Manning Honors Scholarship Recipients

Manning Honors Scholarship Recipients

Tennessee legend recognizes four incoming UT freshmen comprising the 19th Peyton Manning Scholarship class By Brian Rice  UTSports.com In the locker room that bears his name, Peyton Manning welcomed four special Tennessee students to an elite fraternity yesterday afternoon. Manning, along with University of Tennessee Provost Dr. Susan Martin, announced the 2016 Peyton Manning Scholarship recipients in a ceremony at Neyland […]

Knoxville Symphony welcomes new music director for free outdoor concert on July 4th

Knoxville Symphony welcomes new music director for free outdoor concert on July 4th

The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra will host the KSO 32nd Annual Free Pilot Flying J Independence Day Concert on July 4, 2016 on the Performance Lawn at World’s Fair Park at 8:00 p.m. This free, family-friendly concert includes patriotic tributes and a spectacular fireworks finale. Music Director Aram Demirjian (AIR-um Deh-MUR-jun) will conduct the Orchestra in […]

Legal and Public Notices for June 20, 2016

Foreclosure notices 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 July 7, 2005, executed by CLAUDE CARL BOONE, APRIL JONES, conveying certain real property therein described to KEVIN JONES, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s […]

The Chalk Board for June 20, 2016

By Sally Absher Buzz Thomas Joins KCS as Interim Superintendent Appointed Interim Superintendent Buzz Thomas officially took the reins as Director of Knox County Schools on June 15. He’s not quite “flying solo” yet though – outgoing Superintendent Jim McIntyre will be hanging around until July 8, to work in an “advisory role” to Thomas. […]

Oklahoma Legislature Ends VAM in Teacher Evaluations

By Sally Absher If Oklahoma is the “Sooner State” then Tennessee must be the “Later State.” At least, concerning passing legislation to end the use of the highly controversial “value added model” (VAM) in teacher evaluations. Brian Washington reports on Educationvotes.org that House Bill 2957, which was recently signed into law by Oklahoma Governor Mary […]

Barbarians at the Gate

By Dr. Jim Ferguson At the beginning of the movie Gladiator, the Roman emperor, Marcus Aurelius, is on campaign battling barbarians in what is current day Vienna, Austria. To a Roman, someone not a Roman was a barbarian, just as Hebrews referred to someone not Jewish as a gentile. Marcus Aurelius was considered a good […]

Is it Summer Yet?

By Ralphine Major Almost! The sights and sounds indicate as much, and the calendar is catching up. The official start of summer happens this week, June 20. Jesus even mentioned the season in Matthew 24:32: “Now learn a parable of the fig tree; when his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know […]

Your Talent

By Joe Rector On “60 Minutes” the other Sunday, a young boy played jazz piano with the stars of the genre. He amazed even the pros with his abilities to understand the music and to include his own interpretations, something difficult for most seasoned veterans. Last weekend, I traveled with other church members to Marion, […]

Only a Rose

By Rosie Moore Roses are red, Violets are blue, Sugar is sweet, And so are you. I had this written in my autograph book in school by a number of guys (and I’m not bragging!). June is the month when the budding roses start to bloom, in most areas. They lift their faces to the […]

What do I do for sports now?

By Alex Norman And welcome to the down time… On Sunday the NBA season came to a close with Game 7 between the Warriors and the Cavaliers.  This article is being written before that game tips off, so remember that if Cleveland doesn’t win, that’s further proof that LeBron James isn’t Michael Jordan and that […]