John Currie Named Director of Athletics 

  An introductory program and press conference will take place on Thursday, March 2 at Thompson-Boling Arena. Details on timing are forthcoming.    University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Chancellor Beverly Davenport on Tuesday named John Currie as the school’s new vice chancellor and director of athletics. Currie currently serves as the Director of Athletics at Kansas […]

Knox County Schools to Host Recruitment Fair

Knox County Schools will host a Recruitment Fair for all part-time, full-time, certified and classified positions from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 4, at Central High School (5321 Jacksboro Pike). Many of our 89 schools will be represented and attendees will have the opportunity to apply for open positions at the event. Some […]

Legal and Public Notices for the week of February 27, 2017

NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE   WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated November 23, 2010, executed by Marion C. Allan, conveying certain real property therein described to FIRST TITLE, LLC, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of […]

Oak Ridge’s Friendship Bell

By Mike Steely It sits by itself in a lonely spot in Oak Ridge, a symbol of peace between Japan and the United States and a reminder of Pearl Harbor and the dropping of atomic bombs that ended World War II. The Friendship Bell seems like a contradiction between the horrors of war and the blessing […]

Like a yo-yo

By Joe Rector The holiday season took a toll on me. I’ve never been good at refusing sweets and other items that appear on kitchen the table. Holiday meals are times when I overeat, and not doing so is hard when everything smells and tastes so much better than at other times of the year. […]

Back When (Part 4)

By Ralphine Major Perhaps in the early 1900s it was a common sight.  Today, it is historical.  I marvel not only at the scene, but more so that anyone even had a camera and would have the presence of mind to capture on film the threshing machine event.  The late Woodrow Luttrell kept detailed files […]

How Is Child Support Calculated?

By Jedidiah McKeehan What is child support?  Child support is money paid from one parent of a child to the other parent of a child.  This money is supposed to be used to care for and help raise the child. It goes without saying, child support only comes in to play when the parents of […]

Sabeteurs

By Dr. Jim Ferguson Perhaps the most influential science fiction novel of the 20th century was “Dune,” written by Frank Herbert. Too often people discount the science-fiction genre as Flash Gordon-esk with cheesy plots and ray guns. If this is what you think, I can assure you that you are wrong. An example of the […]

No. 506 is what Hutchens really desires this season

By Steve Williams I was at the scorer’s table at Alcoa High School, getting the individual scoring, after Knoxville Catholic ’s District 4-AA title win over CAK last week when Catholic assistant coach Tony Scott came over to get the scorebook. “Tonight’s win was No. 499 for Coach Hutchens,” Scott informed me. I knew “Hutch” […]

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