Mayor seeks independent analysis following election night server crash

Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett today called for a cyber-security contractor to look into the Tuesday night server crash that shut down the County’s website just as polls closed on election night.   “Although the crash did not affect the vote tallies or the integrity of the election, this is not something that should happen,” […]

Knox County Teacher Appointed to Civic Engagement Committee

The Tennessee Secretary of State’s office is pleased to announce the continued service of a Knox County teacher on the Civic Education and Engagement Advisory Committee. Since its inception as the Blue Book Curriculum Task Force, the committee was expanded to advise and assist Secretary of State Tre Hargett on the best ways to get […]

Emerald Youth, FCA remember Dwayne Sanders

Longtime urban sports director impacted thousands of children in urban Knoxville   Dwayne Sanders, Director of Sports Ministry with Emerald Youth Foundation and Director of Urban Fellowship of Christian Athletes, passed away April 29 after a determined battle with cancer.   Sanders, 51, devoted his life to ministry with urban young people and was a […]

CTE goes Live on May 4, 2018

Knox County Schools presents CTE goes Live, a music competition for 15 high schools in the county, from 7-9 p.m. on May 4 at Market Square in downtown Knoxville. Each school will select a student to sing at the event. With all this passionate talent, it’s sure to be a fantastic night! This event isn’t […]

‘Fixin’ to’

By Joe Rector I’ve been teaching Robert Frost to one of my classes of late. He is my favorite poet because his word pictures conjure up images that are familiar to readers and that help them to understand his work. A search through my vocabulary has recalled some of the most popular expressions that we […]

Union Baptist Church: Celebrating 175 Years!

By Ralphine Major In the eighties, it was our church home.  I filled in a few weeks for the church organist who had broken her arm and decided to stay when she returned.  Sometimes, I think of all the treasured friendships our family would have missed had we not joined in worship at Union. The […]

Is Legal Separation an Actual Thing?

By Jedidiah McKeehan Unfortunately, a phrase that we hear all too often in this day and age is that a married couple is, “separated.”  And you may have thought to yourself, “did they go to the courthouse and get some designation, or is this just what it is informally called when a married couple is […]

The Indomitable Woman

By Rosie Moore It is a well-known fact that women have been protesting and marching since time began. Think of Susan B. Anthony, a pioneer crusader for women’s voting rights; Harriett Tubman, a former slave who escaped then made 13 missions to rescue other enslaved people, and, finally, Rosa Parks, who said,”I’m not moving” from […]

Jeremy Pruitt is a Work in Progress

By Alex Norman After the Orange & White Game was over, representatives of Tennessee’s football program met with the media.  And by representatives, I mean new head coach Jeremy Pruitt. No players, no assistant coaches… just Pruitt.  This creates its own set of problems…. But more on that in a second. Pruitt spoke with reporters […]

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