Teacher Supply Depot to Open Oct. 26

On Saturday, October 26, 7 a.m.-noon, Knox County teachers, teaching assistants and administrators will have the opportunity to receive free classroom supplies when the Knox County Schools/PTA Teacher Supply Depot opens for the second time in the 2013-2014 school year.   The Teacher Supply Depot provides Knox County educators with a variety of new and […]


Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty along with Leisure Pools officials today announced the company will open a new facility in Knoxville. This facility, which will become the corporate headquarters for Leisure Pools in North America, will be the first for Leisure Pools in Tennessee and will service increased […]

Unwanted Medication Collection on Saturday, October 26

Members of the East Tennessee Regional Medication Collection Coalition will be on hand to collect and properly dispose of unwanted medicines Saturday, Oct. 26 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Krutch Park Extension across from the downtown movie theater on Gay Street.   This event will be held in conjunction with Knoxville’s America […]

america recycles day is saturday

Celebrate America Recycles Day is this Saturday, October 26th from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Krutch Park on Gay Street, near Market Square.  Not only will the event feature kids activities, a medication drop off and mercury thermometer exchange, but also resources about sustainability in Knoxville.  America Recycles Day (ARD) will also be hosting […]

UT Professor to Present Annual 'Magic of Chemistry' Show Tonight

It’s National Chemistry Week, and at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, that means it’s time for Al Hazari’s annual Magic of Chemistry show.   Al Hazari, a chemistry lecturer, has used chemistry to perform “magic tricks” in his show for 23 years. This year’s show—free and open to kids and adults—will be held from 7 […]

Battle at Bristol… A Major Recruiting Opportunity for Tennessee?

By Alex Norman Back in March, Tennessee football coach Butch Jones was the Grand Marshal for the Food City 500 Sprint Cup race at Bristol Motor Speedway.  He was impressed with what he saw at the track that some like to call “The Last Great Colosseum.” “The magnitude of it, the excitement, the pageantry of […]

The Doc is In: Joe Wilson was Right

By Dr. Jim Ferguson A liberal friend of mine recently asked me if I’ve gone soft.  Perhaps he was surprised by my Travel Trilogy published in September.  I don’t go out of my way to pick a fight, but I learned long ago on the school yard that a bully cannot be reasoned with or […]