Fall back this weekend

RURAL/METRO FIRE DEPARTMENT REMINDS RESIDENTS TO ‘CHANGE YOUR CLOCKS, CHANGE YOUR BATTERY’   To help battle Tennessee’s high incidence of fire deaths, Rural/Metro is reminding homeowners to change the battery in their smoke alarms when Daylight Savings Time ends at 2 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 3. When you set your clocks back one hour, don’t forget […]

Final KCS Strategic Plan Development Insight Session tonight

  The journey to provide Excellence for All Children began in 2008 with the creation of the Knox County Schools’ ambitious five-year strategic plan.  Five years later, the Knox County Schools is in the process of creating the next iteration of its strategic plan and vision, dubbed “Knox Schools 2020.”  Critical to its success is […]

Karns High Reception

Karns High School will hold a reception for alumni on Nov. 1 at 6:00 p.m. in the commons area of the school. It’s all a part of the 100th anniversary of the school. A variety of memorabilia, including yearbooks and newsletters, will be on display. A time capsule from 1938 and one placed at the […]

Publisher’s Position: Clerk Flap Is Pure Politics

By Steve Hunley Well, it looks like the 2014 election season has already begun. The flap about innocent folks being arrested without cause is being laid at the doorstep of Criminal Court Clerk Joy McCroskey by much of the local media. They have likely been fed this information by a disgruntled (with McCroskey) prosecutor in […]

Publisher’s Position: Clerk Flap Is Pure Politics

By Steve Hunley Well, it looks like the 2014 election season has already begun. The flap about innocent folks being arrested without cause is being laid at the doorstep of Criminal Court Clerk Joy McCroskey by much of the local media. They have likely been fed this information by a disgruntled (with McCroskey) prosecutor in […]

Part Two: Tennessee’s Old Gray Fox Albert Gore

Part Two: Tennessee’s Old Gray Fox Albert Gore

By Ray Hill In 1938, Albert Gore defeated a host of opponents to go to Washington as the Fourth District’s Congressman.  Gore had long idolized a former Congressman from the Fourth District, Cordell Hull.  Hull had known Gore’s father quite well and lived in Carthage when in Tennessee.  Gore would frequently visit whenever Hull had […]

Oak Ridge slows down Central attack, 24-13

Oak Ridge slows down Central attack, 24-13

By Steve Williams A Central High offense that was averaging 35 points per outing could only reach the end zone twice Friday night. A young Oak Ridge defense that continues to grow up had a lot to do with it. The Bobcats’ own mistakes also were a factor. The end result was a 24-13 victory […]

Gibbs Middle, teacher morale discussed at insight meeting

Gibbs Middle, teacher morale discussed at insight meeting

Administrators, Teachers, Students, and Public Discuss Five-Year Plan at at Knox County Schools 2020 Public Insight meeting By David Klein On Thursday night at Halls Elementary School, students, teachers, parents, and other members of the community came together at a public insight forum to discuss the progress of the Knox County Schools’ five-year strategic plan […]