Chasing Amy…the no show, no go commissioner

Sadly, once again “No Show Amy Broyles” was a no show Monday night at the Cotton Eyed Joe. Fellow commissioner Mike Hammond was able to raise thousands  of dollars with the help of the Mayor for a charity concert benefitting Mobile Meals. That is the charity commissioner Amy Broyles wanted the commission to give $500,000.00 […]

Mayor’s 2nd Annual ‘Back to School Bash’ planned for Aug. 12

What:            Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett’s Back to School Bash When:           Monday, Aug. 12, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Where:         Knoxville Expo Center, 5441 Clinton Highway School starts in about a month, and that means Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett’s Back to School Bash is just around the corner.  The annual event is an opportunity for students and […]

Statement on Knox County Trustee appointment

Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett: “I would like to congratulate Craig Leuthold on his appointment to Knox County Trustee.  I look forward to working with him, and will make the Knox County Finance Department available to assist his office in any way necessary.”

Kingston Pike Lane Closures [July 23-24]

KUB will close both the eastbound and westbound curbside lanes of traffic on Kingston Pike between West Hillvale Turn and Oakhurst Drive beginning at 10 p.m. on Tuesday, July 23, and lasting until 6 a.m. on Wednesday, July 24, as work is completed on the water distribution system in this area. The eastbound and westbound interior lanes will […]

Fight or Flight

By Dr. Jim Ferguson Recent remarks in the media and by our leaders regarding the Zimmerman trial caused me to reflect on a paper that recently appeared in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM).  I first heard of the fight or flight response in health class which we all had to take in […]

WIDNER: Going Wide for Rebounds (Part II)

By Ralphine Major The Gibbs Eagles and their Head Coach Bob Dagley created an awesome 1964-65 basketball season.  Forward David Widner started claiming rebounds.  But the coach had a problem.  Dagley had another player who felt the same way—that every rebound belonged to him.  That player was Tommy Everette.  “Widner and Everette would battle anyone […]

Walkin’ the walk trumps talkin’ the talk

By Steve Williams A Tiny comment could create a big fuss in November The message on the sign at the Washington Pike Baptist Church was meant for everyone and folks in every walk of life, but I quickly applied it to football when I read it driving by last Monday. After all, the annual SEC […]

Talent is low, but optimism is high for Vols

By Alex Norman The Tennessee Volunteers are not going to win the national championship this season, nor will they win the SEC championship.  They won’t finish first in their division, and would be fortunate to win seven games. Just don’t tell them that… Last week new Vols head coach Butch Jones, offensive linemen Antonio “Tiny” […]