Vols welcome newcomers to football program

By Alex Norman In 2014 the Tennessee Volunteers had a winning season for the first time in five years, back when Lane Kiffin was head coach.  They also picked up their first bowl game victory since 2008, back when Phillip Fulmer was head coach. Butch Jones has this football program on the upswing, and Tennessee […]

Seymour Celebrates Those Who Serve

    Every third Thursday of the month, the Seymour Area Chamber of Commerce (S.A.C.C.) members get together for a morning breakfast to build their business relationships.  The Chamber had a lot to celebrate at its breakfast meeting in December, hosted by Chamber member Sevier County Bank in Seymour, on the 18th.   Starting off […]

“The Lion of White Hall” at Roundtable Meeting tonight

By Mike Steely Cassius Marcellus Clay, Kentucky’s controversial politician, Civil War ambassador to Russia, and emancipationist will be the topic of historian Ed Archer’s speech on Tuesday, January 13, before the Knoxville Civil War Roundtable. Archer, the great-grandson of Confederate General James Jay Archer, is also noted for his demonstration of Civil War medical equipment. […]

Focus Legal Notices for January 12, 2015

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Roy Coil Brooks Sr. Docket Number 75084-2 Notice is hereby given that on the 8th day of January, 2015, letters administration in respect of the Estate of Roy Coil Brooks Sr. who died Mar 5, 2014, were issued the undersigned by the Clerk and Master of the Chancery Court of […]


By Dr. Jim Ferguson Through some curious twist of fate the magazine Southern Living comes to our home addressed to me.  To the best of my knowledge my only subscriptions are dry as toast medical journals.  Though I’m proud to call myself a southerner, I’ve never leafed through the magazine of Southern Living.  You could […]

Rosie’s World: Good Luck Food

Well, here I am writing about food again. It came to my mind because of my tradition of eating pork and sauerkraut on New Year’s Day, which is a Pennsylvania tradition. Sauerkraut, directly translated “sour cabbage” has been fermented by various lactic acid bacteria,. Fermented food has a long history in many cultures with sauerkraut being […]

Special Education Transportation Costs KCS Nearly $5 Million/Year

By Sally Absher One of the biggest concerns for parents of children with special needs is the issue of inclusion in the least restrictive environment. As taxpayers, we should all be concerned about the costs involved in sending students across town to segregated programs instead of using the money to more appropriately support students in […]

Focus on the Law: Same Sex Marriage

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law As of the writing of this column on January 9, 2015, it is legal in 36 U.S. states and the District of Columbia for same-sex couples to marry. How did we get here? In many conservative states like Tennessee, the state legislatures have passed laws defining and limiting marriage […]

It’s loud and clear: UT fans are doing their part

By Steve Williams Tennessee fans. I can’t say they’re the best, because I haven’t been to every collegiate sports venue in the nation and observed the many other fans bases. But I can say this. There can’t be any better. Vol Nation was in the spotlight again on Jan. 2 when Tennessee played Iowa in […]