State Board of Education to Hear Proposed Social Studies Standards

NASHVILLE – The State Board of Education will hear and discuss the proposed draft of Tennessee Academic Standards for Social Studies at its April 20th workshop. The standards will be voted on first consideration the following day, April 21st. Members of the Standards Recommendation Committee (SRC), appointed by the Governor, Lt. Governor, and Speaker of […]

Motorists, plan ahead for Saturday’s Rossini Festival, Dish Orange & White Game

Two big, boisterous happenings on Saturday, April 22, will entertain more than 160,000 people. But motorists also should anticipate street closures and unusual traffic patterns due to the University of Tennessee’s Dish Orange & White Game at Neyland Stadium and the Knoxville Opera’s Rossini Festival International Street Fair on Gay Street. Rossini Festival Knoxville Opera […]

‘The Island Of Dr. Libris’ at Knoxville Children’s Theatre

  Knoxville Children’s Theatre, in partnership with The Ritchie Company, will present a world-premiere production of “The Island of Dr. Libris,” based on the 2015 New York Times best-selling novel by Chris Grabenstein.  The play, adapted by Chris Grabenstein and Ronny Venable, will be performed May 5 through May 21, Thursdays and Fridays at 7 […]

TONIGHT: Redevelopment From an Outward Core: What the City of Knoxville is Doing to Improve Streets, Leverage Investments, Deal with Burnout and Dirty Laundry

On April 18 the Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) Master of Public Administration Program announces that Anne Wallace will speak as part of their Spring Lecture Series 2017. Mrs. Wallace will present Redevelopment From an Outward Core: What the City of Knoxville is Doing to Improve Streets, Leverage Investments, Deal with Burnout and Dirty Laundry. Her […]

‘Bees, Butterflies and Birds’ event brings outdoor education and family fun to the entire community

Artisans, notable naturalist speakers, and monarch butterfly release are event highlights   On Sunday, May 7, Heska Amuna Synagogue will be buzzing with outdoor-related activities – and the entire community is invited to fly by and join in the fun. “Bees, Butterflies and Birds” (“the B’s” for short) is an afternoon of family-friendly fun during […]

Legal and Public Notices for the week of April 17, 2017

  SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE   Sale at public auction will be on May 11, 2017 on or about 10:00AM local time, at the North door, Knox County Courthouse, Knoxville, Tennessee, conducted by the Substitute Trustee as identified and set forth herein below, pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by JIMMIE THOMPSON, to BROADWAY TITLE, INC., […]

Diagnostic Conundrums

By Dr. Jim Ferguson It’s hard for me to just be a concerned father when your beloved daughter is sick. There are three types of people in the world: children, adults and parents. I will always be the father of my kids. This sacred relationship transcends any post-modern notions of equality. We all want to […]

Thank you, Lord, for Church

By Rosie Moore I read these thoughts somewhere and I think they are so appropriate, especially at this time of the year. The time when people are so willing to traipse to church on this one day to celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. It is sad the church will be crowded on this day […]

Annoying Hospital Stays

By Joe Rector I sat in the surgical waiting room as my dear wife underwent a procedure. None of us look forward to any kind of events that concern medical personnel; they are second in unpopularity only to trips to the dentist. Everything about these journeys is less than pleasant. One of the annoying things […]

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