Tennessee State Republicans Racing to Raise Gas Taxes

Tennessee State Republicans Racing to Raise Gas Taxes

By Steve Hunley Say it ain’t so. Republicans raising taxes? Tennessee’s Republican governor, Republican-controlled state senate and Republican-controlled house of representatives are moving with lightning speed to raise taxes on gasoline and diesel fuel. As it stands now, the gasoline tax would increase by 28% while the tax on diesel fuel would increase 65%. This […]

Tennessee and American Neutrality, Part V

Tennessee and American Neutrality, Part V

By Ray Hill Neither President Roosevelt and Secretary of State Cordell Hull intended to retreat from their demands that Congress renew the cash and carry provision of the neutrality law, while also removing the arms embargo on belligerent nations. The noninterventionists and isolationists in Congress, having won the fight in the House of Representative through […]

Coach Ken Sparks

Coach Ken Sparks

I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:” 2 Timothy 4:7 (KJV) By Ralphine Major My cell phone rang.  The caller was letting me know that he would not be able to attend our reunion.  As a former teacher and coach at Gibbs High School, Ken Sparks […]

ORNL partners with Vine to promote science, engineering

ORNL partners with Vine to promote science, engineering

By Ken Lay Students from Vine Magnet Middle School got the opportunity to see science in action Thursday morning with the help from scientists from Oak Ridge National Laboratory. ORNL is a working partner with Vine; one of Knox County’s Community Schools and has been active in the school’s science classes since the beginning of […]

Legal and Public Notices for the Week of April 3, 2017

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 July 25, 2014, executed by DUNCAN RANDOLPH SAUSSER MCKELLAR, MICKINZY WEVLEY, conveying certain real property therein described to JOSEPH B PITT, JR., as Trustee, as same appears of record in […]

Vocal competition honoring Dolly Parton extends entry deadline

Vocalists from around the world will converge on Dolly Parton’s hometown of Sevierville, Tenn. this spring to compete in the annual Mountain Soul Vocal Competition, honoring the songwriting of the country music legend on Saturday, May 20, 2017. The deadline for vocalists to enter has been extended to April 14, 2017. The event will feature […]

Tennessee Celebrations of Spring

Tennessee’s upcoming tourism events are celebrating spring in big ways from nature hikes, barbecue festivals, concerts featuring a variety of music genres and more. For a complete list of Tennessee events, visit tnvacation.com/calendar. Ongoing Baxter – Spend your Saturday at the Gear Heads Car Club Cruise-In featuring live music, exhibits, food and cars of every […]

Spend Your Easter at a Tennessee State Park

Tennessee State Parks is offering fun events and discounts for the whole family over the Easter holiday weekend. From celebratory buffets to golf games to egg hunts, our parks are the perfect way to spend your weekend. The following Tennessee State Park restaurants are offering special holiday dining options for guests who wish to celebrate […]

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