How will we choose?

By Joe Rector By the time this piece appears in the paper, the national election will begin in less than a day. Plenty of people are saying, “Thank God!” Others, like me, who are political junkies, will pace all day long and fret until the final vote counting is finished. In the end, a new […]

The Die is Cast

By Dr. Jim Ferguson In 49 BC Julius Caesar stood on the bank of the Rubicon River which marked the northern border of Italy. The ruling elite of Rome demanded that Caesar surrender his army, come to Rome and be tried for treason. If he refused, civil war would ensue. After meditation Caesar told his […]

The Truth About Candy

By Rosie Moore Well, Hallowe’en is over and all the candy was dumped out of the kids’ bags and littered on the living room rug. Candies were divided up and even Moms and Dads were allowed to pick a piece. Parents of young children have control of these candy bags but older children find ways […]

One Nation Under God

By Ralphine Major “But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.”  Isaiah 40:31 (KJV). Perhaps in these last days leading up to Election Day in America, we can draw inspiration […]

Fountain City Business and Professional Association meets Wednesday

The Fountain City Business and Professional Association meeting is coming up on Wednesday, November the 9th . Meetings are held 2nd Wednesday of each month. Speaker: Mr. Clarence L. Vaughn, III Police Advisory and Review Committee – Executive Director Topic: History and Mission of the Police Advisory & Review Committee When: Wednesday, November 9th Time: 11:45am – 1:00pm (arrive between 11:45 – […]

Legal and Public Notices for the week of November 7, 2016

NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE   WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated May 2, 2014, executed by JUDY L. PECK, conveying certain real property therein described to Liberty Title, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Knox […]

An old rivalry starts anew

It's Halls on offense and Gibbs on defense in the championship game of the Knox Metro Youth Football League's NFC Junior Hopper division. Halls won 20-13 in what is sure to be one of many battles between the two rivals over the years.

An old rivalry starts anew

By Steve Williams Youngsters from Gibbs and Halls got their first taste of one of Knox County’s top football rivalries this season. And, yes, members of the two Junior Hopper division teams (ages 7-and-under) already know about the rivalry! “A big one,” answered Gibbs quarterback Clay Phillips when asked if there was a rivalry between […]

Senator Howard Baker: Part Five

Senator Howard Baker: Part Five

By Ray Hill With the close of 1967, Howard H. Baker, Jr. had completed his first year in the United States Senate.  1968 was an election year and while no statewide offices were up for election, there would be a hard fought presidential contest.  Richard Nixon began one of the greatest comebacks in presidential history.  […]

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