Tennessee Archive of Moving Image and Sound to showcase recent projects

“TAMIS Show and Tell” is set for Wednesday, April 14 at 7:00. Registration required.    Knox County Public Library’s Tennessee Archive of Moving Image and Sound (TAMIS) has been busy digitizing and preserving recordings from the area. Join TAMIS archivists Eric Dawson and John Morton as they showcase recent projects in a virtual “Show and […]

Emotional support line adds text message capability

Free and confidential service offers mental health support to essential workers   Tennessee’s Emotional Support Line for Pandemic Stress is adding a new method for people to reach out for help.  The free and confidential line now has the capability to offer assistance via text message.   Tennessee healthcare workers, first responders, and all Tennesseans working in education, including educators and district and school […]

UT to Host Public COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, will host a public COVID-19 vaccination clinic Friday, April 9. Recipients will receive Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 vaccine. Because it is a single-dose vaccine, only one appointment is required. Do not make an appointment if you have already received the first dose of another COVID-19 vaccine. While vaccinations are […]

Legal and public notices for the week of April 5, 2021

COURT NOTICES   Non-Resident NOTICE   DAVID RAY HELTON -Vs- KAYLA RACHELLE HELTON Docket # 150205 IN THE FOURTH CIRCUIT COURT OF KNOX COUNTY, TENNESSEE In this cause, it appearing from the Complaint filed, which is sworn to, that the defendant KAYLA RACHELLE HELTON is a non-resident of the State of Tennessee, or whose whereabouts […]

MEDIC to Celebrate National Volunteer Week

MEDIC Regional Blood Center is celebrating Spring and National Volunteer Week in April with three chances to win a $500 e-gift card.   As we move into the spring then summer seasons, April is a great time to donate blood products with your local blood center. MEDIC is in constant need of O Positive, O […]


Silence in the face of evil is evil itself; God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act. Dietrich Bonhoeffer By Dr. Jim Ferguson It is now April 1st and Maundy Thursday as I begin this essay during Easter week. I am usually better organized writing […]

The Alabama Invasion

By Mark Nagi So, I was in West Town Mall with my daughters a few weeks ago and I noticed something rather disconcerting. No, it wasn’t the utter lack of respect for personal space from fellow patrons, nor the ludicrous number of kiosks selling gear that no one needs. It was the number of folks […]

Not bad for his time

By Tom Mattingly Record-setting performances happen in unexpected places, at unexpected times. It happened in a televised game in the days there were precious few games on the tube. On Nov. 9, in the ninth game of the 1966 season, Tennessee was unranked in AP’s Top 10. The Vols and Kentucky were squaring off at […]

Immigration Crisis

By John J. Duncan Jr. Americans are the kindest, most generous people in the world. No other nation even comes close to the U.S. in doing things for other countries. But it is ridiculous for the federal government to spend $86.9 million to house illegal immigrants in name-brand hotels and motels. Can you imagine the […]

How Many Judges are in Knox County?

By Jedidiah McKeehan Being a judge is an important and prestigious job. These are not jobs they just hand out to anyone, these jobs are few and far between. Knox County is unique because it is the location where many judges hold court. Knox County is home to a federal courthouse and the Tennessee Court […]