Summer’s Moving On!

By Ralphine Major Hot sweltering days, stormy afternoons and fireflies lighting up the summer evenings. We are in the middle of July and what is often called the dog days of summer. Those familiar summer scenes we wait all year long to enjoy will soon be giving way to others. Neatly planted rows of corn, […]

The Blue Line

By Dr. Jim Ferguson I became acquainted with the term “blue line stream” while trying to develop our property in Knox County. The wet weather drainage ditch at the back of our property was deemed a protected waterway by the Knoxville “EPA” acolytes. Mosquitos must be allowed a summertime stagnant water habitat. We are water […]

Our National Anthem, Old Glory and just getting along

By Steve Williams With the United States of America’s birthday, the Fourth of July, not too far behind us, it’s a good time of the year to bring up one of our oldest traditions in sports – the playing of our National Anthem. As you know, for many, many years now, our Anthem has been […]

The Vols are Back… Will They Be Better?

By Alex Norman   Tennessee head coach Butch Jones, and seniors Josh Dobbs, Jalen Reeves-Maybin and Cameron Sutton are in a much different situation today than the one they faced in 2013. Back then they were getting started on the rebuilding process in Knoxville… a first year coach and three freshmen trying to find a […]

Does Trump Really Want to Win?

Does Trump Really Want to Win?

By Steve Hunley One question I’ve been asking myself is, “Does Donald Trump really want to win?” If he does want to win, he really needs to focus like a laser beam on the four issues that I believe are most important to the vast majority of Americans: the economy, national security, immigration and trade. […]

Washington Widow: Mary Borah

Washington Widow: Mary Borah

By Ray Hill If there is anything sadder than a defeated and forgotten politician, it may well be a forgotten politician’s widow. Once powerful politicians who wielded enormous influence, attended by staff and an abundance of friends, oftentimes find themselves bereft when out of office and without favors to dispense.  Many former friends disappear with […]

Settling Your Accident Case

By Jedidiah McKeehan attorneyknoxville@gmail.com Here are five steps to help you maximize your accident settlement and minimize any long-lasting trauma. Know Your Sources For Receiving Compensation When you are in an accident, you can often get a settlement from multiple insurance policies. Many victims don’t even know they can often benefit from their insurance policies, let alone […]

Resetting the Conversation Around Assessment?

By Sally Absher Last week, the Tennessee Department of Education (TNDOE) Commissioner Candice McQueen announced that the department intends to award Questar, a national leader in large-scale assessment, a contract to develop and administer Tennessee’s annual state assessments for the 2016-17 school year. The initial contract is for two years with a maximum liability of […]

Board of Education Discusses Seating Charts, Dress Codes

Board of Education Discusses Seating Charts, Dress Codes

By Sally Absher   The Knox County Schools BOE met in back-to-back work session and regular meetings last week. Interim Superintendent Buzz Thomas presided over both meetings, although outgoing Superintendent Jim McIntyre was still seated at the table for the work session meeting. Thomas gave his first official Superintendent’s report, announcing that the big goal, […]

The Chalk Board for July 11, 2016

By Sally Absher Knox County TSA Students Win Big at TSA National Conference Local Technology Student Association (TSA) teams and individuals from the Knoxville area scored in the Top 10 in a number of categories at the National TSA Conference held in Nashville in June. KCS Middle School Students scoring in the Top 10: Tyler […]

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