Campfield buys another house

  By Mike Steely   In an effort to remove blight, redevelop neighborhoods and provide affordable housing the City of Knoxville offers vacant lots and lots with substandard housing for sale. Individuals, non-profit organizations and businesses can bid on the properties and the Homemaker Program Committee reviews and accepts or rejects the bids.   The […]

BOE Member Amber Rountree weighs in on reauthorization of NCLB

Dr. McIntyre went to Washington D.C. this week to participate in a U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions roundtable discussion on the reauthorization of No Child Left Behind (NCLB). Before he left, he invited Board of Education members to share their thoughts and concerns with him. At least one board member, Amber […]

Legal and Public Notices for February 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 July 30, 2009, executed by TERRI LYN NOLAN, conveying certain real property therein described to ASPEN TITLE AND ESCROW, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s […]


By Dr. Jim Ferguson I’ve often wondered if someday I’ll run out of things to write or say.  After all there are only so many body parts to explain, places to go or stories in one’s brain. I find my interests have shifted rather than changed over the years.  History interests me more now than […]

Beaufort is nice in fall and winter

By Mike Steely It’s only 8 hours away, more or less, and it’s a place you’ve seen even if you’ve never been there. Beaufort, S.C., is north of Hilton Head Island and south of Charleston. The little town is a more affordable vacation spot than some of the other east coast beach resorts. My wife […]

I’m Proud of My Daddy

By Joe Rector Church is always a place where memories come flooding. I sit there and recall so many things, from my Mother seated in the second pew and praying for strength as she served as the only parent for three teenaged boys to children’s programs filled with songs and to the weddings that brought […]

It is Time to Refuse the Test

By Sally Absher It’s THAT time of the year.  During the month of February, every child from grade 3 to grade 11 is expected to take the online TCAP Writing Assessment.  The test dates are staggered, depending on grade, and school. For Elementary and Middle school students in grades 5 and 8, the KCS testing […]

Focus on the Law: Disposition of Human Remains

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law When someone dies who has the right to decide what happens to the body?  A competent adult may determine the disposition of his or her remains including the location, manner, and conditions of disposition and arrangements for funeral goods and services.  If the deceased left valid disposition directions, state […]

Don’t Fix it, Repeal It

By Sally Absher No Child Left Behind, that is. Tennessee’s senior senator Lamar Alexander is making quite a name for himself these days on the topic of education. Alexander, the new chairman of the Senate’s education committee, released a draft bill last month reauthorizing NCLB, which according to the Washington Post, “implies that Obama’s Education […]

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