Free HIV testing offered in honor of National HIV Testing Day

Health officials encourage public to know their status In advance of National HIV Testing Day, the Knox County Health Department (KCHD) is offering free, confidential HIV testing at two Knoxville locations on Saturday, June 25. Testing will be offered from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Greater Warner Tabernacle AME Zion Church, 3800 Martin […]

Unwanted Medication Collection to be held tomorrow

Members of the East Tennessee Regional Medication Collection Coalition will be on hand to collect and properly dispose of unwanted medicines Saturday, June 25 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Food City in Fountain City located at 4805 North Broadway near Adair Drive.   Medicines can only be dropped off at this location […]

UT McClung Museum Hosts Free “Dinosaurs in the Movies: Fact or Fiction” Film Screening

The public is invited to the McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 26, for a free film screening about fact and fiction in dinosaur films. In “Dinosaurs in the Movies: Fact or Fiction,” Stephanie Drumheller-Horton, UT vertebrate paleontologist, will critique famous film dinosaurs. […]

Rained-out concert rescheduled for tonight

Are you ready for some soulful sounds of Gospel and jazz? Jazzspirations will be performing Wednesday, June 22, from 7-9 p.m. at the Bill Lyons Pavilion in Market Square.   The group was originally scheduled to perform June 2. However, the concert was cancelled due to bad weather.   The Variety Thursdays concert series began […]

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 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 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 […]