Defensive Emphasis for Vols

By Alex Norman 4th and 14… It was the down and distance that many Vols fans have forever burned into their psyche. Making a stop on 4th and 14 against the Florida Gators last September not only would have snapped Tennessee’s 10 game losing streak to their rivals, but would have given the Vols the […]

Baby It’s Hot Outside

By Sally Absher Knox County experienced unusually warm weather during the first two weeks of school this year (or maybe KCS is just starting school in the middle of the summer now). Either way, a number of area students and parents are hot under the collar about Board of Education Policy J-260, Dress Code. What […]

Leftist Journalist Admits Bias & Agenda

Leftist Journalist Admits Bias & Agenda

By Steve Hunley Over the years, readers will recall I have maintained there is an appalling bias in the media.  This would not be so appalling were it not presented in the guise of “news.”  There is a place for opinion and commentary, which used to be in the editorial section.  Now, virtually every news […]

The 1948 Governor’s Race in Tennessee

The 1948 Governor’s Race in Tennessee

By Ray Hill The 1948 election in Tennessee was a watershed political event. For two decades, the political partnership of senior United States senator Kenneth D. McKellar and Edward Hull Crump, leader of the Shelby County machine, had dominated Volunteer State elections. There had been numerous challenges to the McKellar – Crump alliance, but none […]

Tackling a head-on problem head on

Tackling a head-on problem head on

By Steve Williams Many years ago, when youth soccer started growing in popularity in this country, I wondered if soccer might someday replace football as the game played at Neyland Stadium and venues of other major universities. In what I saw as a softer America, many parents of a new generation preferred their boys play […]

When are attorney’s fees recoverable?

By Jedidiah McKeehan attorneyknoxville@gmail.com You’ve heard the phrase, “I want to be awarded attorney’s fees,” in regard to litigation.  But what exactly does that mean and when does it apply? Generally, in the state of Tennessee, attorney’s fees are not recoverable unless you have entered into a contract which states that they are recoverable.  That […]

The Chalk Board for August 15, 2016

By Sally Absher Inskip Elementary Students Receive School Supplies Enrichment Federal Credit Union’s North Knoxville Branch delivered school supplies to Inskip Elementary School to make sure all students have the proper supplies to have a productive and educational school year.  This is the second year the credit union has assisted Inskip Elementary with supplies for […]

RTI2 Comes to KCS High Schools

By Sally Absher   Knox County high school students returned to school this fall to find their schedule has been revised to accommodate something called “RTI2.” This year marks the final phase of the implementation of RTI, the education framework used across the country to identify students’ academic needs early in their educational career. In […]

Working hard to please

By Joe Rector I’ve become a millennial! It happened without my knowing what was happening. My reason for saying this is that I’m changing part time jobs again. After almost a year at Toyota of Knoxville, my body is aching from the walking on concrete all day long. If I could survive that one thing, […]

My Cats

By Rosie Moore Traditionally, historians tend to think ancient Egypt was the site of cat domestication, owing to the clear depictions of house cats in Egyptian paintings about 3600 years ago. However, in 2004, a grave excavated in Cyprus, contained the skeletons, laid close together, of both a human and a cat, estimated to be […]

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