open at 3:00 p.m. and will feature interactive games and exhibits from vendors.   Proceeds will benefit The Pat […]


By Dr. Jim Ferguson I’m not a beach person like the Johnson side of my family.  I identify more with the Psalmist who said, “I look unto the mountains, from whence cometh my strength.”  Yet, I find myself at the beach again this year with our extended family and count my blessings.  Though I might […]

RACE TO THE TOP. Part 1: Common Core

By Sally Absher sallyabsher@gmail.com Until this year, most people had never heard of “Common Core.” Touted as uniform, higher academic standards in English/Language Arts (ELA) and math across all the states, who could be opposed? Yet Common Core State Standards have recently been at the center of controversy not only in Tennessee, but across the […]

Focus on the Law: Land Surveys

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law Before you purchase land, it is a good idea to have a land survey done. A survey describes what it is you are buying. It will give you the metes and bounds description or reference to a parcel on a recorded map. A survey shows you what the boundary […]

Legal and Public Notices for July 23, 2014

  WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated November 3, 2009, executed by JOHN CISNEROS AND NORMA MIREYA CISNEROS, conveying certain real property therein described to CHICAGO TITLE INSURANCE CO, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Knox […]

A Salute To Our Patriots

By Ralphine Major It is an annual tradition for the Fourth of July, and it is a much anticipated event.  The Color Guard presents the American flag for the Pledge of Allegiance.  It is a somber moment that embraces a wide range of emotions.  While it makes us proud to be an American and honor […]

Put the phone down

By Joe Rector During my travels up and down the Interstate highways in Knoxville and surrounding areas, I’ve noticed the electronic signs that the state has erected. Just the other day, the message read, “Don’t text and drive; it’s against the law!” I’m sure doing so is also quite illegal, but that hasn’t had much […]

The Tragic Case of Janzen Jackson

By Alex Norman You are Janzen Jackson… you have been charged with murder. There was a time when you were one of the nation’s top football recruits for the Class of 2009, out of Barbe High School in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Rivals.com says you run a 4.43 40.  You are a 5-star prospect. For almost […]