May 6 is First Annual ‘PetSafe National Dog Park Day’

PetSafe® Brand is encouraging pet owners across the country to visit their favorite local dog parks on Saturday, May 6 to celebrate “PetSafe National Dog Park Day.” PetSafe Brand’s first annual National Dog Park Day will kick off the seventh year of its annual Bark for Your Park™ campaign. “Spending a few hours a week […]

Celebrate Statehood Day at the Library and Archives

Celebrate Statehood Day at the Library and Archives

When Tennessee became a state June 1, 1796, only about 77,000 people lived here. Tennessee was the country’s 16th state and the first to be created from territory that had been under federal jurisdiction. Since its humble beginnings, Tennessee has become home to millions of people and shares borders with eight other states – tied […]

Cavett pioneers to be honored

By Mike Steely Two early Knox County settlers will be memorialized with monuments Saturday at Mars Hill Cemetery, the site of the old Cavett Station and Blockhouse. Moses Cavett, who fought in the Battle of Kings Mountain in the Revolutionary War, and Agnes Cavett, his wife, will be remembered. The 11 a.m. ceremonies, held by […]

Duncan Award for Senior Advocacy this Thursday

The Duncan Award for Senior Advocacy, named in memory of John J. Duncan, Sr., pays tribute to people in our community who uphold the same kind of steadfast support and advocacy of seniors and programs that serve older adults as were exhibited by the late congressman. This year marks the 16th anniversary of this signature […]

Legal and Public Notices for the Week of May 1, 2017

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE STATE OF TENNESSEE, KNOX COUNTY WHEREAS, Teresa A. Doane executed a Deed of Trust to Union Planters Bank, NA, Lender and Emmett James House or Bill R. McLaughlin, Trustee(s), which was dated October 13, 2004 and recorded on October 26, 2004 in Instrument No. 200410260034537, and subsequently as modified by a […]

32nd Annual Dolly’s Homecoming Parade Set for May 5

  Pigeon Forge salutes grand marshal Dolly Parton   PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (April 2017) – What started as a parade to honor Pigeon Forge entertainment legend and businesswoman Dolly Parton has turned into an annual event that kicks off the tourism season in the popular Smoky Mountains family destination.   For the 32nd year, Dolly’s […]

The Knoxville Focus for May 1, 2017

The Knoxville Focus for May 1, 2017

Communities work together in Sevier fire recovery By Ken Lay PIGEON FORGE — Sevier County was devastated by Gatlinburg wildfires in November, 2016 but Gatlinburg and the surrounding communities couldn’t be kept down long. The long recovery has begun and on Thursday business leaders from Gatlinburg, Sevierville and Pigeon Forge convened at a luncheon to […]

When Fairness Isn’t Fair

When Fairness Isn’t Fair

By Steve Hunley The Knox County Board of Education is currently under fire from Justice Knox who recently gathered in a Knoxville Church in what some referred to as a “discussion.”  If it was indeed a discussion, it was entirely one-sided.  Certainly opposing opinions were not welcome.  Justice Knox had invited numerous local elected and […]

Tennessee and American Neutrality,    Part Nine

Tennessee and American Neutrality,    Part Nine

  The United States Senate had begun the final debate on revising the Neutrality Act.  Senators contemplated amendments being offered by colleagues who were opposed to repealing the arms embargo and allowing the United States to sell weapons, munitions and goods to belligerent countries.  With Germany at war with Great Britain and France after having […]

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