Two new areas scheduled for mosquito spraying

 The latest lab report has confirmed the presence of West Nile Virus (WNV) in mosquitoes in portions of East Knoxville and North Knox County. Following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention protocol, the Knox County Health Department (KCHD) will spray for mosquitoes in the Milligan Street area of East Knoxville and the East Emory Road […]

Senior fall prevention series begins Monday

Balance screenings and fall prevention presentations are scheduled for the following weeks at four Knox County senior centers. All events are free and open to the public, but registration is required by calling 865-541-4500.   Seminar Schedule: Monday, September 21 from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the South Knoxville Senior Center, 6729 Martel Lane […]

Imagination Library of Knox County to celebrate 2 million books at a free party and showcase at the KMA

Attendees are encouraged to bring spare change to contribute to Banks for Books creations   Since Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library launched in early 2005, 2 million books have been delivered to nearly 40,000 young children of Knox County. To celebrate this important milestone, kids of all ages are invited to a free Imagination Library Party […]

Debate Watch Party

By Dan Andrews   Continuing on the very successful first Republican Presidential Primary Watch Party, community activist and local business leader Richard Esparza is once again organizing a Republican debate watch party. Everyone is encouraged to attend. The debate watch will be begin at 7:20 p.m. on Wednesday, September 16 at Bailey’s Knoxville in the back area with the big […]


Work associated with both the Cumberland Avenue reconstruction and the building of The Standard apartment complex will prompt several road closures in the Cumberland Avenue Corridor, starting today.     From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today through Friday, Sept. 18, anticipate intermittent short-term partial closures on a section of 17th Street near White Avenue […]


By Dr. Jim Ferguson Have we forgotten? Maybe we just don’t care anymore. Perhaps we’ve been led to such a degree of segregation that our politics not only shape our optics, but our reality. I know where I was on 9-11-2001. Do you? Every one of the Greatest Generation remembers where they were on December […]

And I want it NOW

By Joe Rector I discovered that we no longer have to wait for our drinks to chill before consuming them. Someone with too little to do in life insists that all of our favorite liquids can be instantly icy by spraying them with compressed air. Remember when we had to fill ice trays with water […]

Tony (William Anthony) Karnes: (3/23/64 – 9/11/01)

By Ralphine Major I can see a little blond-headed boy standing in the back yard calling for his neighbor to come out and play.  It was the sixties, and life was so simple in our rural community.  Several times each summer, my brother and I would spend the day visiting in the home of […]

The Chalk Board: September 14, 2015

By Sally Absher More Districts Drop K-2 Standardized Tests Teachers are continuing to speak out against the ever increasing number of standardized tests that students as young as Kindergarten are required to take in public schools. Former KCS kindergarten teacher Christina Graham took a stand against the developmentally-inappropriate SAT-10 testing of students in grades K-2, […]

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