Knoxville Force Men and Women Play at Home this Weekend

This week marks the beginning of an exciting month of Force soccer with 15 games in 30 days between the men and women’s teams. This weekend is especially thrilling for Force fans as both teams play at home, a rare occurrence this season. The Knoxville Force women are up first this weekend with their home […]

Mayor Rogero to participate In U.S. – China Climate-Smart/Low-Carbon Cities Summit

Mayor Rogero to participate In U.S. – China Climate-Smart/Low-Carbon Cities Summit

Mayor Madeline Rogero will participate in the second U.S.-China Climate-Smart/Low-Carbon Cities Summit next week in Beijing, where mayors from the two countries will demonstrate commitment to climate action and share experiences in building low-carbon, climate-resilient communities with U.S. and Chinese state and local government, private sector, and civil society leaders. All attending leaders are already […]

Tennessee Valley Fair Launches Early Bird Sale today

Tennessee Valley Fair Launches Early Bird Sale today

Concert tickets, discounted family fun packs on sale at 10:00 a.m. EST   Concert and discounted admission tickets for the 97th annual Tennessee Valley Fair go on sale Wednesday, June 1 at 10:00 a.m.  Guests can save an average of 20% by purchasing tickets early.   Adult Admission ($8.00) – Regularly $10.00 Child Admission ($6.00) […]

East Tennessee in World War II

A Brown Bag Lecture with Dewaine Speaks and Ray Clift Tennesseans played prominent roles in World War II, from diplomatic efforts on the eve of war to work on the Manhattan Project. Defense-related industries such as the Aluminum Company of America, Rohm & Hass Chemical Company, and the Fulton Sylphon Company were vital to the […]

Congratulations and get ready

By Joe Rector Congratulations, graduates! You’ve reached milestones in your lives. Some of you have survived or even thrived in a high school setting, and now are ready to receive your diplomas and turn toward what lies ahead. Others have put in long, arduous hours studying for classes or partying with friends, and you are […]

A Day of Remembering

By Ralphine Major Growing up, I remember hearing the adults talk about how fast time flies! Back then, I thought it passed rather slowly. Now, I appreciate their remarks. As I look at where we are in the calendar year, it is hard to believe Memorial Day is already here! Some call it Decoration Day. […]

Food Fight

By Dr. Jim Ferguson I’m loathe to become involved in a food fight, having watched John Belushi in the movie Animal House. However, a recent challenge to dietary “group-think” in a British newspaper caused me to question the experts. The current standard is the “Dietary Guidelines for Americans” published in 2015 by our Department of […]

A Lovely Poem

By Rosie Moore One night a man had a dream. He dreamed he was walking along the beach with the Lord. Across the sky flashed scenes  from his life. For each scene, he noticed two sets of footprints in the sand: one belonged to him, and the other to the Lord. When the last scene […]

The Chalk Board for May 31, 2016

By Sally Absher   Tennessee Education Department Launches Statewide Tour to Get Input on ESSA Plan Commissioner Candice McQueen and department leaders are launching a statewide listening tour to gather input from educators, key advocates, parents, students, and the public to determine how to implement specific components of the nation’s new federal education law – […]

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