Absentee By-mail Voters Can Track Their Ballot Online

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee voters who request an absentee by-mail ballot for the Nov. 3 election can track the status of their ballot on the Secretary of State’s website using the Absentee By-Mail Ballot Status Tracker tool. Through this tool, Tennessee voters can easily and securely track their absentee by-mail ballot’s status starting when the […]

Second Harvest Food Bank Hosts Inaugural “Drive Up and Drop Off” Food Drive

Drive-through food drive hosted at West Town Mall during Hunger Action Month   Join Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee on Thursday, September 24 for the inaugural Drive Up and Drop Off Food Drive. This event takes place from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. at West Town Mall near Women’s Belk (at the Montvue Road entrance, 7600 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, Tenn. 37919). A […]

KCHD to Offer Public Flu Vaccination Clinics

Due to the impact of the pandemic, the Knox County Health Department (KCHD) will not be able to conduct individual flu vaccination clinics at each of our Knox County public pre-schools, elementary and middle schools this year. Instead, KCHD will hold public flu vaccination clinics at several locations in Knox County. These clinics are geared […]

Anarchy

By Dr. Jim Ferguson “When compared to the suppression of anarchy, every other question sinks into insignificance. The anarchist is the enemy of humanity, the enemy of all mankind…his is a deeper degree of criminality than any other.” Teddy Roosevelt, 1908   Humans tend to think that their moment in time or their experience is […]

Regas Restaurant

By John J. Duncan Jr. A little over 43 years ago, I met a young and beautiful woman at Regas Restaurant who a few months later became my wife, Lynn. Several of the most important events in my life took place at that great restaurant. Lynn was one of the best waitresses Regas ever had, […]

Ignore the scare tactics and vote

By Joe Rector Turn on the news and listen to all the upheaval about the November 3rd election. Neither party seems comfortable with the possible outcomes of the presidential or senate races. Who’d have ever thought that a presidential election could scare a nation so much? A two-party system has long been the backbone of […]

The Gift of Lifetime

By Ralphine Major When life’s conditions are at their worst, the best in mankind often rises above and beyond the challenges.  With the COVID-19 crisis, many schools are facing struggles in the area of social distancing.  Such was the case at Gibbs High School. “Our cafeteria is very small, especially for a school our size,” […]

Remembering Jimmy Streater, the ‘Sylva Streak’

By Tom Mattingly On Nov. 26, 1977, sophomore quarterback Jimmy Streater led the way in John Majors’ first SEC triumph, a 42-7 victory over Vanderbilt. He was pictured on p. 1 of the Sunday News-Sentinel sports section, with story sub-head that read, “Streater scores 3 TDs, passes for 1…” It closed out a 4-7 first […]

Legal and public notices for the week of September 21, 2020

COURT NOTICES   Non-Resident Notice   TO: UNKNOWN HEIRS-AT-LAW OF TIMOTHY F. BESHEA AND MARC ERIC SPEARS; IN RE: YVONNE S. BESHEA v. UNKNOWN HEIRS-AT-LAW OF TIMOTHY F. BESHEA AND MARC ERIC SPEARS 200865-2   IN THE CHANCERY COURT FOR KNOX COUNTY, TENNESSEE In this Cause appearing from the Complaint filed, which is sworn to, […]

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