Today’s Tennessee Basketball

By Alex Norman A couple of weeks ago in this column I lamented the state of Tennessee men’s basketball. Today I stand before you a changed writer. But I think that I had pretty good reasons for questioning the excitement level around the Vols program. Back on February 9th the Vols stood at 11-10 on […]

Crater People

By Sarah Baker Russia’s recent shocking encounter with a meteor brought some much needed attention to my hometown of Middlesboro, Kentucky. Just under two hours north of Knoxville, my hometown of about 10,000 residents is nestled against the Tennessee and Virginia borders. The attention was justified because Middlesboro is considered the site of one of […]

Focus on the law: Tips for Tenants

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law In last week’s column, I focused on tips for landlords. This week I would like to focus on tips to prevent common mistakes made on the tenant’s side of a lease transaction. Before you decide to rent, evaluate the unit’s location carefully. Is the neighborhood safe? Do you have […]

Publisher’s Position: The Biggest Loser

By Steve Hunley Last week was an interesting one in politics and brings to mind either The Biggest Loser or perhaps Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? Choosing just precisely who is the biggest loser isn’t easy.  The County Commission heard a resolution to have an elected superintendent and make the elections partisan; there […]

Bell Shaped Curve Life

By Joe Rector A good friend of mine enlightened me on an important factor in life. Joe Dooley and I were discussing politics and world events. At one point, he looked at me and stated, “Everything in life is a bell-shaped curve.” Now, most people know that I am a failure in the area of […]

Shamrocks Against Dystrophy

For the 12th year in a row, Bojangles’ is supporting the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) through its Shamrocks Against Dystrophy® in-store fundraiser, teaming with customers to raise money to send kinds to MDA Summer Camp. Now through Sunday, March 17, customers can once again support MDA by purchasing a green shamrock for $1 or gold […]

Chair Karen Carson puts citizens first at Public Forum

During the School Board Workshop on Monday, School Board Chair Karen Carson announced that under her leadership a new program will be put in place in regards to the public forum. Effective immediately, people who sign up for public forum will speak at the beginning of the meeting and not at the end. If more […]

Upcoming Civil War Talk

Upcoming Civil War Talk On Tuesday, March 12, 2013, the Knoxville Civil War Roundtable will host local Civil War historian and national speaker Dot Kelly as its speaker. At 8:00 p.m. Ms. Kelly will speak on the topic: “The Yankees Pay a Visit to Knoxville; Sanders’ 1863 Raid into East Tennessee.” The talk is OPEN […]