Dierks Bentley Surprises Fans With A Pop-Up Concert At Knoxville’s The International

KNOXVILLE, TENNESSEE - APRIL 10: Dierks Bentley surprises fans with a pop-up concert at Knoxville's The International as part of "CMT Instant Jam" premiering May 28th on CMT, on April 10, 2016 in Knoxville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images for CMT)

Dierks Bentley Surprises Fans With A Pop-Up Concert At Knoxville’s The International

Often after a great concert, fans compare the event they just witnessed to the last great show they attended. For Dierks Bentley fans who attended his surprise concert in Knoxville this past Sunday night, there is no comparison. The surprise show was hosted by CMT and is scheduled to air on CMT, May 28th, 2016. […]

The Chalkboard for April 11, 2016

By Sally Absher Kindergarten Round-up Tuesday, April 12 Kindergarten Round-up (registration/application) will be held Tuesday, April 12, 2016, at all Knox County Elementary schools for the upcoming 2016-2017 school year. At Kindergarten Round-up, parents receive important enrollment information about the upcoming school year. Children should be five years old by August 15, 2016, to enter […]

More Board of Education News from April

By Sally Absher Despite the unanimous approval of Buzz Thomas as interim Superintendent, several other agenda items were less successful. Once again, Board members Patti Bounds and Amber Rountree were leaders in advocating for students and teachers in Knox County. On the agenda was a proposal for a contract for KCS to participate in the […]

Life’s Extras

By Rosie Moore Archibald Rutledge, an American poet and educator, once wrote: “I once had a curious experience with a star. I was on the path to my farm at dusk when I was overtaken by a violent storm. The rain came down into howling darkness, the thunder and lightening were appalling. A bolt struck […]

The lost arts of handwriting and spelling

By Joe Rector The chasm between baby-boomers and younger generations grows with each passing day. Our lives are influenced by different things, and we have a different take on what’s important for daily communications. I’m not sure what strikes younger folks fancies, but I can vouch for a couple of areas that we oldsters think […]


By Dr. Jim Ferguson Last week I saw the first lightning bugs of the season; no April fooling! As most of you know I’m a Science Fiction buff, and have wondered what an alien might think on first encountering these marvels of nature which we too often take for granted. Paradoxically, the name “lightning” bug […]

The Orange and White “Festival”

By Alex Norman On Saturday Tennessee will hold its annual Orange & White Game at Neyland Stadium.  Tickets are free!   On campus parking is available!  You can boo Steve Spurrier!  Peyton Manning might show up!  The weather is forecasted to be great! The one thing this weekend will not feature is a competitive football game.  […]



By Ray Hill It is quite likely there is hardly anyone who grew up in the 1940s, 1950s, and early 1960s who cannot fondly recall the adventures of a particular collie named Lassie.  Most of us marveled at Lassie’s intelligence and bravery and her unending devotion to her owner.   Our hearts skipped a beat when […]

Harmony and Hymns

Harmony and Hymns

By Ralphine Major The new gospel singing group that Walter Maples helped to start in 2004 needed a name. They were all choir members, but no longer all members of the late Charlie Hatchett’s department. Thus, the inspirational group “The Old Time Singers” or TOTS was formed. TOTS originally began with Dorothy Johnson, soprano; Mary […]

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