Carter’s plan for state: ‘Just play like we’ve been playing’

  By Steve Williams   Carter High’s trip to the state basketball tournament didn’t last long enough last season. The Runnin’ Hornets went one and done, losing to Greeneville 67-64. It turned out Greeneville was Carter’s opponent in last week’s sectional game, with a berth in the 2015 state tourney on the line. But second-year […]

Sevier County Ripley Attractions Host Job Fair

Ripley’s Aquarium and Attractions is hosting a job fair to hire over 100 immediate positions at their 8 Ripley Sevier county attractions. The job fair will be Saturday, March 7th from 10 am to 4 pm at of Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies.   The 8 Ripley’s Sevier county attractions hiring include: Ripley’s Aquarium of […]

Game On Against Cancer Helps Fight Cancer

By David Klein   The Knoxville community comes together again Friday night, March 6, to support cancer patients in their fight against cancer. The fourth annual Game On Against Cancer takes place from 6 to 10 p.m. at Games and Things on Kingston Pike. The event raises funds for the Thompson Cares program at the […]

Legal and Public Notices for March 2, 2015

75 FORECLOSURES NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEEÕS SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated November 21, 2003, executed by ROBERT N. BUCKNER AND TINA M. BUCKNER, conveying certain real property therein described to EVERGREEN TITLE AND ESCROW, as Trustee, as same appears of […]

Corndogs & Such

By Dr. Jim Ferguson We were hungry as we rolled into our neighborhood Krystal restaurant.  Becky, the Boy and I needed a pit stop to refuel from a morning of errands which included a trip to the dump.  The lives of Grandparents seem to revolve around activities with Oakley before and after his nap-time.  And […]

Rachael and Drew’s Special Gift

By Ralphine Major Over the phone, her voice was calm and she sounded well-spoken.  As we talked, I could tell she was wise beyond her years.  In person, Rachael was all of that and more.  So was Drew.  It was a bitter cold February day when I met the couple, but being in their presence […]

The Winter of Our Discontent?

By Rosie Moore This is the last column I will write about the weather–I promise. Someone told me to move back up to Pennsylvania and take this snow with me–ha! ha! I wish I could, in a way, because I have children and grandchildren up there plus I have relatives in Florida so I’m stuck […]

Focus on the Law: Conservatorship

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law If someone becomes disabled and is unable to care for himself or herself without assistance, they may benefit from the appointment of a conservator.   In Section 34-1-101 (7), the Tennessee Code Annotated defines a disabled person for purposes of conservatorship as “any person eighteen (18) years of age or […]

The Slide to Charterdom Has Begun

By Sally Absher Last week, between the various snow and ice storms that plagued our area, a letter made its way into the mailboxes of families of pre-school and kindergarten students from several local schools, including Christenberry Elementary, Green Magnet, South Knox Elementary, and Sam E. Hill preschool. Under the bright green Emerald Academy logo […]

Is Knox County Ready for Year-Round School?

By Sally Absher In his State of the Schools speech last month, Dr. McIntyre announced seven “community conversations” to address his key initiatives.  Tucked in the middle of the list was “explore a balanced calendar.” Dr. McIntyre has used every opportunity, including the recent “Snowmageddon,” to promote this initiative. However, the snowstorm did give some […]

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