Neighborhood Working Group Meets Thursday

  The Neighborhood Working Group on Blighted Properties meets at 5:15 p.m. this coming Thursday, Jan. 5, at the Cansler YMCA, 616 Jessamine Street.   Participants will continue their discussion regarding a joint, cross-neighborhood project to address a blighted property. Specific blighted properties may also be discussed, along with an overview of the City’s Chronic […]

Public meeting for Police Advisory & Review Committee (PARC)

When: 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19   Where: Overcoming Believers Church, 211 Harriet Tubman St.   Members of the Police Advisory & Review Committee will hold their quarterly meeting, which is open to the general public and citizens with concerns about crime and safety in the City of Knoxville. Representatives from the Knoxville Police Department […]

Knox County Public Library to host Finding Flannery: the Life and Work of Flannery O’Connor 

Knox County Public Library to host Finding Flannery: the Life and Work of Flannery O’Connor 

Public is invited to explore the work of an author who defined “Southern Gothic” Knox County Public Library is pleased to partner with Pellissippi State Community College to present “Finding Flannery”, a month-long exploration of the life and work of Flannery O’ Connor. The series kicks off at 2:00 PM on Sunday, January 8 at Lawson McGhee […]


By Joe Rector Okay, 2016 is in the rearview mirror, and I say good riddance. Don’t get me wrong; I am always thankful for the time I have in this life, but the past year has had enough negatives to keep me from wanting to relive it. I’ll take the future… and hope. I’m pretty […]

Life in 1917

By Rosie Moore Another New Year is here for me– and you. It is hard to contemplate what the new  year will bring, what will we see? What will we hear? What will we do? Just as it is hard for me to contemplate what happened a hundred years ago, in 1917. So I looked […]

Skeptics and Trucks

By Dr. Jim Ferguson As 2017 dawns I’ll admit I’ve become a bit of a skeptic. “A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away,” I scoured medical journals for the latest scientific observations and innovations. I always wanted to be on the cutting edge of treatment for my patients. However, I realize that […]

Welcome 2017!

By Ralphine Major “ . . . but one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead,” Philippians 3:13 (New American Standard). Paul’s words in his letter to the Philippians always come to mind at this time of year. The window of time between Christmas Day and New Year’s […]

It’s Time to Be Thankful for Tennessee Football…

By Alex Norman If you listen to sports talk radio… if you log on to twitter… if you check out Facebook… you would think that Tennessee will soon disband the football program and turn Neyland Stadium into condominiums. The Vols underachieved and boy oh boy is the mob ready to strike. The head coach is […]

Stars skipping bowls would end viewers’ interest, a la Pro Bowl

By Steve Williams College football would eventually suffer if more and more high-profile players do like LSU’s Leonard Fournette and Stanford’s Christian McCaffery did and skip their bowl games to prepare for the NFL draft. This would particularly be true if big-name players pulled out of the Final Four playoff games and other high-paid bowl […]

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