Bad Commercials

By Joe Rector I’m an old television fan who’s spent plenty of time watching programs over the years. Some have become favorites, a fact that seems to doom them to cancellation. What I’ve also viewed are some ridiculous commercials. They challenge the patience and intelligence of we who sit in front of the screen. One […]

Focus on the Law: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law Formerly referred to as food stamps, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) helps low-income families supplement their monthly food budgets to free up more of their income for essential living expenses. This is a federal program funded through the U.S. Department of Agriculture that is run by state or […]

Measuring McIntyre

By Steve Hunley I continue to be amused by the fiction being perpetrated by some folks that Jim McIntyre is one of the best superintendents in the country, much less that he wants to listen to the board of education. What is McIntyre’s real record?  Visit the Tennessee State Report Card website and you will […]

Knoxville Focus for October 20, 2014

Jamie Rowe Working Hard in School Board Race Second District BOE Candidates Square Off Before Early Voting By Sally Absher Last week was busy for Second District Board of Education candidates Charlotte Dorsey, Jamie Rowe, and Tracie Sanger. The trio began the week participating in the League of Women Voter’s (LWV) candidate forum at […]

Publisher’s Position: Election for Sale?

By Steve Hunley For several years, I have pointed out the connection between the wealthy elitists and local politics.  For those who doubt it is there, all one has to do, as the old saying goes, is follow the money. The race for the Second District seat on the Knox County Board of Education will […]

Young Williams Animal Center to Launch ‘Paws for Reading’

By Sally Absher This week we turn our dyslexia awareness focus to Young-Williams Animal Center, and a new program they will be kicking off next month, “Paws for Reading.” Officials at Young-Williams are excited about the potential for the program to provide enrichment opportunities for their many animals as well as to provide animal […]

South Knoxville: Lake Forest, Lindbergh Forest

By Mike Steely Two south Knoxville neighborhoods are distinct in creation and in style but share many similarities, such as Chapman Highway frontage and having beautiful homes, well-kept lawns, and proud home owners. Lindbergh Forest was one of the first Knoxville subdivisions. Built by Victor McClain on land he bought from Samuel B. Luttrell, […]

Lady Irish wake up to capture soccer title

By Ken Lay Catholic High School’s girls soccer team answered a late wake-up call in time to win the District 4-A/AA Tournament Championship. “We started a little slow and we woke up a little late tonight,” Lady Irish coach Mark Leader said after his team came from behind to win the district championship with a […]