Are They Planning to Pick Your Pockets? Beware of “Indexed” (Annual) Tax Increases

Are They Planning to Pick Your Pockets? Beware of  “Indexed” (Annual) Tax Increases

By Steve Hunley Look out people, it’s not only Governor Haslam looking to increase your taxes by raising the gas tax. School folks met with members of the County Commission last week and are poking at property taxes; in fact, there was mention of asking the state legislature to “index” the property tax. That idea […]

Holocaust survivor to speak Tuesday

Holocaust survivor to speak Tuesday

By Mike Steely Recently Knoxville Mayor Madeline Roger announced that Tuesday, February 21 will be Holocaust Education Day in the city. She is asking that everyone recognize that day as significant and to stand united against hatred and prejudice. Anne Frank’s stepsister, Eva Schloss, one of the remaining Holocaust survivors, will be in Knoxville […]

Bredwood’s double duty leads Vine boys to championship

Bredwood’s double duty leads Vine boys to championship

By Steve Williams Vine, equipped with an effective box-and-one defense and a resilient attitude, defeated top-seeded Powell 37-28 to capture the boys championship in the annual Knox County Middle School basketball tournament Thursday night. The Golden Bears, who won only three games last season, erased a six-point deficit with an 11-point run to end the […]

UT Recycling to Host Public Drop-Off Awareness Day  

UT Recycling will hold an awareness day from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 1, to promote its public recycling drop-off location on the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, campus. Established in 2014, the location provides the community with a place to responsibly dispose of difficult-to-recycle items. Recently many curbside recycling programs and the campus […]

Indictment, Arrests Highlight Why Legislation is Needed

A recent 320-count indictment and the arrests of 10 people from a joint investigation by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the Knoxville Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation highlight an ongoing problem. People are filing fraudulent liens with the Division of Business Services, which can ruin the lives of public officials. Luckily, Senate […]

Department of Revenue to offer free tax workshops for new businesses in March

The Tennessee Department of Revenue will be holding a series of free tax workshops for new businesses in Chattanooga, Johnson City, Knoxville, Memphis and Nashville in March. Details on the bi-monthly workshops are below. Chattanooga: March 9, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. ET at the Department’s Chattanooga regional office, located at 1301 Riverfront Parkway, […]

Weekly Column by Sen. Lamar Alexander

There is an Obamacare emergency in Tennessee. Humana’s announcement that it is pulling out of all Obamacare exchanges could leave 40,000 residents in Knoxville with no health care exchange options next year—they may have an Obamacare subsidy but it’ll be like holding a bus ticket in a town where no buses run. This news from […]

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