CHRIS AKPOROGHENE The King’s Academy   CHRIS ALMANZA West   TRE BROWN Knoxville Catholic   JAMES DAVIS Fulton   JOEY DIETZ Farragut   CODY ESTEP Grace Christian Academy   ISSAC HUBBARD Webb School   ELIJAH JETER Austin-East   JAKE LUDWIG Halls   KAHLIL MCKENZIE University of Tennessee   TREY’SEAN MOORE Central   MICHAEL […]

Ed and Bob Night Out tonight

Knox County At-Large Commissioners Ed Brantley and Bob Thomas are headed out to East Knoxville for their 34th monthly Ed & Bob Night Out in Knox County. Ed and Bob will be at Scott’s Place (formerly Kay’s Ice Cream) 4700 Asheville Highway, Wednesday, November 15 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. to meet the people of East […]

Running Out Of Time To Plan for Spring Blooms!

  Help Dogwood Arts reach the goal of planting 10,000 trees in 10 years   Dogwood Arts’ November 15th dogwood tree ordering deadline is fast approaching. Purchase disease-resistant dogwood trees by visiting or by calling [865] 637-4561. These 2′-4′ bare-root trees are available for $25 each or five for $100. Trees must be picked […]


Save on Thanksgiving dinner, lodging and vacation packages Tennessee State Parks is offering deals on restaurants, lodging and vacation packages this fall and winter. Beginning with Thanksgiving feasts at eight state park restaurants, the offerings continue with discounts on lodging from Dec. 1 – Feb. 28 and recreational packages through the spring. On Nov. 23, […]

Books and observations

By Dr. Jim Ferguson People talk about spring cleaning, but for me fall is a much busier time of the year. It seems that people put off their annual exams as long as possible, and then finally decide to “get’r done.” Fortunately, I now have time to accommodate last-minute requests of my concierge patients, since […]


By Ralphine Major It is a part of our daily lives.  Our looks change; our circumstances change; our lifestyles may change; and our routines often change. A look at nature reminds us that the seasons change as beautiful autumn days full of multicolored leaves take on the look of a winter-like landscape. I have seen […]

How do they afford those things?

By Joe Rector Money—it’s something that most of us are short on. It is the means by which we can gain things that we need and want. What amazes me is how prices of things have gone up so much over the years. I often wonder how folks manage to pay for the items they […]

Poems for the elderly

By Rosie Moore When I was in high school I was fortunate enough not to have to take the subject English but I was introduced to English Literature which also led me to the subject of Poetry. Some of it was nonsensical, some of it was way over my head, but I enjoyed most of […]

How Much Money Do Judges Make?

By Jed McKeehan When we think about individuals who hold positions of authority in our life, there are a only a few different positions that immediately come to mind.  Law enforcement, a spiritual leader, your boss, and your parents are those people who you encounter on a regular/semi-regular basis who in some way hold some […]

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