TDEC Accepting Applications to Support Recycling, Waste Reduction Efforts

TDEC Accepting Applications to Support Recycling, Waste Reduction Efforts

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) is now accepting applications for Recycling and Waste Reduction Grants, as well as Recycling Rebates. The application period began July 1, 2016 and applications are due October 3, 2016. “Recycling directly impacts manufacturers in Tennessee who reuse materials collected in their manufacturing process,” said TDEC Commissioner Bob […]

Blount Partnership Announces Fifth Annual Pigs & Politics Legislative Day

Opportunity for the public to meet and greet candidates and elected officials   Enjoy the summer scent of BBQ cooking and live music while visiting with federal, state and Blount County elected officials in a relaxed atmosphere at the Blount Partnership’s fifth annual Pigs & Politics Legislative Day sponsored by Paine Bickers Attorneys at Law […]

Second Saturday Concerts at The Cove continue July 9

Second Saturday Concerts at The Cove continue July 9

Knox County Parks and Recreation’s Second Saturday Concerts at The Cove continue on Saturday, July 9 with rock and pop cover band The Hit Men.   The free, family friendly concerts take place from 6 to 8 p.m. on the second Saturday of June, July, August and September at The Cove at Concord Park, 11808 […]

Litton’s celebrates Pat Summitt

Litton’s celebrates Pat Summitt

Kelly Litton and Litton’s restaurant staff wore their Tennessee Orange last week to honor the legendary Tennessee Women’s Basketball Coach, Pat Summit.. Pictured are Teresa, Seth, Brianna, Shawna, Kimmey, Katie, Patti, Catalina, Debbie, Mark and Brandy.

Power of Attorney: What is It and Do You Need One?

By Jedidiah McKeehan Do you know someone who has elderly parents who aren’t able to get out to the grocery store or bank by themselves anymore?  Do you know someone who is getting to the point where they are starting to get forgetful or can get confused on occasion and need assistance in balancing […]

To the Summitt

By Dr. Jim Ferguson Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) is a cruel condition. It takes away a person’s humanity and then their life. In ancient times a person was considered alive as long as they were breathing. In Genesis 2:7, God “breathed into man and he became a living being.” I imagined this as ensoulment in a […]

Family roots and values kept Pat well grounded

By Steve Williams When Pat Head Summit was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2000, one of her remarks in her acceptance speech was, “I feel like I’m an angel in a basketball Heaven.” For years, Pat could have passed for an angel. Early last Tuesday morning she became one. Here locally and […]


  By Ralphine Major I always thought she belonged to Knoxville and Tennessee. Sometimes, I almost forgot that along the way, this local celebrity became a national icon. Pat Head Summitt was the Head Coach of the Tennessee Lady Vols for 38 years. Pat’s life story sounds like something in a movie: a farm girl […]

Secret Life of the Bees

By Rosie Moore No, I am not plagiarizing the entertaining and informative book by Sue Monk Kidd. I do want to know about the secret life of the bees. I have started to add honey to my food regimen in place of sugar and found out seven surprising facts about it. All of these facts […]

Summer wasn’t so grand

By Joe Rector Ah, summer! Is anything comparable to it? Plenty of hot weather comes to the point so that some folks long for the snowy months. Gardens and flowers burst forth in exhibition of our green thumbs. Most of all, the kids are out of school and are overcome with joy about their temporary […]

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