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Publisher’s Position: Biting the Hand That Picked You

Publisher’s Position: Biting the Hand That Picked You

By Steve Hunley Most folks are aware that the Knox County Board of Education has been dithering about whether or not to sue the State of Tennessee, along with the…

Louisiana’s Kingfish: Huey Long’s Rise to Power

Louisiana’s Kingfish:  Huey Long’s Rise to Power

By Ray Hill Huey Long’s rise to power began with his election to the Louisiana Public Service Commission.  He ran a surprisingly strong race for the gubernatorial nomination in 1924…

Legislative Update on Education Bills

By Sally Absher With the 109th General Assembly well underway, there is good, bad, and ugly with regard to education bills. First the good: HB0036 (Dunn)/SB0285 (Briggs) removes the requirement…

The Chalk Board

By Sally Absher Year Round School. The school-wide meetings are underway regarding a proposed Year Round (or “Balanced”) Calendar. The list of meetings can be found here: http://www.knoxschools.org/domain/4273. Note that…

Powdered Alcohol

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law On March 10, 2015 the federal Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau of the United States Department of the Treasury approved the sale…

Listening to Music

By Joe Rector Recently, I rode in a van with fellow workers back from a trip to deliver cars to Nashville. At some point, I started listening to my iPod…

Vols at the SEC Tournament

By Alex Norman The commonly held view was that Tennessee, losers of 8 of their previous 10 games, would be a quick out at the SEC Tournament. But if we…

Lady Vol fans should boycott NCAA home games

By Steve Williams Forget the protesting, the petition, the pleading. If fans really want to make a statement regarding the pending takeaway of the iconic Lady Vol logo and nickname…

Super Subs: Gene Cantley

By Ralphine Major He was the only sophomore on the team.  Gene Cantley played guard for Head Coach Bob  Dagley’s 1964-65 Gibbs Eagles when he was called on as the…

That Ghastly Potato Famine

By Rosie Moore The potato famine in Ireland lasted from 1845-1852. In the 1800’s Ireland was an agricultural nation populated by eight million persons who were among the poorest people in…