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Wishful thinking: To see Vols beat Bama like Auburn did

By Steve Williams I’m not going to make any predictions on the University of Tennessee’s upcoming football season. But I happened to come across a homemade UT Wishing Well a…

Publisher’s Position: Board Members Work It Out In ‘Private’

Publisher’s Position: Board Members Work It Out In ‘Private’

By Steve Hunley Some of you are surely tired of reading editorials about the Knox County School System.  Heaven knows I’m tired of writing them, but the sad truth is…

The Tennessee Nightingale: Grace Moore

The Tennessee Nightingale: Grace Moore

By Ray Hill The story of Grace Moore is not at all political in nature and hopefully readers of this column will not be sorely disappointed.  Miss Moore’s story is,…

Do bad things really happen in threes?

By Rosie Moore Where did this belief come from anyway? Some claim that this notion has no scientific basis, especially pertaining to deaths. The tendency to hold on to the…

Writing

By Dr. Jim Ferguson Most of the time I write because it gives me joy. I do have other hobbies, but writing helps me clarify my thoughts and feelings. I’ve…

A Special Moment in Time

By Ralphine Major ralphine3@yahoo.com The image warms my heart—a toddler interacting with a 96-year-old man.  The WWII veteran’s face almost becomes a silhouette as his hat shields him from the…

Test Driving My Nerves

By Joe Rector Sometimes in life, the things a person likes the least pop up. It’s then that they have to try to handle the situation as well as possible.…

Focus on the Law: Problems with Drones

PART 1: SAFETY By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law Under the old common law (made by court decisions rather than by statutes) doctrine brought to America from England, property law…

Is Your School System Infected by the Broad Academy Virus?

By Sally Absher If you’ve been following the recent antics of the Knox County School administration and Board of Education, you may have heard the term “Broad Academy.” That’s Broad,…

And Then There Were… Six?

By Sally Absher The League of Women Voters (LWV) and Knox County Education Association hosted a candidate forum Thursday August 14 for applicants to the 2nd District Board of Education…