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Words from Nana

By Rosie Moore My grandchildren and great-grandchildren call me Nana. I called my grandmother Nana. It runs on the family. My Nana had a lot of sayings, some of them…

Lessons for Grandparents

By Joe Rector My daughter Lacey and her family moved this week. After a few years in a wonderful little house in Bellevue, just outside Nashville, they bought a house…

Reflections of Summer

By Ralphine Major It is a time of hayfields and honeysuckles, birds singing, warm breezes blowing, and sunrays beaming down.  It is a time for gathering summer crops like home-grown…

It’s Time For Fans To Stop Being Creepy

By Alex Norman If you are a Tennessee football fan that pays attention to recruiting, the odds are you know about Torrance Gibson. According to 247 Sports, Gibson is a…

School Board Passes Budget

By Sally Absher sallyabsher@gmail.com   By Sally Absher sallyabsher@gmail.com The School Board met for their June Work Session and Regular Session meetings last week. It’s too bad that Knox County…

Karen Carson to Invoke Board Policy BCBI to Censor Teachers?

By Sally Absher sallyabsher@gmail.com Board of Education members and the public in attendance at last Monday’s Work Session meeting expected to breeze through the first eight items of the Board…

Focus on the Law: Tennessee’s Jock Tax

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law I thought I was pretty familiar with Tennessee’s Professional Privilege Tax, having paid it every year since its inception in 1992.  When first enacted,…

Publisher’s Position: Board Trying to Stifle Free Speech

Publisher’s Position: Board Trying to Stifle Free Speech

By Steve Hunley For any person who values free speech, recent actions by the Knox County Board of Education are cause for deep concern. Superintendent Jim McIntyre is always braying…

Draft 2020 Strategic Plan Presented at BOE Working Session

By Sally Absher sallyabsher@gmail.com The Knox County School Board met for a Work Session on May 27 to discuss the Draft Strategic Plan. Board members Gloria Deathridge, Tom Deakins, Kim…

Teacher’s Resignation Letter Touches Many

By Sally Absher sallyabsher@gmail.com Social Media blew up a little last month when a 20 year veteran Knox County teacher and former Teacher of the Year posted her resignation letter…