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 […]

It’s No. 76 for The Knisleys!

By Ralphine Major They moved from Union County to Knox County in 1912 and joined Fairview Baptist Church in Corryton, Tennessee.  The Knisley family began a long association with the church and community.  Since that time, there have been children, grandchildren, or great-grandchildren who have continuously attended Fairview Baptist.  Today, the Knisley family numbers into […]


By Dr. Jim Ferguson For thousands or millions of years – depending on your interpretation of science and scripture – mankind has had a symbiotic relationship with bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract or “gut.” In fact, a depletion or eradication of bacteria with antibiotics often causes disease. An example is “antibiotic colitis” which results from […]

Tee Higgins picks Clemson over Vols

By Alex Norman Most college football coaches love to talk about the importance of recruiting their home state, the whole “put up a wall around the borders” thing… Tennessee head coach Butch Jones has made recruiting the Volunteer state a priority since he arrived in Knoxville in December of 2012.  Getting players like Nashville’s Derek […]

He’s Gone, Let’s Move On

He’s Gone, Let’s Move On

By Steve Hunley The ballots in the recent election had barely been counted when the News Sentinel started giving the new Board of Education advice about how to pick the next superintendent.  The Sentinel told the incoming Board members just what to look for in a new superintendent and even rehashed a little history. The […]

The Other “Boss” Hilary Howse of Nashville

The Other “Boss” Hilary Howse of Nashville

By Ray Hill When one thinks of bossism in Tennessee politics, Edward Hull Crump of Memphis leaps to mind.  Much has been written about the Crump machine, but Hilary Howse of Nashville headed an equally potent and thriving political machine in Davidson County. There are numerous similarities between the two urban political machines. Like Crump, […]

Three Common Types of Payment Arrangements with a Lawyer

By Jedidiah McKeehan It can be a daunting, and expensive, experience to hire an attorney, especially when you hear the sorts of numbers thrown around – million dollar settlements, $500.00 an hour, “we don’t get paid until you get paid!” What does all of this mean to you? Well, you want to be clear on […]

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