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Focus on the Law: Railroad Retirement Benefits

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law The Federal Railroad Retirement Act was first passed in 1934 in an attempt to address the numerous challenges facing the railroad industry’s private pension…

October is Knox County Dyslexia Awareness Month

By Sally Absher 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 presented…

SPEAK Endorses 2nd District Candidate Jamie Rowe on the Issues

By Sally Absher Two days before the start of early voting, and less than one month from the November general election and all is quiet in Knoxville.  Not that the…

Publisher’s Position: Jamie Rowe Best Choice for School Board

By Steve Hunley The upcoming election for the 2nd district board of education seat is one of the most important races on the November ballot. The outcome of that particular…

Cactus Jack: John Nance Garner of Texas

Cactus Jack: John Nance Garner of Texas

By Ray Hill   John Nance Garner of Texas was one of the most colorful politicians of the twentieth century.  It was Garner who made one of the most oft-repeated…

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…