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October is Knox County Dyslexia Awareness Month

October is Knox County Dyslexia Awareness Month

By Sally Absher sallyabsher@gmail.com On October 2, Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett, Commissioner Jeff Ownby and affected families joined together to recognize National Dyslexia Month in Knox County. Mayor Burchett…

Friends

By Joe Rector I know that most of us have few friends but many acquaintances. However, for the sake of argument and the development of this piece, I’m going to…

The Fleeting Fall

By Ralphine Major She arrived a few days ago, but Mother Nature has not yet presented her in full splendor.  Just before she came, East Tennesseans celebrated the start of…

Honor

By Dr. Jim Ferguson “Tell them we gave our todays for their tomorrows.” You may be surprised to learn that my favorite big city is Washington D.C.  This statement usually…

First UT football game can be an experience that never ends

By Steve Williams My earliest memories of attending a University of Tennessee football game are from the era when Neyland Stadium was shaped like a horseshoe, with only bleachers in…

Focus on the Law: Amendment 1

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law Amendment 1 is a proposed change to the Constitution of Tennessee to add the following language to Article I:  “Nothing in this Constitution secures…

Board Delays Vote on IB MYP

By Sally Absher Led by newly instated BOE members, the Knox County Board of Education members hit the pause button on the approval of a $781,920 “International Baccalaureate Middle Years…

Knox County Schools Board of Education Reorganizes

By Sally Absher   After being unable to break a 4-4 tie between Mike McMillan and Doug Harris in September, the Knox County School Board’s first order of business at…

Publisher’s Position: Start Clamoring and Let Your Faith Leap

Publisher’s Position: Start Clamoring and Let Your Faith Leap

By Steve Hunley Mike McMillan, in spite of repeated attacks from the Knoxville News Sentinel, Chamber of Commerce types and the establishment, is the new Chairman of the Knox County…

Bonnie

By Ralphine Major I do not remember why we named her Bonnie, but the name seemed to fit.  Someone gave her to us.  I am not sure why they did…