Enjoy a free short stack of pancakes to benefit Children’s Hospital

Enjoy a free short stack of pancakes to benefit Children’s Hospital

Get a free short stack of delicious IHOP pancakes through 7 p.m. tonight, and benefit Children’s Hospital. In return for the free pancakes, guests will be asked to consider leaving a donation for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. All donations made at local, participating, IHOP restaurants will stay in your community, benefiting East Tennessee Children’s Hospital. […]

Dolly Parton to be honored during Mountain Soul Vocal Competition

Dolly Parton to be honored during Mountain Soul Vocal Competition

Vocalists from around the world will converge on Dolly Parton’s hometown of Sevierville, Tenn. this spring to compete in the annual Mountain Soul Vocal Competition, honoring the songwriting of the country music legend. The event will feature contestants singing songs written by Dolly Parton in their own style (country, rock, rap, bluegrass, etc.). Contestants may […]

Keep Knoxville Beautiful Announces Beautification Award winners, Community of the Year

On March 1 at the 34th Orchids Awards Dinner, Keep Knoxville Beautiful announced the winners of the annual Orchids beautification awards. The categories and winners are: New Architecture: Contemporary Women’s Health Redesign/Reuse: Oakwood Senior Living Center and White Lily Flats Restaurant/Cafe/Bar/Brewery: Babalu Public Art Project: Bringing Tap Back Water Refill Stations Outdoor Space: Sansom Sports […]

Chamber Hosts “Marketing on a shoestring” Seminar

  The Anderson County Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Tennessee Small Business Development Center will host a free workshop for potential and existing small business owners and entrepreneurs who want to learn more about marketing. The TSBDC advises and assists entrepreneurs and small business owners in our area at no cost to them. […]

Amendment Puts Adequate Public School Funding at Risk

By Sally Absher When Tennessee legislators last took their Oath of Office, they solemnly swore that “I will faithfully support the Constitution of this State and of the United States, and I do solemnly affirm that as a member of this General Assembly… I will not propose or assent to any bill, vote, or resolution, […]

The Chalk Board for March 7, 2016

By Sally Absher Knox County TNReady Testing Underway… Finally. KCS Director of Schools Jim McIntyre announced at last Monday’s Board workshop meeting that 44 of KCS schools had received the paper tests as of Friday February 26, and the remaining schools in the county received their tests on Monday February 29. The first day of […]


By Joe Rector Not too long ago, I read a Facebook post by Kim Morton. She was a student of mine back when I was young. She and her family are leaving the house her mother called home for 40 years. I’ll steal just a few words from her post to let you get a […]


By Dr. Jim Ferguson By the time you read this the die will be cast. Tennesseans in record numbers had a chance to voice their opinion in perhaps the most important election in decades. It’s not over on the Republican side, but it’s just a formality for the Democrat’s choice of standard bearer. Actually, Bernie […]

Will Peyton Keep Playing?

By Alex Norman   Let’s put aside the allegations of HGH use by Al Jazeera. Let’s forget about the disputed details of an incident from 1996 in the Tennessee training room. Let’s just talk about football, and whether or not Peyton Manning will be on an NFL roster this fall. Yes, an article about the […]

Tennessee among several schools to offer former Carter standout

By Steve Williams I put in a phone call to the University of Tennessee men’s basketball office shortly after Rick Barnes was named the Vols’ new head coach last year and left him a message about Jordan Bowden, who had just finished an outstanding high school career on the hardwood at Carter. My message was […]

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