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Focus on the Law: Sex Offender Registry

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law While you may have heard of the sex offender registry, I think a little background is in order. Congress passed the Pam Lychner Sexual…

White Monday’s Puppet Master?

By Sally Absher First, there was Black Wednesday. Then there was Red Wednesday. And now, White Monday? If you’re new to Knoxville, “Black Wednesday” refers to the backdoor dealings that…

Dr. McIntyre’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Week

By Sally Absher Dr. McIntyre’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Week (With apologies to Judith Viorst).  In case you missed it, it has been a terrible, horrible, no good,…

Super Subs III: Mike Graves

By Ralphine Major   “He cared a lot about his players individually, and he cared a lot about his team,” Mike Graves said in describing his former coach, Bob Dagley. …

Adversity Pays Off For Ju’Wuan James

By Alex Norman Ju’Wuan James arrived in Knoxville in January of 2010 expecting to play for Lane Kiffin.  Instead it would be three years of Derek Dooley and one year…

Put away the peashooters, bring ear plugs and let Kiffin have it

By Steve Williams The best news University of Tennessee football fans got last week was Lane Kiffin is going to be on the Alabama sideline at Neyland Stadium when the…

Publisher’s Position: There Are Plenty of Puppets To Go Around

Publisher’s Position: There Are Plenty of Puppets To Go Around

By Steve Hunley A hit dog always howls. The recent appointment of John Fugate to the Knox County Board of Education caused some howling from a few County Commissioners, most…

The Press Lords: Silliman Evans & James G. Stahlman

The Press Lords: Silliman Evans & James G. Stahlman

By Ray Hill It may well be quite difficult for many readers to imagine the importance of newspapers decades ago, as we now live in an age where the Internet…

More Knox County Schools in Lowest 5% of State for 2015

By Sally Absher Last Wednesday, August 20, the Tennessee Department of Education released the preliminary statewide 2015 list of Priority and Focus Schools. Preliminary listings of Reward Schools were released…

BOE Special Call Meeting: No Surprises in Dr. McIntyre’s Evaluation

By Sally Absher sallyabsher@gmail.com Last Monday the Knox County School Board held a special call meeting to discuss Dr. McIntyre’s evaluation. (Yes, we know he was just evaluated 8 months…