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Super Subs: Steve Wilson

By Ralphine Major For a small, rural Knox County school, Bob Dagley’s roster for the 1964-65 Gibbs Eagles’ basketball team was loaded with talent.  While the starters may have led…

Focus on the Law: Termination of Parental Rights

Before a child may be adopted, parental rights must be terminated.  “Parental rights” are the rights to act as a parent, to care for, to name and to claim custodial…

Superintendent picks fight with County Mayor

By Sally Absher Early morning commuters tuning into WOKI (98.7 FM) last week got an earful. On Tuesday Superintendent Jim McIntyre was a guest on the Hallerin Hilton Hill Show,…

KCS Board Retreat a Lesson in Civility

By Sally Absher The Knox County School Board met at Café 4 on Market Square this past Friday evening and Saturday for their annual “extended work session” retreat.  Dawn Ford…

Focus on the Law: Tennessee CASA Program

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) is a national network of more than 946 programs that recruit, train and support volunteer advocates for abused and…

Counting to Five

By Sally Absher Although the Board of Education’s Second District comprises only a little over 11% of Knox County in terms of population, the special election to replace Indya Kincannon…

BOE Policy on Public Forum in the News Again

By Sally Absher There is no news like old news, as evidenced by a September 9 article in the Knoxville News Sentinel, “School Board to Enforce Policy Addressing Members.” BOE…

Consequences

By Dr. Jim Ferguson   I’m almost shamed to admit it, but I’ve stopped listening to Obama. As a Christian I can forgive him, but I cannot forget his repeated…

Gatlinburg ~ off the main road

By Mike Steely Just above the busy streets of Gatlinburg is a peaceful and memorable drive that takes you back in time and away from the tourist shops and crowds.…

This is a puzzling world

By Rosie Moore I love doing crossword puzzles. The  New York Times puzzle in News Sentinel’s Sunday paper is too hard and the other one below it, called the United…