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Tom Brady’s Legacy

By Alex Norman The argument for football fans has raged for years, and will continue to do so long after you and I have departed this beautiful life… Who is…

When the lights go out

By Joe Rector The lightning streaked across the sky, thunder roared, and in an instant, the power went out. It flickered a couple of times in feeble attempts to come…

Tennessee baseball has at least kept fans on the edge of their seats

By Steve Williams Perhaps we’ve been looking at the Tennessee baseball season the wrong way. Instead of complaining about the Vols being in last place in the Southeastern Conference and…

Focus on the Law: Criminal Exposure to STDs

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law In Tennessee the state legislature has passed specific statutes to make knowing exposure to certain sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) a criminal offense.   Under Tennessee…

The Chalk Board: May 11, 2015

By Sally Absher This is Why I Teach. (By Farragut Middle School science teacher Mark Taylor. Reprinted by permission)… “I need to share something that happened to me tonight. I…

McIntyre’s Actions Face Scrutiny from BOE, Law Department

By Sally Absher After last week’s board meetings, it is clear that not only was KCS Superintendent Jim McIntyre’s unilateral application for and acceptance of multiple grant awards against the…

Key Pittman of Nevada

Key Pittman of Nevada

By Ray Hill Colorful characters are as much a part of the old West as tumbleweeds.  Key Pittman was certainly a colorful character.  Pittman caused a stir by using his…

Community Schools: Part 3, POND GAP

By Sally Absher Pond Gap is a University-Assisted Community School (UACS), operating in close association with the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences at UTK. It was the first…

The Chalk Board, May 4, 2015

By Sally Absher A Retroactive Vote won’t make it right. After learning that Dr. McIntyre had quietly approved the KCS hiring of Broad Center Resident Christy Hendler under a matching…

Focus on the Law: Hospital Liens

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law State law creates a hospital lien in favor of every person, firm, association, institution or governmental unit operating and maintaining a hospital in the…