Corryton Beauty Nook celebrates 50 years

Open House set for February 24th By Richie Beeler Businesses are vital to the welfare of any thriving community. But for folks in Corryton, one particular establishment has become nothing short of an icon. The Corryton Beauty Nook will host an open house this coming Sunday, February 24th, to commemorate 50 years of continuous service […]

Pop and public schools

By Sarah Baker It’s funny how the smallest gesture can pick up a heavy heart and carry it through a tedious day. Yesterday, Valentine’s Day, I was on bus duty and received the best valentine ever.  A student brought me a Coke Zero with a bow and a note attached which read:  “Pop! Pop!  Fizz! […]

1965 Highlights of Gibbs High School with Coach Bob Dagley

By Ralphine Major “Did Max Clendenen hire you?” I asked Ken Sparks when I wrote a column about the legendary Carson-Newman football coach last year. “Max Clendenen and Bob Dagley,” Coach Sparks answered.  Max Clendenen was the Principal at Gibbs High School and Bob Dagley, the Assistant Principal, when Ken Sparks was hired in 1968.  […]

Altruism

By Dr. Jim Ferguson As I look up at the cloudy February skies and watch the cold drizzle fall, I begin to long for spring.   In fact, about the only good thing I can say about February is that it’s short.  Perhaps a sign of aging is that you long for southern regions in the […]

Guy M. Gillette of Iowa

Guy M. Gillette of Iowa

By Ray Hill For modern readers it should become quite clear the voting patterns and political preferences of many states have been significantly altered over the passage of time.  One such state is Iowa, which was heavily dominated by the Republican Party for decades.  Most of the hard fought political contests in Iowa were waged […]

Altruism

By Dr Jim Ferguson As I look up at the cloudy February skies and watch the cold drizzle fall, I begin to long for spring.   In fact, about the only good thing I can say about February is that it’s short.  Perhaps a sign of aging is that you long for southern regions in the […]

The Vols Get Three (CAK) Warriors

By Alex Norman National Signing Day is a big deal across the nation, and it was in Knoxville as well.   Locally, one of the busiest stops was just off of Dutchtown Road, at Christian Academy of Knoxville.  On Wednesday, February 6th, nine C.A.K. Warriors (boys and girls) signed National Letters of Intent in a variety […]

Focus on the Law: Written Contracts

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law How many times have you heard the expression “Get it in writing”?   That is truly good advice for almost any transaction.  Enacted back in 1677, the English Statute of Frauds set out when a writing was required to make an agreement enforceable.  Here in the United States virtually every […]

The time has come for action

General Assembly must address elected Superintendent By Richie Beeler Ask anyone who knows me. I am an advocate of elections. I believe the right to vote for government officials is the single most sacred one we hold as citizens of a constitutional republic. It has been fought for; it has been died for. In this […]

Publisher’s Position: The Dance of the Eels

By Steve Hunley, Publisher Recent revelations by the Knoxville News-Sentinel indicate some serious problems with the Knox County school system.  Some brilliant reporting by Jamie Satterfield has brought to light the fact the Knox County school system evidently paid a security vendor for security systems at Powell Middle School and Hardin Valley Academy that were […]