Quislings

By Dr. Jim Ferguson Groucho Marx once quipped, “These are my principles; and if you don’t like these, I have others.”  I started thinking about this old joke as I picked up a penny in the Kroger parking lot.  My wife thinks I’m crazy, but I like to go to the grocery and she encourages […]

Momentum in Tennessee’s Favor?

By Alex Norman Ever since the start of the 2008 season, the positive moments have been few and far between for the Tennessee football program. They are on their fourth head coach. Their record stands at 28-34. The Vols haven’t won a bowl game. Tennessee lost a game because they had 13 players on the […]

Hoppin’ into Easter

By Ralphine Major A few years ago, our big, black Labrador dog, Buddy, came up the driveway with something in his mouth.  He walked to the edge of the carport and carefully set down a wild baby rabbit.  My brother, Wayne, picked the rabbit up and took it back to the area where he thought […]

Waiting for their return

By Joe Rector One of my Facebook friends posted a rather sad message the other day. He lamented the relationship with his growing daughter and longed for the years before when he was at the center of her world. I replied that he was only living the normal life of a parent. In my case, […]

Focus on the Law: Chapter 7 Bankruptcy (Pt2)

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law In Chapter 7 bankruptcy, a trustee is selected in each case.  The trustee is often an attorney in private practice but he or she is not required to be an attorney.  The trustee is subject to supervision and auditing by the United States Trustee.  The job of the trustee […]

Johnson University Player Named All-American, Honorable Mention

The National Christian College Athletic Association named Caylee Carter, a 2012 graduate of Farragut High School, an All-American, Honorable Mention as a freshman on Johnson University’s women’s basketball team. Carter averaged 12.1 points, 2.5 steals, 2.8 assists, and 6.1 rebounds per game and made 78% of her free throws. Doug Karnes, Johnson University head coach, […]

Mooreland Heights ES performs The Aristocats – March 21

Mooreland Heights Elementary School will perform The Aristocats on Thursday, March 21. The musical will feature third, fourth and fifth grade students and take place at 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. The integration of the musical is a part of the school’s “Arts 360” program.  Arts 360 is a whole-school instructional model that makes arts-based and arts […]

Unwanted Medication Collection on Saturday, March 23

Who: The Knoxville Police Department along with Knox County Solid Waste, the Knox County Health Department and other members of the East Tennessee Regional Medication Collection Coalition What: Properly dispose of old or unwanted prescription medications or over-the-counter medicines When: Saturday, March 23 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Where:    North Knox – Tennova North […]

Legislative Update from Sen. Becky Massey

From the office of State Senator Becky Massey: I was pleased to sponsor several pieces of legislation that were passed in the Senate recently. Senate Bill 178 was approved that makes sure church-related “Parents’ Day Out” programs can continue to operate. The legislation, which comes after an Attorney General’s opinion was released last year placing […]