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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.…

Chikungunya

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…

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…

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…

Don’t whine over self-stupidity

By Joe Rector Oh my, folks have such little sense these days. They also seem to be looking for something over which they can throw a conniption fit. Many of…

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…

‘Mr. Speaker’: ‘Uncle Joe’ Cannon of Illinois

‘Mr. Speaker’: ‘Uncle Joe’ Cannon of Illinois

By Ray Hill One of the most colorful and powerful Speakers of the U. S. House of Representatives was Joseph Gurney Cannon of Illinois. Deeply conservative and thoroughly autocratic, “…