Dr. Jim McIntyre to testify in Washington

Dr. Jim McIntyre, Superintendent of the Knox County Schools, has been asked to testify before the Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education Subcommittee (Committee on Education and the Workforce) in the United States House of Representatives on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013 beginning at 9 a.m.  Dr. McIntyre will be addressing the Subcommittee regarding the Tennessee […]


As the calendar turns toward spring, local tennis players will be flocking to the tennis courts. City of Knoxville tennis programming will begin Friday, March 1st. Singles and doubles leagues for all NTRP levels are being offered at Tyson and West Hills Tennis Centers.   The City will offer daytime and evening leagues to accommodate […]

KCS Moves Security Meeting to March 1

School Board Chair Karen Carson has convened a meeting of leaders from various local government entities to discuss issues and potential solutions regarding electronic school security systems in the Knox County Schools.   In order to allow for appropriate public notice, the meeting will be held on Friday, March 1 at 4 p.m. in the […]

Vols' Joshua Dobbs Wins Prestigious Watkins Award

Incoming Tennessee quarterback Joshua Dobbs was honored with the prestigious Watkins Award this past Saturday night at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles. The future Vol was recognized with the accolade that promotes academic excellence among African-American males. Dobbs was selected the winner from four finalists, who were star football players and equally talented […]

Mayor Burchett calls on School Board to ‘sunshine’ security meeting

The Knox County Schools have planned a meeting to discuss the security concerns recently brought to light by local news media.  Today, Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett released the following statement: “I am calling on Knox County Board of Education Chair Karen Carson to sunshine the planned security meeting in order to allow all parties […]

"Finding Bigfoot": amusing anecdotes

Last night, “Finding Bigfoot” aired on Animal Planet. Journalists and media relations people were calling and tweeting each other behind the scenes.  My two favorite quotes of the night of the night.  “Dan, I just saw you on Finding Bigfoot.” My response, in a sarcastic tone, “Great, I haven’t been this famous for a bad […]