Knox County Schools focuses on school safety, budget conversation

Dr. Jim McIntyre, Superintendent of the Knox County Schools, will join Knox County Sheriff Jimmy “J.J.” Jones and Knoxville Police Chief David Rausch to hold a Community Forum meeting centered on student safety and school security.  The Community Forum will be held on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at 6 p.m. at Amherst Elementary School located […]

City offices are open today. Here is why.

The City of Knoxville, is open for business today…on a federal holiday. I asked the City of Knoxville, Mayor’s Press Communication Liason Public Information Officer, Jesse Mayshark, if he could provide more information. I specifically asked him who made the final call for recognizing holidays. I also spoke with a couple of council members who […]

Back to the Game I Love

Just when a person thinks life is settling into a routine, fate, karma, or God Himself decides to shake things up. It happened to me recently. The phone rang on a Friday evening, and my daughter Lacey was on the other end. I was the person whom she had hoped to reach and could tell […]

After The Thrill Is Gone

By Alex Norman It was March 2005. The Tennessee Volunteers had just hired Bruce Pearl as their new men’s basketball coach, replacing Buzz Peterson. Buzz was literally the nicest guy you would ever want to meet, but simply wasn’t a good coach at high Division 1 level. I’m convinced that former Vols athletic director Doug […]

Publisher’s Position: Playing the Blame Game

By Steve Hunley It seems to me one of the most popular activities for politicians is a particular game that we know all too well: it’s called the Blame Game. Fortunately for most politicians, the Blame Game requires no real ability, talent or intelligence. Everyone can play. It is also a very versatile game, as […]

Focus on Law: Hiring a Lawyer

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law Most people rarely find themselves in need of an attorney. When they do need an attorney, it is often in an emergency situation. Child custody disputes can arise suddenly and require immediate assistance from a lawyer. An arrest on criminal charges should call for hiring a defense lawyer immediately. […]