Compassion in Action Purse Sale

More than 300 gently-used designer purses will be sold next Monday, April 17th with prices starting at only $1 and going to about $25. Yes, it’s true. The sale runs from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m. in the Emerald Room at Physicians Regional Medical Center, at 900 East Oak Hill Street, in Knoxville. Several designer […]

Interstate Construction Halted for Easter Holiday

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Department of Transportation will suspend all interstate construction work this Easter weekend in anticipation of increased holiday travel.   TDOT crews and contractors will stop all road construction work that requires lane closures beginning Thursday, April 13 at 6:00 p.m. through Monday, April 17 at 6:00 a.m. This will provide […]

Celebrate Earth Day this Saturday at EarthFest

  Rain or shine, the 18th annual EarthFest will be held on Saturday, April 15 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum, 2743 Wimpole Ave. As always, it’s a free, zero-waste event for the whole family.   During the event, attendees can learn about sustainable living while enjoying environmental […]

Americans for Prosperity Condemns Committee Passage of Gas Tax Hike 

  House Finance Committee members voted to pass gas tax hike onto Tennesseans by voice vote. NASHVILLE – Americans for Prosperity Tennessee (AFP-TN), the leading advocate for taxpayers, has been connecting grassroots groups across Tennessee to stop the gas tax hike. Thousands of concerned citizens have contacted legislators through phone calls and emails opposed to […]

Moonlight YMCA Rooftop Spin Class to Benefit Community Garden

  What: Spin by the Light of the Moon   When: 7 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 11   Where: Lindsay Young Downtown Y Rooftop   Additional Information: A special moonlight rooftop spin class will be held at the Lindsay Young Downtown YMCA to raise money for the Y’s Community Giving Gardens. Two professional […]

Tennessee History Scholars Advance to National Competition

  Seventy-three students qualified to represent Tennessee at National History Day later this summer. Those students placed first or second in their categories at Tennessee History Day held in Nashville on Saturday. History Day is a competition in which high school and middle school students compete by submitting projects about people and events of historical […]

Can you be arrested for peeping?

By Jed McKeehan In my years in the legal profession, there are some laws for which I have never seen someone arrested.  The “Peeping Tom” statute is one of them. Tennessee Code Annotated 39-13-607, titled, “Observation without consent,” states: (a) It is an offense for a person to knowingly spy upon, observe or otherwise view […]

Lexicon

By Dr. Jim Ferguson I’m glad I already speak English. It’s a complicated language with contributions from more than 100 other languages, and has more words than any other. I’ve watched our Burundi friends struggle with homophones such as “new” and “knew,” as well as idioms like “it’s raining cats and dogs.” If you include […]

Back When, Part 7

By Ralphine Major “Before  school age we wore short pants, down to about the knees, and a little later on wore knickers.  The short pants and even knickers often were made by Moma.  She was an excellent seamstress.  Material was usually bought at a dry goods store or at a country store that had cloth […]

Those were the days

By Rosie Moore Before we had TV, we had radio. My grandmother and I would listen to Amos ‘N Andy, Fibber McGee and Molly, The Shadow, and Charles Fuller’s “Heavenly Sunshine”’ program. That was in the evenings. In the afternoons we listened to the original “soap operas” such as, Stella Dallas, Life Can Be Beautiful, […]

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