Focus on the Law: Surviving Spouse

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law As a general rule, a person writing a will is free to dispose of his or her property as he or she sees fit.  One exception to this rule is found in Tennessee law regarding a surviving spouse.  Absent some valid agreement between the parties, a surviving spouse may […]

Publisher’s Position: Kincannon Endorses Sanger; Rowe Working Hard

By Steve Hunley Indya Kincannon resigned her seat on the Knox County Board of Education when her husband accepted a position in Slovenia.  Yet Kincannon is still trying to meddle in local  politics from half a world away.  Kincannon has sent out an email blast endorsing Tracie Sanger as her successor. Sanger is running in […]

Publisher’s Position: McMillan for Chair

By Steve Hunley Mike McMillan should be the next Chairman of the Knox County Board of Education. People want real change and the other candidate for chairman, Doug  Harris, is merely more of the same. If anyone doubts that, merely look where the establishment is on this issue.  Doubtless the Knoxville News Sentinel will fire […]

Thank a Teacher!

By Sally Absher Today kicks off “Thank a Teacher” week, which runs from September 29 – October 30, 2014. This week, parents, students, community members and area businesses have the opportunity to thank those who do important and valuable work every day: The wonderful teachers in our Knox County Schools. How can you celebrate […]

Remembering A.W. Davis, UT basketball star from the ‘60s

By Steve Williams A.W. Davis was the first big-name University of Tennessee basketball star in my youth and it was sad to hear that he had passed away last week at the age of 71. He was just as fine a person as he was a basketball player. After having an outstanding high school career […]

Do you get it?

By Dr. Jim Ferguson I’ve learned to listen to my wife.  Over the years a mutual respect of our different gifts has helped us to celebrate our thirty-ninth anniversary in September.  Becky is more practical than me, and recently observed that “Americans don’t seem to get it… maybe it’s because they already have it.”  Her […]

Rosie’s World: Autumn

By Rosie Moore Autumn is here. The start of this lovely season entails football games, the gradual turning of  green leaves to brilliant hues, pumpkins, and much desired cooler weather. The smell of freshly mown grass still permeates our noses but it won’t be long until the mowers will be silent. I was very amused […]


By Dr. Jim Ferguson At first glance some of you may be puzzled by this title.  Or perhaps you thought I misspelled the phrase “kawabonga” used by Chief Thunderthud on the Howdy Doody show.  Maybe you thought I was using surfer lingo, “cowabunga,” or quoting Snoopy in the Peanuts cartoon.  Parents like me may remember […]

Tennessee shows signs of improvement, prepares for Georgia

By Alex Norman On Saturday the Tennessee Volunteers will try to do something they haven’t done in eight years. Win a game in Athens, Georgia. The Vols are coming off their first loss of the season, a 34-10 defeat at the hands of 4th-ranked Oklahoma in Norman. “Coach (Butch) Jones did a great job (last) […]

Young Vols still on track for bowl game and maybe more

By Steve Williams At the quarter pole of the 2014 University of Tennessee football season, Coach Butch Jones’ youthful Vols are 2-1 and in a pretty good position to accomplish their goal of qualifying for a post-season bowl game. Extreme optimists also see a bigger prize out there, as Tennessee prepares for its first test […]