Senator Alexander to Chair Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development for 115th Congress 

Senator Alexander to Chair Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development for 115th Congress 

WASHINGTON, January 25- The Senate Appropriations Committee announced that U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) will serve as chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development for the 115th Congress. Senator Alexander said: “It is Congress’ job to set the nation’s spending priorities in a responsible way and use our taxpayer dollars wisely by supporting government-sponsored research and by […]

From Bedbugs to Self-Driving Cars: UT’s Science Forum Returns for Spring

From Bedbugs to Self-Driving Cars: UT’s Science Forum Returns for Spring

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Science Forum resumes at noon Friday, Jan. 27, with weekly presentations about cutting-edge research on a variety of topics, ranging from the truth about GMOs to the recent Gatlinburg fires. Science Forum talks are held from noon to 1 p.m. most Fridays in Thompson-Boling Arena Cafe private Rooms C-D. They are […]

New 2017 State Maps Now Available

The official 2017 Tennessee Transportation Map is now available for travelers.   There are some new additions to the 2017 map.  State Route 840 in middle Tennessee is now designated as Interstate 840. Sections of Great River Road were added to the map as a National Scenic Bypass, affecting Lake, Lauderdale, Shelby and Tipton Counties. […]

TDHS Gives Two-Generation Grant to Tennessee’s Read to Be Ready Program

    $30 Million Investment ProvidesSummer Reading Camps to up to 30,000 Children over a 3 year period   NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) is investing $30 million dollars over the next three years in the Department of Education’s (DOE) Read to Be Ready Summer Grant program. The two-generation grant is […]

Alexander Commemorates School Choice Week 2017

Senate education committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today released the following statement commemorating National School Choice Week 2017: “The real answer to inequality in America is giving more children more opportunities to attend a better school. Since the GI Bill for Kids in 1992, there’s been growing support in Congress for this idea, and nearly 3 […]

Oak Ridge Symphony Orchestra Performs Free Family Concert

In what has become a fun-filled, family tradition, the Oak Ridge Civic Music Association will present the Oak Ridge Symphony Orchestra’s Annual Free Family Concert for families and music lovers on Sunday, January 29, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at the Oak Ridge High School Performing Arts Center. The concert is appropriate for all ages and includes […]

Legal and Public Notices for the week of January 23, 2017

  NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE   STATE OF TENNESSEE, KNOX COUNTY WHEREAS, Barry McQuithy and Sheila McQuithy executed a Deed of Trust to Chase Bank USA, N.A., Lender and David R. Wilson, Trustee(s), which was dated October 26, 2007 and recorded on November 13, 2007 in Instrument No. 200711130038907, Knox County, Tennessee Register of Deeds. […]

Be Still…

By Ralphine Major Be still and know that I am God . . .” (Psalms 46:10, KJV). It is among my favorite Bible verses. I see it printed on pens, cups, and cards. This comforting verse always comes to mind when I see single snowflakes falling to the ground and blanketing the earth. Their collective […]

Losing another piece of the past

By Joe Rector I checked my Facebook page the other day to see what was going on in the world. As usual, plenty of posts discussed the brilliance or ignorance of the president-elect. A passel of recipes showed up as well. Of course, birthdays were listed for all my friends who survived another trip around […]


By Dr. Jim Ferguson You know you’re in trouble when you wake up in the middle of the night and say to yourself, “I’m going to be sick.” I’m not talking about over indulgence and a spinning bed after a New Year’s celebration.  I learned a new word for such debauchery. Crapulous comes from Latin […]