Publisher’s Postion: The business of politics

Publisher’s Postion: The business of politics

By Steve Hunley The Knoxville News Sentinel does nothing better than pontificate, telling us all what we ought to think. The Sentinel recently pontificated on the glorious news the Chamber of Commerce is banging away and steadily improving our local economy almost singlehandedly. Of course Patrick Birmingham, the publisher of the Knoxville News Sentinel, also […]

Part Three: Tennessee’s Old Gray Fox Albert Gore

Part Three: Tennessee’s Old Gray Fox Albert Gore

By Ray Hill Congressman Albert Gore’s independent streak had not set well with President Franklin Roosevelt. FDR was not one to value independence in a legislator and tended to have a vindictive streak. As World War II raged on, there were rumblings that Gore would draw a serious opponent inside the Fourth Congressional district. One […]

UT, City of Knoxville mark progress of pathways in Historic Cemeteries

UT, City of Knoxville mark progress of pathways in Historic Cemeteries

For almost five years, students and faculty from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, have been working with city and county officials, the community and members of the Knoxville Re-Animation Coalition to rehabilitate two historically and culturally important cemeteries in East Knoxville. Last Friday, they celebrated the progress of a new “Community Passage,” 1,000 linear feet […]

Fulton swats Hornets 69-0 in matchup of unbeatens

Fulton swats Hornets 69-0 in matchup of unbeatens

By Steve Williams It’s now confirmed. Fulton High School’s football team is not just undefeated. It’s on another level. Previously unbeaten Carter found that out Friday night, losing to the homestanding Falcons 69-0 before an overflow crowd at Bob Black Field. With its 12th straight win over the Hornets, Fulton capped a dominating 10-0 regular […]

Breaking Ray Jenkins to run

The following information was obtained via the Twitter account @ElectRayJenkins  The account states “Candidate for Circuit Court Judge, Division I.” I personally called and confirmed with Mr. Jenkins that this is indeed his account thus verifying that he is running. Dan Andrews reporting

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 […]