Knoxville Fire Fighters Fill the Boot to Support Kids and Adults with Muscle-Debilitating Diseases

  Members of the Knoxville IAFF Local 65 Fire Fighter Association are set to kick off  the fire fighter’s annual Fill the Boot fundraising campaign to  help the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) find urgently needed treatments and cures for muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases that severely limit strength and mobility. More than 100 fire […]

M*A*S*H Actor, Science Educator Alan Alda to Speak at UT Nov. 1

M*A*S*H Actor, Science Educator Alan Alda to Speak at UT Nov. 1

KNOXVILLE—Alan Alda, an acclaimed actor and science educator widely known for his role in the television series “M*A*S*H,” will speak at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, on Tuesday, Nov. 1. Alda will deliver the second Ken and Blaire Mossman Distinguished Lecture at 6:30 p.m. in the Cox Auditorium of the Alumni Memorial Building, 1408 Middle […]

Misdemeanor v. Felony Offenses

By Jedidiah McKeehan As complicated as the criminal justice may seem, there are really only three different levels of offenses: infractions, misdemeanors, and felonies. An infraction is something simple like a speeding ticket or a moving violation, where a police officer will write you a ticket and you are required to pay a fine or […]

Dream a Little Dream with Me

By Joe Rector When I was just a wee lad, I lay in bed at nights and dream. On some occasions, they were interrupted by warm streams that ran down my legs and soaked the sheets. No, I wasn’t dreaming of a bath or a swim in the ocean; I had not yet conquered the […]

What Happened To Hallowe’en?

By Rosie Moore The sidewalks will soon be filled with goblins, ghosts, and ghoulish costumes, worn by children and adults. Whether you like it or not, many play at being scary. The sad fact of the matter is Hallowe’en is actually scary–in real life, in this day and age. When I was young, we would […]

The Rat Park

By Dr. Jim Ferguson Hardly a day goes by without some story, tragedy or crime related to drugs. Statistics tell us that we are in the middle of a drug epidemic and Tennessee is an epicenter. In our state the per capita usage of opioids, like hydrocodone and oxycodone, and the use of benzodiazepines like […]

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