Fall back this weekend

RURAL/METRO FIRE DEPARTMENT REMINDS RESIDENTS TO ‘CHANGE YOUR CLOCKS, CHANGE YOUR BATTERY’   To help battle Tennessee’s high incidence of fire deaths, Rural/Metro is reminding homeowners to change the battery in their smoke alarms when Daylight Savings Time ends at 2 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 3. When you set your clocks back one hour, don’t forget […]

Final KCS Strategic Plan Development Insight Session tonight

  The journey to provide Excellence for All Children began in 2008 with the creation of the Knox County Schools’ ambitious five-year strategic plan.  Five years later, the Knox County Schools is in the process of creating the next iteration of its strategic plan and vision, dubbed “Knox Schools 2020.”  Critical to its success is […]

Karns High Reception

Karns High School will hold a reception for alumni on Nov. 1 at 6:00 p.m. in the commons area of the school. It’s all a part of the 100th anniversary of the school. A variety of memorabilia, including yearbooks and newsletters, will be on display. A time capsule from 1938 and one placed at the […]

Captain of the Ship

By Dr. Jim Ferguson Sometimes I have more to say after I’ve finished an essay.  This week I was going to write about new research on the mechanisms of aging, but the turmoil in our nation and the lies of our leaders can’t go unchallenged.  So I’ll stick my neck out again as the battle […]

All Roads Lead to Clapp’s Chapel

By Ralphine Major It is often referred to as the “Chapel,” though most folks in the community know it as Clapp’s Chapel United Methodist Church.  Nestled among large cedar trees, it is a landmark located along a bend on Emory Road in Corryton.  Driving out Clapp’s Chapel Road, I can see the church cemetery at […]

After bowling, how about some dancing?

By Steve Williams Just like Tennessee’s football program is trying to end a bowl drought this season, the basketball Vols are aiming to make it back to the NCAA tournament. I’m not going to say Cuonzo Martin is on the hot seat, but it is very important for him to be dancing come March. Another […]

Webb outlasts Catholic 34-7

By Alex Norman According to Google, Webb School and Knoxville Catholic High School are only separated by 1.9 miles. These days the power in their rivalry is located on the west side of that roadway. On Thursday, October 24th, the Spartans beat the Fighting Irish 34-7, their fifth straight victory in the series. The Spartans […]

October

By Rosie Moore I think if I were to take a poll of what is a person’s favorite season in our monthly walk through the year; I would get a host of replies. There are many who would say, “spring” for who doesn’t like the re-awakening of the earth after a cold and icy winter? […]

Unemployment mine field

By Joe Rector Since the demise of the U.S. economy in 2008, too many Americans have lost their jobs. In Tennessee 424,000 parents have lost them, and that number doesn’t include the people who are no longer looking for work. (Kids Count Data Center) It’s a sad situation, one that breaks the hearts, hopes, and […]

Focus on the Law: Judicial Selection: The Tennessee Plan

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law Would it surprise you to hear that the majority of our appellate judges in Tennessee will be up for a “yes-no” retention election in August 2014?  Voters may select whether or not to keep each judge listed on the ballot in office.  Appellate judges include judges on the Court […]