World-famous author Wally Lamb speaks to VMC

World-famous author  Wally Lamb speaks to VMC

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 […]

Exchange students prepare for return

Exchange students prepare for return

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 […]

County makes small correction on website

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 […]

2013 KCS High School Graduations Scheduled

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 […]

Western Avenue Closure Extended Through May 17

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 […]

Symphony on the Square draws huge crowd!

    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 […]

Q100 and the new battle in Country radio

  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.