Urban League Job Fair tomorrow

April 6 9 a.m.  – Noon Ground level of the Midway Rehab Building, 1515 East Magnolia Avenue 25 plus local employers will be seeking applicants for open positions with a wide range of occupations, experience and expertise. Recruiters will conduct introductory interviews and explain the application process. Bring your resume, smile, can-do attitude, and dress for […]

Tennessee History Day Competition Draws Students From Across Tennessee

  NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Following months of research and competitions at the local and district levels, more than 300 students from across the state will present their projects at the annual Tennessee History Day competition in downtown Nashville Saturday. The competition allows students to showcase their creativity and researching skills by developing projects with historical […]

‘Virtual Story Time’ Offers a New Way to Experience Books

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Story time is a popular tradition at public libraries throughout the country, but story time events at the Tennessee State Library and Archives have a special twist: instead of performing with groups of eager children crowded at her feet, the librarian administering the program at the Library and Archives is reading books aloud […]

Family Search in Detail workshop

Parrott-Wood Memorial Library in Strawberry Plains will host a  “Family Search in Detail”  workshop.   Come and enjoy Dr. George K. Schweitzer on Monday, April 10th at 5:00 p.m.   George K. Schweitzer, PhD, ScD, is a member of the Board of Directors for the East Tennessee Historical Society, where he plans and oversees the genealogy programming […]

Tennessee State Republicans Racing to Raise Gas Taxes

Tennessee State Republicans Racing to Raise Gas Taxes

By Steve Hunley Say it ain’t so. Republicans raising taxes? Tennessee’s Republican governor, Republican-controlled state senate and Republican-controlled house of representatives are moving with lightning speed to raise taxes on gasoline and diesel fuel. As it stands now, the gasoline tax would increase by 28% while the tax on diesel fuel would increase 65%. This […]

Tennessee and American Neutrality, Part V

Tennessee and American Neutrality, Part V

By Ray Hill Neither President Roosevelt and Secretary of State Cordell Hull intended to retreat from their demands that Congress renew the cash and carry provision of the neutrality law, while also removing the arms embargo on belligerent nations. The noninterventionists and isolationists in Congress, having won the fight in the House of Representative through […]

Coach Ken Sparks

Coach Ken Sparks

I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:” 2 Timothy 4:7 (KJV) By Ralphine Major My cell phone rang.  The caller was letting me know that he would not be able to attend our reunion.  As a former teacher and coach at Gibbs High School, Ken Sparks […]

ORNL partners with Vine to promote science, engineering

ORNL partners with Vine to promote science, engineering

By Ken Lay Students from Vine Magnet Middle School got the opportunity to see science in action Thursday morning with the help from scientists from Oak Ridge National Laboratory. ORNL is a working partner with Vine; one of Knox County’s Community Schools and has been active in the school’s science classes since the beginning of […]

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