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By Joe Rector Best-selling author Wally Lamb did speak to an audience of 900 who attended the 2013 Carry the Torch Luncheon at the Knoxville Convention Center. It is sponsored by the Volunteer Ministry Center as a fundraiser for its programs. Lamb also mingled with a group the night before. Lamb’s most personal appearance occurred […]
By Ray Hill Harold Earthman had been a successful businessman, served for a brief time in the Tennessee House of Representatives and as the County Judge (or County Mayor) of Rutherford County. A portly man with prematurely gray hair, Earthman easily won the Democratic primary to succeed Congressman Jim Nance McCord who had been elected […]
By David Klein For a few eager, international students, spending a year at a high school in Tennessee is a great experience. Each year, many foreign students come to the U.S. to study for a year through an organization called the Education First Foundation. The Education First Foundation (EFF) is the leader in high school […]
Knox County Officials confirmed today that two websites that had incorrect financial numbers have been fixed and updated. In the recent weeks, this reporter has undertaken and completed an exhaustive investigative reporting task of examining hundreds of websites involving the County’s “Open Government” portal on their website which can be found here. While most […]
Fourteen Knox County High Schools have graduations scheduled for the conclusion of the 2012-2013 school year in May. Dr. Jim McIntyre, Superintendent of the Knox County Schools, will be in attendance at a portion of all graduation ceremonies. To graduate, students have earned the prescribed 28 credits along with maintaining a satisfactory record of attendance […]
Due to recent weather, saturated soil conditions, and an unfavorable weekend forecast, KUB and its contractor have extended the road closure on Western Avenue between the Keith Avenue intersection and Richmond Avenue to remain in effect through Friday, May 17. This work and road closure is part of an ongoing PACE 10 wastewater collection system […]
Free concert featured tunes from ‘Les Miserables,’ Gershwin and Sousa A springtime tradition returned to downtown Knoxville last night as Home Federal Bank presented Symphony on the Square, a free concert by the Knoxville Symphony Chamber Orchestra. The concert, which was free, family-friendly, and open to the public, took place on the Bill […]
This morning marked the launch of Q100. A major battle has began between 107.7 WIVK and Q100 at 100.3 FM. WIVK has been the regional powerhouse with approximately 91,000 watts. For years they dominated the airwaves of Knoxville. Now, Q100 will come in at 100,000 watts and a strong team to boot. Led by […]
Today at The Fountain City Business and Professionals Association luncheon former Knox County Law Director Joe Jarrett was the guest speaker. He gave insight into how to prevent the financially crippling lawsuits that plague employers in hard financial times. He educated business leaders on different aspects of employment law.